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    ComicCon discussion

    So, pulled from the other thread...


    What is the unspoken dialogue between CCI & Mile High?

    MILE HIGH:
    -People can't visit their $18,000 space because too many people are filling in the other areas of the exhibition hall that arent related to comics
    -Last year the physical logistics team misplaced their container, and the first two days of CC, they had no exotic merchandise on display.
    -No one apologized or compensated them for this.

    CCI
    -No formal answer to it (technically, the wisest press decision, for such matters, period)
    -Raised the space rate by 8% this year, for vendors, but limited number of badges by additional 3% over last year (is this number speculative, against inflation, or bull crap?)
    -Expanded additional sale space further outside exhibition halls to "primetime" content, further distancing comic related conventions... From the convention.

    I have never been. This just the stuff I am told and have read. My Brother and his Wife used to run a booth, but they do not do it anymore, as it became cost prohibitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Shades View Post
    So, pulled from the other thread...
    MILE HIGH:
    -People can't visit their $18,000 space because too many people are filling in the other areas of the exhibition hall that arent related to comics - $48K place. But pretty much though in reality they are broken into maybe 4 areas for Comics. But people need to understand that by the late 80s, Comic Con was a popular arts festival, not a comic festival.
    -Last year the physical logistics team misplaced their container, and the first two days of CC, they had no exotic merchandise on display. - That is just weird. Thats called walk to the president of Con and talk to him. He is literilly in a response spot ALL CON. There is no WAY that they couldn't get to him. And he would have apologized.
    -No one apologized or compensated them for this. - This i have a hard time with. Any staff, security or even most volunteers can direct you straight to the president of Con. This is someone who WILL respond.

    CCI
    -No formal answer to it (technically, the wisest press decision, for such matters, period) - Yep.
    -Raised the space rate by 8% this year, for vendors, but limited number of badges by additional 3% over last year (is this number speculative, against inflation, or bull crap?) - CCI raises NOTHING. The City Raises it. Remember, CCI is a Charity.
    -Expanded additional sale space further outside exhibition halls to "primetime" content, further distancing comic related conventions... From the convention. - Not actually CCI. There is not additional CCI outside the same 3 hotels and the Convention Center. Everything outside is NOT CCI.
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    I sort of feel that while Comic Con is a name for branding only, the comics themselves have become nearly irrelevant to a point that the convention itself needs a separate con just for comics, and for it to be called Comic Book Con.

    Stick with me.


    Do you remember a cable television network that started in the early 1980s that showed only Music Videos and music related content?

    After all the commercials and sponsored content took over with every show NOT featuring a music video, they made a second channel (which no one leased, but) that people who wanted to, could watch music videos again!

    Funny - now mtv2 is just the rerun channel for real world, road rules, jersey shore, FotM.

    Anyway. That's the way I see it. Maybe one day, like the superbowl, i will go.

    I will lay myself down with xanax.

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    A few founders actually started Comic Fest to try and get back to roots. Nice comic focused.

    Both have their place. A lot of cross over with CCI members lol.

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    See you guys at comic con.

    Also this is my first time going, any tips on getting into the funko booth without wasting hours sitting in line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poke View Post
    See you guys at comic con.

    Also this is my first time going, any tips on getting into the funko booth without wasting hours sitting in line?
    See you there!

    Um, only be there super early and try not to let things like that kill your experience. I personally never do those. I spend most of my time in the Disabled Volunteers booth normally. I am in the Volunteers team, we manage thousands of volunteers.

    How many days are you going?
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    I have all the days starting with preview night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poke View Post
    I have all the days starting with preview night.
    Dale, ping me while your there!
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    Poke, just be prepared for the crowds and that everyone is trying to do the same as you. Plan in advance and coordinate with friends to wait in lines and such. If you're going for the Funko collectible, be there early, I mean maybe a day or two early, it can be that crazy/stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashenwelt View Post
    Dale, ping me while your there!
    Ill message you next week when im there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf1 View Post
    Poke, just be prepared for the crowds and that everyone is trying to do the same as you. Plan in advance and coordinate with friends to wait in lines and such. If you're going for the Funko collectible, be there early, I mean maybe a day or two early, it can be that crazy/stupid.
    Yea friends wants to do the game of throne experience and heard that was like a 8 hour wait

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    For any going... how are you all doing? Been busy for the First two days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashenwelt View Post
    For any going... how are you all doing? Been busy for the First two days!

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    I will be there Saturday and Sunday, hope to see you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sc91006 View Post
    I will be there Saturday and Sunday, hope to see you.
    Just ping me! At Hall H right now.

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    Such a big and populated convention. Good luck sirs.
    THE CAKE IS A LIE!

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    Anyone there and want to meet just quote me here or ping me via PM. I will be in Ballroom Room 20 most of the afternoon. I also do not miss the masquerade tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    Such a big and populated convention. Good luck sirs.
    Needed more luck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashenwelt View Post
    Needed more luck...
    Elaboration needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoof View Post
    Elaboration needed.
    No meet up at least with me. Happens...

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