Kevin attended the 12th Costa del Sol International Science Fiction Film Festival in Estepona, Spain, last September 19-24, at which he received the “Unicorn of Honor” Award. Our great friend Evelyne from France met him and offered this wonderful story. Merci, Evelyne!
That was my second encounter with Kevin.
After my friend Teresa told me that Kevin came to Spain I was not expecting to go. How my husband decided to go, too?
It’s easy because he appreciates Kevin. That made me happy. How to go 1400 Km by car, by plane???
Well, the freeway is better in order to head to Estepona… then we would leave two days earlier on September 18, and made our reservation to spend the night at the hotel. And we started out.
Long, long journey by car, but we finally got to Estepona. After resting in the hotel room, a nice spot overlooking the beach, we met with our Spanish friends, so nice and smiling as always; I appreciate them very much. Three days having rest and then we’d get to meet Kevin… I was less nervous than at Ghent’s (Belgium) Con.
We waited for Kevin to arrive at the hotel… Ahhh, he was exhausted walking along with his little wheeled suitcase and a beautiful smile that he generously gave us.
“Hello,” he said. We all were calling “Kevin, Kevin, Kevin” and the cameras began shooting pictures.
Other friends over there were English and German… a big friendly “good morning!” Well, to tell the truth I panicked; I did not understand Spanish or English. I would say that despite sitting on the table with the German, Kevin sat next to me. It was beautiful, but the only thing I could do was say, “Hello”…
Then I looked at Teresa for help, and she made the gesture as suggesting me to go to the other table. I had precipitated myself, uffff… I was more calm now. Lunch went well, and it was very nice. Kevin sat at both tables, classy Kevin. I was telling him about me and Marseille, and I felt so hot when he looked at me with his eyes that I felt I would need a doctor.
After that we all watched his movie at a beautiful room at the Hotel. I was not watching it because it was in English subtitled in Spanish, and I would not understand because of the language barrier… I would not have understood anything.
Kevin would later receive his prize. He changed clothes, and he was rewarded for his work and he looked happy.
The second day was dedicated to autographs. He signed my autograph and I was proud, and he wrote in the dedication: “All My Love” – his love for Evelyn. I understood what he spelled, and I told Kevin he is lovely.
The atmosphere was relaxed. Kevin was wearing shirt and shorts too short for me. Then it was time for the photo op with the photographer. Time passed by too quickly with Kevin. My husband forgot to set the flash for the photos. We all had our photos with Kevin… When my turn came, he said, “Oh, my French Lady…” I was very happy, but now I was thinking about the return trip home and the long road ahead of us. I wanted to say something to Kevin before we leave and if I could kiss him goodbye.
He said, “Yes,” and I gave him a big one on each cheek. I felt great… Before I left I gave a couple of kisses (for) each one of my friends, and keep waiting for the next Con with Kevin no matter where it is, because I will go to all around the world to see Kevin, I can tell you so.
Well, here it’s a few lines of my encounter with Kevin, my wonderful memories that I’ll keep it in my head.
(Photo and video by Teresa)
Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to 2012!
According to some nonsense surrounding the ancient Mayan calendar, December 21, 2012, is supposedly “Doomsday,” or the day the earth will end due to numerous cataclysmic astronomical events. Sure…
The Chinese Zodiac maintains that 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, which is quite a bit more optimistic since culturally dragons symbolize strength, power and good luck. (Similarly, the Celts viewed dragons as symbols of power and strength, naming their tribal chiefs Pendragon or “head dragon.”)
So, as a symbol of True Strength and Power I hereby designate 2012 as
The Year of the Sorbs
Kevin, whose nickname was Sorbs during his youth, has many great things happening this year and is so inspirational, strong and charitable by nature that I think we can all agree he deserves comparison to the preeminent dragon (and because he often wears that cool dragon hoodie that I love so much! Kevin, remember me when you’re tired of it. Would love to add it to my hoodie collection… Heck, I would even frame it!).
His book, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal-and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life, continues to receive rave reviews. His new Official Kevin Sorbo YouTube channel offers lots of great vids of Kevin discussing what’s happening in his life and other fun stuff. He remains as busy as ever, filming some awesome movies and hopefully a new TV series; travelling around the globe for book signings, speaking engagements, charity events (especially golf tournaments) and conventions; and encouraging people to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle via his ViSalus Body by Vi 90-Day Challenge.
Holy cow! Is there no limit to this guy’s dragonesque abilities??
Here’s how Kevin is starting The Year of the Sorbs:
January 16 – Taping “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
January 19 through 29 – Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
January 25 – Keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s annual event on stroke awareness in Palm Beach, Florida
Stay abreast of all things Kevin here:
Kevin on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KevinSorbo
Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ksorbs
Kevin on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/officialkevinsorbo/featured
Kevin’s Official Website: http://www.kevinsorbo.net/
Official European Kevin Sorbo Fan Club: http://www.kevin-sorbo.com/home.html
(Photo courtesy of Kevin Sorbo)