My partner Ledcat and I met the Takeis several years ago at a function at ToonSeum celebrating a Batman event. It was a very heady moment when George Takei stopped at the registration table and said "George and Brad Takei are here" then thrust out his wrist for his paper bracelet. One of the perks of volunteering is you occasionally get these moments. They are awesome.
I can admit that I followed George at the party because I was determined to capture him on film with Ledcat and her Batman tote bag. Yes, I made her bring it to the ToonSeum as a photo prop because why not? He was so delightful and witty, smiling the entire night and posing for photo after photo.