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Old May 15 2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Sci-fi convention descends into brawl between rival fans...

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/u...cle3765790.ece

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Old May 15 2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Re: Sci-fi convention descends into brawl between rival fans...

3rd thread about this. Other 2 are in the sci-fi/fantasy forum.
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Old May 15 2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Re: Sci-fi convention descends into brawl between rival fans...

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3rd thread about this. Other 2 are in the sci-fi/fantasy forum.
Sorry. Didn't check first. Please close this thread.
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Old May 15 2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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Re: Sci-fi convention descends into brawl between rival fans...

Well, it's no big deal to have it posted in more than one forum, especially since there are a lot of people who post here but not in SF&F, and vice versa. Plus, while this story seems to be greatly overblown because of the humorous circumstances (there wasn't even an actual fight), I'm looking forward to seeing how people will have fun talking about it here.

However, it does need a working article link, so here are the two from the other threads on this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-22542222

http://metro.co.uk/2013/05/15/police...-feud-3760056/
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Old May 15 2013, 09:58 PM   #5
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Re: Sci-fi convention descends into brawl between rival fans...

Here's one of my favorite fan rivalry clips, albeit a fake one from the Conan O'Brien show:

http://youtu.be/7zWNJHS9PBE?t=9m48s
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Old May 15 2013, 10:42 PM   #6
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Re: Sci-fi convention descends into brawl between rival fans...

First thing that came to mind is the Phineas & Ferb episode.
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Old May 15 2013, 10:45 PM   #7
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Re: Sci-fi convention descends into brawl between rival fans...

When I saw the headline, I thought of Fanboys.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0489049/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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Old May 15 2013, 10:47 PM   #8
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Re: Sci-fi convention descends into brawl between rival fans...

Doctor Who fans had an actual fight at a mini con here a couple years back. Some long held dispute.
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Old May 15 2013, 11:47 PM   #9
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Re: Sci-fi convention descends into brawl between rival fans...

Dr. Who versus Star Wars? I thought it'd be Trekkies versus Star Wars fans.
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Old May 16 2013, 03:01 AM   #10
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Re: Sci-fi convention descends into brawl between rival fans...

Wasn't this an episode of the new Outer Limits, starring (of all people) Colin Mochrie?
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Old May 16 2013, 03:42 AM   #11
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"People! You're desperately fighting over fiction. Fiction. Get a life!"
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Old May 21 2013, 09:48 AM   #12
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Just 3 people. I tought it was a massive bar fight.
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Old May 21 2013, 11:39 AM   #13
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"People! You're desperately fighting over fiction. Fiction. Get a life!"
Clearly you haven't been paying attention to the last two thousand years
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Old May 21 2013, 01:04 PM   #14
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"People! You're desperately fighting over fiction. Fiction. Get a life!"
Clearly you haven't been paying attention to the last two thousand years
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