Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)
I have mentioned it before: Geek culture is no longer on the fringes of the mainstream conscience. While it was once weird for Joey Fatone to have Superman shirts all the time, now it is standard practice for everyone to love comic books. Sure, we hear reports about superhero movies breaking box office numbers. But never has been more prevalent than the recent sale of New York Comic Con passes.
On June 18, 4 Day passes became available for purchase at noon. Within 40 minutes, they were sold out. To put that in context, last year 4 day passes took 8 weeks to sell out. 3 Day passes took a little over an hour to sell out this year. While this is a really cool thing to see, it has irked many convention lovers.
First, here is the story of the 3 day passes. While the 4 day pass sales were extraordinarily short, the 3 day pass sale was an event. At noon, like many others, I entered NYCC’s queue to purchase tickets. Like on the 4 day pass day, you would have been greeted with the following page:
But on June 18, there was an issue that cause this page to show and error message instead.
Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)
If you have ever been to a convention or a trade show, you know the term “Booth Babe”: Pretty women, often scantly clad, trying to lure you into their booth. I say this with no offense intended for these women, but they are the sirens of the showroom floor. They are close to the equivalent of a sales person at a shopping mall kiosk trying to put lotion on your hand, or straighten your hair. And as much as I dislike them, I have to imagine they don’t care for me as well.
“It’s as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.”
Get ready to buckle up everyone. SDCC is about to get expensive. They will no longer allow fans to buy a single pass that covers multiple days. NOPE! Now, you may only buy single day tickets. Ticket prices have also gone up. Here is what SDCC is listing their prices as:
Preview Night: $35
Thursday, Friday and Saturday badges: $45 each
Sunday badge: $30
So, If my math is rite (PLEASE BE RIGHT — or maybe I should say please DON’T be right), if you wanted to attend every single day, that’s $200!!! 200 mother fucking dollars! That shit is absolutely crazy. They say it gives us fans more flexibility, I call fucking bullshit. This is some Norman Osborn evil as fuck shit. This convention sells out in minutes and I’m wondering how this will affect ticket sales and how many people will lose their shit over it (prediction? A LOT). I’m positive they’ll still sell out the floor but this is getting ridiculous. As a person who lives right next to NYC and looks forward to NYCC (New York Comic Con) I really hope they don’t take this idea and run with it.
Let us know what you think of all this. Are you as frustrated as I am?
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