Ok so i searched through 12 pages of threads and didn't find this so sorry if its already been talked about! ^^;; Anyway, while reading the "Why do some collectors refuse to go to meetups?" thread i got to thinking: Why do people go to meetups? Is it just for the social part of it? Are you secretly needy for attention? (>.> <.< *coughmecough*) Do you just want to finally be around people you can talk to about your dolly pains and triumphs? I've only been to the A-Kon meet and left really fast (didn't have my Lestat, only my off topic girl so i was nervous and embaressed) But i really want to go to meets for multiple reasons. Not only would i like to make friends in this hobby, but I will admit i want to show off Lestat (and any others i get by the time i finally can attend a meet!) and see what reactions/comments he brings. I also would just love to be around a group of people who share a hobby with me (i'm weird like that i guess?) So whats your reason for going for wanting to go to meets?