Comic Con 2009 sold out already!!!

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  1. Darth_Pinche

    Darth_Pinche Captain Captain

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    I just heard that the 4 day memberships are already sold out! Holy crap! It is only March! The single days are still available. My gods.
     
  2. Dark Gilligan

    Dark Gilligan Writer Fleet Captain

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    Yes that's true. The 4-day passes sold out towards the end of last week. Saturday (single-day) is currently at 36% capacity, Friday is around 14%
     
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  3. Bad Bishop

    Bad Bishop Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thanks for the heads up, Darth_Pinche. I should have purchased a 4-day membership already. I also procrastinated last year and it cost me. When will I learn my lesson? I'm going to start ordering the single-days that I need.
     
  4. the_wildcard

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    Pretty crazy considering they haven't even released the programming schedule yet
     
  5. Dream

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    Looks like fans want to be there for free stuff! :lol:
     
  6. Darth_Pinche

    Darth_Pinche Captain Captain

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    I think all of my favorite t-shirts are all comic-con freeebies( Iron Man, Watchmen, Star Trek, Slusho/Cloverfield, Team America, Matrix, Sky Captain, It Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and a bunch of others). They do give out lots of junk, but also really cool stuff if you are at the right place and time.

    I guess the crowds can't be worse than last years since they sold out as well, but not as early. I was not planning to go this year, but I always had the glimmer of maybe making a last minute trip. Looks like I'll have to plan for 2010!
     
  7. Samuel T. Cogley

    Samuel T. Cogley Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hold still, Jim.
    Some of you mother-frakkers were supposed to be coming with me. :mad:

    You know who you are.

    (I bought my tickets the day they went on sale. Now, I just need to polish my sombrero.)
     
  8. Dark Gilligan

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    All the allocated hotel space sold out in less than two hours as well.
     
  9. Bad Bishop

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    The entire article:

    http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stor...apism-triumphs-over-bad-economy/?zIndex=69920
     
  10. Mr. Chubbykins

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    I have my tickets and my hotel booked. "Excited" doesn't even cover it :techman:
     
  11. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I have mah passes, and I live 45 minutes upstream from the Convention Center.

    Daaaw yeah.
     
  12. Dayton Ward

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    I gots my plane tix, and my hotel, and my pass. :cool:
     
  13. Autobot

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    Comic Con is my favourite holiday of the year :) I love living 15 minutes away from it. Bring on the celebration of geekdom!
     
  14. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

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    Ah..ComicCon is OVERhyped & OVERpriced!
     
  15. Dream

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    If it was cheap they wouldn't make much money now would they?;)
     
  16. Autobot

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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.
     
  17. Dark Gilligan

    Dark Gilligan Writer Fleet Captain

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    ^^ Still though, there LOTS of money to be made. San Diego's entire downtown area gears up for this every year. $$$$
     
  18. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

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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):eek: 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!
     
  19. Herkimer Jitty

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    That's why the internet was invented. Ye don't have to buy stuff at ComicCon, yanno.
     
  20. Darth_Pinche

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    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.