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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2021, 01:24:31 PM »
I booked the Sheraton at $182 back when they first announced these dates. Today I was able to book it for $160. So $22 per night isn't too bad... at least it's a discount!

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2021, 09:25:21 AM »
Anyone need a roommate and/or need a place? I have a hotel booked 5 blocks away currently (The Baroness).
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2021, 03:16:32 PM »
I realize that this is a strange year, and yes, I'm happy they're having a convention at all...but yeesh, that lineup. LeVar Burton is cool, I suppose Hayden Christensen and John Cena are somewhat interesting. But other than that, it's basically an anime convention. I also have to wonder if there was any reason to announce the McElroys (who??) other than to make the guest list look 8 spots bigger. :-\
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2021, 10:32:30 AM »
I've never even heard of the McElroys... who are they?

(and yes, I'm too lazy to even Google them...)

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2021, 11:49:05 AM »
I was looking and looked like they are up against LA Comic Con so maybe trouble getting folks to travel but there was also a FB post they had more guests to announce. They need to give us something or folks are going to cancel. We’re not at that point just yet.


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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2021, 11:53:33 AM »
Well NYCC also talked about more guests for awhile, then finally added some shortly before the con — some people from The Boys, a couple from BSG, and a few others.  No big names though.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2021, 11:29:26 PM »
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I've never even heard of the McElroys... who are they?

(and yes, I'm too lazy to even Google them...)

Apparently, a podcasting family. And apparently, popular enough to charge $20 for their evening panels on Thursday and Friday...or so ECCC thinks.  ::)

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I was looking and looked like they are up against LA Comic Con so maybe trouble getting folks to travel but there was also a FB post they had more guests to announce. They need to give us something or folks are going to cancel. We’re not at that point just yet.

I noticed that it was the same week as LACC too, but ECCC has always had way more stature than LACC. Though that may not be the case after this year. Making the McElroy thing their centerpiece is embarrassing.

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Well NYCC also talked about more guests for awhile, then finally added some shortly before the con — some people from The Boys, a couple from BSG, and a few others.  No big names though.

The Boys seem to have been making the rounds. One thing that makes me not sure if ECCC is going to get them is that another con in the same market this season that they are on good terms with had them (Rose City) and they may not want to duplicate, although they might if they're available as repeat Boys is probably better than no more guests. I'd also settle for a handful of studio panels, even low-to-mid grade ones.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2021, 01:59:23 AM »
I don’t think ECCC has ever had studio panels.
The Boys cast has been making the rounds, but Rose City is also put on by a different company.  And they could also go with different cast members than the ones that appeared there.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2021, 05:53:24 AM »
Not studio *panels*, but in 2019 they had sneek peeks of upcoming AMC shows (episodes screened in advance).

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2021, 10:35:27 AM »
ECCC has had studio panels. They’ve been few and far between, but they’ve had them. Falling Skies in 2012, Voltron in 2018. Also a couple DreamWorks panels were scheduled for 2020 (Kipo, She-ra) although the scheduled guests from those were behind the scenes personnel.
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2021, 12:15:04 PM »
Panel schedule has been released... and it's pretty lackluster.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2021, 01:39:20 PM »
A couple new (and very welcome) announcements:

Twisted Toonz will be back! This year will feature Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Nolan North, Steve Blum, Ross Marquand, and Dee Bradley Baker reading Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

Dante Basco, Janet Varney, and Dee Bradley Baker will be on an Avatar: the Last Airbender Q&A.

Jim Lee (originally scheduled for the 2020 show) has also been announced.
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2021, 02:00:27 PM »
A couple comments about the schedule:

The main stage is in the Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom this year.

This would make an average local anime convention.

Way too many virtual panels that probably wouldn't even be interesting in person.

LOL at "Late Night Karaoke" starting at 5:15.

Whoa - Karaoke, 8 Bit Wave concert, Repo! Sing Along, and Rocky Horror Picture Show all at the same time on Friday night. But glad to see the 8 Bit Wave concerts on the schedule, as I've been requesting that they add back music alley.

No panels at the moment for Hayden Christensen or John Cena. Not sure if John Cena will have one since he's only there on Saturday and there's no space left on the main stage.
 
I can keep myself occupied for a hot minute on Friday night, most of Saturday and the first half of Sunday. But I'll likely be enjoying my hotel suite a lot more this year.
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2021, 02:30:36 PM »
Except for a brief bit on the 40th anniversary panel at SWCO 2017, Hayden has never done a panel.  Even when he was supposed to be at Ace, where all guests do a panel, he wasn’t scheduled to do one — and then Covid killed the con anyway.  Cena didn’t do one at NYCC, I don’t think he did Supercon either.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2021, 05:34:17 PM »
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Except for a brief bit on the 40th anniversary panel at SWCO 2017, Hayden has never done a panel.  Even when he was supposed to be at Ace, where all guests do a panel, he wasn’t scheduled to do one — and then Covid killed the con anyway.  Cena didn’t do one at NYCC, I don’t think he did Supercon either.

Thanks for the info. It sounds like we aren't getting panels from either of them then. Disappointing that 2 of the 3 featured celebrity guests won't have panels. I do recall that at Salt Lake FanX in 2019 Hayden was supposed to have a panel with Ian McDiarmid but it ended up getting mysteriously pulled (even though they were both doing autographs.)
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