Just got word today that Leonard Nimoy is going to be appearing at Dragon*Con. I’m not one of those guys who would walk up to him and call him Spock all day long, but I don’t think it is a stretch to say that Mr. Nimoy, and Star Trek, has had a profound influence on my life. I also think it is reasonable to say that without Star Trek, there would be no fan conventions, especially not ones like Dragon*Con, as we know them.
And since a little birdie told me that Cryptic has expressed interest in participating in Dragon*Con this year, and that they are working on a certain new game that is relevant to this article, there is a better than average chance that I am going to at least ASK to have Mr. Nimoy participate in one of our panels. If I’m feeling really brave (crazy), I’ll see if he is interested in singing the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins at our Lord of the Rings Online panel. (Memo to staff: I’m joking. And if I ever seriously suggest this idea, you are authorized to beat me senseless.)