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Fan conventions: Are they worth it or not?

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Many popular television series, past and present, hold conventions several times a year for fans to meet and discuss their favorite series. Often these conventions offer panels and feature stars of the series who, among other things, hold Q&A discussions for fans.

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"Supernatural" is no exception. There are several conventions held, both domestically and internationally, each year. Fans get to choose between a variety of activities such as karaoke, cosplay, and trivia contests. There are also auctions where fans can bid on items autographed by the celebs themselves. Photograph and autograph ops also help to give fans a chance to mingle with the stars.

But these activities comes at a price. Tickets can range from 30$ for a one day pass to over 600$ for an entire weekend. (There are certain perks to be had, though, including lodging, autographs, and preferred seating.) Neither of those options takes into account transportation costs, however. Add in photo ops and other options, and your weekend could get pricey pretty quickly.

So are conventions worth it? That depends on your level of dedication to a series. The average fan, who enjoys catching an episode when they can, may not believe so. The die hard fan, on the other hand, may believe it's a small price to pay for the excitement of meeting their favorite celebs and other fans of the series, as well.

So have you ever been to a convention? If so, what was/were your favorite activity/activities? Would you recommend attending a convention? Comment below with your thoughts.

Questions? Concerns? Comments? Drop me a line at supernaturalexaminer@gmail.com with your thoughts.

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