Saturday, March 07, 2009


Criminal Minds: Joe Mantegna (who is even more strikingly handsome and dignified in person) also surprised us by staying around for awhile. He made a point of speaking to everyone in the group for at least a few moments, making eye contact with each as he asked our names and thanked us for the support. I had a chance to speak with him for a moment off to the side. I told him about the blog and how his signing had been announced by Ed there. He asked for the address and then said that he would be very happy to chat with us in the Criminal Minds chat room very soon. Fans are always reluctant about a new member to the cast, but Joe (like Paget before him) has certainly won all of us over. I will be closing this trip diary in a few days with some further thoughts about Joe Mantegna and how he's changed the Criminal Minds family.