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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Boston Comic Con starts this Friday (4PM).

I just booked my parking and hotel for my first time attending this show. I will have a vendor pass for all three days.

Is anyone else going?
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
I considered it, then realized terrificon was too close. Cant afford two cons in one month lol. Terrificon won out, I think the artist and guest list is better this year.

Not to say boston wont be a blast; have fun!
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks! I will also be attending Terrificon (assuming I have any money left).
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
I thought about it...then Stan lee upped his price $40...so economically I am saving $75 by just having trinity get the signature for me...plus not spending 4 hours round trip plus waiting 4 hrs in line Sealed the deal not to go. Since mr Wests passing, likely won't go to terrificon which is much closer. Otherwise Some of the vendors and artists at Boston/Mohegan will be at Rhode Island comic con so I might just may make that my only con this year.

So no...not going to Boston!
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Collector Deadpoolica private msg quote post Address this user
I always go, enjoy dude 🍻
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Collector Zarbongo private msg quote post Address this user
Have they moved from the Seaport Convention Center? I went in 2014 and it was packed. It took a bit to get in the building. But it was a great con, good guests and easy parking at the hotel across the street.
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Have they moved from the Seaport Convention Center? I went in 2014 and it was packed. It took a bit to get in the building. But it was a great con, good guests and easy parking at the hotel across the street.


Boston Convention & Exhibition Center this year.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
have a good show brah
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
So I have been going through stacks of comics and boxes looking for books to get signed in Boston and at the other upcoming shows.

One dealer at a show a few months ago had tons of Catwoman and Wonder Woman Adam Hughes variants until I came along and took them.

I also had books for Arthur Adams to sign at East Coast Comic Con in April before I found out that he cancelled. This group included about six copies of UXM Annual 14.

Just now I picked up a few books I set aside for grading and underneath in the same stack I found all of the Adam Hughes and Arthur Adams books I was tearing my place apart looking for all day.

Huge score for this weekend's signings.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Car is loaded up, shipping up to Boston in five minutes.



I wanted to pull more books before leaving but I already have way to many packed in the car.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Day 2 started with 2 hours and 20 minutes on line for Rob Liefeld.
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Collector Deadpoolica private msg quote post Address this user
I bought next to nothing this year smh the prices those vendors were puttin on books was just ridiculous for the most part....sad, sad con this year
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
@drchaos From the sound of it you need all the time possible in all three days to complete your goals, but hopefully tomorrow is a better day for you! I do my cons on Sunday, the lines and crowds are always sooo much better 👌🏻
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I bought next to nothing this year smh the prices those vendors were puttin on books was just ridiculous for the most part....sad, sad con this year


Aside from about $600 of exclusives I have yet to shop. If I finish Sigs early tomorrow I will do a bit of shopping but part of me will want to get a jump on the long ride back to NJ.
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@drchaos From the sound of it you need all the time possible in all three days to complete your goals, but hopefully tomorrow is a better day for you! I do my cons on Sunday, the lines and crowds are always sooo much better 👌🏻


Friday wasn't packed but today was pretty bad. Good thing NYCC had taught me to make my way through the crowds.
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Collector DocBrown private msg quote post Address this user
I was there last year. First time, probably last time.

Sam Kieth broke my heart in Boston.

Otherwise, it was fun!
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
How have the Stan Lee lines looked? People spending 4hrs in line to pay $160 for a quick scribble?
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How have the Stan Lee lines looked? People spending 4hrs in line to pay $160 for a quick scribble?
It was $120 and I heard the facilitators kept things moving.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Very busy and productive show. My biggest pet peeve was that all of the best spots for lunch were at the train station about a mile from the venue. Lots of time lost walking back and forth at lunch time not to mention the time spent on Friday trying to find said lunch spots.

More details tomorrow but here is a brief damage report:

Cash spent $1,800 (approx)
Credit card charge for Exclusives $485.00
Hotel for to nights $210.00 (before tax)
Speeding ticket $150.00
Three days parking $50.00

Total damage before gas, meals, tolls, misc - $2,695

Backing into the cash expenses:
Rob Liefeld $750.00
Slabbed book $260.00
Josh Williamson $140.00 (approx)
Adam Hughes $120.00 (approx, probably more)
Raw books $110.00
Andy Kubert $100.00 (approx)
Tom King $85.00 (day two, I forget if I gave him more on day one)
Joe Rubenstein $60.00 (approx)
Bob Wichek $60.00 (approx)
Tony Moore $40.00
John Romita Jr $39.00
Mike McKone $30.00
David Finch $15.00
Jonboy Meyers $10.00
Sean Gotdon Murphy $5.00

Some cash went to incidental expenses but those artist fees $5 here, $10 there tend to add up. With the number of books I got signed I was very fortunate that some artists still sign for free.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
@drchaos what were D&M Finch rates? I thought they signed for free, and I heard David still does sketches.

I'm going to brave comic con this weekend with four kids, trying to gather as much info as I can 😬
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@drchaos what were D&M Finch rates? I thought they signed for free, and I heard David still does sketches.

I'm going to brave comic con this weekend with four kids, trying to gather as much info as I can 😬


M signs for free (she signed 1 or 2 for me)

D signs 2 for free and charges $5 for each additional (he signed 5)

Last year in Baltimore D only had one for free before the $5 kicked in.

If you have ten books give two to each kid and they should all be free.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Awesome thanks!

I only have one for me but three of the kids want both of them as well on one of their books. Free sounds great 😁🍺
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Collector Gabriel85301 private msg quote post Address this user
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@drchaos what were D&M Finch rates? I thought they signed for free, and I heard David still does sketches.
😬


I got this signed from both for free last year.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/332335705426
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Aside from the exclusives I didn't have much time to shop for other books including back issues but I did manage to pick these up:




Close up on the CBCS slab




Here are some scenic shots from the upper level:




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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
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I was there last year. First time, probably last time.

Sam Kieth broke my heart in Boston.

Otherwise, it was fun!


Is that because he charged those that where having books witnessed or some other reason?
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Collector Logan510 private msg quote post Address this user
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DocBrown
I was there last year. First time, probably last time.

Sam Kieth broke my heart in Boston.

Otherwise, it was fun!


Is that because he charged those that where having books witnessed or some other reason?


B-I-N-G-O and bingo was his name-o
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Collector DocBrown private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Towmater
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Originally Posted by DocBrown
I was there last year. First time, probably last time.

Sam Kieth broke my heart in Boston.

Otherwise, it was fun!


Is that because he charged those that where having books witnessed or some other reason?


B-I-N-G-O and bingo was his name-o


I would very much appreciate it...asking again...if you would stop commenting to or about me.

I've asked several times, but you seem unwilling to honor my request.

Not looking to stir anything up, not making any judgment about right or wrong, just would appreciate it if you didn't comment to or about me on the CBCS board.

Thanks.
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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
@DocBrown Was his answer correct?


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