reply to post by Gazrok
I have never been, but would love to go. I might just have to. There have been rumors circulating about the true nature of these kinds of events...
though. Even if the rumors are remotely possible, it's a scary concept to consider... Here is what I've heard, so please be careful...
Sci-fi/fantasy/horror conventions attract people of higher than average intellect and extremely higher than average imagination. Therefore, TPTB have
begun funding these events to attract the most intellectual and imaginative people from the "average" American crowd. These people have been declared
as potential dangers in the brave new world to come. People who roleplay and strategize are used to confronting unexpected scenarios with
unconventional thinking ---a clear threat to a possible future totalitarian or semi-totalitarian state. So, these conventions are like honey
attracting bees. Step One: attract the smartest and the brightest.
Next, they have begun (it is rumored) to instill subtle, subliminal messages throughout the convention atmosphere. Look for messages like: Obey
(like the hidden signs in They Live) and Conform, etc. Another tactic is to begin an annual dosage of several "long-burn" drugs that slowly release
over the next year (until the next convention). The drugs are introduced via convention vendors in drinks/food/pastries and promotional non-permanent
tatoos. For those who attend more than one convention, they are affected much faster. These long-burn drugs become more powerful as they interact
with any over-the-counter and/or prescription medication the victim/target takes over the next year. Further, mix in aspartame and MSG as
"multipliers." The effects are unknown, but several of the recent "zombie" cannibalism incidents have been attributed to the build-up of drugs in
human systems (officials used the bath salts theory to explain away the real reason). In fact, some suspect that at least two of the zombie cannibals
were convention attendees, one of which attended at least four conventions in the previous 11 months.
From what has been gathered, convention-goers over the last decade have been suffering from all sorts of maladies beyond the average, including such
strange afflictions like Morgellon's Disease, where multi-colored fibers sprout from painful body rashes. To date, scientists have been unable to
determine the cause, but many sufferers had been convention-goers. So, Step Two involves the drugging and psychological programming of attendees.
There is a possible Step Three: the implanting of tracking devices in convention commemorative items, like "Celebration 7 Darth Vader Action Figure"
and the like. Numerous free gifts and promotional items have been tagged with long/semi/short range transmitters including RFID tags. This lets
future tracking teams home-in on potential trouble makers when the axe falls and the power-grab begins. Even if a person did not attend a convention
and purchased one of these items via eBay or other means, the tracker teams will probably stage an op at that person's residence because they LIKED
such an item and are therefore likely to be smarter and creative. Thus, Step Three is to track convention goers or enthusiasts like animals. Be
careful when you power-up that Star Wars lightsaber or fantasy dragon display with glowing eyes.
TPTB have been using such conventions to eliminate a future threat: smart, intelligent, creative people who have been putting themselves in imagined
tactical and strategic situations for decades. It's like they want to eliminate (or render mentally unstable) the Wolverines from Red Dawn before the
grab for power begins. Gamers and convention attenders would likely be the majority of those people to not only fight for their freedom, but be able
to generate creative tactical plans against a future totalitarian state.
So, if you attend these conventions... Be wary. Be ready. Be safe.
Although the above speculation is for entertainment purposes only, it is within the fringes of the possible.
edit on 21-6-2012 by GhostLancer because: Typo