|Stan "The Man" Lee and Paolo "The Happiest Boy on Earth" Rivera|
Even if Fan Expo hadn't been a wonderful convention... even if Toronto hadn't been a fabulous city... even if all the people I met hadn't gone out of their way to make me feel welcomed... the whole trip would have been worth it for this one moment. Whenever I meet someone new and they find out I work for Marvel, the first question out of their mouth is, "Have you met Stan Lee?" I can finally answer in the affirmative.
Stan was full of energy, despite his jam-packed appearance schedule, and he even asked me to sign his copy of Amazing Spider-Man #638, which was reprinted as a con exclusive. He signed my copy as well and I spent the rest of the day showing everyone this photo.
I've got to thank Tim Dillon for letting me know when I should show up to be so lucky, C.B. Cebulski for introducing us, and Stephen Wacker for taking this (and several other) photos of the event. It was the highlight of the con/my life, and it was totally unexpected.
I also have to thank Tiz, Aman, Ty, Walter, Kevin, Olivia, and Matt for making my con run so smoothly (I know I'm forgetting some names here). I can't imagine organizing an event of that magnitude, but you guys handled it like true pros. I will most definitely be back!