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Old 11-05-09, 08:18 PM
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

I agree too. I'm a Preview Night person but I can understand being miffed at the situation for non-Preview Night peeps. I'm hoping they'll find a better way for non-Preview Night badge distribution.
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

Originally Posted by Neeb
$100.00
Hmm... not as bad as I would have thought.
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

Originally Posted by Neeb
Part of me suspects there's an element that's 'block-buying' passes, which would explain the velocity of sales. And it's hinting at the kind of crowd you can expect at 2010...

You can't re-sell your pass and last year they were really crazy on those who even tried.

Fun story - Friend bought passes for a group of us under his card. One of the guys couldn't make it and this was AFTER the cut off date for returns. He contacted SDCC and told him the situation and tried to get a refund on that one pass. They told him that there was nothing that they could do but that he could still pick up the now vacant pass.

So he puts up a craigslist ad to see if anyone would take it off his hands as to not eat the 75 charge. Gets replies, a couple of which were offering him below cost. He turned those down. Eventually did get someone to pay the cost.

We go to pick up the badges on preview night and his badge was flagged and he had to go to the main problem solving table and the fine folks at SDCC told him that because he tried to resell the pass on craigslist that they weren't going to give him his badge.

They have proof of him trying to sell as SDCC folks were posing as the craigslist interested party only willing to pay below face value for the pass. They almost took the other passes away because they claimed there was no way to tell if he sold them to us... In the end, he didn't get his pass and had to give his CC some hassle to get the charge taken back.

Eventually we turned to buying a 4 day pass off someone selling it outside the show.....
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

I was actually thinking there was heavy corporate purchasing from assorted entertainment companies trying in "increase their footprint."
Probably a lot of people thinking of scalping their tickets, too, but I'm afraid the audience in 2010 (and beyond) might be filled with militant soccer moms and self-important PA's.
This as opposed to the goofy mix of young talent, comics industry old hands, and locals just out for a good time- that characterized SDCC until the mid-1990s.
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

Originally Posted by Neeb
I was actually thinking there was heavy corporate purchasing from assorted entertainment companies trying in "increase their footprint."
I doubt that's it. Most of the recognizable entertainment companies are either exhibitors or holding panels, meaning they get badges as part of their deal. Case in point, Comic-Con gave me a space last year to use as a studio and we got as many badges as we needed (which wound up being around 10-15). And I know companies like DC Comics/Time Warner get hundreds of badges.

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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

Comic Con just twitted that 4-Day passes are gone.
$100 is too little.
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

Single day passes went on sale yesterday. Saturday is already 86% sold. Probably won't make it past the weekend. If you want Saturday, buy NOW.
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

Whenever I see a Comicon thread, I think one thing: "TomOpus kicks ass!"
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

Now I find out my high school reunion is on the Saturday of Comicon. Decisions...decisions...
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That sucks, Patman. Big decision there. Well, depending on how bad you want to see your old classmates. I guess it's too late for them to move the reunion to San Diego
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

With Facebook, the desire to see the old classmates isn't as high as it might have been, but it is the quarter of a century reunion, otherwise attending might not be a high consideration either. Gah! Plus, there's the subconscious need to drop a few pounds that enters into the equation. Haha.
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25 years is pretty big. Good luck in your decision.

Since the thread got bumped might as well say that Friday and Saturday are sold out. Thursday is at 85% and Sunday is at 69%.
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

Originally Posted by Comic Con
2010 Adult Guest of Professional Registrations are Sold Out!

As you know, to help prevent overcrowding, Comic-Con has placed a limit on adult and junior guests. The adult guest limit has been reached, and no additional adult guests -- free or paid -- will be accepted for professionals, even if they have not registered for their free guests yet. While we are pleased that we are still able to offer you, our verified creative professionals, a complimentary admission to this sold out event, we express our sincere regret that not everyone can attend.
I guess Los Angeles and Anaheim will have more fodder to lure Comic Con to their cities if this becomes a big issue for professionals.
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

I ended up snagging a free press pass. Guess I'll go after all.
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

Spurlock, Whedon eye 'Comic-Con' doc
Stan Lee and Harry Knowles also behind 'A Fan's Hope'
By MARC GRASER

Comic-Con is headed to the bigscreen in a new documentary, "Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope."

Morgan Spurlock will direct and collaborate with "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon, comicbook vet Stan Lee, Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles and Legendary Pictures' topper Thomas Tull on the look at the annual fest for fanboys that takes place each year in San Diego.


The docu will follow seven fans from across America, and around the world, as they descend upon Comic-Con. Project will start shooting in June and wrap up in July at the Con. Confab takes place July 22-25.

Tull is financing the film independently from his day job as chairman of Legendary Pictures. Pic is expected to eventually be released in theaters.

Tull will produce alongside Spurlock's Warrior Poets producing partner, Jeremy Chilnick. Whedon, Lee and Knowles will executive produce.

"We look forward to capturing the spirit, energy and people that Comic-Con has infused into legions of fans, bringing these audiences and projects out of the halls and onto a world stage," Tull said.

Spurlock, best known for the docu "Super-Size Me," trekked to San Diego last year to film the doc "The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!"

"When I was a kid, comics changed my life and my world," Spurlock said. "So when I got to San Diego, I felt like I was home. It was such an overwhelming experience for me, and I soon found out that I was not alone. So for me to get to share the experience of Comic-Con with fans all over the world will be an incredible opportunity."

