OMG!?!?! I have not been able to stop squeeing!!!!! The funny part is that I had earlier convinced myself that I didn't need to get anything for me this year at Comic Expo. I knew Dinklage was coming, but I knew that Matt had a lot of celebrities in this year that were must-haves for him. Well, we missed out on a Spotlight that we wanted to see so that led us to going back to the autograph booths to see who was available. There was a practically empty one which Matt jumped into because it was one of his must-haves. I looked around, seeing what we should hit next, and then I saw him. I didn't think his authograph booth opened for another hour but there he was. Hang the cost! I ditched Matt and bolted it. So amazing. I knew that I liked him as an actor but I was not prepared for how approachable, how fun, how personable, he would be. It's always hit and miss at a Comic-Con as to which celebrities will actually speak to you and which ones will just sign and wave you off. Hell, our first stop this morning didn't even let Matt get his name on the page.
Dinklage spoke to everyone he met, and even those off in the distance who just were excited to catch a glimpse of him. That made it all worth it, not the signature, not the photo, just to be there and watch him be real. I told him that he was the only part of the Expo that was for me, while Matt had everything (else as he said which Dinklage grabbed onto right away and gave him a hard time for making him the only thing that wasn't worth seeing). He filled my page with X's and O's and then apologized to Matt for giving me hugs and kisses, to which I replied that it was okay since we wouldn't be married for another month yet. It was such a short meeting, but we got to see a hint of the many sides of this brilliant actor. The put the clever joking on pause and sincerely congratulated us - I know that it sounds hyperbolized, obviously anyone can just say "congrats" and get you to move on, but it wasn't like that. The person beside us was moving into place, we were technically done and had to move on, but he kept us back just that little bit longer, telling us several times that he was happy for us and wished us the best - totally genuine moment.
Matt liked Peter Dinklage as an actor before today, but that brief moment, that small interaction drew him in too. He was (and still is) just as squee as I, and the man-crush has bloomed full-out.
I guess we can get married now, we have Dinklage's blessing. Do we have to name a child after him now?