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  • Todd James
    Sorry to hear about the Days Inn. On the plus side, by the time the show returns to its regularly scheduled April time in 2010, Marriott should have the old
    Message 1 of 10 , Sep 14, 2009
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      Sorry to hear about the Days Inn.  On the plus side, by the time the show returns to its regularly scheduled April time in 2010, Marriott should have the old Radisson, new DoubleTree, ready to go.


      From: Shawn Williams <kwip@...>
      To: pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 10:27:00 AM
      Subject: Re: [pittscomicon] RE:con review

       

      I'd like to chime in and say that we had a fantastic time exhibiting
      at this year's con. The hotel we stayed at (Days Inn) was downright
      horrific (black mold, anyone?), but the con made up for it! The setup
      was fantastic, we had good traffic all week, and as always, the con
      staff were super and took great care of us. A lot of people enjoyed
      our little 'scavenger hunt,' and we had great feedback from the
      participants and a lot of interest from other folks that didn't
      participate this time but definitely want to next time. Can't wait
      till they get the signup page for next year, I want to get in early! A
      HUGE thanks to all the staffers at the con (and Patrick and Renee
      especially!) for doing such a great job - this is absolutely our
      favorite con!

      On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Todd James <uss_escort@yahoo. com> wrote:
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      >
      >
      > This year's con was great. The new facility was a hit. The artists did keep commenting about the better light. I was able to get some great sketches from some of the folks. I got a great E-2 Huntress from Ramona Fradon, another great E-2 Huntress from Jamal Igle, Glenn Klimeck (a.k.a. "Why is this guy not drawing for the big guys?!?!? Guy") drew a fantastic E-2 Huntress for me (gee, I am beginning to see a pattern here....), and I spent some clams on Jay Fife Island for a pack of his prints (anyone wanna guess who was in the packet?). The auction was another great event. I gotta say that the artists and dealers that come to the show are generous to a fault when it comes to supporting causes like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hero Initiative, CBLDF, and other deserving causes. I am sure that once Patrick gets back in the saddle today or tomorrow he will provide a better round up of information, especially regarding the Stan Lee Event (and what an
      > EVENT it was ), but I just wanted to keep the good vibrations flowing.
      >
      >


    • gcwiggs
      I know i said it already, but i loved this year s con, not only did i get STAN THE MAN LEE S AUTOGRAPH, but i even got my picture taken with a really cute
      Message 2 of 10 , Sep 14, 2009
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        I know i said it already, but i loved this year's con, not only did i get STAN THE MAN LEE'S AUTOGRAPH, but i even got my picture taken with a really cute Phoenix/Jean Grey.

        --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, Todd James <uss_escort@...> wrote:
        >
        > This year's con was great. The new facility was a hit. The artists did keep commenting about the better light. I was able to get some great sketches from some of the folks. I got a great E-2 Huntress from Ramona Fradon, another great E-2 Huntress from Jamal Igle, Glenn Klimeck (a.k.a. "Why is this guy not drawing for the big guys?!?!? Guy") drew a fantastic E-2 Huntress for me (gee, I am beginning to see a pattern here....), and I spent some clams on Jay Fife Island for a pack of his prints (anyone wanna guess who was in the packet?). The auction was another great event. I gotta say that the artists and dealers that come to the show are generous to a fault when it comes to supporting causes like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hero Initiative, CBLDF, and other deserving causes. I am sure that once Patrick gets back in the saddle today or tomorrow he will provide a better round up of information, especially regarding the Stan Lee Event (and what an
        > EVENT it was ), but I just wanted to keep the good vibrations flowing.
        >
      • gcwiggs
        Hopefully nobody gets offended by the Jean Grey remark.
        Message 3 of 10 , Sep 14, 2009
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          Hopefully nobody gets offended by the Jean Grey remark.
          --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, "gcwiggs" <gcwiggs@...> wrote:
          >
          > I know i said it already, but i loved this year's con, not only did i get STAN THE MAN LEE'S AUTOGRAPH, but i even got my picture taken with a really cute Phoenix/Jean Grey.
          >
          > --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, Todd James <uss_escort@> wrote:
          > >
          > > This year's con was great. The new facility was a hit. The artists did keep commenting about the better light. I was able to get some great sketches from some of the folks. I got a great E-2 Huntress from Ramona Fradon, another great E-2 Huntress from Jamal Igle, Glenn Klimeck (a.k.a. "Why is this guy not drawing for the big guys?!?!? Guy") drew a fantastic E-2 Huntress for me (gee, I am beginning to see a pattern here....), and I spent some clams on Jay Fife Island for a pack of his prints (anyone wanna guess who was in the packet?). The auction was another great event. I gotta say that the artists and dealers that come to the show are generous to a fault when it comes to supporting causes like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hero Initiative, CBLDF, and other deserving causes. I am sure that once Patrick gets back in the saddle today or tomorrow he will provide a better round up of information, especially regarding the Stan Lee Event (and what an
          > > EVENT it was ), but I just wanted to keep the good vibrations flowing.
          > >
          >
        • Don Pedicini Jr.
          I don t see why.... it was harmless! Don Pedicini Jr. www.donpedicinijr.blogspot.com ________________________________ From: gcwiggs To:
          Message 4 of 10 , Sep 14, 2009
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            I don't see why.... it was harmless!
             
