A little bit of this, and a whole lotta that.
Psych screencaps/'graphics' with additional nerdiness in the mix, mainly: Star Trek TNG, Doctor Who, The X-Files, and puppies. Because PUPPIES.
Aw, you are awesome, thank you for indulging my nerdiness!! :)
Basically, my friend and I had never been to a con or anything like that before, but we decided to go to the Star Trek convention in Boston a couple weeks ago. Being totally new to all of this, we barely knew where to go or what to do. So we were walking by the convention center, totally confused as to how to get in. We were way late, but I guess we just thought it would be more immediately apparent where to go. We walked up the street, beyond the main entrance to the convention center, and as we get more confused all of a sudden my friend stops in her tracks and whispers ‘omg, that’s LeVar Burton!!’ We’d just passed by a dude sitting on a stoop, reading and drinking coffee.
My friend and I then had what I later realized was a total ‘Shawn and Gus’ a la Psych moment, where they huddle together whisper-arguing frantically, in a totally obvious manner, but don’t realize how obvious they are. So we are panicking about whether we should go say hi, because OMG IT IS LEVAR BURTON THE MAN WHO TAUGHT US HOW TO READ AND IS AMAZING but also we don’t want to be obnoxious and interrupt him and—at this point I see my friend start waving meekly in his direction. Turns out, LeVar noticed us and waved. :)
Since he was nice enough to acknowledge our dorky selves, we went over and talked with him. He was so lovely and funny and nice. He teased us about being confused as to where to go (because the name of the convention center is huge, which he pointed out to us, lol). He then told us he’d show us the way, and took us inside, chatting with us the entire time! We even got to tell him about our jobs and he was complimentary about our careers (HOLY SHIT I DIED, LEVAR BURTON APPROVES OF MY LIFE CHOICES).
So yes. That is overall the story. We actually had a photo op with him the next day and he REMEMBERED US and remembered our names and gave us hugs and we died all over again.
In conclusion: Levar Burton is as kind, awesome, and funny as you’d imagine he would be. The whole thing was so ridiculous and fantastic. I’m glad I was with my bff or else I don’t think I would believe it actually happened! :)
THE END. Thanks again for indulging me. :D