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Trevor Thompson
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No need to explain why if you don’t want to / can’t be bothered just who’d you’d like to have met that you haven’t or will never be able to. Here’s my list:

Jim Shooter just because he was EiC at the time I got into comics and was the main man during probably Marvel’s most creative period.

John Byrne hadn’t realised until later in life that he’d been on the creative team on some of my favourite comics.

Christopher Priest known for editing Spider-Man but I love is work on Conan.

Stan Lee... cause, we’ll its Stan Lee damn it!

Stephen J Cannell he wrote The A Team

Dwight Schultz & Dirk Benedict (Murdock & Face respectively)

Brandon Tartikoff the man behind the resurgence of NBC and the guy who green lit most of my favourite shows on that network 

Eddie Murphy. A great comedian back in the 80s

Ade Edmonson and Rick Mayall of the tv show Bottom. I actually had a chance to meet Rik as he was walking down the street from where I work but bottled it as he was talking to someone and didn’t want to interrupt him (also worried he’d tell me to do one which would have been devastating to me haha).




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Our host would be one!

I'd have liked to have met Nelson Mandela.

There are a few WWF wrestlers I'd have enjoyed meeting.

William Shatner is another one.
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I crossed a street at Comic-Con one time with Will Eisner.  He gave me a smile when he saw that I recognized him (after a doubletake).  I wished I had at least shook his hand or something.  He seemed nice enough, but I always hate to intrude.

I also was at a Comic-Con counter with Dave Stevens for something (I don't even remember what) and I recognized him immediately.  I should have said something then, but I suppose I thought there'd be time in the future for more than a quick fanboy gushing.  Who knew that he would die within the next couple of years?
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John Byrne
Arnold Schwarzenegger


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Brian Floyd
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Off the top of my head:

Living:

Stan Lee
John Byrne
George Perez
David Tennant
Tom Baker
Barack Obama
Alice Cooper
Rob Zombie
Billy Idol
Kate Beckinsale
Adam Levine
Blake Shelton 
Christina Aguilera (can you tell I'm a Voice fan yet?)
Karen Gillan
Dwayne Johnson
George Clooney
Samuel L. Jackson
Mark Hamill
Carol Burnett
Tim Conway
Sting (the wrestler)
Tom Hanks

Deceased:

FDR
Christopher Lee
Don Knotts
Lucille Ball
Leonard Nimoy
Jack Kirby
Jon Pertwee
Hank Williams Sr
Rowdy Roddy Piper (had a chance to meet him once, but couldn't go)
Vincent Price

Surprised there aren't many female celebs on my list. 

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Hayao Miyazaki.
Frank Borman
Paul McCartney
Tom Baker


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My job and life in general have created interesting intersections with a lot more famous people than I might ever have imagined back when I was sitting on the edge of the world, up in Canada.

If this game allows a time machine, tho, I'd like to meet Abraham Lincoln*, of course. Isaac Asimov. Bertrand Russell. Frank Hampson. Frank Bellamy. Elizabeth I*.

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* There is an inherent danger in time travel, of course. The further back we go, the worse things are going to smell. It would rather diminish the moment to meet Mr. Lincoln and discover that, in that age of the "Saturday night bath," he might have (to us) overwhelming BO!!

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Only five of the twelve men who walked on the Moon are still alive. I'd love to meet at least one of them.
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I'm sure I could drum up a list of at least twenty people, but Number One will always be Jim Henson. 
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He was a grad of the University of Md. I met Jim Henson in 1975 when he was the Grand Marshall for the Univ. of MD Homecoming. He had a special meet and greet for a group that I was part of. Delightful man and generous with his time.
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Paul McCartney.
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John Popa
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Bruce Springsteen and Clive Barker are the main two for me.

I've met most of the comic book industry at this point, which is pretty cool.
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Carl Sagan
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Leonardo da Vinci

Though my Italian is less than passable.
Not that it would matter, as with any of the famous people listed I would be tongue tied. It would probably take all I had just to get my sweaty hand out for a hand shake.
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Living

Christiane Amanpour (I am sure she has some great stories)
Elon Musk
Barack Obama
Stephen King
Winston Bailey (He;'s famous in Trinidad)

Dead

Nelson Mandela
Indera Gandhi
Michael Crichton
John Buscema

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I started attending conventions again about 5 years ago after a break of almost 20 years. It's allowed me to meet many of the heroes of my childhood/teens/early 20's, and some more recent ones. 

But, having not made it to New York or Vegas, I still haven't met JB. This forum takes some of the sting out....and it's allowed more "conversation" than any few minutes of book signing would. 

I never got to meet Leonard Nimoy. Or even see him in person. DeForest Kelly, same. I've seen the rest of the TOS bridge crew at one time or another over the years, including their Captain. 






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My TWO BIGGIES are John Byrne and George Perez!!  I had the great pleasure of meeting George Perez about 10 years ago - I still hold out hope that I will someday meet JB.

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I dream of a dinner for five that includes
myself, Jean Giraud, Jim Henson, Walt
Disney and George Lucas. The amount of
outside the box imagination would blow a
hole in the Universe.
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Springsteen would be at the top.
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JB (hey, you're famous to us!), Obama, Yusuf Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Ian McKellan.
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Actor Patrick Stewart
Comedian Bob Newhart
Comic book artists George Perez and Sal Buscema
Comic book writer Steve Englehart
Musicians Eddie Van Halen and Neil Peart
Retired basketball players David Robinson, Paul Westphal and Oscar Robertson
Basketball executive Jerry Colangelo
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I think Daniel Day Lewis would be really interesting, but I would only meet him if he was into it.  Unfortunately my kind goes to a swanky dinner party and I am peppering him with questions about Daniel Plainview as he nervously looks for the exit.  And then they serve milkshakes for dessert.

So maybe Jack Kirby instead.
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