I suppose it is, at least, vaguely related... Specifically, to the epilogue to the original Boy Scouts ½. Those reading it may recall that in this story, a fictionalized version of "the author Matthew Atanian" was visited by someone, a god of Self Insertion, who implored Matthew to... "Continue!"
Well, guess who I got to meet for real today.
He had a very exuberant, outgoing personality. Pretty much exactly who I had expected him to be based on what I new about him mainly through his fictional portrayal of himself. But hey, he's Nabeshin!
When I was having my stuff signed, he quite liked the box I had for Excel Saga. In fact, he offered to trade me his translator (who seemed like a rather nice woman) for it. I politely declined, saying, "Tempting, but I already have a special someone in my life." He indicated appreciation of that answer.
Before going in, we were told (as part of keeping the line moving) that while we could take photos of the guests, we could not take photos with the guests. When I asked Nabeshin if I could take a photo of him, he motioned for me to come around and pose with him. I questioned this, citing the policy we had been told, and his translator said he really wanted me to be in the photo with him. Well, who am I to argue with Nabeshin? You saw the awesome results above. Below is a closer look at the autographs I received.