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What percentage of convention attendees are obese?

titanicwreck

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Report this Mar. 11 2007, 11:49 pm

I have noticed that sci fi conventions and morbid obesity seem to go hand in hand- why is that?

I'm fit- but I attended a Doctor Who convention last year- most people there were at least 50 pounds overweight-
There were 3 huge people who had to be 375 pounds each-
why????

USSLexington

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 3:59 am

God only knows! I found the same thing in Vegas last year! It was my first American con, and I was looking forward to seeing some incredibly fit American girls!

Not a single one in the entire Con. I was gutted!

titanicwreck

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 4:45 am

Quote (USSLexington @ Mar. 12 2007, 3:59 am)
God only knows! I found the same thing in Vegas last year! It was my first American con, and I was looking forward to seeing some incredibly fit American girls!

Not a single one in the entire Con. I was gutted!

Good luck finding any women at sci fi conventions  who are sexy as T'Pau or Seven Of Nine. Most i have seen either look like Rosie ODonnel or Dame Edna. Not exactly the best place to pick up women- unless you dig really fat chicks..
Most of the men are obese freakshows as well....

titanicwreck

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 4:49 am

It's probrolly different down in Australia- i lived in Melbourne for 5 months, and virtually everyone down there I met are both  fit and attractive- I should think Aussie sci fi conventions must have many attractive visitors.....
How about in the UK? Do the beautiful people visit the sci fi conventions? Or is at a parade of the morbidly obese? Just curious....

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 5:36 am

If you visit European conventions in Holland, the UK, Germany and France, you will see that beautiful, fit and slender people are visiting the cons. European food is much healthier compared to the American food. In Holland at least we eat lots of vegetables and fruit, bread etc. It's part of our eating habits, culture, whatever. The portion sizes are also less big than in America.

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 8:03 am

Quote (titanicwreck @ Mar. 11 2007, 5:45 am)
Good luck finding any women at sci fi conventions who are sexy as T'Pau or Seven Of Nine.


Dragon*Con.

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 8:15 am

Quote (CommanderDan @ Mar. 12 2007, 8:03 am)
Quote (titanicwreck @ Mar. 11 2007, 5:45 am)
Good luck finding any women at sci fi conventions who are sexy as T'Pau or Seven Of Nine.

Dragon*Con.

Vegas 2006

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titanicwreck

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 10:45 am

Quote (Trekwolf164 @ Mar. 12 2007, 8:15 am)
Quote (CommanderDan @ Mar. 12 2007, 8:03 am)
Quote (titanicwreck @ Mar. 11 2007, 5:45 am)
Good luck finding any women at sci fi conventions who are sexy as T'Pau or Seven Of Nine.

Dragon*Con.

Vegas 2006

[IMG]http://i60.photobucket.com/albums....MG]
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well, I guess there are exceptions to every rule...

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 12:54 pm

I'm good looking, and I go to cons.

If you go to one, look for me. I'm the hot chick in the sea of obese single men.  :O  :laugh:

I'm just kidding. I'd say about only 49% of Trekkies are obese, 49% are scrawny, and 2% look ok.

WAnglais1

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 1:16 pm

Nothing to see here.

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 2:00 pm

:idea: If you go to Wiegh####chers you expect ot see fat people. If you go to the cosmetic surgeons office you expect to see ugly people. If you go to a con...expect to see idic - infinite diversity in infinite combinations. The Vulcan Koan is, "the glory of creation lies within our infinite diversity and the infinite combinations which create truth...AND BEAUTY.
Gene's vision is that, like Christ, we find that beauty which lies within all of us. As one who is eunuch, by God's design, I think all women are beautiful. Nothing else I can do but try to be nice and complimentary.
Don't go to Star Trek conventions looking for the hottest chick to sack...go to meet some of the beautifulest people in the world. Amen. :logical:

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 5:04 pm

just remember for American conventions (I too live in the US) the US has an obesity problem :)

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Report this Mar. 13 2007, 10:57 am

This is kind of a loaded question, and I'm surprised that it hasn't met with outrage from some on this board. My thought is this: look around your office, your church, on the bus, in a mall... there's a pretty large segment of the population who are out of shape eveyrwhere. It's too bad, but it's a fact of life in this day and age, and I certainly hope for those people for whom it is a medical problem that they can get help.

Ironic that someone posted the "Seven of Nine" picture a few posts back. That's Mary from DVD Geeks, and her segment about the "Sexy Side of Star Trek" features more than a few attractive specimens from the Vegas convention. With 20,000 some-odd people there, it wasn't hard to see that there were many who were fit and attractive.

Cheers,

John :O

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Report this Mar. 13 2007, 11:37 am

Quote (jcnx01 @ Mar. 13 2007, 7:57 am)
This is kind of a loaded question, and I'm surprised that it hasn't met with outrage from some on this board. My thought is this: look around your office, your church, on the bus, in a mall... there's a pretty large segment of the population who are out of shape eveyrwhere. It's too bad, but it's a fact of life in this day and age, and I certainly hope for those people for whom it is a medical problem that they can get help.

Ironic that someone posted the "Seven of Nine" picture a few posts back. That's Mary from DVD Geeks, and her segment about the "Sexy Side of Star Trek" features more than a few attractive specimens from the Vegas convention. With 20,000 some-odd people there, it wasn't hard to see that there were many who were fit and attractive.

Cheers,

John :O

Hmm.
Well, things make a little more sense now. I saw that girl and I didn't think she was all that. She however did. If your gonna play Seven, in a cheap plastic outfit, ya might wanna loose the gut. However, now that you've presented this, it all makes sense so I'll cut the girl some slack. She actually had a purpose and it was all in good fun.

I actually know someone who is spot on SO9. In a Jeri Ryan/Bridget Nielson kinda o way. She even has the silver catsuit. I tried yrs ago to hook her up with "The Experience" or to walk around conventions. But in truth, they really can't afford her. But damn if they were smart they would hire her because the people would be lined up for miles. In fact, if the ever replaced Jeri as Seven in a movie or whatever, this girl would be so damned perfect. She even has the 'air'. Naturally, without tryin.
Back in 90 something, I showed her the tapes, and she was quite surprised because she probably thought I was carrying on. She herself stopped dead in her tracks and said "Oh my-That's me!" lol.
Anyhow...

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Report this Mar. 13 2007, 11:50 am

There were people of all sizes and races at the 2006 Vegas Con. I must say I had a great time.

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