Meeting Vic Mignogna was quite the experience I think Fan Expo for me turned into “Vic Expo”
First and FOREMOST we got to the linup near the table, last year to see him I waiting in line for a couple hours but then I had to leave, just as he was entering the area which made me very sad but this year was different because me and my friend were lined up! now then, for those of you who don’t know how a fan expo linup works its kind of like a small wavy thing thats squished together…its a long lineup in a small area, so you get to play ring around the rosie with vics eye contact.
the people in front of us passed us a note pad and said “here write your name on this” I thought to myself, “what a strange time to ask me for my autograph, and a strange way” then i noticed the rest of the line was wearing the sticky notes with their names on it, and I put it together that he doesnt just automatically know our names like some kind of Vic Swammy, figgures the only logical explanation my mind could come up with at the time was that I was clearly famous and clearly these vic fans wanted my signature? right? what the heck brain? in the time that it took me to think of all this my friend wrote my name on the paper. I stuck it to my towel, because hey! itll stay on a towel right?
nearing the front of the line I started noticing and my friend started noticing I was being myself…. yay so what does this mean? when I approached the table I was mute for most of it, couldnt even tell the lady which vic thing I wanted to get signed, I managed to pick one with the help of my friend and soon we were right in front of vic, I was a mute again, and vic picked up on this after speaking with my friend, his eyes darted towards me with a smile and he asked me for my name tag, he took it from me and wrote “Hi… I’m Vic”
I finally got the courage to speak and tell him I was an aspiring voice actress and he inspired me and that I voice act freelance, he said “WOW THATS COOL! HOW LONG YOU BEEN DOING THAT?” and I told him “10 years” he seemed very happy about it and told me somthing along the lines of never give up or chase your dreams, I’m sorry folks I was in lala land…
(ofc this famous actor guy came to Canada to talk about you right brain? I mean hes only interested to hear about SAM lol ) -facepalm-
according to my friend he told me at some point I was cute but I don’t remember a lot of …yeah lala land…
So time came for the photo op, I managed to give him little rin to hold onto, and this picture…this is him SQUISHING my face to his lol, i swear when you meet this guy he may be 52 years old…but hes found like the fountain of youth …25…i wont go any higher than that! and he has the chipper upbeat of a young lad! I got another hug after and that expo anything vic was putting on I went to! because he was the brightest start I saw there!
When he told his story about life being little vic, the message got me all teary …and I didn’t cry to titanic the first time..
thank you vic for coming! and keep showing up every year! never give up because you are as bright a star as you portray