So this happened:
After months and months of trying to schedule a meeting and interview with head Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, I was finally able check off one the items on my 2012 wishlist.
Last Thursday I drove out to Santa Monica to sit in on Chris's photo shoot for the October issue of Bello. There I chatted with "my Obi-Wan" about his passions, his newfound dominance in nerd culture, and his sharp fashion sense (the guy knows how to dress). I'm sure I'll have more to share as we get closer to the publication date (when Talking Dead premieres on AMC after the third season debut of The Walking Dead).
I also couldn't resist a little autograph request (*either he misheard my name, or his penmanship is sloppy when it comes to jotting down the letter H).