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In-Person Autograph Collecting

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In-Person Autograph Collecting

Share your in-person collecting anecdotes here. And the image to the left? Event program signed by Stephen King.

Location: New York City
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On November 11, 2001 coworkers and I were assigned to capture an evening discussion at the 92nd St. Y. The focus of the discussion was on biological weapons and warfare. I think they scared the audience.

The panel included:

  • William Broad, now former Senior Science writer for the New York Times
  • Steve Engelberg, who at the time was Senior Investigative Foreign News editor of the NYT
  • Judith Miller, former Senior writer with the NYT
  • Jerome Hauer, former Director of New York’s Office of Emergency Management.
  • and Robert Krulwich, special correspondent with ABC News at the time, and the moderator

Broad, Engelberg and Miller are authors of the book, Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War. And because Krulwich left his two pages of notes behind, I grabbed them.

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Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna

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2019-10-23 STEWART COPELAND - MR. SMALLS IN MILLVALE

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Comment by Michael Ragsdale 7 hours ago

On November 11, 2001, coworkers and I were assigned to capture an evening discussion at the 92nd St. Y. The focus of the discussion was on biological weapons and warfare. I think they scared the audience.

The panel included:

  • William Broad, now former Senior Science writer for the New York Times
  • Steve Engelberg, who at the time was Senior Investigative Foreign News editor of the NYT
  • Judith Miller, former Senior writer with the NYT
  • Jerome Hauer, former Director of New York’s Office of Emergency Management.
  • and Robert Krulwich, special correspondent with ABC News at the time, and the moderator

Broad, Engelberg and Miller are authors of the book, Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War. Because Krulwich left his two pages of notes behind, I grabbed them.

The discussion was captured for replay on C-SPAN at:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?167196-1/germs-biological-weapons-ame...

Comment by Michael Ragsdale on Monday

This autographed event flier documents my video assignment at the Council on Foreign Relations when former Senator Joe Biden came to the Council on Foreign Relations. He spoke about short- and long-term goals in a war against terrorism and the ABM Treaty. It was only six weeks after 9/11.

At that time, I of course had no idea he would become Vice President and serve under the first black president Barack Obama for two terms; nor did I know in 2021 he would become the 46th President of the United States after Donald Trump, who convinced his followers that the election was stolen from him and proudly took over the Capitol.

 

Comment by Michael Ragsdale on January 13, 2021 at 8:30am

Shown is one of two fliers I got autographed by now-deceased Father Daniel Berrigan. I secured them at a rally he participated in at Washington Square Park titled, “What Will Make Us More Secure?” It took place on October 13, 2001.

Comment by Michael Ragsdale on January 6, 2021 at 7:05am

I spent the morning of October 11, 2001, at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell videotaping guest speaker Dr. Carl Hammerschlag, an internationally recognized author, physician, speaker, healer and psychiatrist from Arizona. He was there to give a talk and presentation with slides to a conference room full of hospital nurses.

What I recall most about it were his opening remarks; a heartfelt “I thank you, thank you to everyone who on the morning of September 11 was ready and prepared to accept the injured from the World Trade Center.” It drew some tears.

During his talk, he also said, “September 11th reminded us of our vulnerability; we will not be the same for a while. We will wonder about low-flying airplanes and many of us will be tainted by fear.” Later when talking about himself Hammerschlag stated, “I found myself with shame, standing in an airport line and looking at someone who is obviously Arabic wearing a turban and wondering if this is a potential terrorist.”

He also sang “Amazing Grace” in English and Choctaw. He spent more than twenty years with Native Americans.

Found online: He is a passionate, wise, and caring healer who helps people transform their lives by showing them how to rise above their limitations, remove their roadblocks, rekindle their dreams and become the principal agents in their own professional and personal lives. Among his books are The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit and Healing Ceremonies.

Comment by Michael Ragsdale on January 5, 2021 at 7:42am

I am back.

Starting soon, in honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 (next September), I will reveal the 400 or so autographs I acquired in the aftermath of 9/11 at over 100 New York City events that had something to do will that infamous day - over a six-year period of time.

Heck. I'll start now.

On October 1-5, 2001, I was assigned to my second 9/11-related video job, this one for C-SPAN. And it was a good one - covering speeches at the United Nations during the hastily organized General Assembly meeting addressing international terrorism. It was only three weeks after the terrorist attacks that shocked this country and the world.

I was there for all five days - each day given a rundown of those I was to cover, a dozen or so of the world leaders, foreign dignitaries and UN representatives that were scheduled to speak.

I also found out the now deceased famous French mime Marcel Marceau was in one of the UN's television studios. At the time, Marceau was the United Nation's Goodwill Ambassador for the world assembly and was interviewed about 9/11 and his redefined role. By the time he finished I had retrieved an official UN press release about him from the Media Center and had him autograph it. Take a look at his artistic signature.

Each day I also gathered as many of the speeches and other United Nations announcements as I could. They are all at the September 11 Memorial Museum.

Also shown is my Press Pass.

Stay tuned.

Comment by Chris Klamer on July 20, 2020 at 6:45am

Went this past weekend to my first convention since the end of February. It was a small local show and the only reason I went was because Ernie Reyes Jr. was there and he is of course well known through out the martial arts world as one kick ass young man. But he has also been in the movie The Last Dragon as a kid and then The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and then kicking The Rocks but in The Rundown. But I had something I wanted to show him because I have the sunglasses he wore in the movie The Rundown and even found a close up picture with them on. He was very surprised and asked  how I managed to get the glasses. So we spoke about it for a while plus his career and health issues. He signed both the picture and the sunglass case.   

Comment by john on February 26, 2020 at 5:00pm

is there much demand for sport signatures?? the best I ever had it was back in 07. met and had dinner with charley sanders (lions and now part of the hall of fame)
after dinner he invited a friend and myself to his induction party after the enshrinements. it was very cool to be at one of these events. other then my kids this was the best weekend of my life

we met someone in Charleys party that asked if we wanted to go to Michael Irvin's party

who could resist...I am a huge Boys fan and to be there among all the great ones and allowed to ask for signatures. that was a weekend that can never be duplicated. I was so honored to have been asked to the Hall by charley. RIP 

Comment by Ron Giesecke on August 1, 2019 at 12:08pm

I have a plethora of palying cards signed by people.

I go to The NAMM Show nearly every year.  That will wear a guy out trying to amass.  The hardest part is trying to prioritize.

 Last year, I didn't even bother. I just walked around.

Comment by Lee Parmerter on May 3, 2019 at 6:23am

Anyone know how Adam Driver is as far as signing in person? He's currently on Broadway in "Burn This" with Kerrick Russell and I was considering waiting for him after a show. Also same question about Kerri

Comment by Joseph Tatrai on August 8, 2018 at 6:48pm
Went over to Mr. Small’s in Millvale today to get the 4 members of the band, The Breeders, to sign a couple things for me.
 
Aside from just a few hours of waiting around it went smooth as butter.
 
The girls, Kelly and Kim Deal....a set of identical twins....and the other members of the band....Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson were fun when they did show up and signed for me.  Each one of them said to me that they really liked the blue pen that I had them sign with.
 

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