As for BC's involvement, I never expected him at a Salesforce convention either, so it feels like he's fundraising during his holiday, in between surfing and going to local street parties. 😂 I don't really know what to make of it.
He is very random when he isn't working. Remember when he once appeared wishing good luck to someone who was doing a Dancing with the Stars (or something similar) in the USA when he wasn't very famous yet there?! Or when he did that flowers show with his mom?! Or just last year opening the Chinese's Black Friday on a TV show via zoom?!
I wish con’s hadn’t changed so much. I remember back in the early 90s I went to a Highlander con in Denver. Everyone from the show was there - Adrian Paul, Jim Byrnes, etc. and they just wandered around the hotel (they were staying there with all the fans), met people, chatted them up (I think some of them even slept with a fan or two (😳), were accessible and seemed to be having a great time. Autographs were free (😳), and on Saturday night Jim Byrnes gave the most amazing concert (also free), just for the love of music. It was totally awesome and one of the funnest things I remember from fan life.
Now, of course, everything is curated down to the minute and costs a fortune. It’s too bad “they” figured out how to drain so much money from fans with deep pockets who love their Thing so much they’ll pay just about anything for a 10 second photo with the beloved. I hate capitalism.
I still haven’t heard anything to make me reconsider my opinion. I still think the whole thing is incredibly tacky. And I don’t see how it can be thought of as being kind to people who can’t make it to Comic-Con or whatever. If they want to be kind (and safe during Covid), send people the autograph and charge them for the postage, not $700 or more. Just because fans are willing to spend ridiculous amounts of money on something, it doesn’t mean that wealthy celebrities should take advantage of it.