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1885Re: [pittscomicon] this con better be good

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  • Joe Patrick
    Feb 15, 2009
      While I can agree that it would be nice to see some higher profile personalities, there will always be a trade off.  The more popular a person is, the more their fees to appear, which in turn would lead to less funds being available to get more personalities to attend.  The last 2 years the Star Wars actors that have appeared have been Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and last year David Prowse (Darth Vader), hardly actors that had a few seconds of screen time and people that played probably two of the absolute favorite characters in the entire film series.

      First and foremost, the comicon is just that, a comic convention. It's not exactly a pop culture convention, which is more like what Steel City is closer to. The main purpose is for the artists to get a chance to meet the fans, or for new artists to showcase their wares.  The last few years they've had some good names from that genre, George Perez, John Romita Jr., etc..  

      I agree with you that it would be neat to occasionally see someone of a higher profile, but that would then mean less money to get a wider variety in.  Regardless who shows up, I've always had an enjoyable time and met some interesting people.

      Maybe the powers that be can try to work on getting an actor or two from 'Watchmen' for the con.  If they get scheduled before the movie is released it may be possible to get them cheaper then when it comes out if it turns out to be a big hit.

      --- On Sun, 2/15/09, baldalbinoyeti <baldalbinoyeti@...> wrote:

      From: baldalbinoyeti <baldalbinoyeti@...>
      Subject: [pittscomicon] this con better be good
      To: pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, February 15, 2009, 2:06 AM

      Seriously. If you're gonna make us wait till Septemeber, at least get
      some good guests. To hell with the Dawn of the Dead people and people
      who played a character that was in one of the Star Wars movies for 5
      seconds. Seeing as how it's the 25h anniversary of Ghostbusters, why
      not get Ernie Hudson again. Maybe a replica of the Ecto-1. Or if you
      wanna go a completely different route, what about Bruce Campbell or
      Robert Englund, or, hell, Kevin Smith.

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