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Title: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Zero on April 14, 2016, 02:13:07 PM
Please use this thread to discuss tips, tricks, advice, and the like for getting autographs at Comic-Con.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: eliter1 on April 25, 2016, 07:27:55 PM
It may sound silly and most people know this by now but get there early if you want a CW/Fox/CBS etc autograph. If you get there early enough you may even get a chance to pull a ticket for a chance at another signing. I have very good success with autographs every year. I want to have an autograph from all the DC TV shows and I am missing Arrow and Gotham. I have a Flash poster I got at Wonder-Con but Grant Gustin wasn't there so I'd like to get another one, although I realize this will be the hardest one to get.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on April 25, 2016, 10:09:49 PM
yeah getting autographs is my thing, im addicted to getting autographs. i will be doing all nighters(that way i can get back in line to get a 2nd autograph) again this year with my daughter each night.

so far for 2014/2015 i got all the autographs i was in line for(KNOCK ON WOOD!).

yeah flash last year was crazy it sold out fast, my daughter got a winning ticket, i ended up pulling for a different show myself, which i was a winnner as well.

the only time i didnt do all nighter for autographs was in 2014, which was my 1st SDCC, we got in line at 5am on Thursday and my son pulled the last winning ticket for keifer sutherland for 24. the following nights we did all nighters.

all nighters don't gurantee a winner but your chances are a lot better, especially for the bigger shows.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Vapors on April 27, 2016, 10:24:40 PM
Man, so many things to say on this topic.  I love, love, love going for autographs and sketches.  Mostly for cartoons and lesser comics so I unfortunately can't say much when it comes to the big TV/Movie stuff or the A-list comic artists.  But a lot of stuff can probably be applied.  I'll do sketches first.

1.  I learned this from this forum a couple of years ago (thanks guys), but having two or more sketch books are useful.  If you go for sketches, you can leave one with an artist if s/he is backlogged and still continue on to get more autographs/sketches.  Most will get back to you your sketchbook later in the day (say an hour or couple of hours).  In rare cases, you  may need to leave the book with them overnight.  Hence the need for multiple books.

2. Carry a few different types of pens.  Sharpies, ball points, even pencils.  Artists are usually pretty prepared, but you never know, things happen and its happened where an artist thought they brought extras but didn't.

3. The more popular an artist, the more important it is to get their early to get on their list.  Most artists, if they have a table will set aside a list for each day.  So if you are locked in on a particular artist, be sure to stop by their table first thing to get on the list.  Most are limited.  Could be 30 a day, could be only 5.  You never know unless you go there yourself.

4. Know what to budget for and what you REALLY want in your sketch  Do you want a head sketch?  Or a full body?  Or partial body?  Or multiple characters? Color? Black and White?  Backgrounds?  These things cost money and the more elaborate you want, the more money to lay down.  Also the bigger the sketch, the more money it costs(duh).  And some artists will only do black/white to save time or may do partial color.  Some sketches are given for free (usually quick ones or pencil only) to a few dollars (head shots) to hundreds (full body/color/backgrounds, etc).

5. Some artists do sketch reservations ahead of the convention.  Check twitter, deviantart, tumblr, etc. for information.  These can yield you the best quality since the artist has weeks to get ready for them rather than doing it in less than an hour.

6. Be specific on what you want the character to do.  Some artists are good if you just name a character and let them go do their thing, but some guidance can also make the sketch really feel like it's yours.  I like having a theme that's simple but still let's the artist use their imagination like "draw this character at comic con" or "draw this character laughing" or "draw this character as a disney character."  Don't be TOO SPECIFIC ("I want Spiderman jumping, but his right hand should be shooting webbing while the other is holding a sandwich.  Oh and make sure his left knee is lifted higher than his right knee.  And can you show a tear on the left side of his costume and....").

7. If an artist is doing sketches at a publisher booth, be sure to get there early and get ready to wait awhile.  DC and Marvel artists tend to be high in demand and die hards have no problem hanging around the booth well before singing time to be guaranteed a sketch.  Lines can to be capped even before the signing time officially starts.

8. If an artist is drawing but you only want to get a comic/print signed, they usually don't mind breaking and signing first before continuing on their sketch.  So if you see a line and everyone is getting a sketch but you only want him to sign your comic, don't be afraid to ask someone (usually their manager/handler or even the artist him/herself) if you can just move on up and get the signing.  There's no point in waiting for 45 minutes if all you want is a signature.

9. Cash is king, but things like Apple/Google Pay and Square make it easy now to charge things.  But cash is always a better bet.  Plus it helps with budgeting.

10.  Oh and make sure your sketch book has your contact information on it.  Name, Phone and Email are the best.  I add my address too, but the first three are probably more important.

11.  Be sure to have a small sheet of paper that can be placed behind your page.  When an artist sketches, sometimes the inks bleed into the page behind it.  To stop that, I usually have a sheet, usually slightly bigger or smaller than the page, behind the page the artist is working on.  This can stop the bleeds and keep the next page pristine for the next artist to use.

That's all I got for sketches.  I'll get to autographs later, but I'd like to know what other tips people have.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: raerae6 on April 29, 2016, 01:18:40 AM
   Have a question!  So, for the last two years a couple of friends and I have been like in the front of the line to get into the exhibit hall for the Marvel booth, like we were maybe 5th or 6th in line, but every time we try to get there the line is already full.  Could someone perhaps explain how that is happening?  Is it people who already work in the exhibit hall beating us or what? 
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ahbbb on April 29, 2016, 04:21:24 AM
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   Have a question!  So, for the last two years a couple of friends and I have been like in the front of the line to get into the exhibit hall for the Marvel booth, like we were maybe 5th or 6th in line, but every time we try to get there the line is already full.  Could someone perhaps explain how that is happening?  Is it people who already work in the exhibit hall beating us or what?

Lots of rumors about that.
I personally think it is vendors.

Keep in mind there is more than one entrance to the floor.
Security is not in sync when they start admitting people to the expo floor.
So it is possible another line was let in first.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: perc2100 on April 29, 2016, 10:44:42 AM
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Lots of rumors about that.
I personally think it is vendors.

Keep in mind there is more than one entrance to the floor.
Security is not in sync when they start admitting people to the expo floor.
So it is possible another line was let in first.
it's not uncommon for security to let people in to the lobby doors earlyish so tons of people get in before the upstairs alpha line snakes down and into the hall.  Also that line enters at the far end of the exhibit hall, so if security in the lobby lets people in right at 10am those people have a shorter walk going to Marvel booth.  I think security isn't supposed to let people in the lobby right at 10, and are suppose to funnel attendees upstairs right off the bat; but not all do that.

Also, yeah, vendors... :-X
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LB42 on April 30, 2016, 05:58:33 PM
Here's a nice tip.  Last year some stars at Lionsgate opted to continue signing autographs  after all of the attendee's with wristbands had gone through. Elijah Wood and Natalie Dormer both did this until their allotted signing time had expired.  If you are going to try this - make it for a star that actually matters to you, watch for the true end of the line,  and ask the guard nicely and quietly.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Angie on May 04, 2016, 05:37:02 PM
I've mostly done Fox autographs and a few on the exhibit floor.

For Fox:

Get in the everything line as early as you can. My usual time is between 3-4am at the latest. Once they let you into the building you will need to walk fast to get up to the Sails and into the line. There is usually a volunteer with a sign yelling out what door to go through for what line. Go out and get in the correct line. Fox has been on the farther side of the Sails (to the left) the past few years. Once there, you have to wait a few hours until they start drawing. In 2014, you told the person what show you wanted then drew a piece of paper from a box. If you got a winner, you were in. If not, you could draw for another show. (I believe. I've usually gotten a winner on the first try because they have a LOT of winning papers). In 2015, we drew a checker out of a bag. Black was a winner, Red was a loser. I was pretty far up in line so I don't know how well people did.

Exhibit Floor:

First I use twitter to follow people/shows I'm looking to meet/get an autograph from and note if they say anything about a signing. Its easy to forget once you get closer so I always write this stuff down. Or, I make sure to go to said booth first thing on Thursday morning and just ask if there will be signings and how to take part. I did this for Shout Factory and Ash vs Evil dead. Every booth has a different policy and it never hurts to ask. Sometimes you will see autograph signings only posted at booths and not shared on social media.

Nickelodeon & Cartoon Network:
These require getting into the everything line early as well. And realize that once you move into the building (around 6:45ish usually) your place in line will be gone because everyone then has to walk around the entire 2nd floor around to get into a big mob of people and wait to go downstairs once the hall opens. Once you get into the hall, you will need to walk pretty fast to either booth. They give away tickets first come, first served in the morning. Sometimes you get lucky and CN will have tickets to give away later (and by later, I mean 9:30am). Those are usually for the new shows. I got the last We Bare Bears ticket last year just by walking up and asking after I had checked in on some other stuff. I would definitely check out the SDCC guide to see specifics, but this is how it's been done the past 2 years for me.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: sylent_asassin on May 06, 2016, 03:05:09 PM
Here's a tip: CHEAT. It may sound tawdry, but sometimes, you do what you have to do. For most of the autograph ticket pull sessions, they're grab-bag lottery style, so do your diligence before getting to the front of the line; see what ticket you need to win. If the person with the sack is nonchalant about holding the bag, try to peek into it to see where the winning tickets are. If the winning tickets have a different shape or corner, feel around the bag for a couple of seconds until you feel a winning ticket.

I really don't like SDCC's way of obtaining autographs because it's strictly by luck. Instead of waiting in an endless line only to be shut out, I'd rather just pay for it and be done with it, so I can try to enjoy the rest of the show. They do this at Emerald City, all Wizard World events and DragonCon. I got Danielle Panabaker's autograph at ECCC and Teddy Sears at a local toy show, so I just need Grant Valdez and Patton for my Flash 'graphs.

Chances are, if I wait in a long line only to get nothing, I'm going to be upset in addition to having several hours wasted.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ahbbb on May 06, 2016, 06:03:34 PM
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Chances are, if I wait in a long line only to get nothing, I'm going to be upset in addition to having several hours wasted.

But the reality of failure is what makes the success so rewarding.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: sylent_asassin on May 06, 2016, 06:14:09 PM
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But the reality of failure is what makes the success so rewarding.

