I've met a few now here and there or in passing, major and minor and the overwhelming majority have seemed to me to be disappointing or even aggravating in one way or another.
The attitude of high up Wizard's employees to fans at conventions has been recorded before (during the CCG height).
Kev Siembada is legendary for being a dick to freelancers and his ego, but actually seems vaguely personable when you meet him.
Justin Achilli is a total prick to a great deal of his fanbase, as are a couple of other White Wolf types/former White Wolf types.
GMS does some brilliant work but turns into godzilla at the drop of a hat.
Others are just... boring or disappointing.
Phil Masters is a decent chap and does good stuff but he sucks the life out of the room.
Marcus Rowland, heroic preserver of victoriana is the quintessential beardie.
Many people who work on these fantastic games and ideas seem dull and drained in person without a hint of their creative nature to look at them.
It's just... disappointing and crushing.
Anyone else had the same experience at cons or on forums/lists?
Do we create the monsters with our 'fandom'?
Has anyone had any universally positive experiences?
What about in further 'fandom' such as comics etc?
For example, I met Simon Bisley before and after he got famous, nice before, prick after.
Everyone has off days but...
Eh, I'm just wondering after recent con experiences and watching a few things erupt lately.
Shared experience stops one feeling alone :)