Legendary has a history in making films that appeal to the Comic-Con contingent, having co-produced Warner Bros.' recent redo of "Clash of the Titans," alnog with "Where the Wild Things Are," the last two Batman adventures, "Superman Returns," "Watchmen" and "300." It's planning a reboot of "Godzilla."
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

He better not gorge himself on convention food and vomit on us
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

I hope I get interviewed, so I can badmouth Harry Knowles the whole time!
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

I emailed for a refund request, so I'm definitely out this year. Bummer.
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Sorry to hear that, Patman.
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

Is the hatred for Harry Knowles strictly due to the fact that he's a fame-whoring, no-talent slob, or is there another reason that people dislike him?
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Is the hatred for Harry Knowles strictly due to the fact that he's a fame-whoring, no-talent slob, or is there another reason that people dislike him?
I think it's the red hair. Or it could be what you said.
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Speaking of which...
Originally Posted by Big Red
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE COMIC-CON

Are you headed to the 2010 Comic-Con International in San Diego? Do you die for diehard fandom? Do you pine over Chris Pine, other Captain Kirks, or have firsthand knowledge of who is the ultimate Bruce Wayne? Is your Lost Ark a long lost collectible, an original edition comic book, a need to be the first in line at a sneak peak of Green Lantern, or to understand the ultimate and undeniable power of Akira?! Are you the original inspiration for comic book guy? Is your collection the biggest? Is your costume the best? Is your dream to propose to your girlfriend and give her the one ring to rule them all? Are you an artist who is showing off your work? A vendor showing off your amazing collection?

If you are any of these things, then we want to hear your story.

Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, producer Thomas Tull, comic book icon Stan Lee, writer/producer Joss Whedon, and film guru Harry Knowles have joined together to bring audiences the feature-length documentary COMIC-CON EPISODE FOUR: A FAN’S HOPE – a documentary celebration of all things con-tastic!

We are looking to cast original, eccentric, funny, touching, and mildly obsessive people that will capture the excitement, enthusiasm, joy, and passion of comic book, anime, sci-fi, and fantasy lovers everywhere.

If Comic-Con International will be the highlight of your year and you have a story to share about your passion, let us know. Join the fellowship, take part in this epic documentary, and write us at [email protected]. Include your name, phone number, a picture, and tell us your story.
I'm not a fanatic about this anymore, because I find it a chore to make the pilgrimage, but as long as it's free to me, I'll keep attending.
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re: Comicon 2010: July 21-25

One month from tomorrow! This link goes to additional services this year but wanted to highlight one of them.

Off-site attendee badge pick-up

There are limitations as to who can use the satellite location in Mission Valley but it's nice to have this year for those that want to avoid the crowd at the convention center.
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COMIC CON 2010 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 22ND:

BURN NOTICE : 1:00PM BALLROOM 20

PSYCH : 3:30PM BALLROOM 20

LOOK AROUND YOU : 5:00PM ROOM 6A [official press release]

TRON LEGACY : 11:15AM HALL H [official press release]

WHITE COLLAR : 2:15PM BALLROOM 20

FRIDAY, JULY 23RD:

ARCHER : 6:00PM ROOM TBD

BATMAN BRAVE AND THE BOLD : 10:30AM 6A [official press release]

BEING HUMAN : 6:00PM ROOM 6A [official press release]

THE BIG BANG THEORY : 12:45PM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

BOB'S BURGERS : 11:00AM ROOM 25ABC [official press release]

BONES : 2:45PM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

NEIGHBOR'S FROM HELL : 12:00PM ROOM 25ABC [official press release]

SPARTACUS BLOOD AND SAND : ROOM/TIME TBD [official press release]

TERRA NOVA : 3:30PM ROOM 6A [official press release]

THE WALKING DEAD : 11:30AM ROOM/TBD

SATURDAY, JULY 24TH:

CHUCK : 10:00AM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

CLEVELAND SHOW : 11:45AM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

COMMUNITY : 3:00PM : HILTON BAYFRONT

THE EVENT : ROOM/TIME TBD

FAMILY GUY : 11:00AM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

FRINGE : 3:15PM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

FUTURAMA : 12:45PM ROOM TBD [official press release]

HUMAN TARGET : 6:15PM 6BCF [official press release]

MYTHBUSTERS : 7:15PM : ROOM 6BCF [official press release]

NIKITA : 5:15PM 6BCF [official press release]

NO ORDINARY FAMILY : ROOM/TIME TBD

THE SIMPSONS : 1:30PM ROOM TBD [official press release]

V : 2:30PM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

VAMPIRE DIARIES : 4:15PM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

SUNDAY, JULY 25TH:

AMERICAN DAD : 12:30PM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

CASTLE : 10:30AM ROOM/TBD

IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA : ROOM/TIME TBD ( SOURCE : MO RYAN - THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE )

GLEE : 1:30PM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

SMALLVILLE : 10:00AM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

SCOOBY DOO : 2:15PM 6BCF [official press release]

SONS OF ANARCHY : 2:45PM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

SUPERNATURAL : 11:15AM BALLROOM 20 [official press release]

UNNATURAL HISTORY : 1:00PM 6BCF [official press release]


**** SHOWS THAT WILL BE AT 2010 COMIC CON ****
THE CAPE
DEXTER
EUREKA
HAWAII FIVE-O
ROBOT CHICKEN ( SOURCE : Hollywood Reporter )
TRUE BLOOD

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