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Title: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: marcia29 on December 14, 2021, 07:37:10 AM
Yay!

(https://i.imgur.com/zUnzEI0.jpg)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: RighteousRita on December 14, 2021, 08:15:28 AM
You beat me to this. :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sessionka on December 14, 2021, 09:45:45 AM
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Yay!

(https://i.imgur.com/zUnzEI0.jpg)

LET'S DO THIS!!!!    :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: MarvelGurl on January 31, 2022, 04:55:17 PM
Wait what?! I was just lamenting to a friend wondering if Comic Con would return this year! I shall continue to cross my fingers.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on February 01, 2022, 08:19:25 AM
I am hearing vendors are getting confirmation of their booths, sounds promising.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: perc2100 on February 01, 2022, 09:29:17 AM
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I am hearing vendors are getting confirmation of their booths, sounds promising.
Yeah I've seen on Twitter both artists (like Patrick Ballesteros) and companies (Toddland) posting they're confirmed that their 2020 roll-over is good to go.  Looking at current COVID numbers starting to plummet, I think Comic-Con 2022 is in good shape.

Also weird to think: the last Comic-Con Marvel panel had Chadwick Boseman on stage hyping BLACK PANTHER sequel  :(
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: stl_ben on February 01, 2022, 09:40:04 AM
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  Looking at current COVID numbers starting to plummet, I think Comic-Con 2022 is in good shape.
They have gone down before....we just have to hope for no more major variants/waves.  I so want it to be summer in San Diego again....but with no Hotel Lottery info yet it seems even SDCC is waiting for a better forecast.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: chocolateshake on February 01, 2022, 10:16:10 AM
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They have gone done before....we just have to hope for no more major variants/waves.

I don't think it matters anymore at a societal level.  It happens during every pandemic.  People are just over it.  Unless we need to step over bodies while shopping at the grocery store, I don't think we will see closures either mandated by the government or by corporations.  The omicron surge we are hopefully on the other side of was worst than any surge before it by a wide margin, yet the response from the government and by society as a whole has been pretty muted.  It's the lowest response we've gotten of any surge.  That trend will continue.  For example, Denmark didn't just drop all restrictions they declared covid over.  They declared it no longer a threat to society.  This while they also are in the midst of their biggest surge ever.

Personally, I'll be wearing a mask at the next comic-con.  Now that it's acceptable in public in the US, I'll wear one just because I don't want to catch a cold.  But I think there will be a next comic-con.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: semigeekgirl on February 01, 2022, 10:36:47 AM
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I don't think it matters anymore at a societal level.  It happens during every pandemic.  People are just over it.  Unless we need to step over bodies while shopping at the grocery store, I don't think we will see closures either mandated by the government or by corporations.  The omicron surge we are hopefully on the other side of was worst than any surge before it by a wide margin, yet the response from the government and by society as a whole has been pretty muted.  It's the lowest response we've gotten of any surge.  That trend will continue.  For example, Denmark didn't just drop all restrictions they declared covid over.  They declared it no longer a threat to society.  This while they also are in the midst of their biggest surge ever.

Personally, I'll be wearing a mask at the next comic-con.  Now that it's acceptable in public in the US, I'll wear one just because I don't want to catch a cold.  But I think there will be a next comic-con.

I think you're completely right about all of this, although I don't think it's the wisest course for society. But we can't do anything about that on an individual level.

However, I also think CCI has shown itself to be *more cautious* as an organization than most (not just about the coronavirus, but in general), so I'm somewhat unsurprised that they're still holding off on Wondercon/hotel sale/etc announcements. Fingers crossed we get some information soon.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: MarvelGurl on February 01, 2022, 12:00:40 PM
If this pandemic has showed us anything is that we should probably be wearing masks in large crowds anyway and especially while sick. We were literally ok with getting Con Flu for a long time there. I was lucky enough not to get it but will still be way more diligent about hand washing and will be wearing a N95 inside the convention center.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on February 01, 2022, 12:31:41 PM
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If this pandemic has showed us anything is that we should probably be wearing masks in large crowds anyway and especially while sick. We were literally ok with getting Con Flu for a long time there. I was lucky enough not to get it but will still be way more diligent about hand washing and will be wearing a N95 inside the convention center.

If you are sick, shouldn't you be staying home?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: semigeekgirl on February 01, 2022, 12:42:10 PM
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If you are sick, shouldn't you be staying home?

In an ideal world, sure. But people often have to go to work or get fired, or absolutely need to go somewhere for some other reason. Also, not every cold (or is it an allergy/hayfever? who knows?) you get is going to kill other people if they get it, and staying home 100% of the time for 3-5 days until you're reasonably sure (but still basically just guessing) you're no longer contagious is pretty unfeasible for most people.

Masking when you've got minor symptoms seems much more realistic and doable.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: stl_ben on February 01, 2022, 12:54:09 PM
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If this pandemic has showed us anything is that we should probably be wearing masks in large crowds anyway and especially while sick. We were literally ok with getting Con Flu for a long time there. I was lucky enough not to get it but will still be way more diligent about hand washing and will be wearing a N95 inside the convention center.
If you are sick ...STAY HOME!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: chocolateshake on February 01, 2022, 12:59:08 PM
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If you are sick, shouldn't you be staying home?

I'm old enough to remember that if you stayed home just because you had the sniffles, you were considered a slacker.  It is absolutely what people should do.  Even before covid.  But as has already been pointed out, not everyone has that luxury.  Many people would get fired for taking a few days off.  A small business owner gets no sick days.  They don't have a choice.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: perc2100 on February 01, 2022, 12:59:43 PM
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If you are sick, shouldn't you be staying home?
In a perfect world? Of course. In this case, plenty of folks spent hundreds on badges, a grand on airfare, and thousands on hotel.  With so many "must see/must buy/must experience" things at SDCC, I can see why people would say 'damn the flu' or whatever and push themselves to attend.  I've never gotten 'Con Crud' but as I've gotten older I've definitely pushed myself through aches, pains, allergies, stomach issues, etc. to attend.  None of those are contagious, of course, and if I were legit sick I'd absolutely stay away from a crowd (caveat, I live about 20 mins. from downtown San Diego & have attend the last 20 SDCC's so that's an easier decision for me than for, say, someone who flies to Comic-Con from The Philippines for their one-and-only SDCC).
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on February 01, 2022, 01:04:28 PM
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I'm old enough to remember that if you stayed home just because you had the sniffles, you were considered a slacker.  It is absolutely what people should do.  Even before covid.  But as has already been pointed out, not everyone has that luxury.  Many people would get fired for taking a few days off.  A small business owner gets no sick days.  They don't have a choice.

