The atmosphere at the convention is merry and casual. Concentions are a time for meetigs of friends from different parts of a country and it is an opportunity to meet some Internet pals.
Of course during panels people should stay silent but sometimes there is a time for discussion or laugh.
In a meantime people meet new friends eg. in a Games Room or by playing board or card games.
An important part of every convention, which is especially exotic for new participants, is a manner in which one address each other. “Mr” and “Mrs” are not the most appropriate names – participants use informal language or nicknames, even towards older participants. Some famous writers may be an exception.
If you do not know someone’s nickname just check the ID. One should put his name on it.
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