Lately I have been feeling that the true fans are getting screwed. My main problem right now has to do with autographs. I am planning on being at the Star Wars Celebration II, which was not easy to figure out how to afford the trip (I had to convince my parents that it would make a fun trip for them to spend time with their grandson in order to get them to pay for some of it). I've spent several hunderd on tickets for everyone, we have hotels, airfare and car rental to share, I am planning on picking up the exclusive figure, plus a few extra for my friends and whatever other convention goodies there are. Then if I want to get an autograph I am going to have to pay fifteen bucks extra? This is getting crazy. I don't feel like the autographs have anything to do with the fans now. It feels like it's only about the money. All those poeple who have made money off autographs have screwed it up for the real fans. Now I have to figure if I can afford, and justify, getting more than one autograph. When I first started going to conventions they asked five bucks for a autograph, if they charged at all. I found that a little annoying, but I figured that was for the cost of the pictures and the time to come to the conventions. But fifteen dollars just to get a name put on something? That's robbery. For some reason I have yet to pay for an autograph from a writer, who do not make much money off their art form. It really takes away from the fan experiance in my opinion for the celebraties to charge for autographs. Shortly before X-men the Movie came out Tyler Maine (Sabertooth) was at a convention signing autographs for free and he was cool to talk to, giving time to the people as he gave them signed. That's what the whole thing should be about. It made me more interested in the movie and the actor. If I had not been a fan of the X-men already, I would have most likely been more likely to get into them after that.