Meeting Margot Kidder

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It was my first Wonder Con ever and San Francisco had never looked better to me. I was so excited to meet all of the people I grew up idolizing. Lou Ferrigno, Ray Park and many others were going to be there. But I was most excited to meet Margot Kidder.

I have been a longtime fan of Superman and still think of the first movie as a crowning achievement in terms of those genres movies. Meeting Margot Kidder was a MUST for me. I made my way through the convention floor and through the thousands of fans to finally end up in front of THE Margot Kidder. I was almost about to cry…ALMOST.

I was so star struck that I really couldn’t talk. She looked up at me and smiled. “Hello there.” She said with a huge smile on her face. “H-h-h-h-hi!” I almost screamed. Catching her off guard, I managed to pick out a picture of her and Christopher Reeve from the famous balcony in Superman: The Movie. She stood up and smiled.

“Would you like me to sign that for you?”

I shook my head and said, “Yes, please.” I already had my money out and handed her a $20 bill. She came from behind the table at that point. I didn’t know what was going on.

I later realized she saw my then girlfriend, now wife, Nicole with her camera and just decided to take a picture with me. I was PUMPED!!! We took the picture (which I can’t find now) and she pulled out a Sharpie.

“Who can I make this out to, sweetie?” she said to the obviously excited boy next to her…me.

“Roshawn, ma’am. R-O-S-H-A-W-N.”

She signed it and then looked up at me and said “That’s a very multicultural name. Where did you get that from?”

I was stunned. I had no idea what was happening. I knew she didn’t mean anything by it at all, but I had just never heard that before. “My…dad?” I finally said. My wife’s face was red. She then stated “Oh. Well that is a very interesting name.” all the while smiling.

I walked away that day with a huge grin on my face. I had a Margot Kidder story that I will never forget. She was a very sweet lady.