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In article<p6lm1001bs@news1.newsguy.com>, PeterN
<"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote:

> > 
> >>>> Last year there was a Star Trek exhibit on the Intrepid. It combined the
> >>>> original with the Next Generation. I was told that most of the actors
> >>>> were nice, regular guys. William Shattner was charging for his
> >>>> autograph. I leave the name for that, up to the readers.
> >>>
> >>> most of them do that. they know the fans will pay, so why not.
> >>
> >> Not when they are being paid for the appearance. And the fans are making
> >> a generous donation to a charity.
> > 
> > yes when they're being paid for the appearance.
> > 
> > i've been to several cons and paying for autographs and/or photos is
> > standard fare.
> > 
> > the lines are long, so few people find it to be an issue.
> > 
> >> BTW I used to represent entertainers. Most thought it beneath them to
> >> charge for an autograph. They either declined, or gave one free. I don't
> >> know the source for your statement, but I KNOW it's not true.
> > 
> > personal experience is my source.
> > 
> You go to charitable events where the donation is between $500 and 
> $1,000 per person, and then paid for an autograph?
> I have difficulty believing that.

you didn't originally say it was a charitable event. 

charity != con. 

as usual, you move the goalposts.

as i said, i've been to many cons and paying for autographs and/or
photos is standard.