TODAY IS THE DAY TODAY IS THE DAY
IT HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN ONE CENTURY SINCE THE ASSASSINATION OF FRANZ FERDINAND HIS WIFE SOPHIE AND THEIR UNBORN CHILD IN SARAJEVO IN 1914 AT THE HANDS OF GAVRILO PRINCIP/THE BLACK HAND ULTIMATELY TRIGGERING WORLD WAR ONE
LET’S TAKE A PROFOUND MOMENT OF SILENCE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT A LANDMARK TODAY IS
A letter to everyone attending Philly Con and meeting Sebastian Stan in the next two days:
First, we are all jealous of you. Enjoy yourselves. Get good pics. Try not to faint.
Second, please behave.
I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on my dash about things people are thinking of saying or doing with Sebastian, and it makes me worried. I live in a place where celeb encounters are not rare, so some tips:
Do not treat him like your friend. Treat him the way your friend would want to be treated by a complete stranger.
What does that mean? Don’t touch him unless he initiates it - a handshake, a hug, an arm around the shoulders, whatever. Don’t tease him. Yeah, he might find it funny being called “Captain Rum”…but he might not. How many times in an hour would you want a complete stranger to remind you of the time you goofed up on national television? How many times before you start to wonder if that’s ALL people remember about you?
Remember this is new to him.
This is Seb’s first major con, to my knowledge, since he became Tumblr Royalty with the release of Winter Soldier. Yep, he’s done Comic Con in the past, but that was with full panels of his costars - this time it’s just him and Anthony Mackie. And he is a Much. Bigger. Deal. in the fandom world now than the last time he did this. We’ve seen in interviews that he’s not totally comfortable anyway with all the attention. It’s got to be overwhelming. So try to keep in mind that he’s not one of the Supernatural cast who’ve been at it for 10 years and are totally comfortable getting down with the fans. If he doesn’t want to participate in whatever idea you had in mind for your photo op, cut him some slack.
No matter how curious you are, if you’re lucky enough to get time to actually talk to him, don’t ask him about his sexuality. Don’t ask him if the Miss Muffet speech embarrasses him. Son, just don’t.
Basically, if you wouldn’t want some guy on the street to do it to you, don’t do it to Sebastian Stan.
I’m not trying to ruin anyone’s fun, just reminding you that this is a guy who is a human being. Treat him like one, please. I’m hoping to meet him next year at SDCC, so selfishly, I really don’t want the crazier side of the fandom to scare him off of meeting fans before that happens.
Thanks all, and enjoy, you lucky kids!