Still never got it. Sure I had/have my favorite characters/couples and was thrilled when they finally got together, sad or furious when they broke up. But I never went to a mall fan event. I went to super soap weekend in 2001 and couldn’t believe what I was seeing/hearing from middle-aged to older women! Honest to God, they thought the characters were real. They yelled out character names to the actors. Someone asked Hillary B. Smith when she and Bo were getting back together. Others yelled out ‘we love you GREG’ to Larry Lau (ex-Greg AMC) who was playing Sam Rappaport on OLTL at the time.
I don’t mean to knock fan events. They can be fun and sometimes you come away with some juicy gossip. 😀. And if they’re local, sure, go and enjoy. 😀