TAM 5 Report #2: Where I talk to Adam Savage

TAM 5 Report #2: Where I talk to Adam Savage

TAM 5 Report #2: Where I talk to Adam Savage

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Jan. 22 2007 9:40 PM

TAM 5 Report #2: Where I talk to Adam Savage

I was going to write up some stuff about TAM 5, but instead tonight I'd rather cut to something cool: on the last day of the conference, I was able to get several people to talk to me on the webcam. I'll post one every day this week, and to start it off, I present you with Adam Savage of The Myth Busters!

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Adam is as warm and friendly and bubbly as he is on the show. We didn't get as much time to talk as I would have liked-- we met at last year's TAM and got along really well. But we did get a second at the speakers' dinner to get a picture taken together:

Adam joked we looked alike and dressed alike, so we swapped glasses:

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His glasses prescription is a lot more serious than mine. I almost lost my dinner when I turned my head.

Tory Belleci was also there. I met him at Dragon*Con last year, and we got a few seconds to chat at TAM, but that was about it. He seems like he is also a friendly, open guy. I wish we had more time to talk! I found myself thinking that literally dozens of times at the meeting. Anyway, here he is with Adam, as Hal Bidlack introduces them:

Gossip: Adam does a killer Jamie impression; I nearly peed my pants. He also intimated that there will be some shows coming up that I'll be interested in. Hmmmmmm. More news on that when I get it!

You can see all my TAM 5 pictures at Flickr. I'll be adding more as time goes on, so check back!

Previous TAM 5 entries: Report #1