a fortuitous turn of events

Through some mistake, it was believed that John Hodgman (author of The Areas of My Expertise, which is excellent) would be hosting an event event in New York featuring Neil Gaiman. This is not the case; the event will be run by Johnathan Ames, about whom I know nothing. This may have been a regrettable mixup if it had not ultimately been the cause of such a fortuitous happening: that through the post about it on Neil Gaiman’s blog, I found John Hodgman’s blog, which makes the whole thing worthwhile and speaks to the veracity of existence of fate, or destiny, or synchronicity.