Go work in oil and gas, that is still the mentality, though I think it's changing to if you are sick you still have to work just from home.

@MarvelGurl (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2500) and @perc2100 (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=380) In a perfect world we would have no covid  ;D    I agree with both of you though, our work society isn't set up to allow people the time off to get better and the rest of society isn't going to give you your vacation money back because you got sick. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: MarvelGurl on February 01, 2022, 04:17:13 PM
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In an ideal world, sure. But people often have to go to work or get fired, or absolutely need to go somewhere for some other reason. Also, not every cold (or is it an allergy/hayfever? who knows?) you get is going to kill other people if they get it, and staying home 100% of the time for 3-5 days until you're reasonably sure (but still basically just guessing) you're no longer contagious is pretty unfeasible for most people.

Masking when you've got minor symptoms seems much more realistic and doable.

Yes, I believe this is what they do in a lot of asian countries specifically Japan and China. Someone who is from those areas and/or culture can correct me if I'm wrong but they were diligent about mask wearing during cold/flu season, in large crowds and if they were sick because the show must go on. I always admired that for years before COVID. They also have as bad as a workaholic mindset as we do in America, if not worse, so there's that.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Michael M on February 02, 2022, 01:02:26 PM
Was waiting for this official announcement, and just got my flight today.  Bring on Hotelpocalypse!!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sessionka on February 02, 2022, 01:20:07 PM
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Was waiting for this official announcement, and just got my flight today.  Bring on Hotelpocalypse!!

@Michael M (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2539)

what official announcement?   
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: TardisMom on February 02, 2022, 01:29:16 PM
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Was waiting for this official announcement, and just got my flight today.  Bring on Hotelpocalypse!!

Since I don't know what you mean I went looking for announcements, but found someone on twitter who asked for good luck with "exhibitor hotel reg this week".  The tweet was on 1/31.  Is this right, they're starting to book the hotel rooms for exhibitors??
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sefton42 on February 02, 2022, 02:45:50 PM
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They have gone down before....we just have to hope for no more major variants/waves.  I so want it to be summer in San Diego again....but with no Hotel Lottery info yet it seems even SDCC is waiting for a better forecast.

Hotel lottery info is never this early.  In 2019 I don’t think they even gave us a week’s notice of the hotel lottery in April.  But if you mean early bird hotel info, I don’t remember when that usually goes out.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: semigeekgirl on February 02, 2022, 03:16:10 PM
Generally, CCI gives out the hotel lottery information 4-9 days before the lottery, and the lottery itself happens anywhere between late February and early May. So it's not at all odd not to have heard anything about the main hotel sale yet.

Early bird hotels have been announced anywhere between NOVEMBER OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR (2018 only; I have no idea what got into them just that one time), to late March. The recent (pre-pandemic) trend did seem to indicate January - the announcement on the Toucan Blog was 1/9/19 for 2019 and 1/21/20 for 2020. But in general I wouldn't be worried that no hotel information has been announce by the first week of February even in non-pandemic times.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on February 02, 2022, 03:21:19 PM
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Since I don't know what you mean I went looking for announcements, but found someone on twitter who asked for good luck with "exhibitor hotel reg this week".  The tweet was on 1/31.  Is this right, they're starting to book the hotel rooms for exhibitors??

The way I understood it was they sent an email to exhibitors confirming their spot and that hotel info would be coming later.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: alyssa on February 03, 2022, 01:58:35 PM


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However, I also think CCI has shown itself to be *more cautious* as an organization than most (not just about the coronavirus, but in general), so I'm somewhat unsurprised that they're still holding off on Wondercon/hotel sale/etc announcements. Fingers crossed we get some information soon.

I wonder if they've finished fixing up the backend database and structure. In prep for wondercon tix and sdcc hotel pocolyps

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on February 03, 2022, 02:48:13 PM
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I wonder if they've finished fixing up the backend database and structure. In prep for wondercon tix and sdcc hotel pocolyps

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That is an excellent point this could be they just haven't gotten the new system working.  I have worked for plenty of companies that had to keep pushing dates out because they were not ready.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Michael M on February 03, 2022, 03:27:14 PM
To the conversations above, more along the line of people/artists/etc. confirming that they're attending, so "official" in quotes then, but I was holding off getting plane tix until I started seeing things of this nature.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Miclpea on February 03, 2022, 05:52:10 PM
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I wonder if they've finished fixing up the backend database and structure. In prep for wondercon tix and sdcc hotel pocolyps

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Exactly! That is the problem!


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: rbf32 on February 25, 2022, 09:39:08 PM
Super excited to get SDCC back again. I've only been once before but after NYCC, I'm ready for a good show!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Imagery on February 27, 2022, 09:37:26 PM
Still watching flights, but looking forward to hopefully finally returning to SDCC
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on February 27, 2022, 09:48:49 PM
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Still watching flights, but looking forward to hopefully finally returning to SDCC

I can't wait to hang out, especially since we didn't get to see each other at NYCC!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Imagery on February 28, 2022, 12:10:49 PM
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I can't wait to hang out, especially since we didn't get to see each other at NYCC!
Absolutely. Can't let travel rules get in the way this time! lol
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: rbf32 on February 28, 2022, 02:28:55 PM
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Still watching flights, but looking forward to hopefully finally returning to SDCC

i started looking at flights today!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on February 28, 2022, 02:42:16 PM
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i started looking at flights today!

You slow poke, I already got mine  :D

Let's do this!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: rbf32 on February 28, 2022, 02:47:36 PM
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You slow poke, I already got mine  :D

Let's do this!

i so rarely look at flights this early haha
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on February 28, 2022, 02:50:30 PM
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i so rarely look at flights this early haha

My company asks you book 14 days before because it's the cheapest.  I have never seen that be the case.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SteveD on February 28, 2022, 02:52:17 PM
I was so ready for this, I booked my flight back in December.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on February 28, 2022, 02:55:53 PM
I booked mine in December also, so far prices haven't changed.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: rbf32 on February 28, 2022, 02:57:27 PM
There probably is some advantage to booking early in some cases. I have google tracking it for me now though!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Imagery on February 28, 2022, 03:38:43 PM
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i started looking at flights today!
Nice! This is when I normally buy them and they're typically cheaper than they are now. So gonna wait it out
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sefton42 on February 28, 2022, 03:43:06 PM
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Nice! This is when I normally buy them and they're typically cheaper than they are now. So gonna wait it out

Flight prices are generally higher than they used to be due to increased post Covid demand, rising fuel prices, etc.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: rbf32 on February 28, 2022, 03:51:02 PM
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Flight prices are generally higher than they used to be due to increased post Covid demand, rising fuel prices, etc.

that makes a lot of sense
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: alyssa on February 28, 2022, 04:22:22 PM
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Flight prices are generally higher than they used to be due to increased post Covid demand, rising fuel prices, etc.

