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8-27-2008 @ 1:48AM
People who go to things like dragon con = super nerds that even normal nerds can make fun of.
8-27-2008 @ 1:25AM
I'm sorry you feel that way, but a couple thousand people disagree with you. As well as Jewel Staite, I'll be sure to inform her of your lofty opinion.
8-27-2008 @ 6:33AM
You know, if both D*C and PAX didn't look like they were headed for record packed-crowd attendance this weekend, I might be inclined to give that opinion more credence. Sorry man, geek is the new black.
8-27-2008 @ 7:29AM
Agreed. Last year over 35,000 people attended... D*C is the largest fandom/pop culture event in the country. Although the actors were fun to meet, my favorite celebrity that was there for fans was Grant Imahara from Myth Busters... very nice guy!People who deride others for their fandom are often either in denial about their own hobbies, or even worse, are secretly ashamed of what they do and take comfort in belittling others. Thumbs down for those of you that bolster your own fragile ego by putting down everybody around you.Life is meant to be enjoyed by any means necessary. For some people, that means dressing up in silly costumes and letting all the normal social "rules" fly out the window... and if a person can get over themselves for a weekend and just commit to having some fun, they'd realize how enjoyable a silly weekend of nerdery can be.Looking forward to seeing everyone there; I was as disappointed as most about being turned away from the wowinsider panel last year, and am excited about the new room space.
8-27-2008 @ 7:15AM
All types go. I like to go and make fun of some of the cos-players, but really that's just to be cool in front of my friends. Some of those costumes are amazing.If you're in the area, just stop by and see it. If you tell the people at the front you're going to the bathroom or something they'll let you in the hotel so you can get a feel for it. I used to think it was a convention of the biggest nerds (And goths). Well, it still is, but there are all kinds of people there and it really is a lot of fun. My only complaint is every year more and more people go and now you spend half your time waiting in line.@Jhestor: Last year I got all of their autographs on a picture of Kari Byron. Shame they won't be there this year, they were pretty funny at the Masquerade.
8-27-2008 @ 7:38AM
@ cjshraderRight on, about the masquerade; funny stuff.
8-27-2008 @ 8:48AM
you know if your really too cool for school, than you can always do what about 60% of the people do. get really drunk or high and feel like your in another world when you walk around the convention when about 40% of the people are in costume. of course, i don't think aol blogs or wow insider would agree with you getting drunk or high, but thats just the thing to do. you'll see me at the bars watching college football in between walking around amazing at the costumes. hell this may be the first year in about 10 years i go that i may even go to a session (a wow insider one of course b/c i couldn't get into one last year). its like a geek mardi gras.
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