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My experience in Chicago

klwilbur

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Report this Jul. 15 2013, 7:08 pm

Quote: Foghornclj87 @ Jul. 13 2013, 7:56 pm

>Wow. You seem to have such a negative perspective of the whole event... I kind of feel sorry for you. I was at the convention too, and whilst there were aspects that I wasn't very interested in (ie. Gates and her theatre company & Patrick & his 3 man shows) I choose to remember & embrace all the fantastic moments that happened. Having flown all the way from Australia to go to this event I have nothing but good things to say. It was worth every minute of the 20 hours of flying time I went through to get there.


Did you happen to the the Australian who asked the questions at most of the talks?  You did a great job if I remember right.


No, I don't really have a negative perspective.  I'm glad I went and I had a good time.  I'll have to reread my original post, it was a while back.  Maybe I came off as too critical.  There were good things and bad things, just like anything else in life.  I'm glad you had a lot of great moments.  Share with us!  I'd love to hear your perspective!

klwilbur

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Report this Jul. 15 2013, 7:17 pm


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Also, I'm curious what convention this was? Was it Creation? Because it it were, you cannot buy "$300 bucks worth of swag from his table" at Creation cons. At both Creation and Wizard World you need autograph tickets purchased before hand.


i've been to other cons as well, Shore leave, comic cons, wizard world, Dragon con, and many creation cons....the actors never sell stuff at their table. On occasion of their trying to raise some money they will purchase a table in the dealers room. Or I've also seen Brent spiner and Robert Picardo sell their cds at their table. But that's it. So I doubt anyone is buying $300 worth of swag...unless they're dealers and bught a bunch of Brent's cds to resell.


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In Chicago, you needed to have a ticket for a photo op, not an autograph.  At the autographs, you simply walked up to a table and give them your money (a little uncomfortable) and they signed what you had OR you could purchase something at their table to sign...that might be how the $300 was spent.

willowtree

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Report this Jul. 16 2013, 5:39 am

Quote: klwilbur @ Jul. 15 2013, 7:17 pm

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>Also, I'm curious what convention this was? Was it Creation? Because it it were, you cannot buy "$300 bucks worth of swag from his table" at Creation cons. At both Creation and Wizard World you need autograph tickets purchased before hand.

>i've been to other cons as well, Shore leave, comic cons, wizard world, Dragon con, and many creation cons....the actors never sell stuff at their table. On occasion of their trying to raise some money they will purchase a table in the dealers room. Or I've also seen Brent spiner and Robert Picardo sell their cds at their table. But that's it. So I doubt anyone is buying $300 worth of swag...unless they're dealers and bught a bunch of Brent's cds to resell.

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In Chicago, you needed to have a ticket for a photo op, not an autograph.  At the autographs, you simply walked up to a table and give them your money (a little uncomfortable) and they signed what you had OR you could purchase something at their table to sign...that might be how the $300 was spent.


they have 8x10 photos you can purchase to get signed.


If they did buy $300 of photos to get signed then they were probably a dealer, and I can understand Sir Stewart being a little ticked off at that

Togalas

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Report this Oct. 05 2013, 10:46 am

I took my kids, to the convention this year in Chicago. They dressed for the occasion, my son as a Ferengi,he is 16, and my daughter as a Klingon, she is 19. Overall we had a very good time, but I must say I was extremely dissapointed with Jonathon Frakes. My son, who wanted his autograph, has serious social anxiety and has been dealing with depression.  Frakes asked his name, but my son's answer was barely audible. I spoke up and gave his name explaining that he was shy. Frakes looked from me to my son, and looked at my child like he had three heads. I was devistated but didn't say anything not wanting to embarass my son and draw attention. He didn't say anything about it, but my daughter talked to me later and she saw the reaction as well. I really felt like a professional should have had more tact. It is obvious to anyone who tries to engage my son that there is an issue. Would he treat someone with a disability this way? That is realy what my son has:Social anxiety w/ selective mutism. That's the official diagnosis we've been given.


On the other hand, Aaron Eisenberg was wonderful. I brought my son over to his table and he acknowledge my son's nervousness but was kind, letting him know it was okay and he could relax. He then engaged us for about 10 minutes just answering questions and asking about us. By that time I had exhausted my budget and couldn't  get his autograph but you can be sure he'll be the first one I'll purchase if he comes again next year. 

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