Fair enough, but for me, the reward isn't great enough to balance the risk. There are too many things and events happening simultaneously to risk waiting in line to get nothing. In addition, if you pull a winning ticket, they herd you through the line like cattle on a farm, and there's no selfies or time for personal interaction with the guests.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on May 07, 2016, 10:57:57 PM
my daughter was asking me today about getting an autograph for GoT this year. so i was wondering how does HBO/GoT do their autographs?

i dont remember seeing them with all the other drawings for autographs so im not sure.

thanks
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: frgx on May 07, 2016, 11:23:36 PM
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my daughter was asking me today about getting an autograph for GoT this year. so i was wondering how does HBO/GoT do their autographs?

i dont remember seeing them with all the other drawings for autographs so im not sure.

thanks
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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: GearMaster on May 28, 2016, 02:40:00 AM
Sometimes I see people lining up for comic signing like Jim Lee at the DC both with a stack the size of 3 phone books. This leads me to open a question about signing etiquette. Would it be frowned upon to bring a giant stack of comics to get signed by my favorite writer/artist? Or should I go easy on them and those behind with 3-5 comics instead?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Carlo on May 28, 2016, 08:52:31 AM
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Sometimes I see people lining up for comic signing like Jim Lee at the DC both with a stack the size of 3 phone books. This leads me to open a question about signing etiquette. Would it be frowned upon to bring a giant stack of comics to get signed by my favorite writer/artist? Or should I go easy on them and those behind with 3-5 comics instead?

Definitely go with the latter.  They will not let you sign that much comics especially at SDCC and especially for Jim Lee.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: PlasticManJr on May 28, 2016, 09:31:14 AM
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Would it be frowned upon to bring a giant stack of comics to get signed by my favorite writer/artist? Or should I go easy on them and those behind with 3-5 comics instead?

When the signing is limited to a short time period (e.g., one hour), whether the artist signs one guy's stack of 100 comics or one comic each from 100 people, for some artists it's all the same: one hour of signing. So it's not so much going easy on them as being considerate of the other people in line. (Some lines have limits. For example, Jim Lee at Wondercon this year was a three item limit.)
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: dville on May 28, 2016, 10:38:20 PM
Wouldn't it be easier to try to win an autograph session if they did this online?  The manual proceeds seems a bit antiquated.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Zero on May 28, 2016, 11:29:47 PM
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Wouldn't it be easier to try to win an autograph session if they did this online?  The manual proceeds seems a bit antiquated.

Quite possibly, it could be easier to win an autograph ticket if they did this via online lottery.  However, logistically, it's probably easier and cheaper for the studios if they do everything in person the old-fashioned way. 

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on May 29, 2016, 10:53:59 AM
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Wouldn't it be easier to try to win an autograph session if they did this online?  The manual proceeds seems a bit antiquated.
I will say I have little trust in online drawings. The randomized engine is where I draw my concerns and there is no telling what the outcome really is. I participated in an online draw for NYCC a few years back and had no luck for the 10 offerings after many, many attempts. I have much better success in person.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LuthienDragon on June 09, 2016, 10:52:43 AM
I would love online drawings...makes me save up time and actually use my very-expensive hotel (here in Mexico our coin dropped drastically and is now, literally, worth half, compared to just last year.)
Last year, tickets to BOTH the signings I wanted to attend to finished 10 people before me, considering I had spent the night over camping I was pretty devastated. I just wished I have slept in a nice bed....
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on June 10, 2016, 12:32:33 AM
WB  autograph lottery is hard to not pull a winner so the popular ones go fast. Fox autograph is just pure luck a lot of losing tickets there.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on June 10, 2016, 06:49:46 AM
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WB  autograph lottery is hard to not pull a winner so the popular ones go fast. Fox autograph is just pure luck a lot of losing tickets there.


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yeah the WB drawing is easy unless it is close to the end of them running out of winning tickets but if you are at the front of the line, we have always got a winner.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Mel on June 10, 2016, 08:51:21 AM
I once drew a loser at WB and the guys said, "That ticket seems faulty!" and grabbed it from my hand and threw it on the floor then said I should take another LOL. I think they really just want everyone to win so it's over and done with.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on June 10, 2016, 09:33:09 AM
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I once drew a loser at WB and the guys said, "That ticket seems faulty!" and grabbed it from my hand and threw it on the floor then said I should take another LOL. I think they really just want everyone to win so it's over and done with.
Lol. That's funny, no losing ticket here. I once pulled a losing ticket and the guy looked at me like wow dude come on


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on June 10, 2016, 10:23:44 AM
We tried Walking Dead autograph tickets and I don't think I saw anyone around us pull a winner, we went thru the line several times and didn't get a winner so my tip is not to do it get in line for panel instead


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on June 10, 2016, 10:33:35 AM
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We tried Walking Dead autograph tickets and I don't think I saw anyone around us pull a winner, we went thru the line several times and didn't get a winner so my tip is not to do it get in line for panel instead


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where is that at, you drew for tickets for TWD? at there booth or the sails pavilion? we might try this year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on June 10, 2016, 10:39:12 AM
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where is that at, you drew for tickets for TWD? at there booth or the sails pavilion? we might try this year.
It is not up in the sails pavilion just go to the booth and ask where the end of the line is, the line is usually capped but just hang around till they open up line again.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Angie on June 10, 2016, 11:36:18 AM
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WB  autograph lottery is hard to not pull a winner so the popular ones go fast. Fox autograph is just pure luck a lot of losing tickets there.


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I dunno I've always had good luck with Fox as long as you are near the front. I find that the less popular signings tend to churn out more winners. One year when they only had one show left they just started giving them away to the next people waiting in line.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Volsspongebob on June 10, 2016, 11:46:30 AM
I agree about Fox being easy at the front. We were near the front last year on Saturday and went three for three on pulling winners. Last year it was pull a colored checkers I believe. Then pick the show you want. On Saturday Gotham was first to go. Then Simpsons and Last Man on Earth werent too far behind. Also keep in mind that Fox is really late in doing their autograph pull as opposed to WB or Hasbro/Lego drawings.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on June 10, 2016, 11:51:55 AM
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I dunno I've always had good luck with Fox as long as you are near the front. I find that the less popular signings tend to churn out more winners. One year when they only had one show left they just started giving them away to the next people waiting in line.
My daughter loves Teen Wolf so one yr we tried that line, she was smaller so I made her go ahead of me and they lowered box to her and I stole a quick glance to see where some of the winning tickets were. I reached in and didn't shuffle around, at that point I figured my odds was pretty good and I got a winning ticket for her. Point is if you have little kids let them go first and take a quick glance when box is lowered.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on June 10, 2016, 12:17:08 PM
A good thing is that the folks running the drawing are super nice to the children. Sometimes they let them draw a second time if they do not draw a winner on the first attempt.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Angie on June 10, 2016, 03:50:08 PM
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My daughter loves Teen Wolf so one yr we tried that line, she was smaller so I made her go ahead of me and they lowered box to her and I stole a quick glance to see where some of the winning tickets were. I reached in and didn't shuffle around, at that point I figured my odds was pretty good and I got a winning ticket for her. Point is if you have little kids let them go first and take a quick glance when box is lowered.


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True, but last year they did not have the boxes with papers -- it was a bag with either a black checker (winner) or red checker (loser). I'm sure they would still help a kid out though.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on June 10, 2016, 04:03:46 PM
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True, but last year they did not have the boxes with papers -- it was a bag with either a black checker (winner) or red checker (loser). I'm sure they would still help a kid out though.
Yeah it seems like everyone helps out the kiddos and that's great. Taking a peek in the box as its lowered for the kids is just a tip and can be used to increase your odds. The Walking Dead had the bag type, they would shake it up and hold the bag up high. Lol


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on June 10, 2016, 05:18:18 PM
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It is not up in the sails pavilion just go to the booth and ask where the end of the line is, the line is usually capped but just hang around till they open up line again.


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I dunno I've always had good luck with Fox as long as you are near the front. I find that the less popular signings tend to churn out more winners. One year when they only had one show left they just started giving them away to the next people waiting in line.
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I agree about Fox being easy at the front. We were near the front last year on Saturday and went three for three on pulling winners. Last year it was pull a colored checkers I believe. Then pick the show you want. On Saturday Gotham was first to go. Then Simpsons and Last Man on Earth werent too far behind. Also keep in mind that Fox is really late in doing their autograph pull as opposed to WB or Hasbro/Lego drawings.
ive had good luck with both fox and the wb autograph drawings but i have always been pretty close to the front of the line.

also in 2014 for the 24 autograph signing my son just put his hand in the bag, and the lady said we have a winner before he pulled out the ticket, and then said he was the last winning ticket. man my son was so excited he won! it was great. so i ended up going with him to get keither sutherlands autograph in which he signed 2 posters for us even though we only had 1 winning ticket. He even had a small conversation with my son, it was AWESOME!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Madmax on June 21, 2016, 09:03:39 AM
Just a question, if i camp out say around 3 or 4am for the flash CW autograph, i'm not sure when the line actually starts moving, but can my wife and baby come down later when they wake up to join me in line or is it like the Hall H wristbands?  I want my wife and baby to have a good nights sleep but we all love the flash and all of us, including my son, will have on flash outfits, lol.  Do they do the autographs that same day?  I read the posts and it seems the closer up you are the better your odds - makes sense the closer up the more winning tickets still available. This will be my first attempt at getting an autograph, any and all suggestions appreciated. Thanks and lets have a great Con!!!!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jamiesugah on June 21, 2016, 09:08:49 AM
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Just a question, if i camp out say around 3 or 4am for the flash CW autograph, i'm not sure when the line actually starts moving, but can my wife and baby come down later when they wake up to join me in line or is it like the Hall H wristbands?  I want my wife and baby to have a good nights sleep but we all love the flash and all of us, including my son, will have on flash outfits, lol.  Do they do the autographs that same day?  I read the posts and it seems the closer up you are the better your odds - makes sense the closer up the more winning tickets still available. This will be my first attempt at getting an autograph, any and all suggestions appreciated. Thanks and lets have a great Con!!!!

As with everything else, as long as you're upfront about them joining you later to the people in line around you, most people won't have a problem with it. Especially with little kids, I think people will be pretty understanding about them getting/needing more sleep. Autograph lines don't do wristbands.

