“I don’t really consider myself a fanboy,” says SLCC Founder Dan Farr. “The driver for me is I get excited because the fans are excited. It’s a little more rare that I get really excited about certain guests.” Van Dyke is one of those “certain guests.” Farr and Van Dyke have actually known each other for many years – the two met at a convention more than 15 years ago and bonded over 3D illustration. They even collaborated on a children’s book, “Mr. Finnegan’s Giving Chest,” which included an audio version read by Van Dyke.
“There’s been a special place in my heart for him,” Farr says. “Even though I already have a long-standing relationship with him, he’s probably toward the top of my list of people I’m excited to have come out.” (…)