July 16, 2011

Convention Season is Upon Us. . .

Filed under: Chicago Comic Con 2011,shows — webjon @ 9:38 am

The summer is slipping away. Every year it seems like the cold Chicago winters break, then all the sudden out of no where Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is next weekend. . . Well Wizard World is in a few weeks, which is great. It looks like they are putting together a great show with tons of great guests again. I’m hoping we have a better turn out for cards this year, I’ll drop some emails to some folks and see what I can find out. . .

In the meantime San Diego Comic Con is less than a week away. It recently came to my attention from a forum post that SDCC tickets are getting scalped on eBay. . . and by scalped I mean — I saw a pair for 4-day passes sell for $2500. A single day ticket will run a couple hundred bucks.

I guess this is simply an extension of all of the folks who go to the show to flip the exclusives. . . now they can make a couple grand without having to even set foot in the convention hall.

Hopefully the folks that run the SDCC can figure out a away to stop this behavior. . . Perhaps it bothers me more than it should.

I remember the first time I went to SDCC, which wasn’t all that long ago. Many folks looked down their noses at me when I told them I was flying out to California for “A comic book show?” I’d always correct with “No, THE comic book show,” but they didn’t get it.

They still don’t get what SDCC was, but now I’m cool for having been to SDCC. I guess I’ve got that going for me. . . at the cost of being able to decide at the last minute (i.e. less than six months before the show) that I want to go.

Given the crowds I’m obviously in the minority, but I miss the old SDCC. At least Wizard and C2E2 have stepped up their games — especially Wizard. . . See you at the Chicago Comic Con!

Jon

2 Comments

  1. You have to almost be rich to go to SDCC. sad :o(

    Comment by Delia Avila — July 17, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

  2. It bothers me aswell we collecters that appreciate collecting and some of those great exlusives we cant get hold of espeically me as i am in London and those bad apples they get those cards for nothing and sale them triple what they pay for as they know we are collecters will pay for it, SDCC need to sort those bad apple its not right going to the show just to pick up those exclusives and make easy money. it really piss me right off

    Comment by Raz — July 20, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

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