I felt that Creation treated the FS fans like the red-headed step child they no longer love. The SG con got all of their attention except when Ben & Claudia were on stage. Most of my photos I had to toss because the lighting in the room was horrible. The fact that they used flood lights clamped to the middle of the stage to light it. It made everyone look like they were telling ghost stories. So not conducive to taking good pics. No amount of tweaking in Photoshop could save them.
As for Claudia eating on stage being rude, I whole heartedly disagree with you. The woman had been busy entertaining FANS all day and didn't have a break to eat lunch. So rather than keep fans waiting any longer, she ate her lunch while entertaining us. I didn't find it rude, I saw it as a sign that she trusts the fans way more than she ever has. As for her hogging the time, there have been many times when she and Ben were on stage when he hogged the time so it's only fair that she's finally comfortable enough with who she is to hog time.
Never in my life have I ever been more proud of Scapers than when her oldest boy came on stage and she asked us to not take pictures when he took off the Batman mask. It did my heart good to see everyone around me and in front of me turn their cameras OFF and DOWN when she asked that. It also did my heart good to see how much she trusts us now. 10 years ago she never would have allowed her child on stage with her much less let us see him.
I LOVED Ben not wanting to respond because seriously, he would have only gotten himself into trouble if he had.
As usual for me, the cast were spectacular. The service from Creation was very disappointing. The hotel was okay as a venue. They shouldn't have had the photo ops so far away from the main stages though. Or they should have at least provided feeds from the two cons for those waiting for photo ops.