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    Re: Convention Ettiquette: Discussion and Advice on Do's and Don'ts

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoWraith
    I'll bet they even take the city bus or the public train once in awhile too.
    And get weird looks, along the lines of "That guy over there looks very familiar for some reason..."

    Long before you and I were born, others beat these benches with their empty cups,
    To the night and its stars, to the here and now with who we are.

    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    Default Re: Convention Ettiquette: Discussion and Advice on Do's and Don'ts

    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak
    And get weird looks, along the lines of "That guy over there looks very familiar for some reason..."
    LOL

    having seen some of them in their 'off season' garb, with some of the guys folks are probably wondering 'who's that reprobate???'

    many actors, especially the guys for some reason, seem to revel in going with the long hair and unshaven look. which, when you mix it with clothes that, while fashionable, often look like they're straight out of the rubbish bin, lends more of a 'street person' air to them

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    Do you think that Galaxy Quest portrays what the stars actually feel?
    "You don't know half of it".
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    Re: Convention Ettiquette: Discussion and Advice on Do's and Don'ts

    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver
    LOL

    having seen some of them in their 'off season' garb, with some of the guys folks are probably wondering 'who's that reprobate???'

    many actors, especially the guys for some reason, seem to revel in going with the long hair and unshaven look. which, when you mix it with clothes that, while fashionable, often look like they're straight out of the rubbish bin, lends more of a 'street person' air to them
    For example - Colin Cunningham (Maj. Davis). On screen he's this uptight, straight laced USAF officer from the Pentagon. In person he's madder than Mad Jack McMad from Madville USA.

    Long before you and I were born, others beat these benches with their empty cups,
    To the night and its stars, to the here and now with who we are.

    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    Default Re: Convention Ettiquette: Discussion and Advice on Do's and Don'ts

    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak
    For example - Colin Cunningham (Maj. Davis). On screen he's this uptight, straight laced USAF officer from the Pentagon. In person he's madder than Mad Jack McMad from Madville USA.
    Isn't that the truth!
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    Re: Convention Ettiquette: Discussion and Advice on Do's and Don'ts

    Quote Originally Posted by GodAtum
    Do you think that Galaxy Quest portrays what the stars actually feel?
    Galaxy Quest is IMO highly exagerrated. But having said that, when my friends and I (fellow Trekkies/Gaters) saw the movie originally, we were kind of ticking off on our fingers the number of supposed cliches we'd actually seen at various conventions.

    Long before you and I were born, others beat these benches with their empty cups,
    To the night and its stars, to the here and now with who we are.

    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    hehe oh boy do i know about the dos and donts at cons as i was staff on a few anime conventions...

    a do - SHOWER DANG IT!!! SHOWER SHOWER SHOWER!!! YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY FRIGGIN TIMES I HAD TO SPRAY THE HALLS WITH FEBREEZE!!!!

    sorry...but its a general con worry for staff ppl AND guests...the smell of people sweat makes me wretch and vomit...i'm sure with the guests its the SAME.

    and for petes sake...dont drink yourself to death if you're in high elevations...we had one girl do that and not eat anything and oh boy was that trouble...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinyredpants
    Don't drink yourself to death if you're in high elevations...
    You've met the MaltMan then have you?

    Long before you and I were born, others beat these benches with their empty cups,
    To the night and its stars, to the here and now with who we are.

    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    hahahahaha uhm...i dont know >D i just had to deal with alot of experiences being staff in conventions...and thats why i don't do it anymore...there was this guy pretending that he was dying of something so he could hang out with the guests and special privilages...yeah if someone's gonna do that, go to a CON IN A STATE YOU DONT LIVE IN...because people who know him in real life totally told us the scam he was pulling...

    Daniel: No Jonas, I will NOT play pass the mustard with you.
    Jonas: What about pass the mayo?
    Daniel: ...okay, but dont tell Jack.



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    Trust me, if you've met the MaltMan when he's in full flow - you'd remember it...

