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Old 05-17-17, 11:30 AM   #226
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Re: So how much is a "celebrity" autograph worth to you?

Kevin Smith was the coolest dude when I met him at SDCC. Not only did he autograph my huge stack of comics for and do a photo op all for free, but he was going to personalize each one of them. I stopped him after a couple, not because I didn't appreciate it, but because I didn't want to be responsible for holding up his huge line (he was personalizing everything for everyone, but my stack was significantly bigger than most other people's, so that's why I felt bad about letting him personalize them all).

I also casually mentioned to him that I had forgotten my DVD's at home while he was signing for me, and he asked "Where's home?". When I said "Detroit", he said "Wow, that's far." and he wrote down an address in Red Bank where I could mail the covers to.
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Old 05-17-17, 05:02 PM   #227
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$0. Don't really care about celebrity autographs, so I definitely wouldn't pay for one.
This, for me as well.

I have a few vinyl albums and a couple CDs that are signed by the artist - not huge names, and I only have them because they either came that way (didn't cost extra) or it was a gift. It's kinda cool that they're signed, because the album is their actual work, but I wouldn't pay extra for it.
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Old 05-17-17, 06:00 PM   #228
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Re: So how much is a "celebrity" autograph worth to you?

I only have one actual item signed by a celebrity. I have a VHS tape of Dragnet signed by Alexandra Paul. I also have one item which will mean nothing to anyone but me. When a group came to Rochester, they received a gift bag with some goodies. One of those goodies was a Jolt Cola. Kim Catrall didn't drink the stuff so she gave me hers. I still have it 25 years later. Not sure why but not that many celebrities gave me anything so I guess I should keep it. Eventually the kids will clean out the house for an estate sale and swear at me for keeping crap like that.
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Old 08-18-17, 12:37 AM   #229
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Re: So how much is a "celebrity" autograph worth to you?

http://www.comicbookscifi.com/comic_program.html

So there is a comic/sci-fi convention here in the Los Angeles area this weekend.

I went there in Spring 2016 and met Ming Na Wen from Agents of Shield and I paid $70 for a signed photo and picture with her. I may have mentioned it earlier in this thread.

This Sunday Brandon Routh from Legends of Tomorrow and Tricia Helfer are the 2 big stars showing up. I'm thinking about going mainly because I like Routh, love Legends and he's one of the actors who played Superman. But man, his autograph price is $50 whew!! Helfer is around $40. I like her. Fucking gorgeous. But, almost $100 for autographs of them and a little more for a photo op.

There is also a convention in Long Beach next month where Bill Shatner will appear for an autograph/photo op. They want $80 for a photo op withhim. That's super steep. But then again, this is Captain fucking Kirk and he's 86 years old now. I don't know how many more years he's going to be around.

Edit: Turns out I work until 1pm when Shatner is there. I would never make to Long Beach in time before he leaves.

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Old 08-18-17, 09:54 AM   #230
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I was at a carnival where the carnies had an actual baby tiger that you could pay $20 to get your picture holding it. I jumped at the chance but couldn't care less about the picture. I just loved holding the baby tiger!
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Old 08-18-17, 10:27 AM   #231
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I was at a carnival where the carnies had an actual baby tiger that you could pay $20 to get your picture holding it. I jumped at the chance but couldn't care less about the picture. I just loved holding the baby tiger!

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Old 08-18-17, 11:23 AM   #232
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Re: So how much is a "celebrity" autograph worth to you?

Reminds me of the great tiger scene from the movie Manhunter:



That was a real sedated tiger. Even sedated, it must have been a cool scene for Joan Allen to shoot. I guess there is a similar scene in Red Dragon but I have never seen it.
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Old 08-18-17, 11:32 AM   #233
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It was surreal,because it was not anything like I expected. It was about 15lbs and did not feel at all like a dog or cat. The bone structure was massive compared to it's size--and unlike any animal I've held.
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Old 08-18-17, 12:18 PM   #234
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I was at a carnival where the carnies had an actual baby tiger that you could pay $20 to get your picture holding it. I jumped at the chance but couldn't care less about the picture. I just loved holding the baby tiger!
On my last day in Argentina, I went here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...IDE-cages.html

Some looked sedated, but I also think they probably got their animals from former owners that couldn't care for them or old circus animals. Going into the tiger cage was eye opening since there were 6 of them in there and I was the only one concerned that 4 of them were actively pacing while the other two were being fed from a bottle.

I got to hold a lion cub. Softest animal I ever held. Even softer than a young puppy. And it never triggered my allergies to cats.
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Old 08-18-17, 03:08 PM   #235
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I received Bruce Campbells new book "Hail To The Chin" today from Barnes and Noble and it was signed. I figured since it was the same price as an unsigned copy why not. Now I own two signed items. The book and a lithograph from the Flaming Lips that came free with a CD order.
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Old 08-22-17, 05:29 PM   #236
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Re: So how much is a "celebrity" autograph worth to you?

