*Spoiler Alert*- the next sentence will make you cringe and dismiss me.
I have never read a published Book/Comic by Neil Gaiman, and yet I am a devoted fan of his.
I was first introduced to Neil (not literally) back in 2010. At the time I was following a cake decorator on Twitter (@OverlordMarie). She made a cake for Wil Wheaton when the wOOtstock tour stopped in Minnesota.
Heres a link to Marie’s Blog about the event -> wOOtstock Blog by Marie
After that Neil popped up in my Twitter feed at least once a week from lots of the geeks I was following retweeting him. I figured why not and clicked follow myself.
Thats how I got to know Neil, through twitter, his blog, and anything else he posted.
Of course his work is no longer a mystery to me, I love Doctor Who and truthfully Neil’s two episodes he has created for the show rank in my top 5 favorite episodes.
But now he has a new book being released -> The Ocean at the End of the Lane
And I am lucky enough to go to a talk and book signing this Friday 14th June. But the book is the bonus for this event to me (actually the book is going to be a gift to my Brother for his birthday, i wont even read the book).
I am excited to meet Neil and just listen to his life story, everything else will be icing on my already delicious cake.