I've been flying a lot over the course of this past year. In General, I haven't found prices getting cheaper. But who knows, these past 2 years have taught us to roll with whatever comes

fyi we have a thread devoted to flying in for sdcc.   :D ;D https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=11999.0
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: rbf32 on February 28, 2022, 04:51:21 PM
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I've been flying a lot over the course of this past year. In General, I haven't found prices getting cheaper. But who knows, these past 2 years have taught us to roll with whatever comes

fyi we have a thread devoted to flying in for sdcc.   :D ;D https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=11999.0

oh great, thank you!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Hgmaddhatter on April 16, 2022, 07:01:35 AM
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Absolutely. Can't let travel rules get in the way this time! lol
I booked it's official!! Reunion time lol
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: waltbionik on April 16, 2022, 06:08:59 PM
American has nonstop flights from Philly for $585 roundtrip. Normally, I book my SDCC flight in November, but this year I waited. This isn't a bad price for nonstop.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: RighteousRita on April 16, 2022, 06:45:48 PM
I’ve booked my flights and is ready for SDCC. Now just need to save some more money.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Hgmaddhatter on April 16, 2022, 07:21:32 PM
Yeah I finally settled on one for around $540 from FL... I have been looking for a few weeks and that was pretty reasonable. Only way I could have gotten a cheaper one and done red eyes but ewww lol
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Miterin on April 21, 2022, 05:24:28 PM
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Yeah I finally settled on one for around $540 from FL... I have been looking for a few weeks and that was pretty reasonable. Only way I could have gotten a cheaper one and done red eyes but ewww lol

We will be flying out of Fl also and man are the flights expensive. Im hoping they go down as I have to buy 3
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SlmDiva30 on April 21, 2022, 07:38:41 PM
Badges are showing in the accounts! Go check!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Hgmaddhatter on April 22, 2022, 06:12:09 AM
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We will be flying out of Fl also and man are the flights expensive. Im hoping they go down as I have to buy 3
I feel your pain! I'm going on my own this time but the whole family is going to nycc and possibly back to sdcc next year lol. I don't look forward to paying x3. At one point I see the flights were $480 but I felt like they just creeping up so I caved... I hope you find something!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on April 22, 2022, 07:04:18 AM
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Badges are showing in the accounts! Go check!

Woohoo!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: lostninja on April 22, 2022, 09:16:43 AM
All our badges showed up, hopefully they'll ship them with another cool pin. :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: perc2100 on April 22, 2022, 01:52:41 PM
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All our badges showed up, hopefully they'll ship them with another cool pin. :)
They were giving out 2020 pins at WonderCon
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Namron83 on April 25, 2022, 11:54:21 AM
We got Friday and Saturday... for almost 2 years, we've been under the impression we had Friday and Sunday.

Hoping for a pin as well..... and maaaaybe some really cool things since we've been committed to these badges for a couple years now.... One can dream, right? aha
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SlmDiva30 on April 25, 2022, 04:44:01 PM
Badge error has been corrected. Many were getting a Friday badge listed with a Sunday date. The badges also populate under the account tab under My Badges now.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: CHEYS671Guam on April 25, 2022, 05:37:41 PM
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Badges are showing in the accounts! Go check!

Yay! Just checked mine!  :D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Sakura17 on April 26, 2022, 02:55:47 PM
Yep I checked finally and my account shows my badges. What a sigh of relief. When I first went back when they told us to re-sign into their new system it wasn't there.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: The Mighty Jerd on April 26, 2022, 07:07:50 PM
Just got my confirmation email re: my badge.

It is finally happening again! I miss you nerds.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Imogen16 on April 26, 2022, 07:23:49 PM
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Badges are showing in the accounts! Go check!

Just checked mine and it's there. Yay!!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: eek on April 26, 2022, 07:52:27 PM
Gaaahhh the SDCC nervous butterflies have found their way back into my stomach  ;D
Hotel email and badge emails received.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: MsButtaskotch on April 27, 2022, 05:06:48 AM
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All our badges showed up, hopefully they'll ship them with another cool pin. :)

I dont see mine. Should i be worried??
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: xavier2518 on April 27, 2022, 05:19:57 AM
i would worry , since tomorrow going to be crazy    :-[
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: marcia29 on April 27, 2022, 05:49:16 AM
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I dont see mine. Should i be worried??

I would contact them at this point! If they show up in the meantime...great. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: MsButtaskotch on April 27, 2022, 06:03:27 AM
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I would contact them at this point! If they show up in the meantime...great.

I just did. I need some understanding, lol.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: debster on April 27, 2022, 06:15:21 AM
I got 2 confirmation emails saying I had badges, one last night and one this morning. They also want you to make sure your shipping address is correct. The last day to update your address is May 13th.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: marcia29 on April 27, 2022, 06:16:44 AM
@MsButtaskotch (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5860)     Right! It is going to be a wild ride this year.  Seems almost new again!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: MsButtaskotch on April 28, 2022, 03:01:08 AM
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@MsButtaskotch (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5860)     Right! It is going to be a wild ride this year.  Seems almost new again!

 :) Well they responded, lol. While i dont 100% like the response given, i did get a positive outlook from the response... so..... I'll just have to hopefully pray to the Comic-Con Gods, Marvel Gods, DC Gods, apologize for not liking/loving The Batman Gods and however, lol...
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: marcia29 on April 28, 2022, 05:53:35 AM
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:) Well they responded, lol. While i dont 100% like the response given, i did get a positive outlook from the response... so..... I'll just have to hopefully pray to the Comic-Con Gods, Marvel Gods, DC Gods, apologize for not liking/loving The Batman Gods and however, lol...

Maybe include Ra in there somewhere....for extra ooomph. ::)  Good luck!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on April 28, 2022, 05:32:36 PM
I got three emails confirming I have a badge, so question for everyone.  Do you think I have a badge?    :D


Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sefton42 on April 28, 2022, 05:36:34 PM
I dunno, maybe you should wait for a few more emails to make sure.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 28, 2022, 07:54:29 PM
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I got three emails confirming I have a badge, so question for everyone.  Do you think I have a badge?    :D

Maybe for only 3 days?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on April 28, 2022, 08:06:06 PM
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Maybe for only 3 days?

