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  1. CelticRob

    next years dates

    The event is going ahead next year, 17th-18th August.
  2. Saturday was as expected. Maybe 30-40% less busy than Glasgow's peak years a few years back, but not 'dead'. Sunday, though, was relatively quiet, but then there wasn't a lot of guests, no prop shoot, no real comic guests. Maybe the last 2 years is a sign that this is the kind of level we are to expect at the Glasgow event. Personally I think it would do well as just a one-day event from now on.
  3. Was up today having a wander around venue. I think I’ve been to every event in Glasgow...although not as many guests for me this time as previous years, still looking forward to it.
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    This is one area I wish Showmasters would look at improving. Many of the big Convention companies in America and Europe list traders on their website, because they realise it's an important aspect of the show - it lets people know who is going, what kind of stuff they sell and also by providing floor maps of the dealers, you can get a much better idea of where to find them. Also, post-show, like in this thread, somebody wants to find a trader and it's not so easy...
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    Guest Cancellation - Megan Fox

    I feel lucky - instead of £86 refund for Megan, I got £8600 kidding Reading this forum, there's some bizarre goings on with Eventbrite. There's got to be some bugs in their code for random amounts to get refunded and some refunds to end up in no-man's land! That's a big company, with nearly 1000 employees. I hope everybody gets their issues sorted.
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    Digital Photos

    Yes, the GDPR might have been a reason for some delay. As an organisation, Showmasters would have looked at the bigger picture and decided whether publishing photos taken after May 25th (including those bought at the show) was conforming to the new GDPR regulations. My issue is that Showmasters published a statement saying photos are anonymous or you can't identify people. This is so wrong that it's laughable. Identifying people doesn't necessarily mean knowing a name. As the ICO said regarding what is personal data "Simply because you do not know the name of an individual does not mean you cannot identify [them]. Many of us do not know the names of all our neighbours, but we are still able to identify them" Selling tickets online and getting customers to tick a box agreeing to terms (including that photos will be sold online) is great, but how do you distinguish photos bought online from those bought at the show? They can't....Punters aren't made aware or asked for consent when buying at sales desk to their photos (personal data) being published online.
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    Digital Photos

    What Showmasters say: "As we DO NOT identify the indiividuals in our photo shoots, bar the actor they are with, we are not infringing on individuals privacy as per the new laws...we are not infringing individual's privacy and they remain anomynous" From Article 4 of the GDPR regulations: "'personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person" So with photo galleries there is lots of information which can be used to personally identify (directly or indirectly) individuals. Information that is revealed in photos might be: Sex/Gender Date and Location of photo Skin Colour/Ethnic background Age range Religious affiliation Other physical factors like visible markings, tattoos or disabilities This information could be used to identify who they are.
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    Digital Photos

    Looks more to do with Gdpr. Are people who buy photos on the day at events made aware the photos will be published? Do they consent to it....how is this consent stored? Photos are identifiable information....they are absolutely not ‘anonymous’ in nature.
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    LFCC 2019

    A shame they never proofread the dates, because the same April dates listed for Collectormania in those advertorial photograph protectors is the same as the one sent to magazines for print.
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    Photo orientation

    You pay a lot of money for photos, so having as much of you and the actor in the photo as possible is surely a good thing, right? Personally if I was photographing them I'd be giving attendees 3/4 length portrait by default!
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    LFCC 2018: Highs and Lows

    Highs Most guests were lovely to meet, especially seeing Peter Capaldi who was on top form. Even with cancellations, this was a great line-up for fans. Staff were generally quite helpful and pleasant. A-D Photo layout was better this year, a bit more space for queuing. Lows Seagal - he was on an ethereal plane, somewhere in dreamland I think. Photo E had some issues with overexposure on Saturday. Given the fact LFCC is probably the biggest event in the world for the amount of photoshoots taken over a weekend, I think I'm happy enough with most of mine! Photo D queuing - I don't think trying to shove people into separate batches within a big queue works well, especially when more and more people come along and the crew tries to slot them into the already packed queue. Understandable for Gold/DP. Seems an awful lot of DP sold for guests which I feel creates a much more rushed experience at times, but I suppose it's understandable given how much some of these guests cost to bring them here! The alternative is lowering the DP sold and raising prices...not a fan of that choice :)
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    Any Steven Seagal pics or stories?

    Seemed like he was phasing in and out from an alternate universe....was as though some attendees were strange or invisible creatures to him.
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    LFCC 2018 Schedule - UPDATED 26/7

    Imagine if they actually read names on tickets and asked for id. Shoots would be running til midnight.
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    Guest Cancellation - Megan Fox

    Couple of people on twitter saying they got £20 refunded too. https://twitter.com/j4mesf3nn/status/1021762148723318784 https://twitter.com/SuperstarE3/status/1021795746381737984 I know in Eventbrite they can do partial refunds. Maybe somebody made a mistake. If they haven't, then there's some major bugs in Eventbrite's software to be randomly giving 20 refund on an 85 ticket.
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    Guest Cancellation - Megan Fox

    It's always a risk going to one of these big events to meet only 2-3 guests. What's true though, is guests obviously help an organiser sell tickets. When specific guests cancel, the customer is left in the lurch and may think it unfair they can't get the cost of their entry ticket back...but spare a thought for the organiser. Cancellations - especially in the 2 weeks leading up to an event - can cost a lot in terms of unrecoverable expenses. Not just the monetary expenses associated with booking guests, but the sheer time and effort put into arranging their appearance.