The official drawings are only for that day's autograph sessions, so yes, they are done same day.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on June 21, 2016, 09:17:35 AM
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Just a question, if i camp out say around 3 or 4am for the flash CW autograph, i'm not sure when the line actually starts moving, but can my wife and baby come down later when they wake up to join me in line or is it like the Hall H wristbands?  I want my wife and baby to have a good nights sleep but we all love the flash and all of us, including my son, will have on flash outfits, lol.  Do they do the autographs that same day?  I read the posts and it seems the closer up you are the better your odds - makes sense the closer up the more winning tickets still available. This will be my first attempt at getting an autograph, any and all suggestions appreciated. Thanks and lets have a great Con!!!!
1st off if you want to get CW flash autograph, camping out at 3/4am wont be early enough i dont think. Last year we camped out because my daughter wanted a flash autograph, and it seems like everybody in the front of the line(were we were at) wanted a flash autograph, so it sold out fast. So i think this year won't be any better, i think it will be even worse. And yes the autographs are the same day, sometime before the panel or even after the panel. For the everything else line(which is the autograph line as well), if you let people know in front and behind you that your wife and baby will be joining you in the morning you will be fine.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on June 21, 2016, 09:18:51 AM
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Just a question, if i camp out say around 3 or 4am for the flash CW autograph, i'm not sure when the line actually starts moving, but can my wife and baby come down later when they wake up to join me in line or is it like the Hall H wristbands?  I want my wife and baby to have a good nights sleep but we all love the flash and all of us, including my son, will have on flash outfits, lol.  Do they do the autographs that same day?  I read the posts and it seems the closer up you are the better your odds - makes sense the closer up the more winning tickets still available. This will be my first attempt at getting an autograph, any and all suggestions appreciated. Thanks and lets have a great Con!!!!
I will be brief. You are a good husband holding a space for the family. I generally recommend you inform the folks around you are hold spaces for the family. No one will have an issue but better to let folks know.

CCI may or may not change the rules but they let folks in around 7am. Best to have the wife meet you an hour before just in case they let the line in early.

Autograph drawings are for the same day for all media booths with the exception of The Walking Dead.

WB has a board showing status - not counts - and the folks running the line sometimes do a great job relaying the "sold out" drawings periodically.

Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Angie on June 21, 2016, 10:21:39 AM
I agree - 3 to 4am is probably not early enough for something as popular as The Flash.

Also, once the outside line moves inside the line is no more. You get in the door and everyone starts power walking to wherever they need to go inside an empty convention center. People who were behind you will get in front of you. So even if you were 10th in line outside, once you get to the WB line there could be 100 people in front of you.

In my experience with Fox (never tried WB), once you get into their line behind Sails they will not allow anyone else to join you. So if your family misses the window to join you outside, they may be out of luck anyway.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on June 21, 2016, 10:40:23 AM
Also a good rule of thumb for new folks attempting autographs for the first time at SDCC is to manage expectations. A win is a huge accomplishment and you will cherish the opportunity to meet your favorite stars. On the flip side if you do not pick a winner go back to the end of the line quickly and do not loose your cool. Relax and enjoy the experience.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Angie on June 21, 2016, 10:43:35 AM
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Also a good rule of thumb for new folks attempting autographs for the first time at SDCC is to manage expectations. A win is a huge accomplishment and you will cherish the opportunity to meet your favorite stars. On the flip side if you do not pick a winner go back to the end of the line quickly and do not loose your cool. Relax and enjoy the experience.

Agreed - My rule with autographs (and anything I want to do at SDCC) is to try as hard as I can to make it happen and if it doesn't then move on and do something else.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Madmax on June 21, 2016, 01:18:49 PM
thanks for the input everyone, very helpful. oh, so once they let the outside line enter the pavilion upstairs for another line, no one else can join you?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Angie on June 21, 2016, 03:34:43 PM
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thanks for the input everyone, very helpful. oh, so once they let the outside line enter the pavilion upstairs for another line, no one else can join you?

I only know about Fox, and they were very strict about it. I had been in line for an hour (in the second line behind Sails) and needed to use the restroom. I couldn't find the lady "supervising" the line and so I let the people in front and behind know and left. When I tried to get back in my spot she yelled at me and argued that I couldn't because I left the line without a "pass" (Still no idea how I would have gotten one). The people around me stood up for me (luckily) and we got her to begrudgingly let me back in my spot. I can only speak from my experience. Maybe someone else has some insight on WB.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on June 21, 2016, 04:01:00 PM
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thanks for the input everyone, very helpful. oh, so once they let the outside line enter the pavilion upstairs for another line, no one else can join you?
This one is touchy for your situation but this may appear as line cutting in some eyes from folks in the line and security. Some folks try to jump into the line after they do a draw on another line

Best advice I can give is to avoid allowing anyone in the line after the entry to the building to avoid issues. The security in Sails - not the studios - are the ones who are in charge of line integrity. Personally I witnessed folks jumping into lines from other drawings and being asked to leave.

I understand your situation - being a family man myself - and can only suggest you plan accordingly and worst case you be the solo person in line if the little one is not ready but the time they let people. The folks for the WB may allow you and family in for the signing but you will only get one poster. Key there is to ask very nicely and if you are cosplaying as the Flash they will certain consider your request.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: spider-sense on June 21, 2016, 07:24:13 PM
How do you get signings for the WB Booth? tips.... what time and where to stand in line?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Madmax on June 23, 2016, 10:44:26 AM
Does anyone know in general from the last couple years when approximately does CCI let the everything else line in from the outside to enter the sails pavillion for autographs?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: kidjim25 on June 23, 2016, 10:45:23 AM
What is the "everything else" line?


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Madmax on June 23, 2016, 10:57:11 AM
From what other people have been calling it I guess its the line that forms outside the convention center for entrance to the exhibit hall, for autograph lines, for exclusives (Lego, Hasbro etc) etc, essentially everything EXCEPT for the glorious Hall H.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on June 23, 2016, 11:49:22 AM
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Does anyone know in general from the last couple years when approximately does CCI let the everything else line in from the outside to enter the sails pavillion for autographs?  Thanks.
around 7am the line starts moving to inside the sails pavilllion.

yeah there are 2 lines, the hall h line and the everything else line(autographs/exclusives/ect/everthing else).
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: kidjim25 on June 23, 2016, 11:59:09 AM
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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: kidjim25 on June 23, 2016, 11:59:12 AM
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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: chris_kellis on June 26, 2016, 06:16:31 PM
ANy news on GOT or Walking Dead autographs and how to get them? Or what day they will be?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Ganemis on June 28, 2016, 11:19:33 AM
I hate to say, but the WB autograph and other lines will be so big, that it will indefinitely go outside of the sales pavilion in the back where the harbor is, down the stairs.  If you are there early and get in line before it reaches the harbor you have a good chance of getting a wrist band to get an autographs, I believe they are randomly given, so everyone in line will not get one.  But What I have come to find is that when the line gets so big and passes down the stairs to the harbor, folks are already lined up to jump right in line, while people who were originally were in line in front of the convention center, (section D i Believe) are still going up the escalators and making their way to the line in the back of the sails Pavilion as people are basically cutting them and jumping line as they wait for it to extend to the harbor. So there are two options, you can either play the great game of sdcc and be in the back ready with consequence of people getting mad at you, or get up really early and trying to be one of the first to get a good spot in line when they start letting folks in at 7am, but your gonna want to line up at 4am or even earlier.  Just mentally prepare yourself for short cutters, they are every where and you are guarantee to see them.  Good Luck everyone!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on June 28, 2016, 11:29:05 AM
The security in the Sails area look for line cutters and they also act when folks in the line call out the cutters. I witnessed a few people being asked to leave the line because they cut the autograph line after they finished with another line and also if they attempt to sneak through the back.

Rule of thumb - there are no shortcuts and if you see something alert security. Do not take it on yourself - let them handle it.

Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: stl_ben on June 28, 2016, 12:11:43 PM
Can some one refresh my memory on how the Entertainment Earth signings were done last year.  Also if you did one of them, what are your tips or tricks, thanks.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Madmax on June 28, 2016, 03:37:38 PM
I agree with the issue of line cutters, if you see someone(s) tell people around you and security. Trust me, after being in line for hour and hours everyone around you will throw them out.  This happened last year i think it was for the SW line or the BvsS hall H line. Anyway, that road that separates the Hilton Bayfront from Hall H is notorious for cutters when security lets folks through.  So me and a bunch of guys saw a women and 2 teenagers (prob her son and his friend) and they obviously were not in front of us b4 as we didn't recognize them AND they didn't have wristbands.  This A--holes decided to pull up their long sleeve shirts to "cover" their wrists, so this must have been planned that morning.  To make a long story short, no one said anything until this one guy in front of us who had been there forever, who was the nicest guys after talking with him at night, got out of line and walked to security and told them about the 3 buttholes. I then proceeded to point out to look at their wrists, etc. etc. and security kicked them out while we all laughed at them.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on June 28, 2016, 03:58:26 PM
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Can some one refresh my memory on how the Entertainment Earth signings were done last year.  Also if you did one of them, what are your tips or tricks, thanks.
I never did it there myself but if memory serves me correctly you have to purchase an item then you can participate. If no one else here has info then it would be a good idea to ask someone at the booth. Be aware that this both has long lines so plan accordingly.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: nightsky386 on June 30, 2016, 03:40:37 PM
Hi everyone,

Quick question about Marvel TV autographs (which was touched on briefly in the first page of this thread) ? so all drawings will be done at the booth and since it?s first-come-first-serve I?m guessing getting into the main Exhibit Hall line ASAP (either wee morning hours or camping out there overnight) would be best?

I tried going for Agent Carter last year and was flummoxed as to how the line was capped when I got to the booth as soon as the exhibit hall opened (was probably about 9:35-9:40 when I got to the booth). I kinda want to try for Agents of Shield this year so would love any strategies/suggestions. 

Thanks!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on June 30, 2016, 04:44:32 PM
Marvel is a random draw at their booth. The exhibitor bypass causes some of the issues where the line is already capped by the time the line opens up.

