I wanted to start my Friday at MegaCon off right and have an awesome day like I did Thursday, so I decided to kick off my autograph go around with Mark Meer.
Known mostly for being Commander Shepard in Mass Effect, Mark has also provided a bunch of voices to a bunch of different characters in not only Mass Effect, but also Dragon Age, and most recently a huge role in The Long Dark.
Happy to be the first in line to meet Mark, I handed over my coveted Mass Effect N7 helmet print and asked him to sign it. Like the people who signed it before, we talked about the print and I gently told him that he wasn’t my Shepard, to which he completely understood, but that he left a very lasting impression as one of my favorite Mass Effect characters Niftu Cal. We then talked about the other roles he played in Mass Effect and noticed that my poster was lacking some of those names. He asked if he could add them in and this Mass Effect fangirl was over the moon and said yes. After giving the standard “I should go…” autograph, he then added a Niftu Cal writing in the poster, a Blasto one, a Vorcha one, and then a MaleShep one.
I thanked him endlessly and told him how much I enjoyed The Long Dark and hearing both him and Jennifer Hale in those roles. When it came to selfie time I showed off my Niftu Cal T-Shirt which surprised him since he never seen one before. He took a couple of pictures of the shirt and took a selfie with his phone before it was selfie time with my phone.
We also spoke about my Mass Effect tattoos and he asked where my Niftu Cal Tattoo was, I told him that I didn’t have one yet, but if I got one that he had to sign it. He said he didn’t want to pressure me into getting a Niftu Cal tattoo , but if I did, the next time he was at MegaCon he would sign it. Needless to say, I might be showing off a Niftu Cal tattoo soon.
Meeting Mark was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed the time I had spent with him along with all the autographs and pictures that were taken. It was an awesome way to start off my Friday. If you’re a Mass Effect fan and you have the chance to meet Mark Meer, do not pass it up because he’s just an awesome person.