Once upon a time I went to a Supernatural convention. I was underwhelmed and rather disappointed. I chalked it up to a learning experience and realized actors can be rather cranky.
As a hardcore introvert, the thought of the masses all wanting to engage and a piece of my energy sounds hellish. Who wouldn’t be cranky?
On the first evening of the Motor City Nightmares convention I approached an actor about getting an autograph. As a vendor, I was trying to get it done lickety split so I could get back to my booth. The actor was less than gracious as I approached. He was chatting with another actor and told me to come back.
I didn’t go back.
To me the experience is much more important than the ink on the page. The negativity of the encounter soured me to attempting to get any other autographs.
Fast forward – last day, near the end of day I decided to take a chance and get Clive Barker to sign my Bitty Baddies Pinhead before he left. Afterall, when would I ever have the opportunity again?
I’m so glad I did. He was kind, engaged and even asked me to email him my NIGHTBREED piece.
I sensing a trend.
Creators = Kind
Actors = Asshats