Scary!!! Luckily they all say all days.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: koop1974 on April 29, 2022, 03:28:48 AM
I just got my fourth “You have a badge for Comic-Con 2022 email. I’ll think of it as my 4th reminder how lucky I am. Now to hit the jackpot with my 1st hotel pic  ;D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SteveD on April 29, 2022, 04:43:35 AM
I got my fourth badge email this morning, also. But, my sister and wife got emails today also and since they only have Sunday badges, I guess they're sending out one email per day purchased.
Seems like a kind of odd way to do it. Maybe just part of the transition.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: rushfanyyz on April 29, 2022, 06:31:57 AM
I've gotten four emails as well and I can tell the con stress is kicking in because I can't bring myself to delete any of them even though I know they say the exact same thing.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: puppy on April 29, 2022, 06:36:01 AM
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I've gotten four emails as well and I can tell the con stress is kicking in because I can't bring myself to delete any of them even though I know they say the exact same thing.

I'm worse. I've been flagging all of them.  ;D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: marcia29 on April 29, 2022, 06:41:08 AM
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I've gotten four emails as well and I can tell the con stress is kicking in because I can't bring myself to delete any of them even though I know they say the exact same thing.

Yes!  I have gotten 5 and am keeping them all.  I am examining them to make sure there is nothing unique about each one.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I am still gonna keep them all....at least until my badges arrive.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: DaveG on April 29, 2022, 07:00:14 AM
While some of us are worried as to why we only got 1 message.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: RighteousRita on April 29, 2022, 07:47:37 AM
I received my 800th email regarding confirmation for SDCC 2022.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 29, 2022, 08:02:56 AM
It's a secret code! The more email confirmation messages you receive, the higher priority you are for the autograph/exclusive lotteries....  >:D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: marcia29 on April 29, 2022, 08:06:19 AM
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It's a secret code! The more email confirmation messages you receive, the higher priority you are for the autograph.exclusive lotteries....  >:D

Now, you're talkin' 🤣
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 29, 2022, 08:17:47 AM
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Now, you're talkin' 🤣

Now you know how conspiracy theories start....
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: perc2100 on April 29, 2022, 08:41:58 AM
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It's a secret code! The more email confirmation messages you receive, the higher priority you are for the autograph/exclusive lotteries....  >:D
Right, and by the 732'nd email it's clear that the first letter of the first paragraph of every confirmation email spells this out in their totality... :P
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SamTurtledove on April 30, 2022, 01:09:33 AM
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I got 2 confirmation emails saying I had badges, one last night and one this morning. They also want you to make sure your shipping address is correct. The last day to update your address is May 13th.

From: https://www.comic-con.org/cci/badge-info

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BADGE SHIPPING

Please keep the shipping address on your Member ID account current. To add or update your shipping address, log in to your Member ID account and click ‘My Addresses’.

If your primary address is where you want badges mailed, click ‘Edit’, check the box next to ‘Primary Shipping Address’, and click ‘Save’.

If your primary address is correct but you want your badges to be mailed elsewhere, click ‘+Add Address’. Enter your shipping address information, check the box next to ‘Primary Shipping Address’, and click ‘Save’.

Please Note: We cannot ship to international or international APO/FPO/DPO addresses




From the "you have a badge" email

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Badge Shipping

Please log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and verify you have a designated shipping address on file. To designate a shipping address, check the “Primary Shipping Address” box when you edit or add a new address. The last day to update your shipping address is May 13, 2022. We are unable to ship badges to an international address. If you are an international attendee, you will be able to pick up your badge(s) when you arrive on-site.


I got a Wondercon badge and have both a green "Primary" and a gray "Shipping" address.  Checked a friend and only saw a green "Primary" address.

So I edited to check the [  ] Primary Shipping Address, Saved, and got that updated.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: beadrbop on April 30, 2022, 05:50:34 PM
Hope someone has an answer to this- I already asked CCI but have not yet heard back. I bought 3 badges in 2019 that were rolled forward for 2022. One person is unable to attend and wants to refund his badge. I just want to make sure the other 2 badges that were purchased don't get cancelled. Has anyone had a refund of 2022 badge here (and if so did it cancel out the other badges purchased at the same time) Really appreciate any help.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: marcia29 on April 30, 2022, 06:00:41 PM
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Hope someone has an answer to this- I already asked CCI but have not yet heard back. I bought 3 badges in 2019 that were rolled forward for 2022. One person is unable to attend and wants to refund his badge. I just want to make sure the other 2 badges that were purchased don't get cancelled. Has anyone had a refund of 2022 badge here (and if so did it cancel out the other badges purchased at the same time) Really appreciate any help.

I know of someone who had one 2019 badge refunded, and the others that were purchased at the same time, remained.  Hope that helps.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: beadrbop on April 30, 2022, 06:04:02 PM
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I know of someone who had one 2019 badge refunded, and the others that were purchased at the same time, remained.  Hope that helps.
Yes that helps. There was just so much confusion. Some are saying all the badges get cancelled some saying not. LOL so confused. Thanks again for help! Everything and anything related to Comic Con is always stressful for me!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: alyssa on May 01, 2022, 04:37:50 PM
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Yes that helps. There was just so much confusion. Some are saying all the badges get cancelled some saying not. LOL so confused. Thanks again for help! Everything and anything related to Comic Con is always stressful for me!
I don't think the badges are all canceled. At least they didn't seem to be for a round of badges I had information about
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 02, 2022, 09:15:46 AM
Updated

https://www.comic-con.org/comic-con-cancellationrefund-policy

Comic-Con Cancellation/Refund Policy

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The deadline to request a refund has passed. If you purchased a badge for Comic-Con 2020, it has been automatically transferred to Comic-Con 2022. If you requested a refund prior to the deadline, your request is currently being processed.
Because Comic-Con was unable to take place in person during the past two years, we gave individuals that purchased badges for Comic-Con 2020 the option to transfer their badge to Comic-Con 2022 or request a refund for their Comic-Con 2020 badge purchase. The deadline to submit a refund request was May 1, 2022.

Pending refund requests are at the sole discretion of San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC). Sending a refund request does not guarantee you a refund. No refunds will be issued for any convention prior to badges purchased for Comic-Con 2020.

If you have additional questions, please email [email protected]


Reminder:

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/covid-19-faq

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What is the attendee refund policy if I am unable to attend due to COVID-19?

