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Old May 2nd 06, 18:39   #11
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When I think about what conventions and publicity events are like, I'm actually surprised when any of them are nice.

This is why I actually don't want to meet actors and musicians and writers who's work I enjoy.
I know what you mean. Happened to me with Brent Spiner back in ~1993. OTOH, when I met Mira in Feb. 1997, she was cordial, and clearly having a fun time at the con. I've met Pat 2 or 3 times and she was <u>always</u> nice. Ditto for Peter Woodward, Jeff Willerth, Michael Dorn (TNG/DS9), ....and James Doohan (who I met at a Trek con. way back in 1975).

Wish I would've been able to make it to the 1999 con. in eastern PA, where all of the Crusade cast appeared (but I had a conflicting annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society), and wish I would've met Andreas.
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Old May 3rd 06, 00:10   #12
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The worst star at a signing is William Shatner, I paid 25 and he didn't even look up to say hello.
As bad as it sounds defending this....just try to put yourself in his shoes...

He's been doing conventions for FORTY YEARS. Hell Star Trek is the reason conventions even exist. Try doing something like that and be expected to bring your "A" game to every single one with the same types of fans and questions time, after time, after time, after time...
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25 bucks and he didn't even look up: that's not even close to trying for an "A" game.

If you're burnt out of the convention scene: stop doing it.

If you continue in order to make money, at least have a little respect for the fans who are giving you that money.
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Old May 3rd 06, 04:13   #14
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I don't think hes doing it to make money...
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Old May 3rd 06, 04:30   #15
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When they charge 25 pounds (sorry, it was pounds, not dollars) for a signed picture, they are doing it for the money.

Unless that was fucking expensive photo paper.
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Old May 3rd 06, 13:10   #16
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Shatner has a very strong and old reputation of disliking his fans and being rude to them IIRC (well, IIRC, the reputation is that he's rude to everyone ) .. I really don't know for what but money he would be doing that today ...

... though I can see how fans would be getting annoying after 40 years. But there is the option of .. not doing conventions. Many people that just weren't/aren't good at it have opted for that (Michael O'Hare for example) .. probably what I would do if I was a star
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Old May 3rd 06, 18:46   #17
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Shatner has a very strong and old reputation of disliking his fans and being rude to them IIRC (well, IIRC, the reputation is that he's rude to everyone ) .. I really don't know for what but money he would be doing that today ...
If more fans knew that they probably wouldn't be paying 25 for his autograph!
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Old May 4th 06, 03:45   #18
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"Your Lost character reminds me of Delenn but with more guns", I joked.
Mira: "I don't think they're alike."
Well, this might have made her less likely to be effusive with you - no actor wants to be told, "Wow, you're playing this character exactly like you played that character!"

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I must admit, voice and face aside, Rousseau doesn't really much remind me of Delenn
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He's been doing conventions for FORTY YEARS. Hell Star Trek is the reason conventions even exist. Try doing something like that and be expected to bring your "A" game to every single one with the same types of fans and questions time, after time, after time, after time...
No, it's inexcusable. Sure we can understand that people have off days, but that doesn't mean we have to accept them. We only get a few moments with that star... we have kept him in a job, you then pay money to him and he's rude? No, it's just not acceptable. If after forty years he's having a hard time he shouldn't do it.

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I also met Mira, Pat, and Julie Catlin Brown at Collectormania.
Julie was nice, I liked her. Very down to earth.
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