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Collector Noblebeast315 private msg quote post Address this user
Hello all,
I pose this question as I have been madly hoping the convention scene will blow up with all kinds of amazing guest, but all is quiet on the eastern front. Although most Cons for this year schedule d for the Fall, I have seen two cons scheduled in August with little to attract much attention. I am starting to fear this years Cons will be a bit of a bust, with many folks opting to pass disspite the CDC recommendation for fully vaccinated people. I completely understand this for the older folks as why risk it, but I don’t feel like I am seeing many folks signing up in general. Do you feel like this year will be a week Con season because of COVID concerns or do you think more creators will sign on last minute? This is the question I pose to you. I am eager to hear everyone’s input as I myself am not hopeful, but would love to hear your optimisticsm.
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Collector Rafel private msg quote post Address this user
Should I be worried about this question??
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
I know in Canada it will suck because we won't have any US talent!
Also, even though we have some decent local talent (Finch(s), McFarlane, Lemire, Zdarsky and more all close driving distance!) and even though I'll be fully vaccinated by Aug? I will be skipping everything this year.
The Toronto FanExpo is apparently a go but at reduced capacity - still no word on any guests though.
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"Forum Overlord" bah ha ha ha... JustThatGuy private msg quote post Address this user
I’m looking at hazmat suits and high capacity sanitizer spray. It covers two things: 1) keeping me safe 2) keeping the other people’s BO outside of my suit.
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Collector Belarak private msg quote post Address this user
I went to a small Comic Con in Pensacola Florida last month. There were several artists there including Michael Golden and Sam De La Rosa. There were tons of people there. It was a three day show and it had the typical Cosplay people running around and a few comic book sellers. The comics seemed overpriced to me so once I got my sigs I was done. I think all of the artists wore masks and you saw a few people who pulled their masks down. Overall the show was ok. I don't think the pandemic is having a huge impact. You do see a lot more artists signing up for GCG's Signature events and a few doing private signings at businesses like Unknown Comics. The artists will be out there you just have to look.
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Collector Briten private msg quote post Address this user
@Belarak I find comics are always overpriced at cons these days. With the upswing in prices this year, it's going to be hard to justify any con visits for me.

By the way, I don't mind paying 5 to 10% more for a hard to find book at a con, I just can't see myself paying more on top of these already historically high prices.
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I'm waiting.... (tapping fingers).
Splotches is gettin old!
Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
I will be attending each and every of the major conventions in the northeast.
Books are indeed overpriced for the most part at cons, but I go for the autographs and have always gone for the autographs.

I'll also searth for that guy(s) with only a few six foot tables with deals galore.
I have never ever ever bought from any of the major dealers in the U.S in 30+ years of attending cons. They are just consistently overpriced because they know they can be and folks will still purchase.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
ReedPop is still putting on New York CC and C2E2 at least (maybe Emerald City as well?), they just haven't announced guests yet. They might not be as big as normal but I bet they'll have good people there.
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You can't get good wood on the ball every time. HotKeyComics private msg quote post Address this user
A couple small shows have been pretty busy here in Michigan so far but our first bigger con is August 7th in Flint afaik, Really Cool Comic Con 3, I bought 2 tables for it, looking forward to my first con behind the tables!
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I had no way of knowing that 9.8 graded copies signed by Adam Hughes weren't what you were looking for. drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
It looks like Terrificon and Baltimore should be good shows.

Boston (August) and NYCC (October) have yet to announce any guests.

I am skeptical that the shows that have failed to commit to a guest list will happen at their scheduled dates.
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Secret Moderator MatterEaterLad private msg quote post Address this user
ECCC is in December this year. Seattle is a wet, cold mess that time of year--but hey--I'm still going.
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Collector waynemel private msg quote post Address this user
Like @drchaos mentioned, Terrificon in CT looks to be good with a good list of creators & celebrities that will be in 7/30-8/1. Do see cbcs listed there. Never been to any of their past shows. Fan Expo Boston will be 9/3-9/5 but no one listed so far. Attended in the past and always had a good time. For me, still undecided if I will attend.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Should I be worried about this question??


depends on what the Cons are willing to do or why they are Cons to start with - maybe they are Cons because they got caught doing what this thread suggests??
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Collector* Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
@Noblebeast315

Did the older creators figure out how to live without the added income a Con provides to them? If they did, then the Cons aren't going to be as fun as they were in the past. Listening to creator's answer questions and tell stories while you are in line is a wonderful way to pass time.

