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Armed only with what you know *right now*, do you think SDCC will return to an in-person event in 2021?

Yes
33 (36.7%)
No
57 (63.3%)

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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #195 on: March 01, 2021, 01:58:42 PM »
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<snip>In my mind, I'm picturing something like comic fest.
my thoughts exactly. I wonder what state the museum will be in?
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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #196 on: March 01, 2021, 02:10:48 PM »
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Looks like maybe Nov 19-21?? On the SD Convention center website it says "Private Convention with Trade show" for that weekend.  All the other Nov weekends are booked with the names of the event.

I booked just in case, LOL. Hilton Bayfront is a steal.

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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #197 on: March 01, 2021, 02:27:13 PM »
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I didn't see any other events that same weekend. I'll have to look again. But you're right, it may be at a different location....

11/20-11/21 also has "The Fit Expo San Diego" and the "Epic Series Obstacle Challenge".

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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #198 on: March 01, 2021, 02:34:06 PM »
"In addition, we are currently working on an option for those wishing to transfer their badge or exhibitor deposits/payments as full or partial payment towards our 2021 November event. "

I just read this statement again and realized I missed something.  It looks like there are three (3) options for those of us who rolled our badges over to the 2021 event.

1.  refund
2.  roll over to 2022
3.  Use your badge for the November Event (the part I missed)

So if you pick #3, you might have to buy a badge for the 2022 event.  I'm ok with that.

Anybody else come to a different conclusion?
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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #199 on: March 01, 2021, 02:38:40 PM »
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"In addition, we are currently working on an option for those wishing to transfer their badge or exhibitor deposits/payments as full or partial payment towards our 2021 November event. "

I just read this statement again and realized I missed something.  It looks like there are three (3) options for those of us who rolled our badges over to the 2021 event.

1.  refund
2.  roll over to 2022
3.  Use your badge for the November Event (the part I missed)

So if you pick #3, you might have to buy a badge for the 2022 event.  I'm ok with that.

Anybody else come to a different conclusion?

I wonder if Pro Badges that were rolled over to 2021 will also be rolled over to 2022?

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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #200 on: March 01, 2021, 02:39:59 PM »
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my thoughts exactly. I wonder what state the museum will be in?

::Goes to vote::  Heeeeeeeeey!  Its been closed!

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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #201 on: March 01, 2021, 02:41:22 PM »
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::Goes to vote::  Heeeeeeeeey!  Its been closed!

foiled again!
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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #202 on: March 01, 2021, 02:43:30 PM »
FYI DCon is Nov 12-14

buckle up, it's gonna be a busy November
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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #203 on: March 01, 2021, 02:44:25 PM »
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"In addition, we are currently working on an option for those wishing to transfer their badge or exhibitor deposits/payments as full or partial payment towards our 2021 November event. "

I just read this statement again and realized I missed something.  It looks like there are three (3) options for those of us who rolled our badges over to the 2021 event.

1.  refund
2.  roll over to 2022
3.  Use your badge for the November Event (the part I missed)

So if you pick #3, you might have to buy a badge for the 2022 event.  I'm ok with that.

Anybody else come to a different conclusion?

JMHO, but I wouldn't risk your badge for the 2022 event. If it's bigger in capacity, it is likely to be bigger in offerings as well. That will be the more desirable event for most of us.

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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #204 on: March 01, 2021, 02:55:55 PM »
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foiled again!

And I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those darn kids!

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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #205 on: March 01, 2021, 02:56:15 PM »
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JMHO, but I wouldn't risk your badge for the 2022 event. If it's bigger in capacity, it is likely to be bigger in offerings as well. That will be the more desirable event for most of us.
Thanks for the advice, but...

1.  Assuming the wonderful buying groups this forum has established are still intact, I have faith I will score a badge for 2022.

2.  My backup is volunteering (which I'm fine with)

If they are able to pull off an event in November, I'm going for it.  It will really go a long way towards helping me wait for the big event in 2022 psychologically.  Seriously, when I read the statement about the possible November event, it lifted my spirits.
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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #206 on: March 01, 2021, 03:00:10 PM »
I agree with your final statement, but I'll risk the buying group route for the November event if it happens. ;)

Regardless, I think we can agree that we would both like to attend both events.

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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #207 on: March 01, 2021, 03:13:01 PM »
If the November in-person event is possibly going to be limited to 7,000 people as the convention center schedule seems to indicate for an event on Nov 19-21 - the last time San Diego Comic-con was that small was in 1988 with 8,000 attendees at the old downtown convention center.

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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #208 on: March 01, 2021, 03:26:18 PM »
"Unfortunately, the challenges of this past year and the multiple postponements of our two largest events have left us with limited financial resources, so this year the online experience will be reduced to a three-day event, spanning July 23-25, 2021."

I was also concerned about CCI's ability to hang on financially if they cancelled the 2021 Con.  However, their offer of refunds, their plan for a November event, and their planning for an event in 2022, tells me they feel they can weather this hit financially.
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Re: Poll: The Status of SDCC 2021 (In Light of the Pandemic)
« Reply #209 on: March 01, 2021, 03:50:24 PM »
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"Unfortunately, the challenges of this past year and the multiple postponements of our two largest events have left us with limited financial resources, so this year the online experience will be reduced to a three-day event, spanning July 23-25, 2021."

I was also concerned about CCI's ability to hang on financially if they cancelled the 2021 Con.  However, their offer of refunds, their plan for a November event, and their planning for an event in 2022, tells me they feel they can weather this hit financially.

I am thinking they will charge enough of a price to attend the November event to raise some money.