Tip - go to the booth the day before to ask where the line might start and make sure you go to that side first to see how the line wraps. That way you can find the end rather than jumping around searching.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: bmag on June 30, 2016, 09:17:52 PM
One thing to keep in mind is that signings for blockbuster movies may not be as pleasant as it sounds. A couple years ago I was one of the first few to enter the Sails Pavillion autograph line. Madmax was on the top of my list and I was fortunate enough to draw a winning ticket. As soon as it was time to get the signing, the studio announced that the entire cast had last minute changes and couldn't make the signing. So no Charlize and Tom Hardy! Bummer! At least we were able to meet the director who was probably the most down to earth person I've met at SDCC. Bottom line is you have to decide which movie/show signings would most likely have the cast on board and whether you would be okay if a few, if not all don't show up. So far, tv shows have never disappointed.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jazzyj on June 30, 2016, 10:51:53 PM
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Hi everyone,

Quick question about Marvel TV autographs (which was touched on briefly in the first page of this thread) ? so all drawings will be done at the booth and since it?s first-come-first-serve I?m guessing getting into the main Exhibit Hall line ASAP (either wee morning hours or camping out there overnight) would be best?

I tried going for Agent Carter last year and was flummoxed as to how the line was capped when I got to the booth as soon as the exhibit hall opened (was probably about 9:35-9:40 when I got to the booth). I kinda want to try for Agents of Shield this year so would love any strategies/suggestions. 

Thanks!

I've attempted the Marvel autograph signings for the past 2 years (both times camping out and getting in line the evening prior) and never had the opportunity of even lining up for the autograph drawings since by the time I reached the Marvel booth, the line was always capped. Exhibitor bypass is definitely an issue and I'll say it time and time again: Marvel really needs to move their autograph drawings to the Sails Pavilion. However until that happens, my best advice for you is to camp out and gauge what the Marvel autograph lineup for that day is. If it's anything like 2014 where Marvel scheduled the Agents of SHIELD, Avengers, and Ant-Man drawing on the same day, then you best be prepared to camp out since people will definitely go for that. If it's possible, I would also suggest trying to lighten what you're carrying once the line starts moving inside because ideally you would want to move fast across the exhibit hall to hit the Marvel booth. I made the same mistake of carrying too much stuff and couldn't move as fast as I could. Also even if the line is capped, the booth workers do open the line for a millisecond to let more people in so just keep an eye out for that. What I personally do is that I just stick around the Marvel booth during the autograph sessions and I've been able to get pictures with several Agents of SHIELD cast members and get their autographs as well.
Title: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 01, 2016, 05:02:47 AM
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One thing to keep in mind is that signings for blockbuster movies may not be as pleasant as it sounds. A couple years ago I was one of the first few to enter the Sails Pavillion autograph line. Madmax was on the top of my list and I was fortunate enough to draw a winning ticket. As soon as it was time to get the signing, the studio announced that the entire cast had last minute changes and couldn't make the signing. So no Charlize and Tom Hardy! Bummer! At least we were able to meet the director who was probably the most down to earth person I've met at SDCC. Bottom line is you have to decide which movie/show signings would most likely have the cast on board and whether you would be okay if a few, if not all don't show up. So far, tv shows have never disappointed.
That is a good point. Cast attendance is subject to change so it is a good idea to prepare yourself mentally in the event someone is not able to make it but also still be happy you had an opportunity to interact with those who are there.

Meeting the director of Mad Max would be a cool experience.

In one of my experiences for the first Divergent cast signing they were swapping cast in and out during the signing (this was for the supporting cast not the main). I missed out on Zoe Kravitz when she rotated out but I was happy I got Maggie Q since I am a fan of her work.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: stl_ben on July 01, 2016, 05:33:01 AM
Yeah I got passes for the Animated DC movie cast signing last year since Micheal C Hall was suppose to be there....but he didn't show up last minute...womp womp.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on July 01, 2016, 06:15:58 AM
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Yeah I got passes for the Animated DC movie cast signing last year since Micheal C Hall was suppose to be there....but he didn't show up last minute...womp womp.

that sucks, i would have been disappointed especially if looking forward to meeting Michael C Hall. :(

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That is a good point. Cast attendance is subject to change so it is a good idea to prepare yourself mentally in the event someone is not able to make it but also still be happy you had an opportunity to interact with those who are there.

Meeting the director of Mad Max would be a cool experience.

In one of my experiences for the first Divergent cast signing they were swapping cast in and out during the signing (this was for the supporting cast not the main). I missed out on Zoe Kravitz when she rotated out but I was happy I got Maggie Q since I am a fan of her work.

thats cool you got maggie q's autograph, me and my wife loved watching nikita.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: nightsky386 on July 01, 2016, 07:55:34 AM
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Tip - go to the booth the day before to ask where the line might start and make sure you go to that side first to see how the line wraps. That way you can find the end rather than jumping around searching.

That's awesome advice! Thank you so much. =) Will definitely do that.

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I've attempted the Marvel autograph signings for the past 2 years (both times camping out and getting in line the evening prior) and never had the opportunity of even lining up for the autograph drawings since by the time I reached the Marvel booth, the line was always capped. Exhibitor bypass is definitely an issue and I'll say it time and time again: Marvel really needs to move their autograph drawings to the Sails Pavilion. However until that happens, my best advice for you is to camp out and gauge what the Marvel autograph lineup for that day is. If it's anything like 2014 where Marvel scheduled the Agents of SHIELD, Avengers, and Ant-Man drawing on the same day, then you best be prepared to camp out since people will definitely go for that. If it's possible, I would also suggest trying to lighten what you're carrying once the line starts moving inside because ideally you would want to move fast across the exhibit hall to hit the Marvel booth. I made the same mistake of carrying too much stuff and couldn't move as fast as I could. Also even if the line is capped, the booth workers do open the line for a millisecond to let more people in so just keep an eye out for that. What I personally do is that I just stick around the Marvel booth during the autograph sessions and I've been able to get pictures with several Agents of SHIELD cast members and get their autographs as well.

Also great words of advice. Thanks so much for the head's up! Yeah, I was so heartbroken I missed the drawing for the Hobbit signing in 2014 that I didn't realize I could go to the booth and take pics anyway. Not making that mistake again lol. Will definitely try to stick around the booth if the drawing doesn't work out. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on July 01, 2016, 08:25:48 AM
for the walking dead how do you get an autograph ticket? they don't do a drawing in the sails pavilion, right? hoping to get 2 tickets, me and my wife.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Mel on July 01, 2016, 09:45:58 AM
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for the walking dead how do you get an autograph ticket? they don't do a drawing in the sails pavilion, right? hoping to get 2 tickets, me and my wife.

They have the drawing constantly at their booth usually all day Thursday and the morning on Friday. You have to be able to get in the line for their booth, which is perpetually capped and hard to get into, then when you get to the booth you draw a ticket and let me say winning tickets are VERY rare. I've never gotten one and I've only ever seen someone else draw a winning one ONCE. It's really the hardest one to get in all of SDCC.....well, other than Marvel which as people have reported is always capped before any actual attendees get into the hall.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on July 01, 2016, 08:30:43 PM
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That have the drawing constantly at their booth usually all day Thursday and the morning on Friday. You have to be able to get in the line for their booth, which is perpetually capped and hard to get into, then when you get to the booth you draw a ticket and let me say winning tickets are VERY rare. I've never gotten one and I've only ever seen someone else draw a winning one ONCE. It's really the hardest one to get in all of SDCC.....well, other than Marvel which as people have reported is always capped before any actual attendees get into the hall.
ok thanks at least i know where to go, and what to do to at least try to win a ticket.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: mark on July 02, 2016, 08:56:30 AM
I know this thread has been about actor/celebrity signings but going to steal it for little bit to mention comic creators. There are exceptions, but things related to comic books aren't as popular at SDCC as other things, which means there are some really great people that you can easily meet and that you can usually have an actual conversation with.

For example, after you spend some time gazing forlornly at the inaccessible Funko booth, just look to your left and you will see Marv Wolfman at his Artists Alley table. He is a hugely important figure in comics history and helped create a slew of characters and great stories. Last year he was selling copies of scripts and some prints related to stories he wrote, I'd really encourage you to stop and say hi to a person who had such a key role in laying the foundation for the fandom we all love.

Artists Alley is diminished somewhat this year, but there are lots of other great names in the list. For example if you are a tokusatsu fan you will not find a better, more enthusiastic person to talk to than Zander Cannon, plus his Kaijumax is up for an Eisner this year.

The IP pavilion is another great spot, especially if you have kids. Jeff Smith hangs out here for example, and Eric Powell. The Action Labs people as well.

The Image booth usually has small tables where they have creators for some of their smaller titles, you won't find Kirkman here of course but you will find up and coming talent.

The IDW booth will have signings for their special editions, they haven't announced yet but I've rarely seen much of a line for these. Last year there were 2 people in front of me in the Mike Zeck line (2!) so I jumped over to the Carlos Ezquerra table, which had no line, chatted a while and had things signed, then walked a few steps back to Mike Zeck. This was a ridiculous situation.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Warren on July 02, 2016, 09:33:43 AM
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For example, after you spend some time gazing forlornly at the inaccessible Funko booth, just look to your left and you will see Marv Wolfman at his Artists Alley table. He is a hugely important figure in comics history and helped create a slew of characters and great stories. Last year he was selling copies of scripts and some prints related to stories he wrote, I'd really encourage you to stop and say hi to a person who had such a key role in laying the foundation for the fandom we all love.

Oooh, Marv Wolfman and George Perez were hugely important during my early comics fandom.  Too bad George doesn't go to SDCC - would gladly pay for commissioned piece.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 02, 2016, 07:40:41 PM
Thank you for bringing up artists CCD. This topic is certainly more than celebs, actors, and directors.

I did a few authors during SDCC like Veronica Roth. I call it the valley of book publishers - if you go down those aisles you can certainly snag a few books and author signatures. Tip there is to find out if the publisher of the book is there and then swing by the to booth to see the singing schedule. Sometimes a purchase is required. The lines can be long for some authors and in my experience it was fun.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: stl_ben on July 02, 2016, 08:18:19 PM
Just saw Jim Davies will be there. Has he done SDCC before and if so any of you have any info on how eady he is to get an autograph and or if he charges.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: mark on July 02, 2016, 09:49:57 PM
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Just saw Jim Davies will be there. Has he done SDCC before and if so any of you have any info on how eady he is to get an autograph and or if he charges.

