David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were scheduled to be at a Chicago comic con, and they do not do that very often. As per my usual MO, I bought tickets to get a picture with them, and then tickets to get their individual autographs.
Imagine my level of spazz when I found out that the cast of Boy Meets World was also going to be there! It was a high spazz level. I have not created an actual Darcy Spazz Scale, so I will right now. It was Level Orange.
I could not meet Mulder and Scully without the Mulder to my Scully, sans any actual relationship factors, Dan Folino. I mean, really, he just believes in aliens and conspiracies, and I do not. That is the extent of our similarities to The X-Files. BUT STILL. He had to go.
We went. We got to our hotel after a six hour drive and ordered deep dish pizza and drank one of everything at the very tiny hotel bar. This prompted me to forget to eat the pizza, and Folino to spend the night imitating Trump. It was amazing. But we both regret that $35 deep dish pizza, of which we ate one piece each. To this day, we talk about that pizza.
We got to the convention place, and waited in an insanely long line where a guy befriended Folino and I rocked back and forth. We were running late, and I was a Level Green spazz. The place was more enormous than any convention center I’d been to, and I used my Find Famous People Instincts to lead us the VERY LONG WAY AROUND to find Mulder and Scully. There were roughly 8,000 people in line.
Finally it was our turn. I warned Folino that sometimes famous females have very strict rules about touching, but then I also made him stand next to Gillian so I could touch…I mean…stand next to David Duchovny. Please note the odd placement of Folino’s hand, hovering, but not touching, Gillian Anderson.
Also, take note of David Duchovny’s teeth. If you look at most pictures of him from events like this, he does not Teeth Smile. Right before the picture was taken, Folino said “don’t worry, you guys are almost done, there’s only about 500 people left in line” and David Duchovny LAUGHED.
We went to The X-Files panel, which was adorable.
Then we had time before we went to their autograph tables, so Folino went to get beer, and I met Topanga, Cory, Shawn, and Eric. Danielle Fischel was first, and she was as nice and down to earth as can be. I asked her why she hasn’t posted any “snack reviews” on her instagram lately, and she said “oh yeah! I need to do more! I can’t rhink of any snacks!” and then we took this picture.
Next I met Ben Savage. He was completely nice, but not as interactive as the others.
Then, Ryder Strong who was so sweet and welcoming and kind, I just wanted to hug him. He asked me where I was from, and I honestly do not remember the conversation, just that he was so unafraid to just squeeze a person. When we took the picture, he did not do the “stand stiffly next to a person” thing, he did a full John Barrowman and pulled me in.
Last but definitely not least, Will Friedle. If you follow this guy on Twitter, you can see that he adores his wife so much, it is heartwarming. So I told him how much I love that he loves his wife so much and he said “I do!!” And grabbed his phone and showed me pictures from his wedding and talked more about how great she is.
Our last mission was to get David Duchovny’s and Gillian Anderson’s autographs on our awesome picture, which you can see on the picture above. Folino schmoozed, so for the first time, I did not have a Darcy Blurts Something Weird moment in front of famous people. Gillian said she wished she had chocolate, and I said “I have peanut butter!” and she said “yeah, that’s not the same”.
I told David Duchovny I like his books, which is true, I do. But I do not like his singing. Folino does, so he said that.
Coming next, my interactions in Cleveland with James Marsters and John Barrowman, and Josh’s Five Minutes of Fame!