            Don Pedicini Jr.
            www.donpedicinijr.blogspot.com



            From: gcwiggs <gcwiggs@...>
            To: pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 2:34:11 PM
            Subject: [pittscomicon] Re: RE:con review

             

            Hopefully nobody gets offended by the Jean Grey remark.

            --- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, "gcwiggs" <gcwiggs@... > wrote:
            >
            > I know i said it already, but i loved this year's con, not only did i get STAN THE MAN LEE'S AUTOGRAPH, but i even got my picture taken with a really cute Phoenix/Jean Grey.
            >
            > --- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, Todd James <uss_escort@ > wrote:
            > >
            > > This year's con was great. The new facility was a hit. The artists did keep commenting about the better light. I was able to get some great sketches from some of the folks. I got a great E-2 Huntress from Ramona Fradon, another great E-2 Huntress from Jamal Igle, Glenn Klimeck (a.k.a. "Why is this guy not drawing for the big guys?!?!? Guy") drew a fantastic E-2 Huntress for me (gee, I am beginning to see a pattern here....), and I spent some clams on Jay Fife Island for a pack of his prints (anyone wanna guess who was in the packet?). The auction was another great event. I gotta say that the artists and dealers that come to the show are generous to a fault when it comes to supporting causes like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hero Initiative, CBLDF, and other deserving causes. I am sure that once Patrick gets back in the saddle today or tomorrow he will provide a better round up of information, especially regarding the Stan Lee Event (and what an
            > > EVENT it was ), but I just wanted to keep the good vibrations flowing.
            > >
            >


          • clarke wiggins
            thanks Don. ________________________________ From: Don Pedicini Jr. To: pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009
            Message 5 of 10 , Sep 14, 2009
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              thanks Don.


              From: Don Pedicini Jr. <imajicastudio@...>
              To: pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 2:42:35 PM
              Subject: Re: [pittscomicon] Re: RE:con review

               

              I don't see why.... it was harmless!
               
              Don Pedicini Jr.
              www.donpedicinijr. blogspot. com



              From: gcwiggs <gcwiggs@yahoo. com>
              To: pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com
              Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 2:34:11 PM
              Subject: [pittscomicon] Re: RE:con review

               

              Hopefully nobody gets offended by the Jean Grey remark.

              --- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, "gcwiggs" <gcwiggs@... > wrote:
              >
              > I know i said it already, but i loved this year's con, not only did i get STAN THE MAN LEE'S AUTOGRAPH, but i even got my picture taken with a really cute Phoenix/Jean Grey.
              >
              > --- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, Todd James <uss_escort@ > wrote:
              > >
              > > This year's con was great. The new facility was a hit. The artists did keep commenting about the better light. I was able to get some great sketches from some of the folks. I got a great E-2 Huntress from Ramona Fradon, another great E-2 Huntress from Jamal Igle, Glenn Klimeck (a.k.a. "Why is this guy not drawing for the big guys?!?!? Guy") drew a fantastic E-2 Huntress for me (gee, I am beginning to see a pattern here....), and I spent some clams on Jay Fife Island for a pack of his prints (anyone wanna guess who was in the packet?). The auction was another great event. I gotta say that the artists and dealers that come to the show are generous to a fault when it comes to supporting causes like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hero Initiative, CBLDF, and other deserving causes. I am sure that once Patrick gets back in the saddle today or tomorrow he will provide a better round up of information, especially regarding the Stan Lee Event (and what an
              > > EVENT it was ), but I just wanted to keep the good vibrations flowing.
              > >
              >



            • dark_mullet
              Considering that it was the first time in a new venue and didn t have a walking distance hotel, the Con turned out a lot better than I was expecting. It was a
              Message 6 of 10 , Sep 15, 2009
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                Considering that it was the first time in a new venue and didn't have a walking distance hotel, the Con turned out a lot better than I was expecting. It was a very good trial Con. I like how bright the convention center is.

