>Over the years I have many times complained about the way fans dress at cons. A civilian walking by the dealers room of a big con will glance in and behold a churning sea of slobs. Those faded t-shirts. Those knee-length shorts. The general sense that soap is not a familiar item. As if the Comic Shop Guy on THE SIMPSONS is a fashion plate to be emulated. In other words, civilians see exactly what they EXPECT to see, and over the years I have sent out pleas to my fellow fans and pros alike that we try to present ourselves in a way that does us some credit. Don't dress like Mormons, but if you're going to a three day con, bring a change of clothes!
Based Byrne raises a good point here - why do so many comic nerds, particularly ones who frequent the con circuit, have an issue with basic hygiene?