Disney D23 Expo last month...but, as things have turned out, I'll be able to see him in person next month!
Our family just got tickets to a 50th anniversary celebration of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, to be held at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on October 1st.
Carl Reiner will also be present, and Garry Marshall will be on hand to moderate a discussion with Van Dyke and Reiner.
Three episodes of the show will be shown, and there will also be a book signing of THE OFFICIAL DICK VAN DYKE SHOW BOOK by Vince Waldron.
THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW is one of my earliest TV memories. I'm not certain if I first saw it near the very end of the show's run or in reruns, but when I was very little it made a big impression on me that Mary Tyler Moore's character shared my name. :)
We own the entire series on DVD, and my children have all grown up watching it too. I just wish our son who's away at college could be there; when he was younger he watched every single episode and thought it was about the funniest thing he'd ever seen.
It should be a great evening!