CLICK HERE to view our full badge cancellation/refund policy. If you test positive for COVID-19 72 hours prior to Comic-Con 2022, you may request a refund if you provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test. Please do not bring your proof onsite. Email [email protected] and attach your positive test results.



Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 02, 2022, 06:21:04 PM
From a reply to SDCCBlog, mention of a Timeline for 2023 sale.

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Goes w/ badges topic.

On the CCI's Badge Info pg it says "...formal badge sale ...for Comic-Con 2023 badges ...will take place in the fall of 2022." 
https://t.co/6ZMCO2g8ou

Bought a badge for #CCSE means I'm eligible to buy 2023's this Fall.
https://t.co/WCPpLRvLne https://t.co/zWbOYW9vlp


https://twitter.com/Adrian7745/status/1521224489844965377


https://www.comic-con.org/cci/badge-info

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General Information on Purchasing Badges

The information below is for general reference only. Our next formal badge sale will be for Comic-Con 2023 badges, and will take place in the fall of 2022.


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: accelerate on May 11, 2022, 06:23:55 PM
Just got the email reminding us to verify shipping address

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Hello Comic-Con Attendee,

The deadline to update your badge shipping address is approaching! Your badge will be mailed to the designated shipping address that’s on file in your Comic-Con Member ID account as of May 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Please take a moment to make sure your shipping address is up-to-date to help us reduce the number of undeliverable badges. Your shipping address will be marked with a gray “Shipping” bubble.

HOW TO DESIGNATE A BADGE SHIPPING ADDRESS:

    Log in to your Member ID account.
    Click “My Addresses” from your Account Dashboard.
    Click “Edit” next to the address you want your badge shipped to.
    Check the box next to “Primary Shipping Address”.
    Click “Save”.

Unfortunately, we cannot ship to international or international APO/FPO/DPO addresses. If you are an international attendee but would like your badge shipped to a US mailing address, log in to your Member ID account, go to “My Addresses”, and click “+Add Address” to enter a domestic shipping address. Check the box next to “Primary Shipping Address”, and click “Save”. International attendees without a US shipping address may pick up their badge when they arrive on-site.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: geargirl on May 24, 2022, 06:13:31 AM
Hello everyone,
Quick question I was asked and do not know the answer so I thought I would ask you all. If someone has a Sunday badge but their circumstances look they might change and they cannot travel to the con and tap in - will they still be eligible for the presale next year?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sefton42 on May 24, 2022, 06:15:13 AM
Presumably yes.  That has been true in the past.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sessionka on May 24, 2022, 08:09:09 AM
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Hello everyone,
Quick question I was asked and do not know the answer so I thought I would ask you all. If someone has a Sunday badge but their circumstances look they might change and they cannot travel to the con and tap in - will they still be eligible for the presale next year?

They've let people with badges that don't attend the Con participate in pre-reg, but they reserve the right to change that policy.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on May 24, 2022, 10:23:36 AM
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They've let people with badges that don't attend the Con participate in pre-reg, but they reserve the right to change that policy.

They have a new system, we don't know how it will flag now.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: f22raptor on May 24, 2022, 12:03:51 PM
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Hello everyone,
Quick question I was asked and do not know the answer so I thought I would ask you all. If someone has a Sunday badge but their circumstances look they might change and they cannot travel to the con and tap in - will they still be eligible for the presale next year?

Although I don't think have been enforcing the physical presence requirement to qualify for Preregistration eligibility, I would play it safe and get a friend to tap your badge in and out of the RFID system.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: NCDS on May 24, 2022, 12:16:03 PM
I think a lot of this is hard to judge.  Some things will stay the same as in the past, however, they had 2 years to think of new ways to do things.  I would think we will see some changes, or is that just wishful thinking that they spent the time working on improving?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: TardisMom on May 24, 2022, 12:26:45 PM
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I think a lot of this is hard to judge.  Some things will stay the same as in the past, however, they had 2 years to think of new ways to do things.  I would think we will see some changes, or is that just wishful thinking that they spent the time working on improving?

It's wishful thinking.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Miclpea on May 25, 2022, 11:09:30 PM
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It's wishful thinking.



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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: madfly on June 16, 2022, 12:09:06 PM
I received my "Your badge has shipped" email for SDCC 2019 on 6/14/19....wonder when this year's badges will ship? Has anyone heard anything?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SteveD on June 17, 2022, 09:41:56 AM
I just got a badge shipping notification from CCI  ;D


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Woohoo! Your Comic-Con 2022 attendee badge is on its way!

For the most up-to-date badge tracking information, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID Portal (http://comic-con.configio.com/ct/304/257754187), hover over Account, click My Badges, and click Shipping on your Comic-Con 2022 badge order. Tracking numbers will begin to appear within the next 1-3 business days.

Click Here (http://comic-con.configio.com/ct/305/257754187) to head over to our Toucan blog to learn more about how your badge is shipped and where to find its tracking information!

Start creating those merch wish lists, scope out your favorite panels, and get ready to geek out once again at Comic-Con 2022!

Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: frgx on June 17, 2022, 09:44:06 AM
"Woohoo! Your Comic-Con 2022 attendee badge is on its way!"
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SamTurtledove on June 17, 2022, 09:44:59 AM
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I received my "Your badge has shipped" email for SDCC 2019 on 6/14/19....wonder when this year's badges will ship? Has anyone heard anything?

Comic-Con 2022 Badges Are Shipping!

https://comic-con.org/toucan/comic-con-2022-badges-are-shipping

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If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to start preparing for Comic-Con 2022! Badges are shipping, anticipation is building, and travel plans are well underway. Here’s what you need to know.

THE RUNDOWN

Badge Tracking
Undelivered Badges
International Badges

TRACK YOUR BADGE:

Comic-Con 2022 badges are shipped via UPS Mail Innovations in partnership with the United States Postal Service (USPS). For tracking information, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account, go to “Account” in the top menu bar, and select “My Badges” from the menu dropdown. If your badge is being shipped, there will be a blue “Shipping” button on your Comic-Con 2022 badge order. Tracking information includes:

Shipment Status

Shipping Address

Tracking Number (once available)

Items in Shipment

SHIPPING YOUR BADGE:

Badges will be shipped in waves, meaning that a friend or family member may receive their badge before you do. They will be delivered in a plain, nondescript package for confidentiality. So get excited and be on the lookout for your order!

Badges are mailed to the “Primary Shipping Address” in your Member ID account as of the badge shipping deadline. If you are a guest of a professional, your badge will not be shipped to you, but instead is included in the same package as the professional’s badge.

