If you are going to attend FCN, and happen to see Finn walking about, feel free to come up and say "hi" to him. For those who have followed this soft-hearted character, I need not tell you how skittish Finn can be, and due to his childhood of violence and abuse, he can (at times) become delusional. Here is a quick guide to help you have the most positive results of your Finny experience.
Remember: Finn is a friendly, gentle fellow who has the same need of acceptance as anyone, even when he appears aloof.
1. Approach in a non-threatening manner. Don't be offended if Finn does not make eye contact or looks around while conversing with you.
2. Avoid walking up too quickly, and for God's sake, do not jump out at him. Moreover, if you run up to Finn and throw your arms around him, unless he knows you very well, it will freak him out.
3. Avoid approaching Finn in large groups. He may think you are a gang about to cosh him and take his money. Other behaviors that may cause Finn to believe he is about to be attacked include staring, pointing, or following him around. If Finn does feel threatened, he may swing at you out of a delusional need for self-defense.
4. Avoid touching him, and if you do out of habit (such as patting him on the shoulder during a conversation), do not be offended if he pulls away. If you do want to give him a hug, ask for his permission first, and if he agrees, do not hug him for a long time.
5. Finn enjoys being of service to others, so one way to make him feel comfortable around you is to ask him to help you with a small task, such as grabbing something off a shelf or holding your sketchbook while you pay the bartender for your drink.
6. Ask Finn about his art. Art is his life and it is a sure-fire way to get him engaging with you. It's a great way to show that you are interested in who he is as a person.
7. Avoid being loud or using rude humor. Finn has sensitive hearing and takes things personally.
Other ways to tell Finn is feeling uncomfortable include rubbing his left ear, running a hand through his hair, folding his arms around himself (as if a hug), or biting his claws.
Hopefully this guide will help you talk to Finn successfully without Finn running away flailing.