Whom would you most like to meet?

· by Steve · Read in about 3 min · (582 Words)

VG Cats is a pretty amusing comic (although it can be quite variable and is updated infrequently), and one of my favorites is this one. On spotting it in the archives it made me think about what shortlist of people I’d most like to meet. I haven’t met a lot of high profile people in my lifetime; up until recently claim to fame was meeting Jimmy Saville when I was about 6. Would I like to meet Miyamoto? Not sure, especially since we’d need a translator anyway. But here are 5 people I’d like to meet before either of us fly off the end of the mortal coil, although the chances meeting some of them are slim:

  • Michael Stipe

    I’ve been a fan of REM for a long time. Stipe doesn’t do that many interviews, but the ones he does reveals an extremely thoughful, incredibly humble person - probably the least rock-star sort of person you could imagine. The kind of person you could have a really interesting chat with over a coffee.

  • Matt Smith

    This is the guy that made Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy before disappearing off the face of the earth. I bet he has a story or two.

  • Jeff Minter

    Somehow he survives whilst almost never publishing anything (except the occasional gem of a game) but continuing in his own, inimitable psychedelic way. Will [VG Cats is a pretty amusing comic (although it can be quite variable and is updated infrequently), and one of my favorites is this one. On spotting it in the archives it made me think about what shortlist of people I’d most like to meet. I haven’t met a lot of high profile people in my lifetime; up until recently claim to fame was meeting Jimmy Saville when I was about 6. Would I like to meet Miyamoto? Not sure, especially since we’d need a translator anyway. But here are 5 people I’d like to meet before either of us fly off the end of the mortal coil, although the chances meeting some of them are slim:

  • Michael Stipe

    I’ve been a fan of REM for a long time. Stipe doesn’t do that many interviews, but the ones he does reveals an extremely thoughful, incredibly humble person - probably the least rock-star sort of person you could imagine. The kind of person you could have a really interesting chat with over a coffee.

  • Matt Smith

    This is the guy that made Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy before disappearing off the face of the earth. I bet he has a story or two.

  • Jeff Minter

    Somehow he survives whilst almost never publishing anything (except the occasional gem of a game) but continuing in his own, inimitable psychedelic way. Will](http://www.llamasoft.co.uk/neon.php) (his latest lightsynth) actually get released? Who knows, but it’s cool that he can keep doing this.

  • Warren Specter

    I’d like to shake the hand of the man mostly responsible for the design of System Shock 2 and Deus Ex (the first one of course), and also for telling it the way it is at the US GDC last year.

  • David Braben (check!)

    Creator of Elite and Frontier. A very clever chap. I managed to overcome my awe long enough to talk to him at the GDCE in 2004 - I almost wished I’d had a camera, but then I would have looked like a tit. More than usual that is.

Anyone else have famous (or otherwise) people they’d like to meet one day?