So I met Brandon Routh and Tricia Helfer on Sunday at the comic show I mentioned above.

Both were really great. Pleasant and chatted with the fans. I was really surprised how nice Routh was. I told him that I liked him as Superman and was disappointed he didn't do more and he agreed. He said he was just glad to do one.

I stood probably around 40 minutes in line to meet and take a photo with Routh.

There really wasn't any line for Helfer. I guess aside from playing 6 on Battlestar Galactica, she's not really that well known in the comic-geek community. She was really cool also. She's almost 6 feet tall like me. Very pleasant and super hot in person. I got her to sign my Battlestar season 1 DVD.


A really good experience with these 2.
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So I met Brandon Routh and Tricia Helfer on Sunday at the comic show I mentioned above.

Both were really great. Pleasant and chatted with the fans. I was really surprised how nice Routh was. I told him that I liked him as Superman and was disappointed he didn't do more and he agreed. He said he was just glad to do one.

I stood probably around 40 minutes in line to meet and take a photo with Routh.

There really wasn't any line for Helfer. I guess aside from playing 6 on Battlestar Galactica, she's not really that well known in the comic-geek community. She was really cool also. She's almost 6 feet tall like me. Very pleasant and super hot in person. I got her to sign my Battlestar season 1 DVD.


A really good experience with these 2.
He certainly seemed like a nice guy. Very personable with a big smile. We didn't talk to him much, just grabbed the photo op and said thank you. But we were only 15 deep in line and it took 10-15 minutes to get to us. The guy in front of us spent $250 easily on him. The guy behind us about $150. I'm pretty sure he's with Amell's agency.
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I don't think I'd ever pay for an autograph, but if I'm at a con or ballgame or something an autograph is a nice touch to help me later remember the event.
Sort of broke my rule. Ordered a bunch of comic book collections and portfolios only because they were signed by creators I love. Basically paid the normal full price (or slightly more on a couple) of the items, and normally never pay full price for anything, but decided that owning these little pieces of history was what I wanted. I don't travel to cons often, so may never meet these people I really admire, and a few of these have passed away.
Joe Kubert
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Old 09-30-17, 10:20 PM   #239
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Would love to get Robert Englund on there eventually, but I heard his autograph price has skyrocketed.
And it certainly has. I'd read he charged $30 for an autograph + photo op about five years ago. He's appearing at Scarefest X this weekend, which is just a short drive from here... but now the fee per signature is a whopping $80. Also, no table photos with him were permitted. If you wanted a snapshot with ol' Freddy, you had to shell out $105 for the "professional photo op".

This was a convenient opportunity to get my poster signed, but I still decided to skip the event. It's not that I couldn't afford the autograph, but I won't pay that on principle. I just read that some folks waited over four hours in line to meet him today. I suppose the price hikes will continue as long as the fans keep accepting it and continue to turn out in droves. I heard even some of the supporting Elm Street cast members were charging $40 for their autograph -- including Amanda Wyss, who I paid $30 for at Days of the Dead last year.

Kane Hodder was also there. He seems to be the fan favorite Jason, despite appearing in four of the shittiest Friday the 13th sequels. With the quality of that franchise, that's really saying something! I met him last year and he was kind of a dick to my brother. He accused him of cutting in line, then denied him a photo op unless he forked over another $10 (which I ended up paying). This was after my bro had just handed him $30 for a signed 8x10. That was disappointing, since other attendees had gushed over what a cool guy Kane was and how he took photos with fans for free. Maybe he disliked us for some reason. If so, the feeling was mutual after we left his table.

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At New York Comic Con Mark Hamill is asking for $200+ for an autograph. (Either $200 or $250)
A photo op is $250.
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^ Damn! I’m starting to realize what the ‘Con’ in Comic Con stands for.
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At New York Comic Con Mark Hamill is asking for $200+ for an autograph. (Either $200 or $250)
A photo op is $250.
Hamill is listed at $295 for an autograph. Felicity Jones is at $200.
It is absolutely ridiculous.
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Hamill is listed at $295 for an autograph. Felicity Jones is at $200.
It is absolutely ridiculous.
His fees must have jumped over the past year. I know he doesn't do many signing events, but I know even Carrie Fisher was listed at a few Wizard cons at about$125-$150 right before she died. I remeber reading about someone being able to get Harrison Ford to do a private signing of 50 items and the fees depending on the item were $1,000-$1,500. He's a much better and more prolific actor than Hamil or Fisher and obviously makes a lot more money than both of them combined.

