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  1. Us fans shouldn't turn on each other but you think that SM should price some of us out? Nice, real nice! Just to be clear only on the most prestigious guests such as Stan Lee or other A/B list actors......there is only a limited amount of time and if say 5000 people want to meet person 'X' and there will only be enough time for 1000 to do so - then I simply would put the price of 'X' higher to limit the amount .....its called supply and demand. In effect this is exactly what happened with Stan Lee, Dealers, Gold Pass and Silver who pay a premium to be there got all they needed. So that's what was done for this event it just wasn't taken on board by attendees (despite SM warnings that the higher passes would give you the chance). Then at least people would know if you turn up on the day you would have virtually no chance of getting guest 'X' So not putting the entry price up, not putting the regular guest price up.....just the top few guests. This has been done at many events.....I paid £250 auto and £255 photo for Stallone.....many more wanted it, but there was not enough time, so higher price takes one section of the queue out of the mix. This isn't a new idea....think airplane seats, 14 First, 72 Business, 40 Premium, 300 economy.........THIS IS HOW THE WORLD WORKS.......I'm just being a realist. 'so higher price takes one section of the queue out of the mix.' Yeh people on low incomes who save through the year to go to an event like this and have as much right as anyone else to meet guests. People with families trying to get by. Students who struggle on part time jobs. People with disabilities who rely on saving part of their benefits month after month to come, people living off national pensions, people who have to consider what they are going to have to give up for a little while in order to come to comic con. People just like some of the people on this forum who have to budget and save and scrimp. People who are just as much a fan as you are. I cannot believe that anyone would openly suggest that this is the right idea moving forward. At the end of the day if you cannot afford to fly first or business class you can still buy an economy seat which is a guarantee that you will be on that flight. Out charging a majority of people who come to your event DOESN'T make business sense. The answer here is better organisation. NOT taking away the chance for people poorer than you to meet the people they love and admire. This is an experience that should be open to all NOT just the privileged few. I think you missed my point - I'm saying a Stan Lee type guest would be first class and you can still get you economy £15 guests as per normal. Plus airlines oversell as a policy so no a ticket does not guarantee you a seat!!!
  2. Wishing I hadn't even commented, it's not my event and as always people are divided and to be honest I'm not going to loose any sleep over a convention. I just enjoy going to it, WITHOUT A SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT
  3. Us fans shouldn't turn on each other but you think that SM should price some of us out? Nice, real nice! Just to be clear only on the most prestigious guests such as Stan Lee or other A/B list actors......there is only a limited amount of time and if say 5000 people want to meet person 'X' and there will only be enough time for 1000 to do so - then I simply would put the price of 'X' higher to limit the amount .....its called supply and demand. In effect this is exactly what happened with Stan Lee, Dealers, Gold Pass and Silver who pay a premium to be there got all they needed. So that's what was done for this event it just wasn't taken on board by attendees (despite SM warnings that the higher passes would give you the chance). Then at least people would know if you turn up on the day you would have virtually no chance of getting guest 'X' So not putting the entry price up, not putting the regular guest price up.....just the top few guests. This has been done at many events.....I paid £250 auto and £255 photo for Stallone.....many more wanted it, but there was not enough time, so higher price takes one section of the queue out of the mix. This isn't a new idea....think airplane seats, 14 First, 72 Business, 40 Premium, 300 economy.........THIS IS HOW THE WORLD WORKS.......I'm just being a realist.
  4. Some people on here are nuts....simply nuts - why argue with each other over something you will not decide upon and have neither the experience nor industry knowledge to say who is right or wrong. We are all fans and the last thing we should do is turn on each other. FYI - American cons are far - FAR more expensive....I should know I attend at least 5 a year in the states. We are lucky at the prices we get here....very lucky. VIP individual guest passes work....simple as that and they always sell out in the states so clearly there are enough people willing to pay to guarantee the experience they want - as with everything in life / you get what you pay for. No one is entitled to see the guests for free etc or to still pay cheap prices. The only way you control numbers is simply price people out of the market - seems harsh but I think it's at least a way of not giving false hope and people will know where they stand. I feel for anyone who can't get everything they want in life - but there are plenty of things I can't get and I never ever begrudge people who can. As far as cons go I have a large budget and would be able to finance more expensive experiences so I am in favour of restricted ticket packages with auto/photo/meet and greet. Please don't think I'm being a smug fellow here I am just being honest.
  5. I had a blast and managed 41 autographs and 12 photo ops........great guest line up.......great crew......hope people read the explanation above and understand that no one can control how many people turn up on the day. Buy tickets in advance....that helps.....big ticket packages are a great idea. I tried to help people over the weekend as a seasoned con-goer but to be honest a lot of the pay on the day turn up at 1pm sorts were quite rude to me and others...so I have mixed feelings about people who come and spend less than £30 expecting everything and treating the crew or attendees with disrespect. I don't think people realise how well run these events are compared to most out there. roll on LFCC 2015!
  6. I'm going to guess Steven Amell I would like..........Andrew Lincoln...roll on Thursday 7pm as my impatience is getting the better of me!
  7. Bugger!.....luckily there are plenty more guests to enjoy at this MEGA convention!
  8. Again great guest, I just don't see why anybody's personal finances are of concern. This isn't a charity its a business, simple as that, supply and demand. Guest prices are what they are, some would consider them cheap, some would consider them expensive. I just see them as what they are.....OPTIONAL - and you either can afford what you want or you can't. Saying it's too expensive will change nothing as the demand is there. If the demand is there then the price was right. Keep positive and spend what you can afford and have a good time. Don't go into debt, don't spend so much you can't put food on the table. Just have as much fun as you can afford - but don't complain....because that could spoil or sour the experience for people who can afford it and that does not seem fair.
  9. I'm sat at the beach bar on holiday on the Aegean Coast waiting for this announcement as the sun sets, possibly the only time I've been relaxed whilst awaiting a big guest announcement
  10. As always this event offers a wide variety of guests....remember there will be attendees who are newbies that have not yet had the to meet these guests and I must say Lee Meriwether Is a rare and excellent guest.
  11. I think with all your stories, it would be great for you to have a talk onstage at this event.
  12. I would love to wait at least another 48hrs on this because I'm enjoying the suspense
  13. I have no idea what this is???? but I love the idea of what Showmasters are doing here......who knows this could be the next big franchise? This holds zero interest for me but what a great thing this is. That's what I love about LFCC it gives something for everyone. GREAT JOB GUYS
  14. This will be a great shoot, got to take the opportunity while its here - cause it won't come again
  15. Every year the show gets better, love it! The designated doors worked beautifully. Well organised and even the weather was brilliant this time - came back with a light tan. The guests were all superb. A very well done to all involved. 6 photoshoots and 14 autographs - all done with no hassle and with huge amounts of laughs along the way. but just one thing.........that dealers room sure does get busy and hot! oh just one more thing.....roll on LFCC
  16. this is 100% fantastic I am over the moon...... WELL DONE INDEED!!!!
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