                That being said, it's a lot smaller, or at least it seemed so. It seemed like there were a lot less booths, and I was not a fan of how Artist's Alley was set up. And I don't know if something can be done about it, but I know that some artists did not enjoy that they had to stare at a wall all day, whereas always in the past they had something/one across from them.

                The Media Room (at least that's what it seemed to be) needs more than Stan Lee for a few hours to get traffic into it. It's small, darker, and seems like you have to go out of your way to get to it. As I'm sure you figured out with Stan already, I think it's best to put all the 'bigger' guests in that room to encourage business for the few vendors in there.

                I also missed the gaming room. It's not a big deal, but it also made it seem like there was less to do.

                It was a great year for the Small Press booths, though. At least for me, a guest that likes talking to them. I was able to have a conversation with every single small press booth and MOST of Artist's Alley. The brightness, space, and lack of me wanting to get an autograph from Stan Lee gave me plenty of time. Met some cool new people!

                Also, totally off the radar and nothing that anyone at Comicon actually controls (I just want to say this), but what was up with all the weird totally wrong rules for the games at Casino Night? I mean seriously, it would be much easier to just have the straight games than all the things they were doing with Craps and Black Jack.

                All in all, it was a good trial run. I'm sure when the host hotel is back, we'll get more things to do for longer periods of time. I look forward to coming back in six months.
              • Andrew Harmon
                Offended? I m sorry I missed her! :)
                Message 7 of 10 , Sep 15, 2009
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                  Offended? I'm sorry I missed her! :)


                  On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 2:34 PM, gcwiggs <gcwiggs@...> wrote:
                   

                  Hopefully nobody gets offended by the Jean Grey remark.


                  --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, "gcwiggs" <gcwiggs@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > I know i said it already, but i loved this year's con, not only did i get STAN THE MAN LEE'S AUTOGRAPH, but i even got my picture taken with a really cute Phoenix/Jean Grey.
                  >
                  > --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, Todd James <uss_escort@> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > This year's con was great. The new facility was a hit. The artists did keep commenting about the better light. I was able to get some great sketches from some of the folks. I got a great E-2 Huntress from Ramona Fradon, another great E-2 Huntress from Jamal Igle, Glenn Klimeck (a.k.a. "Why is this guy not drawing for the big guys?!?!? Guy") drew a fantastic E-2 Huntress for me (gee, I am beginning to see a pattern here....), and I spent some clams on Jay Fife Island for a pack of his prints (anyone wanna guess who was in the packet?). The auction was another great event. I gotta say that the artists and dealers that come to the show are generous to a fault when it comes to supporting causes like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hero Initiative, CBLDF, and other deserving causes. I am sure that once Patrick gets back in the saddle today or tomorrow he will provide a better round up of information, especially regarding the Stan Lee Event (and what an
                  > > EVENT it was ), but I just wanted to keep the good vibrations flowing.
                  > >
                  >


                • Andrew Harmon
                  I was faced to a wall (the women s bathroom actually) but didn t mind it. Not that I m into bathrooms or anything LOL
                  Message 8 of 10 , Sep 15, 2009
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                    I was faced to a wall (the women's bathroom actually) but didn't mind it. Not that I'm into bathrooms or anything LOL


                    On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 6:10 PM, dark_mullet <Zeolahn@...> wrote:
                     

                    Considering that it was the first time in a new venue and didn't have a walking distance hotel, the Con turned out a lot better than I was expecting. It was a very good trial Con. I like how bright the convention center is.

                    That being said, it's a lot smaller, or at least it seemed so. It seemed like there were a lot less booths, and I was not a fan of how Artist's Alley was set up. And I don't know if something can be done about it, but I know that some artists did not enjoy that they had to stare at a wall all day, whereas always in the past they had something/one across from them.

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