Originally Posted by Ororo Monroe
Here is a question. Is there a con handbook or something out there? People throw around terms and situations and thing everyone knows them. I find this in other hobbies too like RenFair and Living History. For instance, what is a panel or rather what are the different types of panels. What is a room party and why is it different then some panels. Who can host a panel? What are the different types of shoots? How are they organized? What's a Masque/Skit? Are certain activities only for certain types of cons? ie tornaments, grinders, and deathmatches for gaming cons. photoshoots and masques for costume cons. cosplay for all...
I found this site that seems to answer most of your questions, but if you have more feel free to ask:
Customer: Do you have a Wand of Animate Dead for sale?
Man Behind the Counter: What could you possibly use 50 charges of that for???
Customer: Do you really wanna know?
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