First time!  Some info here, panel and a book they are releasing. Guessing you'll need to buy the book for a signature? Hopefully they'll give more details.

http://hermes-press.myshopify.com/blogs/news/announcement-san-diego-comic-con-2016-special-guest-jim-davis-and-garfield (http://hermes-press.myshopify.com/blogs/news/announcement-san-diego-comic-con-2016-special-guest-jim-davis-and-garfield)

Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: StarGirl11 on July 03, 2016, 12:03:08 AM
Question, I'm thinking about trying to get a Stan Lee autograph at the con but I'm unsure how it works at the Stan Lee Colectables booth. I saw something about a ticket, but does anyone know if it's one of those buy something tickets or do you go to the Sails Pavilion or booth for a drawing? Thanks!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Carlo on July 03, 2016, 01:02:57 AM
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Question, I'm thinking about trying to get a Stan Lee autograph at the con but I'm unsure how it works at the Stan Lee Colectables booth. I saw something about a ticket, but does anyone know if it's one of those buy something tickets or do you go to the Sails Pavilion or booth for a drawing? Thanks!

You have to buy tickets for the signing at his booth.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: StarGirl11 on July 03, 2016, 01:41:08 AM
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You have to buy tickets for the signing at his booth.

All right any idea on the price range usually is? Thanks again.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 03, 2016, 05:05:53 AM
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Thank you for bringing up artists CCD. This topic is certainly more than celebs, actors, and directors.

I did a few authors during SDCC like Veronica Roth. I call it the valley of book publishers - if you go down those aisles you can certainly snag a few books and author signatures. Tip there is to find out if the publisher of the book is there and then swing by the to booth to see the singing schedule. Sometimes a purchase is required. The lines can be long for some authors and in my experience it was fun.

Usually no purchase is required for authors. Even people such as Jim Davis usually have art sheets/prints to sign for free.

Another good place to get author autographs is in the Sails, usually on Subday. This us 100% free if it us a CCI signing. Usually big groups of authors will sign after their Sunday panels. This is especially good for kid and YA book authors.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Carlo on July 03, 2016, 11:46:01 AM
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I think it's around $100
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: mark on July 03, 2016, 11:46:40 AM
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Usually no purchase is required for authors. Even people such as Jim Davis usually have art sheets/prints to sign for free.

Another good place to get author autographs is in the Sails, usually on Subday. This us 100% free if it us a CCI signing. Usually big groups of authors will sign after their Sunday panels. This is especially good for kid and YA book authors.

I hope so, I guess I'm thinking of a recent signing by GRRM where you had to buy a calendar to get a ticket that would get you one signature, or one of Evangeline Lilly's signings last year where she would only sign the book being promoted.  Hopefully the booth will give sufficient details. I've got some old stuff by William Gibson and Trina Robbins that I'd love to get signed this year as well.

We'll have to check out Sunday Sails this year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: stl_ben on July 03, 2016, 12:03:40 PM
Really hoping Jim Davis is free that would be awesome.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 03, 2016, 02:50:26 PM
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I hope so, I guess I'm thinking of a recent signing by GRRM where you had to buy a calendar to get a ticket that would get you one signature, or one of Evangeline Lilly's signings last year where she would only sign the book being promoted. 

That is certainly possible but (no offense to Jim Davis) they are much 'bigger names' (GRRM because of the huge GoT following, Evangeline Lily because of her time as an actress on Lost). I have gotten many (newspaper) cartoonists' autographs in the past without making a purchase, and Jim Davis seems to fall more into that genre.

However, often it is the booth who is sponsoring the signing that makes the final call on such a thing. Does anyone have any experience with signings at Hermes Press?

Also, if the signing is only for those who have purchased books, you can always go, then wait until the purchased book people have gone through the line, and if/when the artists has a free moment (which is quite possible if people have to buy an expensive book to go through) you could just walk over and say hello, without an autograph.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Mel on July 03, 2016, 03:22:25 PM
Remember, I think SDCC contract mandates all artists to sign the program for free, even if they are charging for other things
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 03, 2016, 03:23:32 PM
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Remember, I think SDCC contract mandates all artists to sign the program for free, even if they are charging for other things

I thought that only applied to the people at the autograph tables in the Sails, not those at commercial booths on the floor?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Mel on July 03, 2016, 03:24:41 PM
Not sure. That's something to look into I guess.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: omraged9 on July 03, 2016, 07:13:59 PM
Has anyone gone through getting tickets for signings at the Starz booth? Is the procedure pretty similar to the other booths? Get there early in the morning for the line to get tix?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Angie on July 03, 2016, 07:24:30 PM
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Has anyone gone through getting tickets for signings at the Starz booth? Is the procedure pretty similar to the other booths? Get there early in the morning for the line to get tix?

I tried for Ash vs Evil Dead last year. They had us line up and pick a piece of paper out of a bag where you won a tshirt, a hat, an autograph ticket or nothing. It was difficult to get a winner because a) the line took forever and b) there were hundreds of papers in the bag.

I have no idea if they will do it the same way this year. My advice is to go to their
Booth thursday morning and ask. Thats what I did.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Cut That Meat on July 04, 2016, 12:31:19 AM
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I thought that only applied to the people at the autograph tables in the Sails, not those at commercial booths on the floor?

This is correct: "Autograph Area Participants must sign one copy of the Souvenir Program Book for any fan at no charge. If the fan and the Autograph Area Participant come to an agreement, an item may be substituted for the Souvenir Program Book that the Autograph Area Participant agrees to sign for free. Autograph Area Participants may not require a purchase to sign the Souvenir Program Book."

http://www.comic-con.org/cci/2015/autograph-area

I assume the policy will stay the same as it has for several years now.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jazzyj on July 06, 2016, 02:12:13 PM
Would anybody know how Mattel runs its autograph sessions? I really want to go to the New Day WWE signing on Thursday but I'm not entirely sure how their process works.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: brand4d2 on July 06, 2016, 03:11:12 PM
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Would anybody know how Mattel runs its autograph sessions? I really want to go to the New Day WWE signing on Thursday but I'm not entirely sure how their process works.

I could be totally wrong on this but I would imagine that you just line up for the signings at Mattel's booth (the area where they display upcoming product and not the Matty collector sales booth).   
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Cut That Meat on July 06, 2016, 03:14:14 PM
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Would anybody know how Mattel runs its autograph sessions? I really want to go to the New Day WWE signing on Thursday but I'm not entirely sure how their process works.

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I could be totally wrong on this but I would imagine that you just line up for the signings at Mattel's booth (the area where they display upcoming product and not the Matty collector sales booth).

I didn't attend the 2014 signings, but it was my understanding that autograph passes were handed out at the WWE panel earlier on Thursday.

For 2015, you had to go to the Mattel booth and find the worker who had the passes (I'm pretty sure they handed out the Friday passes on Friday, not Thursday). First come, first serve in the morning. This was for the WWE signings but I have to imagine their other signings were handled the same way.

It was (surprisingly) fairly painless; the worker wasn't exactly getting mobbed. I'm hoping they'll keep the same process this year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cire_raeb on July 07, 2016, 12:38:52 PM
Does anyone have any experience getting Stan "the Man" Lee's autograph?  I want one as memento as I heard  this is his last convention year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Cut That Meat on July 07, 2016, 01:22:34 PM
Has anyone gone through Entertainment Earth's autograph procedures before? I understand they've done some kind of online lottery system in the past, is purchase required? Are you able to bring your own items for signing or will talent only sign something provided by the booth? It looks like I'll be giving it a go for the first time this year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: deadboy619 on July 07, 2016, 05:44:31 PM
Ive won several times with Ent Earth. Sign ups online. They usually announce times real close to the show. Last year I won William Shatner tickets and couldnt get to the booth in time.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: angoradebs on July 07, 2016, 06:02:08 PM
When does CCI typically post the schedule of Sails autographs?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: StarGirl11 on July 08, 2016, 05:15:13 PM
If the autograph session being mentioned, mentions the panel title does that mean you get the ticket for the autograph session at the panel? (wants to get Marissa Meyer's autograph)


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on July 08, 2016, 05:21:16 PM
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If the autograph session being mentioned, mentions the panel title does that mean you get the ticket for the autograph session at the panel? (wants to get Marissa Meyer's autograph)


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i would like to know this as well, as my niece would love to get her autograph. i know she is going to the panel for sure.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Abby_Normal on July 09, 2016, 04:32:08 PM
How do wristband signings at the Dark Horse booth work? They've got Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion on Saturday, so it's a moral imperative for me to at least give it a try.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: zuko3984 on July 09, 2016, 07:24:07 PM
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How do wristband signings at the Dark Horse booth work? They've got Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion on Saturday, so it's a moral imperative for me to at least give it a try.

I did the Joss Whedon signing last year and it should work the same way. First thing in the morning the day before and the day of the signing they will do a lottery for wrist bands to attend the signing. Last year you pulled a plastic bead from a bag. If you pulled a red bead you won a choice of which signing you wanted to go to. They gave out half the wristbands the day before and the other half the day of the signing.

Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jazzyj on July 12, 2016, 09:39:06 AM
Sails Pavilion autograph schedules are out on the CCI website!

I'm in a bit of pickle though since I really want to go to the Steven Universe panel at 10:15 in the Indigo Ballroom but the autograph drawing to meet the cast is at 9am. Gahhhh decisions!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: angoradebs on July 12, 2016, 09:46:55 AM
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Sails Pavilion autograph schedules are out on the CCI website!

I'm in a bit of pickle though since I really want to go to the Steven Universe panel at 10:15 in the Indigo Ballroom but the autograph drawing to meet the cast is at 9am. Gahhhh decisions!
Looks like they do another signing at 3:30. Maybe that'll work better for you?

Edit: never mind, I get it now. The drawing is at 9, the signing at 3. My bad!

