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Offline hikanteki

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Re: 2022 SDCC No Physical Souvenir Book
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2022, 01:48:04 PM »
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Free would be lovely but they could also do a paper copy for, I don't know, $5ish and sell it with the SDCC merch.

This is a good idea. A $5-10 cost would be reasonable while deterring people who have no use for it.

I liked to read through it while passing time in line, between panels, or during panels when I felt like I wanted a diversion that didn’t involve twiddling on my phone. It was also nice to read after the con at the hotel on Monday and at home the following weekend to mitigate PCD. For me it was one of the three physical pillars of the SDCC experience (the other two being the badge and the WB bag) — all of those from previous years I keep in a special
place, and the year I didn’t go (2015) I still went out of my way to acquire the souvenir book and bag, and I read the book to make me feel like I was still a part of it. Making the book PDF-only guarantees that I’ll never read any part of it.

I printed and bound the 2020 PDF and read it that weekend while navigating the virtual panels. It obviously was not as slick as the books during regular years but at the end it got an equal place with all my other books. Making it was fun, but it took a lot of time and resources. I don’t see myself doing this every year.
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Re: 2022 SDCC No Physical Souvenir Book
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2022, 01:49:06 PM »
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That's a good idea. Charge just enough to cover the printing costs.

I would pay for this as well.  I like having them in my collection of Con programs and usually enjoy spending time looking at it in line for panels or for Preview night to open.  I particularly enjoy the sections of commemorative artwork for whatever comic anniversary it is.

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Re: 2022 SDCC No Physical Souvenir Book
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2022, 02:14:48 AM »
Kinda scrolling through the Comic Con website, I caught this on the Toucan Blog. This apparently got buried under the Thursday program announcement, but there will now no longer be any physical Daily Newsletter. It's all digital now.

No word on whether the regular Program Guide and Maps will go full digital as well (TBD), but given the direction everything seems to be going, this would not surprise me if they did so. Kinda sucks, but again, seems like a move to cut costs and maybe help the environment as well.

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Re: 2022 SDCC No Physical Souvenir Book and Daily Newsletter
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2022, 08:24:25 AM »
I rely on that guide and its grid schedule. What's next. No badges, just a barcode on your forehead?