Must admit, I'm getting a sick of the hate directed at Perth Oz Comic-Con. Organizationally it was probably one of the best cons I've attended, especially considering it was their first in the state, and I've been to plenty of them in my time. Seriously I’ve been hearing people I know who are con veterans like me, and I’m absolutely astounded by some of the crap that’s being put out there. Okay so the other state’s Oz Comic-Cons have been a fairly poor, Melbourne of course being the worse, but come fucking on this doesn’t deserve any of that crap being flung at it.
So it was a little packed? So you had to wait in a line?
IT'S A CONVENTION!!! Seriously if you don’t want to be in a crowd, stay at home
I’m fairly certain you won’t have to endure the pleasure of anyone else’s
company. If you don’t want to wait, I’m fairly certain you’ll starve
to death in a restaurant. Crowds and lines are a part of the convention
experience, not necessarily a nice part but it happens and it’s unavoidable. Of
course obviously you should never have to wait in a line because the entire
universe revolves around you and you should naturally get preference treatment
for being the awesomeness that is you, and of course every single other person
waiting in line for the same celebrity should move out of your way because you
deserve preferential treatment and the celebrities should spend an hour basking
in your presence... wow do you honestly think that’s going to fucking happen?
Sure it’s an over exaggeration, well at least I’d like to
think so, but some people do truly believe such things. Okay, there are those
that bought the Platinum tickets and they get preferential treatment over us
plebs that didn’t buy one, but that doesn’t mean they also get preference treatment
over the other hundred or so people who bought Platinum tickets, that’s absurd
and yet I hear such things. Oh you had to wait in line for 20 minutes for a
photo, well what about the people that had to wait over an hour? Shut The Fuck
Up! It's like some people expect a free blow job on entry.
Okay so I’ve calmed down a bit but this elitist attitude
does still bug me to this day, and I think it’s one of the things that helps
ruin fandom as a whole for the most part. Some people seem to believe that they
should be treated like royalty at a convention, or they get angered about
things that no one can control. So you want people to be denied access to one
of the VERY few events in this city where that they can be themselves in public
just so you don’t have to deal with a crowd? That’s mean and selfish. So you’ve
waiting in a line for half an hour, so has the rest of the people in that line
and the ones behind you are going to wait even longer.
The celebrities with long lines are obviously in high
demand, and they have to get through literally hundreds of people who all want
a piece of their time whilst trying to sign their names all those hundreds of
times. Have you ever written your signature a couple of times on some form til
your wrist ached? Now imagine that a hundred times worse all whilst someone is trying
to get your attention, that’s probably what it’s like for these people. William
Shatner is not a young person, so imagine how hard it is one him to do such
things? Think about that next time you get all huffy about having to wait.
If this long rant doesn’t convince you, go to Swan Con; it’s
probably more your style.