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: stl_ben on July 12, 2016, 09:59:06 AM
Can anyone give me a quick report of previous experience in the "other" autograph drawing lines and/or Horton panel line?
For example this year I am interested in the Kareem Abdul Jabar signing & The Sausage Fest panel.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: NoNoNuni on July 12, 2016, 10:03:33 AM
Newbie here, are all autograph sessions drawn by lotto? Or would I be able to just line up for someone like G. Willow Wilson?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: angoradebs on July 12, 2016, 10:19:11 AM
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Newbie here, are all autograph sessions drawn by lotto? Or would I be able to just line up for someone like G. Willow Wilson?
Last year I just lined up for Lev Grossman. I think if there's a drawing then the drawing shows up on the schedule. Or, for example, I noticed on Stan Lee's description it said you had to visit a booth and get a ticket.

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Vapors on July 12, 2016, 10:24:48 AM
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Sails Pavilion autograph schedules are out on the CCI website!

I'm in a bit of pickle though since I really want to go to the Steven Universe panel at 10:15 in the Indigo Ballroom but the autograph drawing to meet the cast is at 9am. Gahhhh decisions!

I'm in the same boat.  Its basically a choice between the panel or meeting them for the autograph for me.  You might get lucky and get the signing AND make it to the panel since I don't know what the Indigo room line will be like in the morning.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: maya28 on July 12, 2016, 04:08:52 PM
First time in this thread. Thisll be my third year, but ive never done autographs before. My friend (first timer) wants to get in line for the man in the high tower signing. I know we gotta line up somewhere in sails but i dont know how early to line up. I think the signing is at 9am er 10am. Are there any tips er tricks to this? Help! ;D
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: kidjim25 on July 12, 2016, 05:15:13 PM
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First time in this thread. Thisll be my third year, but ive never done autographs before. My friend (first timer) wants to get in line for the man in the high tower signing. I know we gotta line up somewhere in sails but i dont know how early to line up. I think the signing is at 9am er 10am. Are there any tips er tricks to this? Help! ;D
The signings are later in the day. The lottery draw is at 9 some people say line up at 6 some say earlier. Not sure if Man is going to be popular or not (I'm hoping not as I want that auto too lol)


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on July 12, 2016, 05:19:53 PM
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First time in this thread. Thisll be my third year, but ive never done autographs before. My friend (first timer) wants to get in line for the man in the high tower signing. I know we gotta line up somewhere in sails but i dont know how early to line up. I think the signing is at 9am er 10am. Are there any tips er tricks to this? Help! ;D
if you can line up at 5am only because if the line moves at 6am your better off, you can come later and you might be good but if you really want an autograph try to line up at 5am. and yeah im not sure if man in the high castle will be that high in demand.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Vapors on July 12, 2016, 05:25:24 PM
This will be the first time I line up for the drawings, but I wonder, are there separate lines for each signing or is there just one general line to pull and then you choose your signing when you win?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Angie on July 12, 2016, 05:30:48 PM
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This will be the first time I line up for the drawings, but I wonder, are there separate lines for each signing or is there just one general line to pull and then you choose your signing when you win?

If you are asking about Fox or WB then yes its one line.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Vapors on July 12, 2016, 05:32:49 PM
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If you are asking about Fox or WB then yes its one line.

Sorry, should have been clear.  I'm going for one of the Limited Draws, Steven Universe.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: maya28 on July 12, 2016, 06:00:56 PM
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The signings are later in the day. The lottery draw is at 9 some people say line up at 6 some say earlier. Not sure if Man is going to be popular or not (I'm hoping not as I want that auto too lol)


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Ohhhhhhhhh! I thought the SIGNING was at 9 er 10am, ok thanks. Im super confused. I hope you and my friend get lucky on the signings! :)
Oh, one more thing. Do they give you a wristband or a ticket?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 12, 2016, 06:46:11 PM
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If you are asking about Fox or WB then yes its one line.
For clarification -- FOX and the WB are separate lines within Sails. One line outside to get in then everyone splinters off to BR20, Exhibit Hall, WB, Hasbro, FOX, limited signings, etc.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: maya28 on July 12, 2016, 07:20:36 PM
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For clarification -- FOX and the WB are separate lines within Sails. One line outside to get in then everyone splinters off to BR20, Exhibit Hall, WB, Hasbro, FOX, limited signings, etc.
Ok sooo, Man In The High Tower is on Amazon, does Amazon have its own line as well? Sigh... :(My brain....it hurts
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on July 12, 2016, 07:37:22 PM
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Ok sooo, Man In The High Tower is on Amazon, does Amazon have its own line as well? Sigh... :(My brain....it hurts
1st year amazon has been at SDCC, so im not sure if they will have there own line of what. we might not know till Thursday morning.

WB/CW gives out really nice holographic bracelets for their autograph signings, while others just give you a ticket or a paper wristband.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jazzyj on July 12, 2016, 07:41:00 PM
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Sorry, should have been clear.  I'm going for one of the Limited Draws, Steven Universe.

Hey Vapors are you planning to attend the autograph drawing and the panel? I'm figuring out a game plan to see what's the possibility of participating in both.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: maya28 on July 12, 2016, 07:50:04 PM
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1st year amazon has been at SDCC, so im not sure if they will have there own line of what. we might not know till Thursday morning.

WB/CW gives out really nice holographic bracelets for their autograph signings, while others just give you a ticket or a paper wristband.
Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: indiglow on July 12, 2016, 08:17:31 PM
I know how studio drawings work, but for like an individual like Stan Lee's drawing in Sails, what can they sign? Can you bring something for him to sign?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Vapors on July 12, 2016, 09:27:35 PM
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Hey Vapors are you planning to attend the autograph drawing and the panel? I'm figuring out a game plan to see what's the possibility of participating in both.

I'll try to do so now.  I need to go through this week and plan my schedule out (while also still waiting on other scheds from booths and artists).  If you want a partner to help and keep company, I'm down.  I can PM you later this week to sort things out.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: lunate on July 13, 2016, 03:49:06 PM
I really want to get to the Dark Horse booth early on Thursday or Friday for a wristband for some of the limited autograph session. I'm pretty nervous, I've never attempted a lottery like that before.

What's the fastest way to get to the floor? Is it the snake upstairs? Or should I stand outside the building near one of the entrances.

If I don't draw a successful wristband, I'm definitely getting back in line until they run out. :/
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Carlo on July 13, 2016, 03:50:53 PM
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I really want to get to the Dark Horse booth early on Thursday or Friday for a wristband for some of the limited autograph session. I'm pretty nervous, I've never attempted a lottery like that before.

What's the fastest way to get to the floor? Is it the snake upstairs? Or should I stand outside the building near one of the entrances.

If I don't draw a successful wristband, I'm definitely getting back in line until they run out. :/

Sails pavilion is gonna be faster than waiting outside.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ahbbb on July 13, 2016, 04:02:16 PM
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1st year amazon has been at SDCC, so im not sure if they will have there own line of what. we might not know till Thursday morning.

WB/CW gives out really nice holographic bracelets for their autograph signings, while others just give you a ticket or a paper wristband.

Actually Amazon was at sdcc last year.
They did signings for both man in the high castle and the series hand of God.
The tickets were part of the sail pavilion lottery. It is separate from WB and fox.



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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on July 13, 2016, 04:06:44 PM
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Actually Amazon was at sdcc last year.
They did signings for both man in the high castle and the series hand of God.
The tickets were part of the sail pavilion lottery. It is separate from WB and fox.



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i remember hand of god doing a drawing, didnt realize that is an amazon show. thanks
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Lord Bacon on July 13, 2016, 05:08:59 PM
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Sails pavilion is gonna be faster than waiting outside.

So theoretically, you could line up to draw for something else in the Sails Pavilion like Hasbro, Funko, Lego ect., and then still be able enter the Exhibition Hall when it opens?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: azul120 on July 13, 2016, 05:59:30 PM
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I'm in the same boat.  Its basically a choice between the panel or meeting them for the autograph for me.  You might get lucky and get the signing AND make it to the panel since I don't know what the Indigo room line will be like in the morning.

Same boat as well. I heard some people actually pulled off both when it came to Adventure Time.

Steven Universe might, and I emphasize might, be more quick to pack if current show buzz is any barometer.

ETA: Figured it out for myself: Shout Factory is also ticketed for signings. Gonna be a mad rush for me on Sat morning.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: lunate on July 14, 2016, 12:41:36 PM
A lot of the signings for Image Comics says (ticketed, 3-item limit).

What does ticketed mean? Do I need to be there as soon as doors open like Dark Horse? Does that mean I have to pay for a signing? I wish there were more details about line logistics.

https://imagecomics.com/content/view/image-comics-at-san-diego-comic-con-2016
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: rushfanyyz on July 14, 2016, 12:49:45 PM
I've done Image before and for the ticketed ones I did go to their booth first thing in the morning. You don't have to pay to have anything signed but they may have optional items you can buy if you want on the table.  In 2014 the Southern Bastards guys was ticketed but I wandered over at their signing time and there wasn't a line so I was able to jump in without a ticket (after I asked the booth worker of course) YMMV and it will depend on how popular the guest of course.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: StarGirl11 on July 14, 2016, 02:07:22 PM
I hate to ask a kind of vague question but I need an answer sooo what time do the drawings in Sails usually start?


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ahbbb on July 14, 2016, 06:46:26 PM
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I hate to ask a kind of vague question but I need an answer sooo what time do the drawings in Sails usually start?


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The times are listed on the autograph section of the schedule.
The usually say 9 am but in reality it is after the the expo floor opens and the sales pavilion is cleared.
Their will be a very long line.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: soufflegirl on July 17, 2016, 03:46:46 AM
Has anyone done any cast signings from the IDW Booth before? I'm interested in the Wynonna Earp cast signing but I'm not sure if it's ticketed or not. I've done signings at booths that hold the lottery in Sails but never anything like IDW, so I was wondering if anyone had any idea of how the process worked? Like is it a lottery or is it just first come first serve? Thanks!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: zuko3984 on July 17, 2016, 07:45:06 AM
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Has anyone done any cast signings from the IDW Booth before? I'm interested in the Wynonna Earp cast signing but I'm not sure if it's ticketed or not. I've done signings at booths that hold the lottery in Sails but never anything like IDW, so I was wondering if anyone had any idea of how the process worked? Like is it a lottery or is it just first come first serve? Thanks!

