1144Re: My view on the con.
- Mar 2, 2008Ditto to everything you said, and thanks for coming back to the BURGH!
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> I go to the con as a guest artist every year, and over the
> I have noticed from time to time, the lack of certain guests andnot
> sometimes fewer vendors.
> Thing is, some of those vendors, have bought mulitple spaces and
> have expanded from years prior, to try to sell more. As for the
> guests, yes there are other cons who get bigger guests and more of
> them, but there is a cost in getting them to come to the show.
> Its hard when some of the "Wizard" shows try everything in their
> power to out trump the smaller cons in getting guests, which is
> difficult, when you as an organizer, have to go to many of those
> above cons the year before to try to invite guests to your show the
> following year.
> I saw Renee in Baltimore this past Sept., doing this very same
> thing, talking to guests and vendors to come out to a show thats
> as big as SD or a Chicago or New York. The bigger cons do havebigger
> budgets to help with bringing in the big names from the mecca ofwas
> comic artists, California and New York.
> Tan was at the Pitt show back a few years ago, and since then,
> Wizard, has taken over some of the cons across the country, and
> turned them from a more traditional comic con, to more of a multi-
> media event.
> I attended the first show Wizard did in Chicago, and while it
> big, Pitt was much more relaxed. These bigger cons, have had torely
> on the multi-media aspect to bring in the people, while Pitt hasbeen
> able to keep the show more traditional and artist friendly, and theyears,
> same high quality.
> The Georges have brought in wrestlers and actors over the
> but have also managed to have keep it to what I think a show shoulda
> be. I do want more vendors, so there is a better selection of
> goodies, and I'm sure that the show will grow with time. Its still
> young con in comparison.and
> Something that most people don't realize, is that other con
> organizers come to Pitt every year to see how a good show is run,
> take that back to their show. Some of the best shows you'll ever go
> to, will be like Pitt. Its when the show goes coporate, and turns
> into a Wizard con, that I'll stop going.
> Sure, save your money for SD, and spend about a half years wage
> too. Its MORE money to get in, to sleep in a hotel and eat, and
> you'll wait hours in line to get Jim Lee's autograph, only to find
> out he went home hours ago.
> If it weren't for the arists, would there even be a show?
> Tod Allen Smith
> 2008 guest
> from Altoona Pa.
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