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Posts posted by TerraHawk

  1. 1 hour ago, Spacecadet is here said:

    I would of thought maybe the Price was a bit too high, He was £10 for Star Wars and now £30 because of Doctor who? He was cool in the photo shoot. 

    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. 

    1 hour ago, Diabolik said:

    What was that then?

    Perhaps this says all you need to know about how well received the latest Doctor’s outings have been...

    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. 

  2. On 8/7/2019 at 9:38 AM, Raylenth said:

    As Queen says the venue map does show the different signing area's and bar the Star Wars zone on the ground floor they are all next to each other.  the best thing to do is to have a list of who you want to see, then you can concentrate on getting the VQ's you need for any big guests and once you have done that, walk around and find and see the smaller guests.

    The Star Wars guests weren't down there.

  3. 22 hours ago, Lemon said:

    Hoping next time it will work better. 

    Was a great idea. And fantastic if it works properly.

    But had no use for it today:(

    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  




  4. 43 minutes ago, Faerie Tanith said:

    Not one for me, but I'm amazed she's only £35- every Doctor Who fan I know is nuts for River Song!

    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. 

  5. 2 hours ago, Raylenth said:

    Everyone would get there at dark o'clock three weeks prior to get low VQ's and he still wouldn't have got through many so someone with a ticket of 150 say, who had hope, may have still been completely out of the running.

    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.

  6. 4 hours ago, natedammit said:

    Or they could just leave it as it is and we can put up with a bit of inconvenience.

    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. :rolleyes:

    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?

  7. 3 hours ago, Raylenth said:

    This.  They will still have to update the whiteboards in the queue anyway.  Not saying it's impossible but the constant updates in twitter would be a nightmare, your phone would be constantly pinging and you would have to check it every message that came through.  I can't be online all the time as it's battery draining and my connection is spotty so I need to check the boards anyway.  

    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.

  8. 7 minutes ago, autographfan said:

    But if they're willing to pay for a diamond pass, why shouldn't they get priority over a fan with a VQ ticket?

    And to play devil's advocate, if the dealer hadn't turned up with 10 signed items to sell, then 10 real fans who couldn't make it to the event will have missed out on getting their favourite actor's autograph...

    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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  9. 24 minutes ago, RomeroSavini said:

     if you are out to make cash from them- go away.

    The hate by many bigger stars towards reselling signatures is staggering for good reason. 

    It's something of a black market, and a catch 22. Fans want the auto of a new big time actor and are prepared to pay, someone will take advantage and sell to them. Actor then sees someone is profiting then refuses to sign, so those already signed are a rarity and shoot up in value. Dealers then try harder, its become worth their while. At least at an event the actors are compensated for their time.

    Limit them to 5 items they just bring 4 friends. Line is even slower.

    James Earl Jones is apparently happy to sign a few for free, the more he signs the less they are worth. But unless you are lucky enough to meet him you're back to relying on a dealer again.

    If Chris was fed up with dealers, are we sure they weren't for Showmasters Sales - the preorders. He's bound to have been a popular sale, and the £5 on top regular price is hardly anything when a guest is that much to start with. And they will already have paid.

  10. 2 hours ago, Naboo79 said:


    - Dealers. Why are they even allowed? At least put a cap of, say, max 3 autos per guest.
    - It’s 2018 folks! A more modern system is possible! Maybe have an electronic panel that everyone can see and that is updated regularly, and then have an app or website with VQ info so you don’t have to physically visit the queue to get updated.
    One more thing. I must say I’m curious why SM booked so many wrestlers and Star Wars extras. They sat around with nobody visting them almost every time I passed by them. It can’t be good business for anyone if they get so little attention from the attendees. I felt bad for these guests that they sat with noone visiting them most of the time.

    We aren't allowed to talk guest fees but do some basic maths, the Star Wars extras aren't going likely to be on a lot. You only need one  or two dealers getting 50 items and that's probably paid for them*. The rest is pure profit. Since some people will get posters, DVD covers, books, cards, figures, they don't need to be busy all day to make it worth their while. Otherwise they wouldn't try so hard to get new names. Every time I think there can't possibly be any more to get they seem to dig out a few; but the fact they seem to be getting non-UK guests now (which can cost more) I do think we are getting towards the end now, at least for me.

    I had a funny experience with my Star Wars autos at the event. I only get a book signed and thought Mike Quinn had signed it 20 years ago, I must have met him. But looking, seems he never had. Until Sunday.

    * so the dealers have their uses.

    Obviously an app would make a lot of sense, but lets face it they've only had QR codes a few years, they seem to be a decade behind.


    I'd like to make a suggestion actually, a  sort of compromise, a way of providing the info on the cheap.


    How about a dedicated twitter account for number status-  A showmasters live perhaps. Only need a few people to keep revising the numbers, its basic info that would be probably be logged anyway in any other business.

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  11. 1 hour ago, TWDStuff said:

    Only real low was the amount of Funko Pop stalls, I reckon 50% of the stalls were selling them. I get that they are popular and i get that if someone has paid for a spot then they can sell whatever they want but it would be nice to have more variety in the stalls. 

    Funky pops and Fudge, I think there were at least three Fudge stalls. I didn’t see (or didn’t find at least) anyone selling Blu-rays and only a handful of DVDs which was unusual. Had a few I was after, guess I’ll hit eBay instead. Seems whenever I take spending money to buy merch, there’s none, if I don’t have the cash there’s loads. 

  12. 2 hours ago, Jonjon said:

    I don't see how that would solve the problem quite frankly.

    Hotels sell out, choices become very limited and can get VERY expensive, especially at this time of year, travel isn't as discounted at short notice as advanced fares.

    Shoots and packages sell out with very popular guests, so don't see how this solves the problem.

    If an event is cancelled and you picked a cheaper room or seat without free cancellation you wouldn't get your money back there either. Ultimately your entry ticket is just that - entry to the event. Even if its no longer worth your while going, the event is still taking place. I do sympathise, no one like's to write-off £50. Somethings you have to cut your losses and chalk it up to experience. They used to say never book for one guest.  

  13. 3 minutes ago, fanowaty said:

    You can and I thought about it. It's a solution to get one, but I really enjoy the experience of getting it, even if that's only like 10 seconds.

    He's done two signings in the past month (Westminster after it was said there was no chance of him being here) and another, so hopefully that would have taken some of the pressure off. And if you do miss him perhaps visit his website ;)

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