Hamill is mostly a "one-hit-wonder" and wouldn't be commanding anywhere near this price if not for it being Star Wars.
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^ Damn! I’m starting to realize what the ‘Con’ in Comic Con stands for.
No one is forcing people to pay those prices. Is a piece of canvas with splashes of paint worth tens of millions of dollars because it has Picasso on it?
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And it certainly has. I'd read he charged $30 for an autograph + photo op about five years ago. He's appearing at Scarefest X this weekend, which is just a short drive from here... but now the fee per signature is a whopping $80. Also, no table photos with him were permitted. If you wanted a snapshot with ol' Freddy, you had to shell out $105 for the "professional photo op".

This was a convenient opportunity to get my poster signed, but I still decided to skip the event. It's not that I couldn't afford the autograph, but I won't pay that on principle. I just read that some folks waited over four hours in line to meet him today. I suppose the price hikes will continue as long as the fans keep accepting it and continue to turn out in droves. I heard even some of the supporting Elm Street cast members were charging $40 for their autograph -- including Amanda Wyss, who I paid $30 for at Days of the Dead last year.

Kane Hodder was also there. He seems to be the fan favorite Jason, despite appearing in four of the shittiest Friday the 13th sequels. With the quality of that franchise, that's really saying something! I met him last year and he was kind of a dick to my brother. He accused him of cutting in line, then denied him a photo op unless he forked over another $10 (which I ended up paying). This was after my bro had just handed him $30 for a signed 8x10. That was disappointing, since other attendees had gushed over what a cool guy Kane was and how he took photos with fans for free. Maybe he disliked us for some reason. If so, the feeling was mutual after we left his table.
Yup, it is crazy.

I went to a con last weekend with Sean Astin and Kerri Green and got poster of The Goonies signed. It is one of my favorite movies so I had to go. I usually go to a con on Friday nights when it is a little lest busy. But, Kerri was only there on Saturday. Astin was charging $40 on Friday apparently but upped to $50 on Saturday. Green was charging $50 as well. I would've thought she'd be in the $30 range. I guess Astin saw what she was charging and decided to match. He was doing table photos but stopped it on Saturday.

I was talking to a guy while waiting for Astin/Green about the old days when things were cheaper. I used to get a lot, but the prices are just too much to go for any more than one or two people now. A lot of it has to do with really big names gonig now and have booking agents who negotiate high prices. I mean Felicity Jones (mentioned earlier in the thread) is cool and all, but $200? Come on. A lot of these people would just come on their own without representation and just charged $15-30 back in the day.

Sorry about the Kane Hodder story. I've never met him, but yes, he has a reputation for being one of the nicer people at cons.

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I only have a couple of autographed items such as a KISS Destroyer album signed by the four original members and a signed 8X10 of Mickey Rourke.

Many people don't care for them but I get the fact that they are a unique item as each signature is a 1 of 1 item, no two are exactly alike.
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Kevin Smith was the coolest dude when I met him at SDCC. Not only did he autograph my huge stack of comics for and do a photo op all for free, but he was going to personalize each one of them. I stopped him after a couple, not because I didn't appreciate it, but because I didn't want to be responsible for holding up his huge line (he was personalizing everything for everyone, but my stack was significantly bigger than most other people's, so that's why I felt bad about letting him personalize them all).

I also casually mentioned to him that I had forgotten my DVD's at home while he was signing for me, and he asked "Where's home?". When I said "Detroit", he said "Wow, that's far." and he wrote down an address in Red Bank where I could mail the covers to.
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I've never gotten a celebrity autograph and would never pay money for one.
It just doesn't appeal to me. There's probably some celebrities that would be cool to meet and I might have them sign something in the moment, but otherwise forget it.
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Not typically into autographs or any celebrity stuff but last year I impulsively paid $120 for a photo with Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman. They were both Doctor Who companions for those who don't know. Totally worth it.
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His fees must have jumped over the past year. I know he doesn't do many signing events, but I know even Carrie Fisher was listed at a few Wizard cons at about$125-$150 right before she died. I remeber reading about someone being able to get Harrison Ford to do a private signing of 50 items and the fees depending on the item were $1,000-$1,500. He's a much better and more prolific actor than Hamil or Fisher and obviously makes a lot more money than both of them combined.

Hamill is mostly a "one-hit-wonder" and wouldn't be commanding anywhere near this price if not for it being Star Wars.
Yeah. You also have to look at the audience too. It's Comic Con. Star Wars is right in the wheel house of the vast majority of people there. To be honest I wanted to get his autograph this year. But certainly not for $300. Last year, Stan Lee was there. It was advertised as his last New York Comic Con appearance. Plus, he's Stan Lee. He was charging $100 or $150. And he is freaking Stan Lee.

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. I mean Felicity Jones (mentioned earlier in the thread) is cool and all, but $200? Come on.
That one is even more outrageous than Hamill.
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