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On 1/3/2021 at 8:41 AM, shakeYourGrooveThing said:

 

Having said that, although that might b slightly jumping the gun, personally I think events can start as early as April as long as they are done at reduced capacity. Reason I say this I receive e-mails from the ATG theatres website and most of the shows r due to re-start mid-late April.!

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.  
 

 

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If (when) it gets cancelled, we will have a Forum Convention that weekend.  Instead of getting autographs we can post pictures of our favourites from previous years. Instead of getting photo

Oooooooooh, technically the vaccines take about two weeks to be fully effective, sooooooooo. Oh go on then, I'll allow it.

1st vaccine sorted. 2nd one booked in for week before the show. Couldn't have planned that if I'd tried

6 hours ago, TerraHawk said:

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.  
 

 

Thing is, and here's the other part to it. I don't think showmasters would risk having social distancing in LFCC, because that would only really imo mess everything up because you've gotta stand two meters away from everybody. Not only that, but the fact would be that you would have to sit in designated seats next to ones that would say "CHAIR NOT IN USE!!"

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On 2/2/2021 at 12:38 PM, TerraHawk said:

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?


 

 

Pre selling auto's doesn't make any difference to be honest, all it does is move the point at which you exchange money, but it doesn't do anything for the numbers - the show needs as many people through as possible to pay for getting the guest over so even if you limit the number of people able to see the guest, the price would have to be massively high to get it down to covid safe numbers.

I do see a future for trusted companies to continue the private signings as it'd be a good chance to get people you might not be able to otherwise, so it'd be nice if some could be done with guests who can't/won't come over,  or don't want to do cons but might not be adverse to a private signing.

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So it's been a while (I think lol) since I've been here, had my COVID vaccine jab, so yay for me since I'm needle phobic (I've gotta go back for the 2nd dose on 11/06/2021), which will clear me for hopefully going to LFCC in July. Also from what I've been reading, is that the government will actually be starting covid-passports (like beta testing...sorry, computer garb there) and a "traffic light" system, which will show which areas will be possibly locked down and which will be able to go on. 

According to what was told, this is starting mid this month with Liverpool and I THINK (don't quote me on it cos I may have gotten the 2nd city wrong) London starting covid-passports and traffic light system ready for when football stadiums reopen among other things. 

I wouldn't blame SM if they were to ask for the covid-passport as a way of seeing if you have had been vaccinated. This would more than likely be able to allow people to not social distance as much, but also not have to rely on wearing a mask IF they had been vaccinated. (I know that you CAN be asymptomatic with COVID19 and give it to others but not actually suffer from it yourself IF you are vaccinated).

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We will find out if large-scale events will from here on in ask for proof of vaccination-which both me and my friend are hoping can be either COVID-passport or the vaccination cards they give you. Its groovily sounding pos it will b testing on arrivley and being asked for that. 

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22 hours ago, Mfahey79 said:

1st vaccine sorted. 2nd one booked in for week before the show. Couldn't have planned that if I'd tried

Oooooooooh, technically the vaccines take about two weeks to be fully effective, sooooooooo.

Oh go on then, I'll allow it.

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On 4/30/2021 at 10:38 AM, natedammit said:

Oooooooooh, technically the vaccines take about two weeks to be fully effective, sooooooooo.

Oh go on then, I'll allow it.

Thank you. Much appreciated

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