While out in Washington state last week I got the chance to meet and make some portraits of another person on my wishlist: science fiction superstar author Greg Bear. While I've read about 8 books of his, if you want to start somewhere get The Forge of God and then it's sequel Anvil of Stars. When you're done, send me an email and we can discuss.
Anyway, super nice guy, fellow computer builder, and one of the founders of a little get-together that's now called San Diego Comic Con. So yah, he's way more badass than you are.
For the photo nerds among you: All were taken with available light and a reflector. The first too with a 40mm pancake, the last with a 24-105 zoom.