Friday, April 1, 2016
Michael Johnson on meeting writers you admire
I never met Robert Anton Wilson, although I did once meet Robert Shea at a worldcon in Boston. When I think about it, it seems odd, as I have been a lifelong journalist, that I never drummed up an excuse to at least interview RAW over the phone.
When you are a science fiction fan, you can go to conventions and meet many of your favorite writers. Most of those meetings have gone well for me, perhaps because writers go to these things knowing that they will have to interact with fans.
Michael Johnson has written a new piece on his encounters with writers, and I admire Michael's candor about how those encounters can be thrilling but also a little embarrassing. Read it to relive Michael's interactions with Robert Anton Wilson, Douglas Rushkoff, Erik Davis and others.