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Old April 2 2009, 06:51 AM   #16
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Re: Comic Con 2009 sold out already!!!

Actually, Comic-Con is rather inexpensive for attendees. 4-day passes were only $75 and single day passes are in the $20-$35 range. This is very affordable -- I spent $45 for a one day pass to Star Wars Celebration IV a couple years ago, basic Botcon tickets are $15/day this year, and Dragon*Con is $75-$100 for 4 days depending on when you buy your membership. Also, Comic Con is run by a non-profit organization, so it's not about making money.
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Old April 2 2009, 05:53 PM   #17
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Re: Comic Con 2009 sold out already!!!

^^ Still though, there LOTS of money to be made. San Diego's entire downtown area gears up for this every year. $$$$
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Old April 3 2009, 04:00 AM   #18
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Re: Comic Con 2009 sold out already!!!

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Ah..ComicCon is OVERhyped & OVERpriced!
If it was cheap they wouldn't make much money now would they?
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Actually, Comic-Con is rather inexpensive for attendees. 4-day passes were only $75 and single day passes are in the $20-$35 range. This is very affordable -- I spent $45 for a one day pass to Star Wars Celebration IV a couple years ago, basic Botcon tickets are $15/day this year, and Dragon*Con is $75-$100 for 4 days depending on when you buy your membership. Also, Comic Con is run by a non-profit organization, so it's not about making money.
I meant the vendors selling there ''modern'' comics which would normaly sell for $5 they now sell it for $50!(not even rare or in demand issue's) or toys that are still at retail, and they (vendors) turn aroud and sell them 4 or 5 times higher then they would be! I know comic shops do the same, but at comic-con they turned it in to an art!
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Old April 3 2009, 09:24 AM   #19
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Re: Comic Con 2009 sold out already!!!

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Ah..ComicCon is OVERhyped & OVERpriced!
If it was cheap they wouldn't make much money now would they?
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Actually, Comic-Con is rather inexpensive for attendees. 4-day passes were only $75 and single day passes are in the $20-$35 range. This is very affordable -- I spent $45 for a one day pass to Star Wars Celebration IV a couple years ago, basic Botcon tickets are $15/day this year, and Dragon*Con is $75-$100 for 4 days depending on when you buy your membership. Also, Comic Con is run by a non-profit organization, so it's not about making money.
I meant the vendors selling there ''modern'' comics which would normaly sell for $5 they now sell it for $50!(not even rare or in demand issue's) or toys that are still at retail, and they (vendors) turn aroud and sell them 4 or 5 times higher then they would be! I know comic shops do the same, but at comic-con they turned it in to an art!
That's why the internet was invented. Ye don't have to buy stuff at ComicCon, yanno.
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Old April 3 2009, 05:33 PM   #20
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Re: Comic Con 2009 sold out already!!!

While there are over inflated prices, there are also some bargains. There is also competition among the vendors so if your are smart shopper you can get some deals. But I never think of Comic-con as a place to do a lot of shopping. The spectacle is the draw. That and the opportunity to just bump into famous writers, actors and directors, etc enjoys the show with you. I had a nice conversation with John Landis one year while we were in line buying pretzels.
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Old April 4 2009, 12:47 AM   #21
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I meant the vendors selling there ''modern'' comics which would normaly sell for $5 they now sell it for $50!(not even rare or in demand issue's) or toys that are still at retail, and they (vendors) turn aroud and sell them 4 or 5 times higher then they would be! I know comic shops do the same, but at comic-con they turned it in to an art!
Ahhh I see. Comic Con never costs me much other than the passes, I go for the programming and the fun of being with like-minded people.
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Old April 4 2009, 01:30 AM   #22
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I got a buddy who is a HUGE comic fan and he always goes and gets me free stuff.
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Old April 4 2009, 06:05 AM   #23
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My biggest dilemma is whether to wear the same sombrero I wore last year, or go out and buy a new one. Decisions, decisions.
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