It pleases me even more because for the longest time, Brad was one of the legendary people on my "Final Five" list. A list of celebrities that, assuming they were an attainable goal, if I met, I could happily retire from conventions forever. It's a list of people who, one way or the other, have left an impact on me beyond words can properly explain. But, seeing as I write a blog, I'll try my hardest too.
The Final Five(Well, I guess now that Brad is doing a show, it's the Final Four):
4.) Wes Craven:
3.) John Kassir:
1.) Michael Keaton:
While Adam West introduced me to the silliness Batman, Michael Keaton opened my eyes to the serious side and that there was more to Batman than just "Powie!" and "Zammo!". To me, there is no other Batman. No one. And since I tout Batman 89 as my all time favorite movie, it would only be appropriate that Keaton is the number one guest on my list. Keaton has never really done conventions outside of a Dallas Comic Convention and maybe a SDCC here and there, but to meet the man who brought life to Beetlejuice and Batman, would be a very big honor. So, promoters out there, make it happen!
There you have it. Not the greatest list in the world, but to me, these four people are immortal thanks to the roles they portrayed and the influence they had on me. I'm very excited about meeting Brad Dourif, who is one of the greatest character actors of our time, this coming August.
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