Meeting Stan Lee
February 13, 2017
Nothing will ever match that day. Standing at DragonCon early in the morning and Kris says, I saw someone you might want to see. Standing there, waiting to go into breakfast was the guy that has been writing the comics that I have been reading all my life (and I started reading at an early age). Just like every picture I ever saw of him, it was Stan Lee. I walked as far as his bodyguard. Man was big as a linebacker and gives me the crossing guard stop sign with his hand. I know that I am here at this spot in the universe at 8:00 AM for this reason. So I negotiate, :Can I say 5 words to Stan Lee?"
Stan Lee hears me, looks over, and with that smile calls me over. I already knew what I wanted to say, "Stan Lee, Thank you for Daredevil He has been my favorite since I was little." More than 5 words, but hey, I was there.
Stan Lee gives that great smile and shakes my hand and says, "You are a great man, You made my day."
I will never forget that moment. I saw him twice more after that, once at a panel discussion and then for a book signing. But that impromptu meeting was a gift from God. I know that for sure.