I was introduced to Scott McCloud and his incredibly cool family a couple of years ago, when Indigo indy1725 hosted a party in their honor during the Portland stop of their 50 State Tour. (I'm pretty sure that there's photographic evidence, somewhere, of his daughters roundly beating me at Wii Tennis.) I've been nerding out about his work ever since then.
A few days ago, I happened to walk by a sign announcing that Scott was giving a talk in Bloomington this evening. I wasn't at all sure if he would remember me, but I emailed to tell him that I'd be there with some friends, and that we'd like to take him out to dinner afterward, on the off chance that he didn't already have plans. To my surprise, he did remember me and didn't have plans, and that's how Alex, Christine, Damian, Mark, Andy, Will, and I all ended up going out to dinner with Scott McCloud at the Trojan Horse this evening, which I think effectively makes him a Beer and Algorithms guest speaker. Also, my friends seem to think I'm cool now.1 Sweet! Thanks, Scott!
- Muahahahaha! Fools!