Originally Posted by yellowkaiq
People drink at conventions? Do cosplayers actually go into bars dressed up, or is it more of a hotel room thing ?
Depends on the con. At sci fi cons room parties are part of the evening activities can either be public or private. Some people show up in costume others do not. The cons I attend tend to be more literary, so it's not uncommon for writers and aspiring writers to congregate at the bar to do business. They hit the parties after the hotel bar closes.
When I do get some free time at a con, I take a nap or read. Between the parties, fan table, and volunteering I pretty much have to carve out some alone time in the room each day. I find a 2 hr block turn off the phone and read or sleep.