UNDELIVERED BADGES:

We cannot reship badges or reroute badges in transit. If you do not receive your mailed badge by July 6, 2022, you can report it as undelivered. Please keep an eye on our Badge Shipping page for instructions.

No matter the reason your badge was not delivered – lost in transit/sucked into a black hole/wrong address – our team will promptly disable the RFID associated with your undelivered badge. Doing so allows us to create a replacement badge for you on your first day on-site. No fee will be charged for undelivered badges, and reporting your badge as undelivered ensures the fee be waived prior to arrival.

Make sure to bring your badge confirmation and a valid photo ID to exchange for a replacement badge. Please note: badges that have been disabled cannot be used for entry into the event.

INTERNATIONAL BADGES:

We cannot ship to any international addresses. All international attendees can pick up their badge on-site at the Registration Area in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center. Badge pick-up begins on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. To pick up your badge, make sure to bring both a valid photo ID and your badge confirmation.

BADGE CONFIRMATION:

Are you having trouble finding your badge confirmation? Simply log in to your Member ID account and select “My Orders” from your Account Dashboard. Locate your badge order for Comic-Con 2022 and click the yellow “Details” button. Click the blue “Resend Confirmation” button, verify the email address is correct, then click “Send.”

If your badge is not delivered for any reason, you will need this badge confirmation and a valid photo ID to pick up a replacement badge on-site.
 

MORE INFO:

We’re so excited for this year's bags, books, and lanyards! While these complimentary items cannot be shipped prior to the event, you will be able to collect them upstairs in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center on the first day you arrive. Keep an eye out on our front page for all the newest information.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sessionka on June 17, 2022, 09:56:45 AM
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I just got a badge shipping notification from CCI  ;D

ME TOO!!!    :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Vapors on June 17, 2022, 10:24:13 AM
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I just got a badge shipping notification from CCI  ;D

It’s happening finally!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Zero on June 17, 2022, 11:27:49 AM
Things are moving, ha ha.  Time to get ready for con.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SteveD on June 18, 2022, 05:23:43 PM
Tracking numbers for my badges are now in Member ID Portal and also showing in USPS Informed Delivery.  ;D
Badges were tendered out of Lansdale PA and are being sent via UPS Mail Innovations again.
Once you have your tracking number you can check the shipping status here (https://www.ups-mi.net/packageID/)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Mel on June 20, 2022, 09:56:11 PM
Had anyone with a pro badge had theirs shipped?

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: alyssa on June 21, 2022, 06:17:35 AM
the blog is reporting the badge will no longer be Walking dead but Lord of the Rings

first person to post a picture get a something to be determined later but includes a thank you :) 8)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: rabbitwarren on June 21, 2022, 07:09:08 AM
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the blog is reporting the badge will no longer be Walking dead but Lord of the Rings

first person to post a picture get a something to be determined later but includes a thank you :) 8)

Dammit. Mine is arriving today but I’m out of town for the next two weeks  ;D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sessionka on June 21, 2022, 10:03:52 AM
IT'S HERE!!!! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220621/706117fcb14069f8ee1006cd62ae43d5.jpg)

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Vapors on June 21, 2022, 12:24:57 PM
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IT'S HERE!!!! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220621/706117fcb14069f8ee1006cd62ae43d5.jpg)

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Just received mine at work. It came in a non descript media envelope. Looks like the RFID is a sticker on the back of the plastic holder. The paper portion seems pretty easy to take out. Happy to finally start counting down!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SyndE on June 21, 2022, 03:57:26 PM
So, I haven't attended since 2015, but I thought they had switched to hard plastic card for badges by now? I will be honest, I was expecting something more sturdy. I always fear losing my badge when it's only holding on by the smallest of plastic.

Also - does anyone have a recommendation for a badge holder pouch? I looked briefly online today but only found ones from companies that do custom printing. I might just get a waterproof phone bag and use that.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 21, 2022, 04:08:03 PM
You can't really use a badge holder pouch for these badges. They are too big and already come with a large plastic holder.

I do recommend hat you use a badge pull. Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Retractable-Holders-Carabiner-Vertical-Kevlar/dp/B07KGQQHCJ/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=retractable%2Bbadge&qid=1655852812&sr=8-2&th=1

You can attach it to your belt, or put it on a lanyard. It makes is much easier pulling out the badge to go against the RFID reader.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: omarwinkie66 on June 21, 2022, 06:52:25 PM
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Hey SDCC Folks,
I'm looking to purchase a guest badge for 4 days+preview if anyone happens to have an extra.
Really want to go.

No such thing as a guest pass. all badges are with name and if someone sales it both people will be ban for life so no one is going to take that risk. your only option is to buy one if they go up for auction or wait till next year.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Namron83 on June 21, 2022, 07:19:22 PM
Looks like I should be getting mine tomorrow. Kinda sucks we won't be getting any free pins. Will just have to order and pick up during the con.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: accelerate on June 22, 2022, 10:38:34 AM
Woot, got my badges. Two notes:

Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sessionka on June 22, 2022, 10:56:44 AM
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Woot, got my badges. Two notes:

  • No boxes with pins / booklet this year. I assume this is a cost-saving measure, which is understandable.

I was so happy about having a Con and getting my badge, I completely forgot about the box/pin/booklet.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: debster on June 22, 2022, 12:46:34 PM
My badge came today!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Cut That Meat on June 22, 2022, 01:35:27 PM
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So, I haven't attended since 2015, but I thought they had switched to hard plastic card for badges by now?

They did have them in the last few years before COVID. Must be another (hopefully temporary) cost-cutting measure. I thought my mailer was empty at first when it arrived last night; it wasn't totally obvious to me at first from the photos that there was no hard plastic card in the center anymore.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: JKingoftheNerds on June 22, 2022, 03:19:33 PM
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They did have them in the last few years before COVID. Must be another (hopefully temporary) cost-cutting measure. I thought my mailer was empty at first when it arrived last night; it wasn't totally obvious to me at first from the photos that there was no hard plastic card in the center anymore.

I had the exact same experience/thought progression today. It’s so flimsy and easy to lose, especially over the course of travel. I misplaced my old lanyards when I moved a couple of years ago, so I’m definitely going to invest in buying a new one before I leave for SDCC. I’ll feel a whole lot better if that flimsy little card is attached to something more substantial.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: accelerate on June 22, 2022, 04:01:44 PM
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I was so happy about having a Con and getting my badge, I completely forgot about the box/pin/booklet.

