It's come to the attention of many Forum dwellers that this particular thread might be a good idea. I apologize if there's already a similar thread, but with searches disabled trying to find one was a nightmare!
Anyway, as many of us plan on attending conventions in the near future, and many of us are old pros at it, and many more may have questions, here we go!
A link, first off, dug up by dear Seshat:
AerynScully's Dos & Dont's
And a few points of my own:
A con is a memorable experience. I've heard many stories and seen many pictures. I've got my ticket for Vancouver 2006. And many fans go hoping to take an amazing experience home from it. The mere thought of meeting the stars of my favorite shows gives me butterflies, and it's still months and months away! And there is always the temptation to do something that will make YOU memorable to them, among the HUNDREDS of people they meet EVERY WEEKEND. Sometimes it happens. But usually it's NOT contrived. It's spontaneous. And just TRYING to be the one fan they remember can have disastrous results, making you look like, well, an idiot in front of your fellow con-goers, and leaving a bad taste in pretty much everyone's mouths.
A con is not just about the stars, it's also about the fans. For some of us it's the only chance we'll ever get to see other Gateworlders face to face. Don't forget to revel in the entire experience. Enjoy the people you're with. Chances are they're the only ones who TRULY understand your Stargate obsession.
And those stars are people too. Have respect for their private lives and their personal space. Try and come up with original questions for them! I can only imagine how dull it must be to answer the same ones over and over. If you can't come up with anything...make room in the line for someone else who might, and sit back and enjoy the show.
Well, I guess that's about all I have at the moment. Anyone else? Feel free to chime in!