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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #60 on: July 04, 2022, 10:29:20 AM »
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I figured the cost would slow down the signups... guess not!

Certainly, this sets a precedent for future events.

It did.  If this had been free like offsites have been in the past, it would have sold out in minutes.

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2022, 11:02:33 AM »
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It did.  If this had been free like offsites have been in the past, it would have sold out in minutes.

yeah,  not spending money is going to limit what folks can do this con.

Maybe I should start a thread for ' Off-sites, what to do that's free' LOL
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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #62 on: July 05, 2022, 06:58:24 AM »
I'd say things costing money is actually a good thing not a bad.  In years past people would RSVP for everything and figure it out after.  So you'd have events that could have easily fit more dedicated fans but because they weren't fast enough they didn't get tickets.  Now you have to actually ponder your moves.  Seems okay to me.

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #63 on: July 05, 2022, 07:31:35 AM »
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I'd say things costing money is actually a good thing not a bad.  In years past people would RSVP for everything and figure it out after.  So you'd have events that could have easily fit more dedicated fans but because they weren't fast enough they didn't get tickets.  Now you have to actually ponder your moves.  Seems okay to me.

I hear the thought process. The only caveat is the number of times I've paid for an event & not gone due to wanting to do something else. LOL
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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2022, 09:13:22 AM »
I also like paying for the event and reserving my time. So I don't have to wait in line for hours to get in. That's worth something too.

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2022, 09:45:43 AM »
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I'd say things costing money is actually a good thing not a bad.  In years past people would RSVP for everything and figure it out after.  So you'd have events that could have easily fit more dedicated fans but because they weren't fast enough they didn't get tickets.  Now you have to actually ponder your moves.  Seems okay to me.

Yeah, I don't hate this either. I'm sure plenty of events with free RSVPs that fill up in the past end up having a ton of no-shows (I am guilty of this).

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I also like paying for the event and reserving my time. So I don't have to wait in line for hours to get in. That's worth something too.

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #66 on: July 05, 2022, 09:56:52 AM »
yeah it's nice to know I'm getting in and don't need to camp out three hours and maybe not get in.  I remember lining up for the Amazon parties and just took forever and there was like no cover.

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #67 on: July 05, 2022, 12:56:28 PM »
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I'd say things costing money is actually a good thing not a bad.  In years past people would RSVP for everything and figure it out after.  So you'd have events that could have easily fit more dedicated fans but because they weren't fast enough they didn't get tickets.  Now you have to actually ponder your moves.  Seems okay to me.

That's true.  When people have to pay, even $5, they tend to only do it if they are serious.  Some events explicitly say that's why they charge a small token fee.  But on the other side of the coin, it filters out the fans who can't even afford $5 let alone $60.  Comic-con has always had a moat.  It's just not that it's hard to buy badges, it's expensive.  Offsites have been the way for people who can't afford it to still be able to participate.

As for signing up for everything and figuring it out later, that's why there's a standby line.  The spot won't be wasted.  There's always someone willing to take your spot.

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I also like paying for the event and reserving my time. So I don't have to wait in line for hours to get in. That's worth something too.

Free offsites have also had reserved times so that you wouldn't have to wait in line.  Well at least not as long of a line.  Unless the operators want to be very draconian, there's always a little line whether there's reserved times or not.

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #68 on: July 05, 2022, 01:33:54 PM »
the stand by options is interesting

I'll check it out if I have nothing else I really want to do.
Its much easier going standby when I'm a single :)

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #69 on: July 08, 2022, 10:27:53 AM »
There will be an outdoor area set up that is first come first served--

"The tickets for “10 FORWARD” sold out quickly, but you can still purchase exclusive merch and enjoy a beverage outdoors in the official “STARFLEET OUTPOST” beer garden. Entry is first come, first served. Live long and prosper! Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24; 340 Fifth Ave, San Diego, 92101."

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2022, 11:48:30 AM »
I’m always up for a beer garden!


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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #71 on: July 12, 2022, 02:27:05 PM »
That's great to know! Hoping to check out the beer garden just to see a few Trek sights at least!  :)

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #72 on: July 13, 2022, 08:58:38 PM »
I have 2 tickets for Thursday at 830pm I think I'm going to walk away from for Hall H. Anybody interested?

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #73 on: July 13, 2022, 09:59:54 PM »
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I have 2 tickets for Thursday at 830pm I think I'm going to walk away from for Hall H. Anybody interested?
How much are they?

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Re: Star Trek Bar Experience
« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2022, 10:27:06 PM »
They were 60/ea but I will pass them along for 60 for both