Yes, I’m a nerd.The main
guest at the Marvelous Nerd Years ComicCon I wanted to see was David Gerrold. He
wrote one of most icon Star Trek episodes, The Trouble with Tribbles. I have enjoyed
a few of his books over the years.
I got his autograph once before at a WorldCon. I figured I would ask if he could sign the
other books I have by him.
He looked up as I walked to his table. I unslung my backpack
and told him I was happy he was at the show.We shook hands and I asked if he would sign a few books I had. I also
followed up and asked if 3 books would be too many.He actually smiled and thanked me for asking
first.I guess he has been hit with
people bring stacks of books.
So we chatted as he signed. I made a small donation to a charity
he was collecting for. We talked about Starlog magazine and that I used to read
his column he wrote for them. He looked up.
So I followed up with a Solomon Short quote I had read in that column decades
ago: never trust a grapefruit. After admitting I never understood that, he
laughed and said never did either.