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Old 11-25-05, 11:30 AM
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How much would you pay to to see/talk/get something signed by your favorite actor(s)?

So I attended a Sci-Fi/Comic/Horror convention this past summer, and since I registered at the door they sent me some card in the mail this week for "specially priced" tickets to the Q&A with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy at next year's event.

For $119 Cdn you can:
- attend a Q&A with them
- get an autographed pic from one of them

For nearly $200 you can:
- do the same as above, but get an autographed pic from each of them

For $327 you can:
- do the same as above, but also get a special badge and a pic with you and both of them

All of the above also include admittance to the convention. And individual autographs are $95 apiece.

Personally, I probably wouldn't pay this kind of money. But I'm just wondering how much others would pay to get a personally autographed pic of their favorite actor? Most I ever paid was $20.
Old 11-25-05, 11:58 AM
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I'll pay the price of admission for the convention (under $20). Above and beyond that... they should feel lucky and priviledged that I want their autograph.
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Not one penny. I'll never understand the concept of autographs or pictures with celebs. What's the point? So you can prove that you were in the same place as someone who happens to be in the entertainment industry? I like Taco Bell, but I don't ask the drive thru guy to sign my Chalupa. At the end of the day it's just ink.

I did get some baseball autographs when I was younger, but there's a difference between a 14 year old baseball fan and an adult having another adult sign their name on something.

I'd much rather give them a quick compliment, getting an autograph is like being a UPS driver. But instead of a package, they're documenting that they spent 6 seconds with some dude who had a pen.
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Not one penny. I'll never understand the concept of autographs or pictures with celebs. What's the point? So you can prove that you were in the same place as someone who happens to be in the entertainment industry? I like Taco Bell, but I don't ask the drive thru guy to sign my Chalupa. At the end of the day it's just ink.

I did get some baseball autographs when I was younger, but there's a difference between a 14 year old baseball fan and an adult having another adult sign their name on something.

I'd much rather give them a quick compliment, getting an autograph is like being a UPS driver. But instead of a package, they're documenting that they spent 6 seconds with some dude who had a pen.
Some people (like me) like collecting autographs as a hobby. It's not much different than any other hobby. Some people like collecting rocks. Who knows, maybe there is somebody out there who likes collecting autographs from Taco Bell workers. Maybe there's somebody out there whos hobby is giving autographs even though he's not famous. He just walks up to people and starts signing their shirts and saying "now who do I make this out to?", or signing paper and handing it to them like a flyer. Either way, they're just hobbies. Everyone has a different taste. Why question it? (Unless the taste is Harry Potter or Field of Dreams )To each their own.

To respond to this thread, I'd pay zero dollars to get an autograph from anyone, or to meet them. I once made a thread about celebrity autographs and stated that paying money takes away the fun and satisfaction of collecting.
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Nothing - At least for myself.

I walked into the local sports card shop a few yrs back - and they had Pete Rose there signing.(not much of a crowd on hand) I initially thought about getting a bat or card for him to sign, but once I found out about having to have the "ticket" for $50 to do so I was outta there. I wouldn't pay that amount just to shake someone's hand or get an autograph for anyone.

For kids it's different because a lot of celebs are larger-than-life to them and it's just a neat thing to be able to do. And I would cough up the dough and do something like that for my kids (if and when they come to be) or maybe as a gift for someone. Not for myself though.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
I'll pay the price of admission for the convention (under $20). Above and beyond that... they should feel lucky and priviledged that I want their autograph.
Word up.
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Originally Posted by Toben
For $119 Cdn you can:
- attend a Q&A with them
- get an autographed pic from one of them

For nearly $200 you can:
- do the same as above, but get an autographed pic from each of them

For $327 you can:
- do the same as above, but also get a special badge and a pic with you and both of them
How about for $50 you get to beat them within an inch of their life with a baseball bat? Seriously, paying for autographs is pretty stupid but nowhere near as retarded as charging people for your autograph.
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Hey, it's there right to charge for a service. Supply/demand. They have every right to do it and the morons have every right to pay for it. Freedom of choice.
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I remember when I was a kid going to sci-fi/Star Trek shows, autographs were built into the price of admission. You'd pay $25-30 for the show, get to see the celeb talk, get the autograph and get admission to all the other things such as the dealer room, shows, whatever. Not too bad a deal for an afternoon of entertainment. Now everyone's gotten greedy and you're paying $50 to get in just to see the show, another $50 for an autograph, $50 to get a photo with them, etc. It's absolutely ridiculous.

The only autographs I've paid for in recent memory were Kane Hodder ($10) and its on a very nice glossy 8x10 which wouldn't cost that much less than $10 anyway. I also got Margot Kidder for about $15 since it was a really great shot of her flying with Chris Reeve. I don't mind spending $10-15 dollars on a nice photo that happens to be signed and personalized in person since the photos themselves generally run around that price if I were to buy them online or from a dealer. The celebs that charge $50+ for their signature can keep their photos for all I care.
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Originally Posted by NitroJMS
I remember when I was a kid going to sci-fi/Star Trek shows, autographs were built into the price of admission. You'd pay $25-30 for the show, get to see the celeb talk, get the autograph and get admission to all the other things such as the dealer room, shows, whatever. Not too bad a deal for an afternoon of entertainment.
I remember that too going to the Star Trek:TOS conventions 20 years ago and more. The conventions were less polished and less commercial. But, were more fun because of it and I got several autographs for free.

How much would I pay? Zero.
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Originally Posted by ShallowHal
Not one penny. I'll never understand the concept of autographs or pictures with celebs. What's the point? So you can prove that you were in the same place as someone who happens to be in the entertainment industry? I like Taco Bell, but I don't ask the drive thru guy to sign my Chalupa. At the end of the day it's just ink.
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When you show their autograph to other ordinary citizens you personally know, without visually witness the celebrity signature in person with their own eye contact, how will people know if that signature is actually authentic, or fraudulent? I mean anybody can write, scratch a name on a photo, or any other stationary and claimed to be genuinely autographed from that celebrity. Autograghs can easily be imitated, and falsified.
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