On Saturday night of NYCC, my friends and I had all gone to Gotham Market for dinner- I highly recommend it! There’s about six or seven restaurants crammed into one building, with open seating and a bar-like service for each one. Six people can go to a different restaurant apiece and all sit together- which was, incidentally, what we did.
At the same huge table as us were two men, one who looked an ASTOUNDING amount like Cecil Baldwin, the voice actor for Cecil in the Welcome to Night Vale podcast.
After a moment of deliberation and steeling myself- “If I am wrong, I will never see him again, so what do I have to lose, image-wise? I’m already dressed up, besides,”- I went over, and asked if that’s who he was.
I was wrong.
But this guy was very nice about it! Apparently, I wasn’t the first person to make the mistake, either. After a minute or so of nice conversation, I let both men get back to their dinners and returned to my seat, albeit slightly red-faced.
The next day, I actually DID see him again! Which is what I find funny. He came up to me and Justin as we were wandering the floor and said his best friend was a Dark Souls fan, hardcore, could he take our picture?
He also did, definitely, remember us from the night before. XD
We followed him back to his booth to chat after the photo! Which was also really cool, and ended up buying a book from him. He signed it, too, “Corinne, Souls 4Ever! -Kieron Gillen”
I’m SO getting the next one in the series.