Sweet mother of hell. PAX 08 was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I’ve chosen to commemorate what was easily the most pivotal of moments in the form of a comic here.

Wil Wheaton is fucking awesome. This strip is reconstructed from photos of the event itself, culminating in this shot – yes, that is me with Wil fucking Wheaton. I had fully expected to completely lose the ability to marshal coherent thought, and expressed as much in a comment on Wil’s blog. As it turned out, despite a raging onset of Shaking-Hands-With-A-Fuck-Ton-Of-People-Ebola, and severe rib pain, Wil was a totally amazing, stand-up guy, and I managed to convey some very important things to him and not drool or scream uncontrollably even once. It was nawesome, which is the first born son of hawesome and awesome. The top of the h appears to be recessive.

I intend to have a properly gushing post over at the main blog about PAX in general, and how great it was basically having the internet coalesce in Seattle for a couple days. Jerry Holkins said better than I could have on the PA site, so this post will also feature many blockquotes from him.

Anyway, Wil has popped up more than once on my blog as a source of great impact on my life, so meeting him was an important thing, and I wanted to commemorate it in a way beyond simply posting pics of he and I and going “Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

Although, “Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

Thanks, Wil.

[dude, fist bump]

UPDATE: Holy Crap This was actually seen by Wil. I would like to refer you all to Panel 1. And also my response on twitter.