If you have ever been to a comic con, you know the stereotype of the comic book/sci-fi/wrestling nerd isn’t always an exaggeration. I covered one a few years back and not being big on autographs/pictures that you have to pay for, it was definitely interesting to see people nerding out for a picture. Personally, one of the highlights for me was approaching Billy Dee Williams after the line had died down and just saying hi. I was with my daughter and we ended up talking about his grandkids. He seemed like a guy that would be happy just to shoot the breeze with people.
Others, like wrestler Kevin Nash, seemed bored with the whole experience and didn’t have interest in talking to me unless I had some money.
One thing they always have at these things is specific times where you get to take your glamour shots style pictures with the person. Today, WWE Diva AJ Lee participated in Chicago’s Comic Con. Even though she plays a psycho stalker chick on TV, she seems like she was pretty approachable with fans and even retweeted fans who tweeted her the pictures.
As you can imagine, some were awesomely awkward. My personal favorite is the guy proposing. As if the grueling travel schedule wasn’t enough.