I've never been one for "cons", as I've grown up with the impression that the people frequenting such events are very weird dudes akin to the fellow on the left here. There's also really not a lot that I care enough about to go check out at a public event centered around fandom.
A buddy of mine is attempting to convince me to attend the Vancouver Fan Expo after party, as we both tend to enjoy beer and video games. The plot doesn't really thicken at all, but my youngest sister very much enjoys James Marsters' character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and he allegedly would be at this "expo". How far out of my way is it acceptable to go to attempt to snag an autograph or something? Cause while I would like to go for "Brother of the Year" I'd rather not spend $50+ bucks on a silly memento.