Don't feel distant. He still chats with people in chat and takes random questions for anyone when he has time at the end of the show. You can try to interact with him then. Plus, you get more than the 6 things you are restricted to saying in Hearthstone. :p Barring that if you really want to interact, even if briefly, try to meet up with him at an event that he is a part of sometime. I haven't had that chance but I know he tries super hard to meet everyone he can. I hope you aren't discouraged and that do get to play with him. Remember: Never give up! Never surrender.