Ok..I admit it. When TNG premier back in 1987. I couldn't stand Wesley's character. Was it that it was ridiculous that some teenage kid was smarter than the cream of the crop of Star Fleet....Or was it something else? Could it have been jealousy of being a kid and working on a show that was someting we fans would love to be a part of? I am sure their are different answer for each person you ask. But, while I can understand fans coming down on the character....I am shocked at how Convention promoters have ignored him. For example at Trek's 40th anniversary show. Where dozens of Trek actors appeared...I have even seen the actor who played the Gorn appear at a show. Now, like it or not Wil was a big part of TNG and Trek. So when I did not see his name on the guest list. I assumed he couldn't go. Then by accident I came upon his blog/website and started reading up. I find out he was never asked....Never asked?? You can bring in a guy who was on the show for 2 minutes and never said a word...But, not even invite an actor who was on the show for over half of the 160+ episodes. That is just stupid. Reading on in his blog. For the first time I really feel bad for what he went through years ago. Here was a guy...who in real life was a lot like me and a lot of other scifi comic fans. Even before Trek. He would attend comic and gaming shows. He went to buy comics, see the stars and even buy Robotech toys (Alright, I wasn't into Robotech..But, you get the point). Even when he went to the shows as a fan...He would be constantly heckled by fans. It was so bad that he didn't go to a convention for years...But, he didn't want to give up his love of going to shows and seeing all of the new (& old) comics and such. So he would conceal himself as best he could and go to a local monthly comic show and deal with those who knew him and wouldn't give him grief. We treated him like crap for years and for no good reason. He was an actor...You want to scream at someone..Blame Rodenberry, the writers, producers,etc. But, to villify this guy is nuts. So hopefully convention promoters will grow up and welcome this guy back. Will their still be people who want to give him grief...No doubt. But, I am sure their are thousands of fans who would enjoy seeing him and hearing about his experience on the show...And in my case be the last person I need to sign my autographed TNG cast photo.