Since 2008 it's been pretty neat to meet some kindred and truly talented folks, usually after an event. As for approaching anyone in public, the rule of body language always applies first and foremost, as it should at all times - if the vibes are good, and a meeting feels like it would flow well in that moment - respectfully and with a positive energy - then I'd consider it. Otherwise, folks generally want to just go about their day and live their lives (that's certainly the case with me), and I completely understand that.

Bill Bailey (2008) Surrealist Musician and Comedian

I've always resonated with Mr. Bailey's surreal, non-sequitur, highly idiosyncratic stream-of-consciousness 'word paintings' for which comedy is merely the side effect. The true core of this dude is just him being himself - his material is generally just sharing his perspective on life as viewed through the prism of his own particular life lens.

Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother (2009) Rock and Heavy Metal band

Bill Kelliher from Mastodon (2010) Progressive and Alternative metal band

The Darkness (2012) Rock and Roll band

C.W. Stoneking (2015) Delta Blues musician

Michael Samuels a.k.a. VaatiVidya (2016) YouTuber

Hermen Hulst (2019) Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

Tim And Eric (2020) Absurdist Musicians and Comedians

Robert Aramayo (2022) Actor (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Game of Thrones)

Tessa Netting (2022) Actor and YouTuber

Corey Olsen (2022) The Tolkien Professor

J.D. Payne (2022) co-creator and co-showrunner of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Rachel Payne (2022) Actor and Opera Singer

Anthony Breznican (2022) Writer and Host (Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly)

Ismaël Cruz Cordóva (2022) Actor and Activist (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power)