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2004-02-09 08:22:21-08:00 - Buffy/Angel conventions - your experiences? - (adam.f.dolan@guinnessudv.com)


My name won't look familiar to any of you, but I post here from time to time as "Da Blue Guy" and lurk almost daily. I'm posting under my real name at the moment since I'm at work. [Shhhh!] They are having one of those Buffy/Angel conventions this March over in NJ and I'm thinking about going since that's not an unreasonable driving distance from me. Anyway while I've been to other Creation sponsored conventions and tons of horror/sci fi cons, I've never been to a Buffy/Angel con before. I was just wondering if anyone here who has been to one can give me an idea what to expect. For instance, will I be the only one there over 21? [I'm 42. You'd think that would be be waaay older than the average Whedonverse fan but if I recall the last a.t.a demographic poll correctly the median age in here was actually somewhere in the 30s.] Unless the feedback to this post is *intensely* negative I'll probably hit the con for a day because, well, why not. Most likely it'll be Sunday since these things are usually less crowded then and, more importantly, that's when Stephanie Romanov will be there! I'm just curious as to what I'm getting myself into. Thanks in advance for any/all responses and for the endlessly entertaining discussions. Sorry I don't pitch in more but I do try to throw my 2 cents worth in when I can. With Boston Public cancelled to make way for more trashy Fox specials, Angel is the only must-see show I have left. I still watch ER as well - I gather I'm not the only one here who does - but it gets harder and harder to care about it whereas I still get fired up about each week's new Angel episode. www.creationent.com for info about the convention.

2004-02-09 11:57:41-06:00 - Re: Buffy/Angel conventions - your experiences? - (Juleen <REMOVEsunryse@centurytel.net>)


Adam Dolan wrote: > My name won't look familiar to any of you, but I post here from time > to time as "Da Blue Guy" and lurk almost daily. I'm posting under my > real name at the moment since I'm at work. [Shhhh!] > > They are having one of those Buffy/Angel conventions this March over > in NJ and I'm thinking about going since that's not an unreasonable > driving distance from me. Anyway while I've been to other Creation > sponsored conventions and tons of horror/sci fi cons, I've never been > to a Buffy/Angel con before. I was just wondering if anyone here who > has been to one can give me an idea what to expect. For instance, > will I be the only one there over 21? [I'm 42. You'd think that > would be be waaay older than the average Whedonverse fan but if I > recall the last a.t.a demographic poll correctly the median age in > here was actually somewhere in the 30s.] I've been to two conventions, and in my early 40's also. Don't worry you won't be the only one there that doesn't have acne. There is a wide age range from kids to 60's or even older. Since I've been to only conventions that had JM at them the fans were mostly female, but I think if you are gong to a general convention the audience will be more mixed. > > Unless the feedback to this post is *intensely* negative I'll probably > hit the con for a day because, well, why not. I had a blast at the two I went to even though one of them really didn't cater to the fans. You meet lots of people that you have a lot in common with, and don't look at you funny when you talk about your favorite characters and show. Most likely it'll be > Sunday since these things are usually less crowded then and, more > importantly, that's when Stephanie Romanov will be there! I'm just > curious as to what I'm getting myself into. Lots hurry up and wait. Lines are long and you'll do a lot of line standing but the secret is to make the most of it. I have meet some of the best people while waiting in long lines. Don't be afraid to talk to those standing next to you. At the first con I went to I knew a few people that were going from the different lists but by the end of the con I knew about 10x's more. If you keep to yourself you'll miss a lot of what makes cons fun. While a cons can be fun it's what you make of it. If you are just going to see one of the actor's you'll be disappointed because it's not worth it to wait in line for an hour just for a thirty second hand shake and get a sig. That part is neat but the other fans are what make the cons worth it. The Q&A's are fun. I've heard Nick is pretty interesting and funny. Lyari is ok, she's cute and nothing like Kennedy. I never went to Robin Atkin Downs Q&A, and haven't heard the other ones. But there were Q&A's I didn't go to and am still sorry that I missed them. The actor my not interest you but sometimes they have really interesting stories about working on the show or about their acting careers. Go have fun, take pictures. In the end it's an experience. Jul

2004-02-09 18:39:20-05:00 - Re: Buffy/Angel conventions - your experiences? - (NickKnight <NickKnightSTILLNOSPAMonFK@hotmail.com>)


On 9 Feb 2004 08:22:21 -0800, adam.f.dolan@guinnessudv.com (Adam Dolan) wrote: > I was just wondering if anyone here who >has been to one can give me an idea what to expect. if it has Creation anywhere in the name expect it to be a complete waste of money. BTW, there are many older fans who into Buffy/Angel. I'm 49. -------------------------------------------- "Finally a member of the Jackson family finds another young boy to victimize." -------------------------Jimmy Fallon on SNL referring to Justin Timberlake To send me e-mail exorcise NO Spam from my e-mail address. -----= Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News =----- http://www.newsfeeds.com - The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! -----== Over 100,000 Newsgroups - 19 Different Servers! =-----

2004-02-09 18:48:02+00:00 - Re: Buffy/Angel conventions - your experiences? - (alanesue@aol.com)


> I was just wondering if anyone here who >has been to one can give me an idea what to expect. For instance, >will I be the only one there over 21? [I'm 42. Don't worry. You won't be alone. I've never been to a Creation convention, but I've been to several Buffy/ Angel ones, including the Halloween Vulkon in Nashville this past fall, and the audiences have not been youth- oriented. I'd say the bulk of participants are fans in their 30s and 40s. I'm 44, and feel perfectly at ease at them. Even back in 1998, when the show was at its height of popularity, I saw Nick at a scif-fi con and was surprised that most of the people waiting in line with me were 30 or older. I feared I've be in a swarm of teen girls, but that wasn't the way it turned out. Go! Have fun! :) Alane