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TerraHawk

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  1. Seated events are a bit different - you can space out the seats and you know everyone will spend most of the time in those seats. Could even have screens between seats. You can operate a one way system to limit any bottlenecks and queues. You can tell people to arrive at a set time and there’s no advantage to being early. most of that could not work with a comic con. A small signing with a handful of attendees in the building at one time could just about cope as well as a shop. At a comic con you are queuing to join a queue. The further back you are the more you miss out. If you have an 11am photoshoot (for which times won’t be live until a week before) you need to be in by 10:50. But at least with schedules you can make plans and prepare - the autograph side is still a free for all. Preselling autographs could solve some of those uncertainties. If people could strictly follow rules. But if there’s one thing we’ve noticed over the past year, it’s not our strongest point. And you’ve also got guest availability; $$$$$ for a long weekend is off the cards if you’re looking at a week’s quarantine either side. finally, looking at private signings certain guests aren’t getting any cheaper. Even working from home. If an event had to sell 1000 photos to pay for a guest and they can only sell 500 would you pay double the price to stand on the other side of screen? I’m curious to see how such challenges will be approached.
  2. Also a lot of them have presumably already paid. For a big event expecting a large crowd. If you then get a small event and a small crowd surely you’d expect a (partial) refund. Even the first postponement meant ticket holders would have been paying summer prices for a full venue then got a smaller winter event for the same price. there’s also the problem that anyone who bought a ticket for last summer can still decide they’d rather have the refund afterwards. If the event was limited to say 5000 and that number are sold; 1000 could still decide against going and it’s even further under capacity.
  3. They’ll going to face a problem next year that’s normally laughed away. every year when a guest pulls out someone will say I was only going for them, I won’t go so I want my entry ticket refunded. no can do, you booked that for the event, not the guest. this time there’s a comeback - no I booked for 2020, not 2021. I’ll have my refund. since you can literally decide on the day, they’ve given far more power back to the customer.
  4. I think the longer we go without it being cancelled is going to make people a lot more hesitant about booking in the future. if you were told you had to self isolate the week before the event are you supposed to just write the costs off?
  5. Well the original event was moved Seven weeks prior to the planned date. We’re now at Six weeks. Technically, it’s still happening.
  6. Have to say, not having done an event for 7 months now I’m not sure I really miss it. i was going to sit out Winter anyway, possibly Spring. I might even qualify for the medical badge now after an unexpected last two months. Bank balance is a lot more healthy though.
  7. That’s assuming no one else had already booked a hall for November, only 4 weeks before Xmas. And even before the postponement Jason was saying Summer would be smaller than usual to help accommodate other events that lost March to June bookings, so they might still be looking space in November. Personally I can’t see me attending for the next 18 months - Even assuming the trains get back to normal and Hotels don’t jack up their prices I’m not sure I’d find the risk worthwhile. my bank account is looking a lot more healthy without events too. I could get used to that...
  8. We're pretty safe in Devon. Considering how close I was to having a cosplayer sneezing on me at the Spring event, I think I'll give the summer event a miss this year.
  9. Cheaper than Jenna when she’d only a few episodes under her belt. But yes, certainly a few seem to think his price was a bit high. almost expect he’d have been busier signing before his episodes had been broadcast. He’d have been busier if his action figure was out. But that’s not saying much. If he’d been less busy he’d have had to pay us.
  10. I couldn’t believe how quiet he was. Never seen anything like it. A new series companion might just go open queue at the end of the day, but to be able to just walk up an hour after opening... unprecedented. Especially since he is a Star Wars pilot too.
  11. The Star Wars guests weren't down there.
  12. Yes it’s a great idea, and if it could be used to indicate signing status people wouldn’t have to force their way toward the front of the autograph area to see what number they are up to. Still, they have launched it at the deep end, at their biggest show would have been handy if they’d had the YALC guests too, they seem to stick very well to their schedule, just needed to grab hold of one
  13. I haven’t found him yet, if anyone can point me in the right corner please. Answered.
  14. She’s been before though and hasn’t added a Marvel or Star Wars film to her credits. And it’s still an increase, she was what £20... £25? last time. So it’s still a reasonable increase.
  15. That's what we used to do. I could see by how Peter spends time doing doodles etc for fans overseas he wouldn't be one to be rushed. Still its interesting all the pre-orders for the Doctors appeared to get signed. So getting the pre-ordered autographs took priority over virtual, and as it was a close thing for some diamond holders, pre-orders must have got done ahead of some of them too.
  16. I'd love to see the rest of The Space Pirates.
  17. Pointless really, It wasn’t shot in 4K, it’s just upscaled.
  18. Well never mind if people miss things they've already paid for because they are stuck in other queues, it's only their money after all. Of course the more efficient the queues are, and the less time wasted, the more chance people have to spend money. That's not a bad thing, is it?
  19. You wouldn't need constant updates, just a round up once ever 20-30 minutes. If it kept 25% away from the queues until their turn it would be easier for you to get to the boards to check.
  20. And of course in this case that still wouldn't have meant VQ 1-10 would have got their chance either, the guest would have just signed 10 less things.
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