What an awesome weekend! I went to the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest here in Chicago with my best buddy Chris. This year they combined it with Walker Stalker, the Walking Dead convention, so it was absolutely insane with the number of people there. BUT, if it hadn’t been for the cons being combined, I never would have met Jeffrey Dean Morgan!
That’s right, after 12 long years I finally got to meet Papa Winchester!! I couldn’t believe I was actually standing in front of him. It was neat, because Chris and I wanted to talk to him about Supernatural, and 90% of everyone else wanted to talk to him about Walking Dead. I think he liked the change of subject. :-)
He loved the Impala license plate I had him sign. He’s like “Wow! What’s this?” and he wrote John Winchester under his name. :-)
I asked if he knew that his bat from Walking Dead actually made it into the episode the other week and he did! He got a great laugh out of it. I said I loved his continuing friendship with Jensen and Jared and when I asked what he liked most about being on SPN he said “Those kids.” AWWW!! He really is a father figure to them. He said he definitely wants to come back, that he feels John’s story isn’t finished yet. I talked to him a bit about Magic City, too, which I really liked. He said it was great filming a period piece like that.
Then Chris had a good conversation with him, too, calling him her “magical unicorn” because she was sure she’d never get his autograph in his book. Jeff loved that and actually wrote “Magical Unicorn” under his name! LOL!
When we were through, Jeff leaned across the table and hugged both of us. He didn’t do that with anyone else who had been ahead of us! Squee!!
I was very glad I met him at H&V and not at an SPN con, where they wouldn’t have allowed him to personalize autographs or have more than a 5 second conversation with him. So yeah, it was worth the 12 year wait.
My photo with Jeff was later that day. Now he had met hundreds of fans by that time, but as soon as I walked up he held out his arms to me and said, “Hello again, darlin’,” with a big smile and I nearly fainted on the spot! LOL! He pulled me into this amazing hug and when I started to leave I said, “Thanks, Papa Winchester!” and he threw his head back and laughed. It was awesome!! Love Jeff to pieces!!
And here’s my autograph: