Con horror stories!
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I have been in need of hearing some con horror stories so if you have any you would like to share, please do! I would love to hear them. I personally haven't been to a con yet so I don't have any to share.

(I haven't seen any forums like this so hopefully this is ok)
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Most common is con rot... anyone with any minor illness spreads it to the entire con. Doesn't help that nearly everyone is working on little sleep, bad food, and so on. Usually doesn't show itself until near the end of the con, or even after you get home, though, so it's hard to call it a 'con' horror story...

EDIT - and the fact that some people think that being at a con means they don't have to shower or put on deodorant. Yuck. Way too common.

Glomping! ARGH. Some people think they can just run up and hug you, especially if you're in cosplay of a character they love. I like hugging people I know or agree to hug, but being hugged randomly in a way that may break my costume, not so much.

Prices. Everything is more expensive at a con. Pocky is available at many stores, or online, but still some con retailers try to spike the price up.

Most minor - not being able to display a cosplay properly. Some con rules get pretty specific, so if a sword on your cosplay is deemed too sharp, it gets peace bound to its scabbard and you can't draw it for cooler poses.

On the flip side, there are a ton of really cool stories, too!
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naegimakoto wrote:

I have been in need of hearing some con horror stories so if you have any you would like to share, please do! I would love to hear them. I personally haven't been to a con yet so I don't have any to share.

(I haven't seen any forums like this so hopefully this is ok)

Hi there!

I think this thread pretty much covers what you are looking for:

/forumtopic-776161/weird-and-awkward-things-u-experienced-at-conventions

That does mean your thread is a duplicate, so I'm going to close it. But if you reply in the thread I linked to, that will bump it to the front page, and maybe a few new stories will be told! (Why do you want to hear all those horror stories? Is there something you're especially concerned about happening at your first con? Is there a particular story you've heard and want to share (even if it didn't personally happen to you?Sharing some of that info will help get discussion going again.

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