I'm wondering if we'll get a box/pin/booklet when we pick up our bags/lanyards, or are they completely forgoing the extras this year.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: pegleg1204 on June 22, 2022, 06:48:21 PM
Anxiously awaiting my badge.  I can’t believe we’re so close To Comic Con. Can’t wait

Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: chocolateshake on June 22, 2022, 07:02:44 PM
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I'm wondering if we'll get a box/pin/booklet when we pick up our bags/lanyards, or are they completely forgoing the extras this year.

I think it's cost cutting.  I heard that volunteers won't get a t-shirt this year, we'll get a pin instead.

IMO signs are pointing at this being a light con.  Not Turkeycon light but not a full on normal con.  I'm expecting it be about 80% normal.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: TossedSalad on June 22, 2022, 08:24:19 PM
Badges arrived today!  Sadly not the 4 plus preview I’m accustomed to but it’s better than nothing!  Just grateful there’s a con again
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: sessionka on June 23, 2022, 06:05:06 AM
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I think it's cost cutting.  I heard that volunteers won't get a t-shirt this year, we'll get a pin instead.

IMO signs are pointing at this being a light con.  Not Turkeycon light but not a full on normal con.  I'm expecting it be about 80% normal.

80% of 130,000 is 104,000.  I'll take it.   :)

I've been doing rough monitoring of the hotel occupancy.  It's slowly starting to fill up.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: starlucy on June 23, 2022, 11:13:55 PM
Hi fellow fans! I met a handful of amazing folk last November at the SE con in San Diego and hope to meet up again sometime this July if at all possible!
I was going to sheepishly post that I didn’t not get my badge yet but (if you don’t already know) your SDCC account will provide a tracking number so you can see when your badge has been shipped and just chew on your nails until it hits your mailbox.


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Michael M on June 24, 2022, 06:52:23 AM
They must be walking my badge to me...scheduled for this weekend :(
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: stl_ben on June 24, 2022, 07:44:42 AM
One member of my group still doesn't have a tracking number on their account?  Think its time to reach out about it? Or should I keep telling them to be patient.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: alyssa on June 24, 2022, 09:17:16 AM
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Hi fellow fans! I met a handful of amazing folk last November at the SE con in San Diego and hope to meet up again sometime this July if at all possible!
I was going to sheepishly post that I didn’t not get my badge yet but (if you don’t already know) your SDCC account will provide a tracking number so you can see when your badge has been shipped and just chew on your nails until it hits your mailbox.


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there are some meet ups ;)

Tuesday afternoon at the Bayfront hilton in front of Starbuck on the lawn. No sign up needed

Wed. early morning at the Broken Yoke- sign up needed - https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=12153.0

Sunday after Con meet up for Pizza and Beer at Basic Pizza (close to petco park) Signup needed https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=12200.0
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: f22raptor on June 24, 2022, 12:19:06 PM
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They must be walking my badge to me...scheduled for this weekend :(

You are not alone!  My badge is traveling back and forth btw USPS locations from nearby to afar.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: alyssa on June 24, 2022, 12:43:23 PM
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You are not alone!  My badge is back and forth btw USPS locations from nearby to afar.
a couple of months ago, I had a package go from SD to philly, to Chicago to SD to LA then back to Philly
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: starlucy on June 24, 2022, 04:32:34 PM
Thanks so much Alyssa! I’ll see what I can make!

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there are some meet ups ;)

Tuesday afternoon at the Bayfront hilton in front of Starbuck on the lawn. No sign up needed

Wed. early morning at the Broken Yoke- sign up needed - https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=12153.0

Sunday after Con meet up for Pizza and Beer at Basic Pizza (close to petco park) Signup needed https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=12200.0
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: starlucy on June 24, 2022, 04:34:58 PM
A walking courier makes sense lol


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They must be walking my badge to me...scheduled for this weekend :(
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: chocolateshake on June 26, 2022, 11:35:18 AM
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80% of 130,000 is 104,000.  I'll take it.   :)

I've been doing rough monitoring of the hotel occupancy.  It's slowly starting to fill up.

Lower attendance would explain cost cutting.  They have less revenue to work with.  Inflation is also a factor.  Everything is more expensive than it was when they set those badge prices 3 years ago.  Which is why it never made sense to me for them to rollover badges.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Mel on June 26, 2022, 10:23:10 PM
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Lower attendance would explain cost cutting.  They have less revenue to work with.  Inflation is also a factor.  Everything is more expensive than it was when they set those badge prices 3 years ago.  Which is why it never made sense to me for them to rollover badges.
I'm pretty sure they could not afford to refund all the badges. That money got them through the past 3 years paying full-time staff and putting on the virtual cons.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: chocolateshake on June 27, 2022, 01:01:56 PM
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I'm pretty sure they could not afford to refund all the badges. That money got them through the past 3 years paying full-time staff and putting on the virtual cons.

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I do agree that things seem tight based on recent reports.  Tighter than I thought they would be 2 years ago when this all started.  Afterall Turkeycon was reportedly held to raise money.

At the end of 2019 their net assets were enough to pay for both a comic-con and a wondercon.  Which is in line with what I've heard them say at a panel.  That they had enough in reserve to cover the cost of a failed comic-con.  Which to me meant a complete failure.  They paid for everything but got no revenue in return.  It didn't help those reserves that 2018 and 2019 were not good years.  They lost a couple of million in 2018 and 2019 was basically flat.  Normally they make a 2-4 million each year.

In addition there were those Pandemic era "loans" that were basically grants as long as everything was done right.  They took advantage of those programs.  They got PPP loans in both 2020 and 2021 that enabled them to retain their employees.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Mel on June 27, 2022, 01:04:29 PM
I wonder how they lost money in 18 and 19. They both felt as packed as ever

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Cut That Meat on June 27, 2022, 03:45:10 PM
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I wonder how they lost money in 18 and 19. They both felt as packed as ever

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Wonder if that's when they were making big investment with regards to building up and staffing the Museum? Did they buy the building?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Car_Low on June 27, 2022, 04:22:10 PM
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Wonder if that's when they were making big investment with regards to building up and staffing the Museum? Did they buy the building?

The city owns all the buildings in balboa park they just lease it for $1 a year but the tenant is responsible for all upkeep and repairs.  They spent a lot to renovate the building just before the pandemic hit.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 27, 2022, 05:05:05 PM
Yeah. it's not like they were making money on museum admission fees in those years.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: chocolateshake on June 27, 2022, 11:29:10 PM
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I wonder how they lost money in 18 and 19. They both felt as packed as ever

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They actually made a little money in 2019.  About as much as a salary for 1 person.  So basically flat.

