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What percentage of convention attendees are obese?

Talian

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Report this Mar. 17 2007, 11:36 am

Quote (WAnglais1 @ Mar. 16 2007, 2:26 pm)
Quote (Talian @ Mar. 16 2007, 5:45 am)
I didn't even start this thread, and more than one person said something about there being more fat people at conventions. ?So why is it you're only telling ME not to be critical? ?It's okay for everyone else who commented on here to be that way, but I can't???

I did address the other person who started the thread.  I just think that geeks should be more accepting of other geeks.  I go to a few cons every year, "Trek" and Non-Trek.  You see all kinds of people at them.  Big, little, young, old, fat, thin, in-between, hot, average, or not so attractive, whatever.  We're all there for the same thing--we love whatever the con is about.  I could really care less what you or anyone else who is there weighs.  That's all.  

I just get upset when people think it's okay to make fun of fat people.  And then get all defensive about someone calling them on it.  A decent person wouldn't say, "Wow--there seem to be a lot of Eskimos at these 'Trek' cons.  Look at all the Eskimos!  How can they stand the heat of Vegas?"  Same thing.  If you've never been heavy, you have no idea how it feels.  For the record, I'm average-sized now.  But until you have people say things like, "God, I hope he doesn't eat the whole buffet," "Hey--leave some cake for the rest of us," or "Who would want to spend time with you, fat a**?" you have no idea how much pain that causes people.

End of rant.  And end of my posting on this topic.

Even though you're not posting on this thread anymore, maybe you will still read this.

You said: "I just think that geeks should be more accepting of other geeks."  

So because I watch Star Trek, that makes me a geek??  If you met me, and didn't know I liked Star Trek, I doubt you'd think I was a geek.

And also: "If you've never been heavy, you have no idea how it feels."  

You're right.  I've never been heavy because I CHOOSE NOT TO BE THAT WAY.  There are a FEW people who actually have a medical condition to make them fat.  But everyone else CHOOSES to be that way.  You CHOOSE what you eat, you CHOOSE whether or not to exercise.  And don't blame it on genetics.  If you have a slow metabolism, then EAT LESS AND EXERCISE MORE!!  

I had a friend who was heavy all through school, then gained more weight in college.  She CHOSE not to be fat anymore and started eating better and exercising.  She is THIN now because she CHOSE not to be fat anymore.

I have no sympathy for the fat people, and have no problem making comments about them because they choose to be that way.  If you don't like the way people treat you because of your weight, then DON'T BE FAT!

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Report this Mar. 17 2007, 8:43 pm

Quote (shanikhar @ 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:

Good points. ¿I never went to pick up people. ¿I think some of these people's comments make me wonder if we shouldn't take a poll about how many shallow people actually attend cons. ¿ :) ¿

Fellas, if you want a gorgeous sexy girl, visit Gold's Gym. ¿If you want to visit a con, enjoy it for the guests, and the dealers rooms, and the time to be with friends. ¿If you meet someone you like, great for you. ¿

I'm not great looking, my husband isn't great looking, but we love each other, love science fiction, love our kids who are both bright, artistically gifted, and who won't be interested in the Shallow Hals of the world no matter how good looking they are. ¿I'd say that's a great start right there.

WAnglais1

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Report this Mar. 18 2007, 1:24 pm

And sometimes popcorn.

WAnglais1

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Report this Mar. 18 2007, 7:58 pm

And I love "The Office."

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Report this Apr. 04 2007, 11:40 pm

Ok, admittedly i did not read all the other posts BUT....

I was at the con last year and we saw enough people riding the little carty things to rename them "jabba carts" cuz 99% of the people riding them were fat.   AND they would zoom ahead of people to get in the front of lines.  I can't tell you how bad that p1ssed me off!

ShreddersDojo1

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Report this Apr. 05 2007, 9:42 am

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Dragon*Con.

Vegas 2006

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well, I guess there are exceptions to every rule...

That Stormtrooper on the right looks pretty close to a Nattalie Portman look alike, heh.

Sure, it's easy for you thin people to say loose some weight, but for some it's just a difficult process.  I joined a gym last year, because I felt the time was right to slim down since the scale said 284 and the waist was around 54".

It took me a year to get anything moving forward, but now I'm down to a 47" waist and 265 on the scale, but I feel like I'm 250.  Probably the thinnest I've felt in the last ten years.  

But there's also other factors into it as well.  Stress, not sleeping well, job problems, job overload that all goes into a person becoming overweight..  For people who are naturally thin, it's tough for them to understand, I guess :).

As far as chicks at conventions.  I've seen that 75% of the audience is men, 20% is women around the age of 45-65 and the rest of the 5% are women 24-34.  These women are few and far  between, about half wear costumes, but most seem to be in decent shape.

But no one who goes to a convention seems willing or wanting to hook up for a date, but instead just to have a fun time :).

Maybe a convention can have a 'date dance' on Sunday one time to give the single fans a chance to hook up :).

JamesTKirksgirl

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Report this Apr. 05 2007, 1:02 pm

You guys crack me up, I'm sure you all hotties yourself, if a hot girl is looking for a hot guy do you think she'd look at a ST convention for one ?:)

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Report this Apr. 05 2007, 1:19 pm

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You guys crack me up, I'm sure you all hotties yourself, if a hot girl is looking for a hot guy do you think she'd look at a ST convention for one ?:)

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Report this Apr. 05 2007, 2:07 pm

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