Are you a clown person or are you afraid of clowns? Funny and entertaining or creepy and creepier? I find them a bit of all of the above.
At Days of the Dead in Indianapolis, IN, I ran into a group of clowns (does a group of clowns have a name, like "a "gaggle" of clowns). These were not the happy, joyous clowns. These were the terrorizing, frightening clowns. I actually saw some young kids scared of them. To be honest, I think the clowns actually liked that response, too. Sick clowns!
This is the type of fun to be had at these cons. They gladly posed for pictures all day long. Of course, when you put together a great costume, you better be prepared for photo requests all day.
I think that is really the reason they attend these cons. I don't remember seeing any of them going to meet the celebrities. I never really thought of that until now. Of course, next time I will have to ask one to see (and then I will hope he doesn't kill me for fun).
The Clowns and me in Indianapolis, IN-June 2015.