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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2021, 01:47:04 PM »
I thought the exhibit hall was good because I noticed a fair amount more exhibitor exclusives this year. Aside from Funko…Cryptozoic, Vltd, Plastic Empire and Tokidoki also had legitimate ECCC exclusives.

I haven’t enjoyed very many of ECCC’s smaller panels (other than the guest panels that are in smaller rooms) in the past so I just couldn’t find too many to get excited over this year. Fan panels and meetups are not on my radar at all.

I’ve seen some other posts about LA Comic Con being the same weekend. Perhaps more guests wanted to do a convention closer to home/studios, but I’ve never known LA Comic Con to have that much pull. Though I have to say their lineup this year looked pretty good. I may have to keep on eye on that one in the future.

Here is a recent example of how ReedPop treats ECCC as an afterthought: C2E2, their Chicago convention (which is a bit smaller than ECCC but homegrown rather than acquired) usually has a lot of overlap with ECCC in programming. Their biggest guest with a panel was Ming-Na Wen. She unfortunately cancelled about a week before the show, but ReedPop almost immediately replaced her with Giancarlo Esposito. There is no reason they couldn’t have done something similar for ECCC when LeVar Burton canceled.
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #61 on: December 14, 2021, 01:55:02 PM »
Part of it may be due to other TNG actors not doing cons currently.  Obviously Spiner is, but Marina moved back to the UK and I heard Gates isn’t doing cons again until the pandemic is over.  Patrick Stewart has done a fan con in years.  So that severely limits replacement options.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #62 on: December 14, 2021, 02:40:06 PM »
Then they could have gotten guests from another Star Trek series, or another kids’ show along the same lines as Reading Rainbow, or a game show like Jeopardy. There are probably excuses that made sense as to why they couldn’t get a replacement, but they still could have cut through all that and made a replacement happen if they really cared.

Speaking of Sir Patrick Stewart, I remember when ECCC had him as a featured guest in 2013. Those were the days.
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #63 on: December 14, 2021, 03:21:23 PM »
Well Levar Burton has canceled ECCC wife before.  Once was 2020 due to Covid before the whole con canceled, so don’t count that.  The other time I want to say was around 2015, and Marina Sirtis replaced him.  So I do think TNG for TNG is there thinking for replacement.  That said, also assume Levar Burton will cancel if he’s announced for ECCC. :-)