I first met Kevin at the Boston, MA, Ritz-Carlton hotel during his movie tour for “Kull the Conquerer,” in 1997, I think. I was on vacation and was permitted entrance at the last minute, being from Philly and all, and hadn’t seen the film or received a press kit. I quickly bought new clothes, including what turned out to be a short skirt, and recording equipment, and was a nervous young writer attending my first big press do.
The Boston writers majorly snubbed me, but Kevin was very kind and encouraging, putting me at ease and answering my questions, especially since I didn’t ask the usual, “How tall are you; how much do you weigh?” B.S. (Didn’t these people do their research??)
I appreciated his kind attention and, honestly, must credit him for fueling my writing passion and helping to solidify the realization that, after trying many arts careers like acting and painting, this is what I’m born to do. I have been writing ever since. I truly owe him my heartfelt gratitude. Thanks, Kevin!
From Mara, who, with Myriam and Carmen, runs Kevin’s Brazilian forum:
Well, I met Kevin first in 2001, but it would be a really fast moment. We talked (for) about five minutes at a Colorado Convention, but that magic moment was important enough to make me wish for another round…lol!
So, in 2007, I went to Atlanta to Dragon Con. Over there, I finally got the chance to hug wondeful friends I´ve made along the years, including Stripey. Stripey, Carol, Tina, Hermie, Linda T., Linda D., Joy, and others were so kind, so sweet to me! It´s been the most wonderful trip of my life.
And then… Kevin arrived… just off the shower, wet hair, silk shirt. He looked at us waiting for him. He said, “Hi, guys!” and hugged each one of us! And for three days that man talked to us, smiled at our jokes, and was so patient to a bunch of ladies crazy for him! Kevin talked to me and to us so sincerely, shared dreams and broken dreams with us, and was so generous to our requests!
Kevin had not enough sleep at that time, but even then he would bear with my unending requests for pictures, signs, and my questions! I would sit in his lap, hug him, kiss him… poor man! I remember having a photo opportunity beside him, and he would feel so tired, poor baby! I just got behind him and rubbed his back… and he would allow me to!
The last day… Kevin was about to leave and was signing our last photos from the photo op. I gave him a Brazilian soccer team’s shirt, just as a gift, for I understand Kevin loves sports. Kevin surprised me once more so generously! He opened the gift, got up, and got the shirt in front of him ready for a picture I would never ask him for because I knew how tired he was! Brazilian kids loved that generous gift from him. “Hercules” is a hit for a second generation of Brazilian kids.
Kevin is important to us and I guess will always be!
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Another great story from Rhonda:
In the last few years, several friends have gotten Kevin to autograph photos, and, in one case, a DVD for me. I still laugh at what he wrote on the DVD, which was the movie, “Last Chance Cafe,” by the way:
“To Rhonda, Help Me XXX Kevin Sorbo.”
I believe it was a play on words in reference to the song, “Help Me Rhonda.” When Hermie mailed it to me, she said that Kevin called it a little joke, but I still think it’s cute.
Anyway, I owe a big thanks to Hermie for that. I also have an autographed photo of him as The Preacher in “Avenging Angel” and two of him as Dylan from “Andromeda,” all obtained by wonderful Sorbo friends, including Stripe, who got him to autograph one for me when he was in New Zealand earlier this year. It’s pretty obvious that Kevin will do anything to please his fans and we all love him for that!