I did a signing at the IDW booth 2 years ago and it was first come first serve. I think they still do it that way but i would ask at the booth ahead of time to be sure. I also want to go to the Wynonna Earp Signing and i am going to ask at the booth Wednesday night to be sure how they are working it.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: soufflegirl on July 17, 2016, 11:45:24 AM
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I did a signing at the IDW booth 2 years ago and it was first come first serve. I think they still do it that way but i would ask at the booth ahead of time to be sure. I also want to go to the Wynonna Earp Signing and i am going to ask at the booth Wednesday night to be sure how they are working it.

Oh okay, thanks! I'll ask them Wednesday too, I was just hoping to get an idea of how to plan out my con beforehand. Do you happen to remember their photo policy from two years ago? I know some booths are cool with pictures with the talent but I know most of the big booths don't allow it, so I was just wondering what IDW allows and doesn't allow. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: thelisalower on July 17, 2016, 12:32:46 PM
Another thing to consider is that there will be several off site opportunities for signings this year. I know that Nerdist Conavial will have some and so will Nerd HQ. I think I've read about others at different offsite events as well.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: RighteousRita on July 17, 2016, 08:18:50 PM
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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DianaOfThemyscira on July 17, 2016, 08:57:55 PM
Does anyone know where to find out which signings are ticketed? We're wanting Nichelle Nichols, and I know the EE booth were she appears is ticketed, but the Sails booth where she appears says nothing.

How do you find out who's ticketed or not?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 17, 2016, 09:01:30 PM
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Does anyone know where to find out which signings are ticketed? We're wanting Nichelle Nichols, and I know the EE booth were she appears is ticketed, but the Sails booth where she appears says nothing.

How do you find out who's ticketed or not?
The signing in Sails is walk-up and for a fee.

The EE is a first-come-first-served signing from what I gather.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DianaOfThemyscira on July 17, 2016, 09:08:26 PM
Excellent, so sails might be easier then.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 17, 2016, 09:19:16 PM
I would recommend Sails
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Godolphin on July 17, 2016, 10:47:23 PM
The EE booth signing is free, in Sails expect to pay $50 or more
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 18, 2016, 02:42:42 PM
Skybound

https://twitter.com/SD_Comic_Con/status/755153596631572480

Skybound unveils #SDCC signings for Robert Kirkman, Max Landis, more: http://sdccblog.com/2016/07/skybound-unveils-san-diego-comic-con-2016-signing-schedule/ …

Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: RighteousRita on July 18, 2016, 03:07:32 PM
DC Announces Booth New Wristband Procedure for Selected Signings, Events

http://sdccblog.com/2016/07/dc-announces-booth-new-wristband-procedure-for-selected-signings-events/

This year, wristbands will be distributed differently from years past. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, wristbands for the below listed activities will be distributed in the Sails Pavilion of the Convention Center as part of the WB queue line. The line opens at 6am, and wristbands will be handed by a lottery system, not by a first come, first served basis.
Fans will come up and choose between a wristbanded event taking place in either the DC or WB booth (two separate booth locations). Once an event is selected (only one can be chosen), a raffle ticket will be drawn; if the ticket has a unique stamp, a wristband will be provided. If it doesn’t, fans can go back in line to try again. This lottery will be open to all, including exhibitors and professionals.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: tiffanyisageek on July 18, 2016, 03:30:51 PM
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I tried for Ash vs Evil Dead last year. They had us line up and pick a piece of paper out of a bag where you won a tshirt, a hat, an autograph ticket or nothing. It was difficult to get a winner because a) the line took forever and b) there were hundreds of papers in the bag.

I have no idea if they will do it the same way this year. My advice is to go to their
Booth thursday morning and ask. Thats what I did.

Ugh. I really want to go to the American Gods signing, but that sounds awful. I hope they changed it. I'll go check with the Starz booth on Thursday.  :(
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on July 18, 2016, 04:18:50 PM
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Skybound

https://twitter.com/SD_Comic_Con/status/755153596631572480

Skybound unveils #SDCC signings for Robert Kirkman, Max Landis, more: http://sdccblog.com/2016/07/skybound-unveils-san-diego-comic-con-2016-signing-schedule/ …
I wanted to see if I could a Kirkman autograph but with it being on the convention floor vendors will grab them before attendees.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Rox on July 18, 2016, 07:01:50 PM
Anyone have any idea what the Scorpion signing was like last year? I think tickets were just passed out at the booth first thing in the morning, but I'm wondering how hard it was too get one?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ahbbb on July 18, 2016, 07:54:12 PM
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The EE booth signing is free, in Sails expect to pay $50 or more

For entertain earth - I would have a photo ready for the celeb. You can buy stuff from entertain earth but it might not be something you want or at a price point you like.
Also, you will submit a request for an autograph from their online system. They will email you an hour or so before the signing to let you know you are a winner.



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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Godolphin on July 18, 2016, 09:06:39 PM
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For entertain earth - I would have a photo ready for the celeb. You can buy stuff from entertain earth but it might not be something you want or at a price point you like.
Also, you will submit a request for an autograph from their online system. They will email you an hour or so before the signing to let you know you are a winner.



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Thanks for the info, I didn't realize EE was a lottery/raffle type situation, I thought it was first come first served.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ahbbb on July 18, 2016, 09:49:21 PM
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Thanks for the info, I didn't realize EE was a lottery/raffle type situation, I thought it was first come first served.

The last 2 years have been the electronic submission. That was random. They may change it back but won't know until we get there.  I have not seen any details on their website.  I was not aware of a scorpion signing last year so i have nothing to compare it.
the signing on the floor usually go faster than up in the sails pavilion.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 19, 2016, 08:04:48 AM
We discussed Lightspeed a few posts back. Here is some info from the Trek press release:
Light Speed Fine Art will be releasing 50 new pieces of art that memorialize 50 years of Star Trek. Star Trek talent William Shatner, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn will be available for photo opportunities. - See more at:

http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-50-comic-con-details-revealed#sthash.TnG16bQg.dpuf
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 19, 2016, 03:53:29 PM
Her are the WB signings (straight from the press release):
follows:
 
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
11:45am-12:15pm      Teen Titans Go!
1:30pm-2:00pm          Justice League Action
5:30pm-6:15pm          Silicon Valley
 
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
10:00am-10:30am      iZOMBIE
11:15am-12:00pm      The 100
12:00pm-12:45pm      The Giant’s Dream
1:00pm-1:30pm          People of Earth
1:30pm-2:00pm          Powerless
4:15pm-5:15pm          Game of Thrones
6:00pm-6:30pm          Blindspot
 
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
10:00am-10:30am      Lucifer
10:30am-11:00am      The Originals
10:30am-11:15am      Supergirl
11:15am-12:00pm      Gotham
12:15pm-1:00pm        The Vampire Diaries
1:15pm-1:45pm          King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
1:45pm-2:15pm          Time After Time
1:45pm-2:30pm          Scooby-Doo! WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon
3:00pm-3:30pm          Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
3:45pm-4:30pm          The Flash
4:00pm-4:45pm          Outcast
4:30pm-5:15pm          Arrow
5:30pm-6:00pm          Riverdale
5:30pm-6:00pm          DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
6:00pm-6:30pm          Frequency
6:00pm-6:30pm          Vice Principals
 
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
10:00am-10:45am      Supernatural
11:00am-11:45am      Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants
12:30pm-1:15pm        DC Super Hero Girls
2:00pm-2:30pm          Animaniacs Live!
 
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: angoradebs on July 19, 2016, 04:45:17 PM
Does WB provide something to be signed? I want to try for iZombie, but I don't have anything iZombie related. I know they said they'd be giving out postcards for the different shows at their booth as freebies, do you think that for each show's signing they'll have that show's postcard available?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: thelisalower on July 19, 2016, 06:16:40 PM
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Her are the WB signings (straight from the press release):
follows:
 
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
11:45am-12:15pm      Teen Titans Go!
1:30pm-2:00pm          Justice League Action
5:30pm-6:15pm          Silicon Valley
 
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
10:00am-10:30am      iZOMBIE
11:15am-12:00pm      The 100
12:00pm-12:45pm      The Giant’s Dream
1:00pm-1:30pm          People of Earth
1:30pm-2:00pm          Powerless
4:15pm-5:15pm          Game of Thrones
6:00pm-6:30pm          Blindspot
 
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
10:00am-10:30am      Lucifer
10:30am-11:00am      The Originals
10:30am-11:15am      Supergirl
11:15am-12:00pm      Gotham
12:15pm-1:00pm        The Vampire Diaries
1:15pm-1:45pm          King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
1:45pm-2:15pm          Time After Time
1:45pm-2:30pm          Scooby-Doo! WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon
3:00pm-3:30pm          Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
3:45pm-4:30pm          The Flash
4:00pm-4:45pm          Outcast
4:30pm-5:15pm          Arrow
5:30pm-6:00pm          Riverdale
5:30pm-6:00pm          DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
6:00pm-6:30pm          Frequency
6:00pm-6:30pm          Vice Principals
 
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
10:00am-10:45am      Supernatural
11:00am-11:45am      Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants
12:30pm-1:15pm        DC Super Hero Girls
2:00pm-2:30pm          Animaniacs Live!
Hmmm I don't see Wonder Woman on here. Perhaps this will be at the DC booth? I'm confused because I read that the DC signings were through WB.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: thelisalower on July 19, 2016, 06:17:27 PM
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Does WB provide something to be signed? I want to try for iZombie, but I don't have anything iZombie related. I know they said they'd be giving out postcards for the different shows at their booth as freebies, do you think that for each show's signing they'll have that show's postcard available?
Yes, they usually give you a special poster.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: omraged9 on July 19, 2016, 09:17:36 PM
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Hmmm I don't see Wonder Woman on here. Perhaps this will be at the DC booth? I'm confused because I read that the DC signings were through WB.


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Yeah Wonder Woman signing is at the DC booth. They're just combining the WB DC movies signing raffle with the WB TV autograph lines to make it easier for them to run their raffle.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: SoCalNerdGal on July 21, 2016, 04:44:16 AM
Maybe it's already here but I can't navigate tap a talk well. What's the process for HBO/Silicon Valley?  Love the show and, of course, love mike judge.  Is this a sails line or a booth line?  I slept through preview night, oops, so I don't have any actual schedules.  Thanks, in advance!


