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No Photograpghy at PantheaCon. Lame!


Half of the fun just got sucked out for me. Damn. I was looking forward to getting beautiful, high-res photos of some of our occult luminaries. This sucks....because people have cell phone camera's now, and they will take photos. No one's identity is being they'll be outed with crappy photos instead of nice ones. Ha. Oh well, what can you do?


  1. Really?! Gee, that is lame. Especially if they are using the "protection of identities" explanation for the policy. Ain't the people that we would must like to get pictures of already famous and known(photos on the back of the book or in the website sidebar)? Isn't half the fun of a convention, saying to your friends "Yes, I was at that lecture, and I can prove it with this nifty photograph."

  2. Seriously! I'm going to enjoy the "hospitality rooms" tomorrow, we'll see if they're a little looser....

  3. I wish I saw this before the Con. No one cares, you simply have to be polite and ask anyone that would show in the shot if it is okay for you to talk the picture. I've seen such politeness a thousand times over the years. I've never heard a no.

    That said, I know some people that could run into serious work issues where a picture at the Con land in the wrong hands. Hence, the reason for care and politeness.

  4. Bah, I wish they wouldn't write it as a rule in the guidebook, then. Politeness seems like a much better policy.

    I don't know anyone personally who would have the smallest issue with a picture from Pantheacon...but I live in the Bay Area, arguably the most liberal land in America. I could see how things may be different elsewhere.

    That being said, I doubt many presenters have this problem. Instead of "No Photography", they should change the rule to "Don't be a Dick about it". That would work, I think.

  5. @Robert Also, thanks much for the information!

  6. What I regret most is that WE didn't get a pic together!

  7. @GH Fra LES,

    I know! I can't believe I didn't think about it. I was blown away by the goings-ons though, haha.


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