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Transmute Jun:
I wanted to comment in the post, but apparently the entire 'CCI Posts and Announcements' forum is locked.

Kvthai posted a comment from CCI on their Facebook page about how they couldn't add more days to the Con because it was be more expensive to have security, fire marshalls. rent the space, etc. This does not make sense to me at all. Yes, there would be more costs, but those costs should be offset by the increased price of badges (if such badges were to cover the entire event) and/or an increase in the number of badges sold. I'm not sure why CCI is automatically nixing this idea on the theory that it would 'cost too much'?????

Any thoughts?

Khaaaaaaanh!!!:
Had to lock the thread just to keep it organized in there but feel free to discuss it here. :D

I think CCI alluded to the costs even on days they are not holding events so that they can reserve the area. Otherwise they'd have to set up, take it down and then repeat the whole process again the following week.

On the other side of it, think of the costs for exhibitors. The major studios will be fine but mom and pop comic book stores? They'll struggle to basically shut down for 2 weeks in order to set up shop. Sure, they could just choose 1 week and other vendors can step in but then you start to run into problems of not offering the same experience both weeks.

Then you start to look at the panels. Would the programming be the exact same both weeks?  Would studios be able to bring the cast, et al? If the programming varies, then you'll just have people buying badges for both weeks and create the same demand.

And lastly, look at it from the costs for attendees. Hotel prices are expensive enough as is. Extending it longer would put a total strain and take away from the con experience.

I think people look at Coachella breaking up into 2 weeks and assume Comic Con could do the same but I think the logistics of it and just the nature of the 2 events are so different that it's not something that you can just say, okay, let's do it and it'll resolve all the issues. It sounds like it'd create even more issues in my opinion...

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Transmute Jun:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginI think CCI alluded to the costs even on days they are not holding events so that they can reserve the area. Otherwise they'd have to set up, take it down and then repeat the whole process again the following week.
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I agree, those are unnecessary costs. Just extend the Con, perhaps to an entire week (6 days plus Preview Night).


--- Quote ---On the other side of it, think of the costs for exhibitors. The major studios will be fine but mom and pop comic book stores? They'll struggle to basically shut down for 2 weeks in order to set up shop. Sure, they could just choose 1 week and other vendors can step in but then you start to run into problems of not offering the same experience both weeks.
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They don't have to double to 2 weeks immediately. Adding a day or two before the 'traditional start' or 'traditional end' would likely help. Sure the Mom& Pop vendors would be away from their main businesses longer, but by doing so they would open themselves up to more Con sales. Clearly if it's not in their financial interest they won't do so, but I'm betting for many of them an extra day or two (quite possibly with 'new' attendees) would up their sales enough to make it worthwhile.


--- Quote ---Then you start to look at the panels. Would the programming be the exact same both weeks?  Would studios be able to bring the cast, et al? If the programming varies, then you'll just have people buying badges for both weeks and create the same demand.
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I wouldn't expect there to be any repeats in the panels. It would be the same 'black void until the programming schedule is announced' that it is today. Yes, some people would want to come for all 6/7 days. I'd be one of them! But other people wouldn't be able to get extra days off of work, or want to pay the increased cost that would come about for having more days. Additionally, there would be more single day badges available.


--- Quote ---And lastly, look at it from the costs for attendees. Hotel prices are expensive enough as is. Extending it longer would put a total strain and take away from the con experience.
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EXACTLY. Higher costs for the attendees encourage a shorter/partial Con trip, which opens up more spots for other people.


--- Quote ---It sounds like it'd create even more issues in my opinion...

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It probably would. But extending the Con, even by a couple of days, would definitely accommodate more attendees, which is the whole point.

alyssa:
the Information Archive area is locked because it is a a repository of information so that people can find and reference historical information easily. There are plenty of other areas for discussions

Mario_c:
I say move preview night to Tuesday or get rid of it all together and make wednesday a full day. I know vendors will be losing 24 hours to set up but if properly those booths can go up pretty quickly.

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