Reading through the entire thread, it doesn't look to me like much begging is going on. Isn't this expo being shunned by true Coleco fans?
A service is being offered...video coverage to satisfy morbid curiosity of folks who don't care to attend.
The wisdom of subjecting ones self to such an event is another argument entirely. Filming a train wreck would be comparable, although there would be an audience for that as well.