Over the past couple of years, my kids and I have attended many Scifi/fantasy conventions to meet celebrities and listen to them talk. We love them, but they can be very expensive and you always have to spend so much time standing (or sitting) in queues. Nowadays, we will only attend if there is a celebrity we really, really want to see. There was no way I was missing "Supanova" this year when one of my all-time girl crushes was going to be there.
Alex Kingston is gorgeous and friendly and funny, and totally worth standing in a queue for two hours to get an autograph!
Already planning our next convention. Hang the expense!