Twitter is my super power (and yours too)

Last weekend, I attended St. Louis comic con. Although I paid for my ticket, I covered the event as press, with stories from Q&A sessions, the costume contest, cosplay and a story on the artists in attendance. From a fan-girl perspective, though, I was definitely looking forward to a couple of the celebrity Q&As.

Eliza Dushku was one of those. She was the little girl in “True Lies,” Faith in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Tru in “Tru Calling” and Echo in “Dollhouse.”

Saturday afternoon, a young questioner asked Dushku if she’d ever met a girl named Buffy. Dushku said she hadn’t, and the girl revealed that her name was Buffy. Dushku invited the girl down to the stage and shook her hand.

It was cute.

Twitter is made for breaking news and events. That Buffy-“Faith” encounter prompted Buffy’s mom to join Twitter in her hunt for photos of the exchange.

I didn’t have any photos, but since I’d live-tweeted the session and wrote a story about Dushku’s appearance, I knew some of her fans were reading my tweets, so I tried to help get word out.

Sure enough, it caught the eye of another Dushku fan, Sydney.

And that’s why Twitter is my super power.

See the whole session. (Find Buffy a little after the 11-minute mark.)