As far as your older folk comment, the many of the creators from the 1990's are in their 50's. That's creators like Tim Sale, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, and Joe Quesada. Do they really want to hang around with "fan boys"? Do they need to do that?

(Your question did make me reflect of the nasty smells that emanate from many of the attendees of conventions that I have walked past. I know I won't miss that and haven't over the last 18+ months).
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Why just the women? I like bears. Gaard private msg quote post Address this user
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(Your question did make me reflect of the nasty smells that emanate from many of the attendees of conventions that I have walked past. I know I won't miss that and haven't over the last 18+ months).

I wonder...
Do these people not know, or do they just not care?
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Collector NDS private msg quote post Address this user
I think it's a little too early to tell. I was going through the cons listed on CBCS's Events page and while some are a little slow at this point, I think they will get better by the time the doors open. The Torpedo Con has a loaded list of artists, but that is about it compared to others. I'm just happy CBCS will be at the CO Springs Con. Had a very good experience last time for a much smaller show.

I haven't bought a book at a con in a long time due to some of the prices. However, I had a hell of a kick save after I forgot my favorite The Tick cover. Found a Tick book for $3, had Warburton sign it & witnessed. It came back as a 9.6

Makes cons fun!

NDS
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I wish I had a title. ComicNinja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
I certainly hope not; after this past year we need something good. I believe everything ill be pretty much back to regular.
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Collector Haljordanfan private msg quote post Address this user
I hope they do so the other dealers are ready to part ways with big books for pennies on the dollar... 😂
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
My brother has been doing Cons for 40 years. Went to a small one with his usual long boxes of $5 books. Guys just bought all his boxes in their entirety.
He was done selling in an hour, all cleaned out.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by doog
My brother has been doing Cons for 40 years.


I keep reading Cons as something completely different
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Collector Rafel private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by doog
My brother has been doing Cons for 40 years.


I keep reading Cons as something completely different


My last name is "Cons" should I be worried?
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I wish I had a title. ComicNinja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
@Rafel Nahhh lol
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Collector Lonestar private msg quote post Address this user
@Noblebeast315 Depends on what your expectations are and what you want from a con. If it is purely buying comics, I think they will be OK. If it's to meet creators and get signatures, it might be hit or miss. As others have said, there are some cons with some good creator lineups. The two I was looking to attend so far do not. Comicpalooza in Houston (July 17-18) only has two listed and Dallas Fan Expo has none, the last time I checked. I usually like a combination of both so I may or may not attend these this year if the guest list doesn't improve.
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I wish I had a title. ComicNinja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
if nycc has a couple good writerartists guests then I'm down. Hopefully books will be dirt cheap lol
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I had no way of knowing that 9.8 graded copies signed by Adam Hughes weren't what you were looking for. drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
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@Noblebeast315

Did the older creators figure out how to live without the added income a Con provides to them? If they did, then the Cons aren't going to be as fun as they were in the past. Listening to creator's answer questions and tell stories while you are in line is a wonderful way to pass time.

As far as your older folk comment, the many of the creators from the 1990's are in their 50's. That's creators like Tim Sale, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, and Joe Quesada. Do they really want to hang around with "fan boys"? Do they need to do that?

(Your question did make me reflect of the nasty smells that emanate from many of the attendees of conventions that I have walked past. I know I won't miss that and haven't over the last 18+ months).


Tim Sale will be at Terrificon in August.
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Moderator The_Watcher private msg quote post Address this user
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ReedPop is still putting on New York CC and C2E2 at least (maybe Emerald City as well?), they just haven't announced guests yet. They might not be as big as normal but I bet they'll have good people there.


C2E2 is in Dec this year. They have plenty of time to put together a guest list
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by xkonk
ReedPop is still putting on New York CC and C2E2 at least (maybe Emerald City as well?), they just haven't announced guests yet. They might not be as big as normal but I bet they'll have good people there.


C2E2 is in Dec this year. They have plenty of time to put together a guest list


Right, I should have specified that. One of the artists I follow says he's signed up for all three of those, so I think they'll turn out just fine.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
I believe every state has reached the point where vaccines have been made available to anyone who wants one. The end of the mask mandate will follow shortly, I think in June. I believe that once this daily reminder is gone, people will be more inclined to return to normal state of mind and conventions will probably start looking like they did in the past.
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Collector* Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
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Tim Sale will be at Terrificon in August.


If you are going let me know how many people smell bad.
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I wish I had a title. ComicNinja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
@Towmater 🤣🤣🤣
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