You’ve seen them. When other people are having too much fun, they show up and wreck the party.
A recent example of this is the recent shutdown of Oklacon. 3 new attendees showed up, did some illegal stuff in the park grounds that the con was taking place in, and then another attendee contacted the park owners and connected the crime with the convention.
So who is really responsible for the con being shut down? The 3 attendees who broke the law? Maybe.. but so is the person who called the park owners to blame the convention. And the park owners themselves for blaming the convention instead of the individuals. All of those people are to blame.
The fact is stupid stuff happens at conventions all of the time. I had the privilege of being privy to behind the scenes information at two major conventions. I can remember a dozen incidents at least where the con was afraid their hotel might kick them out. But the hotel never did, because they understood the individuals are the ones to be blamed. (plus they make a lot of money). The con bans the individual, and the problem is effectively solved. This has been going on for years. People who violate the ban are likely to be arrested.
There’s people talking about this today and I think they are missing the big picture. Sure, idiots sometimes ruin things for everyone, but the fun police ruin the party every time, and they do it a lot more frequently than idiots. And they do it on purpose, unlike some dumb kids who were just trying to have fun and did not appreciate the consequences of their actions.
You can see the letter from the convention about it’s closing, below: