I sent TJ a fan letter via Facebook, but didn't expect a response. I figure he gets totally swamped at Facebook. Back when "Jake 2.0" was on the air, I sent the cast and writers fan mail (regular snail mail). I never heard back, but then a year later, got an autographed photo from Chris Gorham, asking me to watch his CBS sitcom (which was shortly thereafter cancelled).
Most of the time, I write fanmail to writers rather than actors (I'm a writing geek. Also, writers are underappreciated, and when I like something, I think it's important to let them know because they rarely get direct fan feedback). Usually via email or Facebook now, but for years, via snail mail. But I go to book signings, to meet authors and comics folk. The autographs are usually an excuse to meet face to face and shake their hands and tell them how much I enjoy their work. I've now almost all my Neil Gaiman books signed, after years and years of signings, but that's a very long story.
Lately, I've been geeking out online over "The Middleman." it's been my fave new series this summer, and everyone I've chatted with from the show has been super nice, and love it just as much as the fans. "Doctor Who" is also a really laid back, friendly fandom, and part of the fun of Gallifrey One is hanging out drinking and talking in the hotel lobby until dawn with the writers, and sitting on panels together. Most of the current writers were fans first, so there's a shared sense of camraderie.
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In a world full of Uma Thurmans, everyone has an inner Janine Garafolo who needs to be taken out dancing every once in a while.