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1144Re: My view on the con.

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  • batmiteforever
    Mar 2, 2008
      Ditto to everything you said, and thanks for coming back to the BURGH!
      --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, "norvandell" <BIG_BOOTE@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I go to the con as a guest artist every year, and over the
      years,
      > I have noticed from time to time, the lack of certain guests and
      > 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
      not
      > as big as SD or a Chicago or New York. The bigger cons do have
      bigger
      > budgets to help with bringing in the big names from the mecca of
      > 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
      was
      > big, Pitt was much more relaxed. These bigger cons, have had to
      rely
      > on the multi-media aspect to bring in the people, while Pitt has
      been
      > able to keep the show more traditional and artist friendly, and the
      > same high quality.
      >
      > The Georges have brought in wrestlers and actors over the
      years,
      > but have also managed to have keep it to what I think a show should
      > 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
      a
      > young con in comparison.
      >
      > 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,
      and
      > 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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