Love this guy! I’ve met him so many times. He wears a lot of masks.
One usually feels “entitled” when one pays for and waits in line for several hours for said autographs. Jus’ sayin, Leaky.
Hmmmm, no. You have never once paid for an autograph at LeakyCon.
If you did, someone scammed you, and broke our rules. It is not allowed at LeakyCon: we firmly prohibit the act of charging for the right to get something autographed as they do at almost every other entertainment convention in the world. This is in every single guest contract. You pay your admittance, which we are clear is for the experience of the conference and NOT a guarantee to any autograph, and in turn we dont’ charge for the opportunities for autographs and photos. SDCC does it this way; the collector-type conferences do it the pay-for way. We clearly don’t guarantee anyone autographs; we focus hard on LeakyCon not having that as its central focus, as it is for so many cons.
Now, in 2011, our process on how to handle this was not defined; it sucked. In 2012, we mostly fixed it, and while people did wait a long time, everyone got through the line in the time allotted (sometimes it went a little over, but they got through).
And even those things are not what I’m talking about. I’ve had mothers come up to me and demand a refund because their child didn’t get a personal tete-a-tete with Darren Criss. THAT is entitlement.
(We did not refund her. Try as she might, she could not find the phrase in our terms that entitled her to high tea with the Dalton Academy crooner.)
PS: PLEASE do not take this as an invitation to be mean to the commenter, anonymously or otherwise. Uncool!
Entitlement is one of the ugliest traits a person can have.