Going to 1st Comic Book/Horror Convention, what to expect ?

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  1. DDragon

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    Got tickets this weekend for RI Comic Con. Only going 1 of the 3 days it lasts. I expect to be waiting in line for a long time, too many people packed into small spaces barely able to move, and many washed up celebs charging lots of money to take a picture of them. Did you have fun when you went to a convention or was it a waste of time ? Any tips ?
     
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    So like arent you supposed to bring stuff for people to sign ? Like dvds for example ? I really dont want to be walking around with all the crap in my hands. Seems like a field day for pick pocketers.
     
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    I'm an old school convention goer. Back in the early days (the 70s & 80s) you never had to pay to meet a celeb to get a photo or autograph. Cons were put together out of love, not greed. Now it's a whole new ballgame where everyone is out to suck your wallet dry. Attention whore girls who aren't into fandom, but want to dress up in a sexy costume, but then get "offended" if someone hits on them. Not fun or funny anymore.
     
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    Obesity.
     
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    LOL Booger's (Curtis Armstrong) going to be there. 40 bucks for a photo with him.
     
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    "Ghosts, poltergeists, apparitions, vampires, and werewolves, and witches, and swamp creatures, and gremlins, and ghoulies, and demons, and spiders, and ogres, and goblins, and dinosaurs, and warlocks, and sharks, and Mexicans..."
     
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    Yeah Ive heard exactly what you said, but a friend wants to go and is getting my ticket so I guess Ill check it out but cant say Im excited. I havent read comics or gave a shit about them since I was a teenager.
     
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    A lot of fun!!!!
     
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    You rang?
     
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    Lots of geeks, long lines for the celebs and outrageous prices for autographs and pictures.

    I go to porn expos, but only because I get in free.
     
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    they really are set up for you to spend money. There is semi interesting stuff but the overwhelming majority of the convention is vendors selling wares.
     
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    broads..tons of them
     
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    Wear an empty backpack. You do not want to lug all that shit around in your hands like you said. Expect loooonggg lines if the person is a top tier artist or personality. You could spend your entire day waiting in line for Carrie Fisher if that is the route you choose to go. Hand sanitizer is not a bad idea. You will be in close quarters with a lot of people who do not always have the best hygiene. And finally the last and perhaps most important tip - Lou Ferrigno is an asshole. Have fun!
     
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    Yeah, don't go.