Originally Posted by Erroneous
I really hate the comment that they already make enough money. That has nothing to do with it. No matter who they are or how much money they have, their time is valuable and everyone knows that at a convention they are paid to show up and everyone knows if they charge for a picture or sell you something that is part of the deal.
Really? I don't know about you, but if I was already financially set for life (as virtually anyone who makes 7 figures a year is -- providing they don't have a bad spending habit/gambling addiction and invest wisely), but any time I genuinely had something better to do with my time I'd do that instead, be it a public appearance or not -- no fee required. Let's not make money a drug in this world any more than it already is.