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Re: Crowds Seeking Autographs
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2011, 12:28:38 AM »
This must have been at Comic Con International in San Diego (SDCC). Wil Wheaton was there this past weekend for some of the panels. Many of the fans are quite gracious, but the crowds have gotten more out of control as the Con has gotten more "Hollywood." He behaved perfectly. The people that waylaid him did not.

SDCC has autograph sessions for people to (stand in line) and get autographs from the actors. I don't remember if Wil Wheaton was giving autographs, but if he was it makes it even more heinous. Really, those people could have gotten his signature. They just would have needed to wait in (a very long) line. There was a venue for them to do so and they tried to circumvent it.

Wil has tweeted in the past that he is not only giving out autographs at X location, but also has signed books/photos/etc available. He is very nice about this stuff - if you are willing to drop by the location, he is happy to see you.

Attacking him outside? Not cool. >:(
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Re: Crowds Seeking Autographs
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2011, 02:56:52 AM »
This must have been at Comic Con International in San Diego (SDCC). Wil Wheaton was there this past weekend for some of the panels. Many of the fans are quite gracious, but the crowds have gotten more out of control as the Con has gotten more "Hollywood." He behaved perfectly. The people that waylaid him did not.

SDCC has autograph sessions for people to (stand in line) and get autographs from the actors. I don't remember if Wil Wheaton was giving autographs, but if he was it makes it even more heinous. Really, those people could have gotten his signature. They just would have needed to wait in (a very long) line. There was a venue for them to do so and they tried to circumvent it.

Wil has tweeted in the past that he is not only giving out autographs at X location, but also has signed books/photos/etc available. He is very nice about this stuff - if you are willing to drop by the location, he is happy to see you.

Attacking him outside? Not cool. >:(

Yeah someone nicely waiting, asking politely, thanking him would probably not have bothered him. I would have been thrilled to be there.

Some people just seem to be intent on ruining it for the rest of us.
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Re: Crowds Seeking Autographs
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2011, 08:30:17 PM »
there is an app called four square and if a celeb has it, it tweets their location. could that be what is tattling?

also the mob and camp behavior is rude.


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Re: Crowds Seeking Autographs
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2011, 02:20:47 PM »
Unfortunately it sounds like Wil Wheaton fell foul of a group of 'professional' autograph hunters, people who aren't really fans of the actor or artist, but who want autographs they can sell.



This was my first thought as well. Having a stack of 8x10s doesn't scream "true fan" to me.