I met the amazing Miss Barrowman at an event in 2008 for his show "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" and he signed his book. I later attended a taping of the show but I was glad I had gone to this event, it was during the day, like 11 am on a Tuesday or something, but I got time off work and am glad I went.
I remember there was a mob to get to him and I had just managed to maim and kill enough people to get near him when he had to stop signing books and give a talk. I thought I was out of luck but he came back at the end of the event, as charming as ever, and signed.