Has a TV show that's been on for just one season earned its own obsessive fan convention? Judged by the turnout observed by the LAT at the underpopulated Lost convention, probably not. And moments like this probably weren't helping perpetuate the fantasy of TV magic:
At one point, [actor John] Terry [who plays Jack's father] was asked to sign a photo using his character's name. He paused, searching his memory. "Christian Shephard," the woman offered. Is that with one "p" or two, he asked. Someone pulled out a program and supplied the correct spelling.
How is the "Losties" movement supposed to gain any traction if the kind of bit players that are fanboy convention staples don't even know the names of their characters? They probably even forgot to fill the ballroom with virgins.