Recently a few regular commenters on the WFB have referred to their Con experiences. LEAH actually got to ask a (brilliant) question at the Seattle Con, and St50 briefly referred to her Con experience in one of her posts. I've never been to a Con and I'm not sure I'll ever have the disposable income to attend one but I (and maybe some other visitors to the site) would love to hear more about the Con experience of LEAH, St50 and anyone else who's been. Not so much what the actors say at the panels because there are lots of videos and storified tweets about that available online. But I'm interested in the fan experience. I read Nightsky's account of her Con visit that began her writing career at the WFB and it gave a great view of the whole experience. So if you have been to a Con and want to share, I'd be interested in the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some of my questions are: is it really one big happy family or is there friction between the different fan factions? does everyone sprint to line up for questions or is it orderly? how does the audience react to lame/rude questions or overly emotional questioners? if you got to ask a question, what was that like? what is the demographic makeup of the audience- what percent female? what age range are most attendees? do many people come in costume? did YOU? how are the meet and greets- I know you're not supposed to share specific info, but do you sign something to that effect or is it the honor system? even if you can't share specific statements what is the atmosphere in the meet and greets, and how do the fans behave? do you ever see the actors wandering around the hotel? have you met up with other commenters from the WFB that you'd never met before? how close are you to the actors at karaoke? Finally, is it worth attending a Con if you can only afford the cheapest tickets to see the Js, or are you so far back that you're better off watching the videos online? Any and all information would be welcome!