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CelticRob

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  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52389285 If there is talk of social restrictions lasting this year, then there is little chance of big cons going ahead. How can you social distance at large scale events like LFCC? Impossible. Sadly, I think Large Cons getting back to normal this year seems increasingly unlikely.
  2. It's an obvious printer defect, so Malfoy shouldn't really have to pay another £5 to remedy it She's already paid £65 and received an inferior product. The onus is on Showmasters to remedy it, which I'm sure they will be more than happy to do. I would suggest anybody who has obvious lines on their photos like that, to email showmasters and politely ask they send out another print or email you the digital version.
  3. Everybody has seen how sales of GP's have reduced over the last few years... At the moment the Gold pass is lumping the idea of photos and autos together, but I beg Showmasters to please think about the option of offering some sort of PRIORITY pass for autographs or Photoshoots. That way, you can buy one or both...
  4. Ask the crew member just before you step into the photo to tell the photographer Portrait, or just say "Portrait Please" to the photographer yourself. Why have 1/4 of a celeb in a photo when you could have 3/4!
  5. Reading about this stolen laptop, it seems there was no contingency to account for rare, but possible circumstances like stolen laptops or HD failures. Surely photos are being saved to card as well as being sent to the laptops for printing? And after each photosession somebody is tasked with copying the data to a 3rd device.
  6. The event is going ahead next year, 17th-18th August.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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 :)
  17. Seemed like he was phasing in and out from an alternate universe....was as though some attendees were strange or invisible creatures to him.
  18. Imagine if they actually read names on tickets and asked for id. Shoots would be running til midnight.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. So what will happen with the Steven Straight photoshoot I already bought for Friday?
  22. Since I pointed out a bug in the Friday photoshoot for Wes, I see both Wes and Steven's shoots vanished from the store for Friday. Are they still doing that day?
  23. Whilst the moment you have with a celebrity is fleeting, sometimes a few seconds, you do get the opportunity to see the celebrity taking photos with other fans, usually 10-20 in front of you - it's always nice seeing how happy other fans are when they are getting their photos.
  24. There's a bug in your online store for Friday Photos https://imgur.com/a/0jfEVQR It's including Danny Shorago in the batch area as shown above.
  25. Nico for me. I enjoyed his performance in hard target too, where he gave great depth and humility to what was a very difficult role...that of playing the Invisible Man.
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