I have talked about the president of our local costume club, James in a previous thread. http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=120638.0
Well, as it turns out, I am once again in need of Ehell’s help.
Our town has a lovely, very, very large park that’s great for get togethers. James organized a picnic for the costume club, and I donned my steampunk cosplay, made some sandwich quarters and showed up with my friend Kelly in tow. After eating, we decided to walk around a little bit. I can’t remember why, but James ended up in a gazebo, and I ended up a few feet away with Kelly. A girl noticed my cosplay and came over with her friend to take a picture. We started chatting, and it turned out we’d gone to the same convention a few months ago! We just didn’t recognize each other because, hey, costumes will do that. James spots us talking and comes over and introduces himself. Fine, right?
Well, he ended up hijacking the conversation to talk about himself, the club, what cons he’s been to, etc. I tried several times to re-direct it, but after a bit, he would re-re-direct it back to himself. Once, he interrupted with, “Um, some more about me, I actually…” I think he was either trying to hit on these girls or get them to join the club, but whatever it was, it peeved me greatly to have him steal the conversation. What should I do if this happens again?