Revenue was up in 2018 and 2019, so it was just as packed as ever.  But expenses rose more than revenue.  Part of that was due to the increase in salaries and other employee compensation.  Between 2018 and 2019 they added a lot of people.  Both in terms of employees and volunteers.  The number of employees went up about 50% and the number of volunteers more than doubled.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 28, 2022, 09:26:45 AM
Keep in mind that CCI is a non-profit organization. Once they had a decent reserve of cash, there was no need to 'make money'. Having a small 'profit' would have been considered a success (pre-COVID).
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: chocolateshake on June 28, 2022, 12:34:20 PM
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Keep in mind that CCI is a non-profit organization. Once they had a decent reserve of cash, there was no need to 'make money'. Having a small 'profit' would have been considered a success (pre-COVID).

If their goal is to keep enough in reserve, they do need to make money every year.  Since the cost to put on comic-con goes up every year.  They need more than a small profit every year to keep up.  They need to keep growing the reserve.

2018 and 2019 were not good years.  In previous years they made quite a bit.  In 2017 they made $2.5 million.  In 2015 they made almost $4.5 million.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Mel on June 28, 2022, 02:43:54 PM
I think they did buy the building where they moved their headquarters to in 2019.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: DragonJuls on June 28, 2022, 03:26:23 PM
People who live near me have already received their badge. Received the email that my badge shipped last week but I have no tracking number when I sign into my account.

Argh!!! At least, it can be corrected if the badge doesn't make it to me but I'm so anxious!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: chocolateshake on June 28, 2022, 05:51:53 PM
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I think they did buy the building where they moved their headquarters to in 2019.

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They bought it in 2018, it's almost 4 years to the day.  They also bought 3 other buildings in 2016.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on June 28, 2022, 09:58:13 PM
My badge arrived last Friday.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 29, 2022, 09:50:35 AM
For everyone receiving badges and putting them away, don't forget to add your FoCC lanyard!

If you don't have one, Alyssa will have a few at the FoCC gatherings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: Mel on June 29, 2022, 12:38:09 PM
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They bought it in 2018, it's almost 4 years to the day.  They also bought 3 other buildings in 2016.
I did not mean they bought it in 2019. They moved to the building in 2019.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: hikanteki on June 29, 2022, 01:48:13 PM
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In addition there were those Pandemic era "loans" that were basically grants as long as everything was done right.  They took advantage of those programs.  They got PPP loans in both 2020 and 2021 that enabled them to retain their employees.

Max PPP loans only covered 2.5x months of payroll.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: chocolateshake on June 30, 2022, 11:22:14 AM
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Max PPP loans only covered 2.5x months of payroll.

Yes they did.  PPP loans were per year, that makes it about 20% of their yearly salary.  Which is what most people get on unemployment.  On one end of the spectrum, there are the well publicized cases of people making more on unemployment than while working.  On the other end of the spectrum, unemployment tops out at such a small percentage of someone's salary that it's not worth bothering with.  For many people unemployment is 20-30% of their salary.

The point of PPP was not to completely make up for someone's salary.  It was basically to allow them to get the equivalent of unemployment while still on payroll.  It was to keep people on payroll.  Which is the big thing companies had to do to make it a grant instead of a loan.  Money is fungible.  If they used the PPP loan to pay their employees then the loan is forgiven.  If they used the money for other purposes, like rent, then it's not.  It has to be paid back.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: azul120 on July 02, 2022, 01:26:58 AM
Quick question: will there be a SDCC party thread?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: alyssa on July 02, 2022, 08:17:56 AM
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Quick question: will there be a SDCC party thread?
Sounds like an excellent idea @azul120 (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4951) !
You (or anyone else) is welcome to start and maintain a thread.

^^ that goes for any con related topic. With the caveat PG-13 only ;) LOL
Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SteveD on July 14, 2022, 02:55:25 PM
In case your badge was not delivered, there is now a way in the portal to notify CCI that you need a new badge.
Go to https://comic-con.configio.com/pd/6125/comic-con-2022-undelivered-badge-form-my-badge-wasnt-delivered (https://comic-con.configio.com/pd/6125/comic-con-2022-undelivered-badge-form-my-badge-wasnt-delivered) and report the badge as undelivered.

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To Report Your Badge as Undelivered:
  • Log in by clicking the button below.
  • Verify your registrant information and select your badge type from the dropdown.
  • Follow the prompts and add your undelivered badge submission to the cart.
  • Click "Checkout".
  • Read and approve the disclaimer.
  • Verify your information then click "Process Order."
  • Have your badge confirmation sent to your email (instructions below).
  • Bring your badge confirmation and a valid photo ID with you on-site to pick up (https://comic-con.org/cci/badge-pickup) your replacement badge.

Need Help?

Click here for a step-by-step guide (https://configio.blob.core.windows.net/media/em_CCI/Attachments/How%20to%20Report%20Your%20Undelivered%20Badge.pdf) on how to report your badge as undelivered.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 18, 2022, 09:57:19 PM
The State of San Diego Comic Con 2022: A Talk With David Glanzer Chief Communications, Strategy

https://youtu.be/96F1xP9Yfxw

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022: July 20-24, San Diego
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 20, 2022, 12:08:34 PM
COMIC-CON 2022 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY

020: Welcome to Comic-Con 2022!


https://comic-con.org/toucan/020-welcome-comic-con-2022

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Special Thanks go to …
You!



For 2 years we’ve been waiting to see you walk through the doors of Comic-Con in-person. So officially, Welcome back. We hope you were able to connect once more with the community you love. Make memories with both new and old friends. While the pandemic put many cosplays on the back burner, y’all came through with confidence - from film accurate costumes to creative couture, You made Comic-Con more epic than ever! We hope you met your heroes and cherished every minute between.

Thank you to all Creators, Artists, and Collectors for continuing to bring us all joy and levity, now and in these past stressful years. From the panels you eagerly waited in lines for to the games you played, hosted, and dominated in – thank You for bringing them to life with your cheers and encores.

Comic-Con is the place where you’ve created a family of friends who accept and embrace you for your geeky, nerdy self. We thank You for choosing Comic-Con to be the place you call home, year after year, no matter what. So finally, Thank You for everything – we couldn’t do it without ya.

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Today is the day! Have fun, stay hydrated, and let your geek flag fly! Can’t wait to see you there.

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Posted on Jul 20, 2022