At C2E2 in Chicago I had a chance to meet David Petersen, the creator of “Mouse Guard”. Again. And when I stopped by his booth to say hello (for the third year in a row), he had no idea who I was. Again.
George R. Martin tried to cheer me up. “I’ve met Stan Lee five times,” he told me, “and never remembers me.” This time, during a panel talk, I asked those present to stop by Petersen’s booth and tell him what I do. The next day, when I asked Peterson to autograph a copy of his role playing game I said, “Could you make it out to Max?” And he responded with, “Would that be Max Brooks who writes the zombie books?” Victory!