The scene girl isn’t going to flock to a lawyer in an Armani suit, not when Jimmy Urine from Mindless Self Indulgence is around.
The women at a nightclub are going to be far more interested in the club promoters or the DJ or the guys who can get them into the VIP section than Patrick Rothfuss, while Neil Gaiman’s female fans are less likely to squee over Kobe Bryant.
One of the common complaints I’d heard during my time on the Austin dating scene was that every guy was telling women that either he was a photographer (the better to invite them back to his studio for – In Dallas, every guy claimed to be a DJ and in Houston, everyone was in oil.
In New York, every guy’s a Wall Street hustler, in DC they’re a consultant and in LA everyone’s an actor or a producer.
but nobody’s going to give a shit about him at a comic convention.