    Long before you and I were born, others beat these benches with their empty cups,
    To the night and its stars, to the here and now with who we are.

    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    Oh thank god i found this thread! Im going to have to read it all the way from the beginning but i have to say:..Who doesnt shower before they go out?? Especially if they are meeting...well, SG people!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SapphireJewelledQueen
    Oh thank god i found this thread! Im going to have to read it all the way from the beginning but i have to say:..Who doesnt shower before they go out?? Especially if they are meeting...well, SG people!!
    cute Sapph...
    i read this thread awhile back b4 going to the Torri con.... it was a blessing....

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    OMG, I've read *most* of this thread and wow.

    I've NEVER been to a con...the only time I considered going was to MediaWest, which isn't even with actors, but a friend asked and I would've loved to go, but DH was deployed in Iraq while it went on so there went that option...anyway...

    This was an eye opener. I've been considering going to one, and I'm still kind of thinking about it. I've got a couple of good friends who've been asking me to come to Chicago for a while, and another online support group that I've been with since stationed in Iceland (9 years ago!) and I think the timelines match up...but I'm really on the fence.

    Do the actors really enjoy these? It's not a pain to have to meet and greet all these people you don't know? I have a hard time imagining but then again, I've never been.

    Autographs and things, knowing me, I'd lose them anyway, and really it's just penmarks, the experience is what would be fun. Getting to hear stories about the making, filming and production. Hear what so and so did during this episode, etc. That's what would be great about it.

    And gifts...well, I do have these American flag patches. When my hubby was on the Global Hawk program (the UAV), it was after 911 and well, won't say much but when they went somewhere and did somethings, he put some patches in the plane, and they flew on missions over Afghanistan, and he's got these certificates printed to go with them, and which ship the patches flew on, including one of the planes that went down (while he was working that particular shift also)...but I think you have to be into that sort of thing to appreciate the piece of history it represents. Right now, we've only given them to his brother and a dear friend that supported him with tons of emails and well wishes when he was deployed in Baghdad. It might be something the Stargate folks would think was neat, but if they didn't, it'd be a waste of that little bit of history.

    So, I don't know...but I do know it'd be unique!

    I'm going to read the list of do's and don'ts and reading this has made me consider going more and more. Sure sounds like fun even with the crowds and occassional whacko's.
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    they are fun. and so is media west. some friends and i are going this coming year

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    Are there any conventions that feature a lot of the sci-fi shows? I love Trek, BSG, Stargate, Farscape, Firefly...basically most of the scifi shows. It'd be awesome to get to go to one that featured a lot instead of only one show.

    I'm thinking of MediaWest also...going to a con that's all about meeting the actors and things is a little intimidating. Going where it's only fans might be a good idea for the first one. An actor one would be neat, but I'd be afraid to say anything to them because it'd be imposing on their time LOL...

    Course, DH's schedule might limit anything. He goes TDY a lot when he's not deployed. We're stationed away from family so no one around that I'd leave the kids with to go, and no way would I drag all of these munches with me. The oldest one would get a kick out of it, the youngest one would probably hide behind me, and the middle two would chase each other around with light sabers - so, no, they would not be going!!!
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    there are a ton of cons out there, most of which i don't know

    timeless destinations is the new name of Gatecon and takes place in vancouver. they're now a multi-genre con. There's also a comic con in san diego which has tv actors in it

    the non actors ones can be fun simply because they're usually cheaper and a good way to get your feet wet without the fuss of an actor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver
    there are a ton of cons out there, most of which i don't know

    timeless destinations is the new name of Gatecon and takes place in vancouver. they're now a multi-genre con. There's also a comic con in san diego which has tv actors in it

    the non actors ones can be fun simply because they're usually cheaper and a good way to get your feet wet without the fuss of an actor
    Timeless Desitnations huh? Hmmm...might keep my eye out Thanks for the heads up!

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    What are metalic sharpies?? Sounds dangerous!

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    sharpie markers that write with metallic ink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver
    sharpie markers that write with metallic ink
    That sounds cool

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