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Spidereduardo on December 29, 2016, 05:13:02 PM
Any tips for Marvels AoS?

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Title: Getting Autographs How To Explanation Needed
Post by: breecollier on February 24, 2017, 11:12:34 AM
Hi All! Last year was my first time at Comic Con and it's safe to say I was completely overwhelmed. By the time I realized that I needed wrist bands and tickets to meet cast members and get autographs it was already Sunday. I wanted to see if someone could specifically explain to me what needs to be done.
From what I can gather, if you want to get autographs for Friday you need to get to the convention center at around 3 or 4 am and get into the 'Everything Else' line. Where is that located?
At around 7am CCI open the doors and let people in. Are they letting us into the main floor or into the Sails Pavilion?
Then, say that you want Joss Whedon's autograph, do you head to the Dark Horse booth on the main floor and then get in line there?
Say that you want the cast of Game of Throne's autograph, do you go to the HBO booth on the main floor? Or do you go to Sails Pavilion? If you pull a winning ticket, do you get to tell the person what show you want or do you get a ticket for every show?
And then, what if you do get the winning ticket, can you go to another booth and try again for another signing?

I'm just very confused, please help !

Thank you!
Title: Re: Getting Autographs How To Explanation Needed
Post by: Angie on February 24, 2017, 11:37:08 AM
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Hi All! Last year was my first time at Comic Con and it's safe to say I was completely overwhelmed. By the time I realized that I needed wrist bands and tickets to meet cast members and get autographs it was already Sunday. I wanted to see if someone could specifically explain to me what needs to be done.
From what I can gather, if you want to get autographs for Friday you need to get to the convention center at around 3 or 4 am and get into the 'Everything Else' line. Where is that located?
At around 7am CCI open the doors and let people in. Are they letting us into the main floor or into the Sails Pavilion?
Then, say that you want Joss Whedon's autograph, do you head to the Dark Horse booth on the main floor and then get in line there?
Say that you want the cast of Game of Throne's autograph, do you go to the HBO booth on the main floor? Or do you go to Sails Pavilion? If you pull a winning ticket, do you get to tell the person what show you want or do you get a ticket for every show?
And then, what if you do get the winning ticket, can you go to another booth and try again for another signing?

I'm just very confused, please help !

Thank you!

You can find most of this information in the Autograph Tips and Tricks pinned thread at the very top of the page.

I can try and answer some of your questions but you really should read through it because its all been covered.

Yes get in line early on the day you want the autograph for. The earlier the better.

When they let you in you have the option of going to Sails to get into another autograph line OR going to the line for the exhibit hall. Everyone goes in the same way, but autograph people hang a right to Sails, and the exhibit hall people make a loop all the way around the convention center to the get into that crowd.

Every show has a different way of doing autographs. In the past I believe Game of Thrones has been lumped in with WB. Therefore, you would need to get in the WB line in Sails to draw for it. Again, all shows are different. Read the pinned thread and you will find info on what show has what policy.

When you draw a ticket in the case of WB where they have multiple shows, you have to say what show you want to draw for. You decide what show, you pick, you win or lose...

Someone else will have to weigh in on if you can pick another show if you lose. I haven't done WB.

If you get a winning ticket, you can get back in line to try again. However, the chances of there being ANY tickets left is slim. You have to remember now there are hundreds (probably thousands of people) waiting behind you after you picked. You can try though. From my experience, one autograph ticket per day is all you're going to get unless you go to an unknown or less popular signing.

Again please read the pinned thread. There is so much good info in there. Hope this helped!
Title: Re: Getting Autographs How To Explanation Needed
Post by: breecollier on February 24, 2017, 12:08:13 PM
Thank you so much! I actually posted this after I read through the 11 pages of the pinned thread! While that was helpful, it was a little confusing on the specifics.
From reading it, I thought you needed to go into the main hall and find the individual booths, get in another line and then  try and win a ticket/wristband, but you're saying that everything is inside of Sails? If you do pull a winning ticket, is it just one, so that if you are with another person they can't come?

Again, thank you so much for taking the time to answer! I feel like I missed out on so much last year and if I'm lucky enough to get tickets this year I want to try and do more
Title: Re: Getting Autographs How To Explanation Needed
Post by: Angie on February 24, 2017, 12:19:03 PM
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From reading it, I thought you needed to go into the main hall and find the individual booths, get in another line and then  try and win a ticket/wristband, but you're saying that everything is inside of Sails? If you do pull a winning ticket, is it just one, so that if you are with another person they can't come?


Almost everything is inside sails. But like i said every booth/show has different policy. Marvel you go to the booth. Cartoon network you go to the booth. Fox and WB you go to sails. You need to decide what show/actor and go from there. There is not a blanket correct answer for getting autographs.

You only get one ticket for yourself. If your friend is waiting with you they would have to draw as well.
Title: Re: Getting Autographs How To Explanation Needed
Post by: alyssa on February 24, 2017, 12:57:35 PM
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Again, thank you so much for taking the time to answer! I feel like I missed out on so much last year and if I'm lucky enough to get tickets this year I want to try and do more

it's not too late to join a buying group.... for pre-reg
Title: Re: Getting Autographs How To Explanation Needed
Post by: Zero on February 24, 2017, 09:28:28 PM
Forum Housekeeping:
Merged this "Getting Autographs How To Explanation Needed" thread into the "Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC" thread (to keep some of the cool tips we have in that other one).

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Torrj369 on March 05, 2017, 12:36:32 AM
Where would I go to line up for WB or any of the other studio for autographs? Is it in the back or the front of the Convention Center?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on March 05, 2017, 06:34:00 AM
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Where would I go to line up for WB or any of the other studio for autographs? Is it in the back or the front of the Convention Center?
Front line
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: kiddo235 on March 21, 2017, 12:49:43 PM
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Where would I go to line up for WB or any of the other studio for autographs? Is it in the back or the front of the Convention Center?

Someone told me that the whole system is changing for the distribution of the wristbands for the autograph signings but I can't find any info online.  Does anyone know anything about this?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: emilyhann97 on April 10, 2017, 07:20:42 AM
What are the chances of pulling a good ticket for The 100 if I get there at 5 p.m. the night before and wait overnight? I really want to do autographs with the cast but the whole lottery system worries me a bit. Wondering if I'd be better off to do the panel instead.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 10, 2017, 09:56:19 AM
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Someone told me that the whole system is changing for the distribution of the wristbands for the autograph signings but I can't find any info online.  Does anyone know anything about this?

I haven't heard anything about this. I'm sure there will be some announcements made, but likely not until closer to the con.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Angie on April 10, 2017, 10:06:22 AM
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What are the chances of pulling a good ticket for The 100 if I get there at 5 p.m. the night before and wait overnight? I really want to do autographs with the cast but the whole lottery system worries me a bit. Wondering if I'd be better off to do the panel instead.

Because its a random draw, there is no "good ticket", only a winning or losing ticket.

Even if you were the first person in line, you could still draw a losing ticket. Although the closer you are to the front, the more winning tickets there are to draw. Does that make sense?

If you just want to see the cast the panel is a safer bet.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: stl_ben on April 10, 2017, 11:01:04 AM
last years best trick for getting autographs for me was....hanging out in my hotel.
Got an autograph From Will Smith, selfies with the cast of Walking Dead and Last Man on Earth.
Shared 2 elevator rides with the extremely rude Paul Reisser
And saw Chadwick Bossman, Lin Manuel Miranda and many others walk within 20 feet of where I was sitting.
Title: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on April 10, 2017, 11:15:52 AM
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Someone told me that the whole system is changing for the distribution of the wristbands for the autograph signings but I can't find any info online.  Does anyone know anything about this?
There is nothing verifiable to go on at this stage and after some checking I did I would not put too much stock in rumors until the press release from the studio saying otherwise. Generally WB and Fox announce their plan a week or two before the con. I also suggest checking with the folks at the both the day before to confirm their arrangement.

Personally for me autographing is a reactionary thing. You can plan your targets but you have to be a little flexible when the situation changes - schedules, drawing outcome, etc. Remember that it is a drawing so outcomes do not always lead to a winner.

Lastly, timing is not much of a factor as one would think. My roommates joined the FOX last year after the con opened - on a whim - and they got 2 winners. You sometimes do not need to hit the line early because it is a drawing. It all depends on luck.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Spidereduardo on April 14, 2017, 09:43:48 AM
My only wish for this year's con is Marvel changing their drawing , it is not fair to wait an entire night just to see a vendor get a winning ticket before you... hope one day marvel realize that they have to move to sail and do something like WB or Fox

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Mel on April 14, 2017, 10:27:10 AM
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My only wish for this year's con is Marvel changing their drawing , it is not fair to wait an entire night just to see a vendor get a winning ticket before you... hope one day marvel realize that they have to move to sail and do something like WB or Fox

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Yep, Marvel definitely needs to change how they do autographs. It's a joke.

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DamnItCarl on April 20, 2017, 12:01:23 AM
Autographs are really hard you really have to sleep in line to even get a chance we tried for 4 years to get supernatural autographs and finally got it last year its devastating when you pull a ticket and dont get it but its the greatest feeling in the world when you finally get it this year I want to try for marvel wish me luck!!!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: mark on April 20, 2017, 07:34:39 AM
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Autographs are really hard you really have to sleep in line to even get a chance we tried for 4 years to get supernatural autographs and finally got it last year its devastating when you pull a ticket and dont get it but its the greatest feeling in the world when you finally get it this year I want to try for marvel wish me luck!!!

Good luck!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: bmag on April 26, 2017, 12:14:27 AM
I was fortunate enough to bump into big names randomly very early in the morning for coffee at Starbucks and cafes like Broken Yolk. I typically play it lowkey cause i don't want to scare them off. You'd be surprised to see so many stars unrecognized by their early morning looks. Just keep your eyes peeled on your breakfast run during SDCC/
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: saban on May 05, 2017, 12:07:46 PM
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I was fortunate enough to bump into big names randomly very early in the morning for coffee at Starbucks and cafes like Broken Yolk. I typically play it lowkey cause i don't want to scare them off. You'd be surprised to see so many stars unrecognized by their early morning looks. Just keep your eyes peeled on your breakfast run during SDCC/

I remember walking around the con early and saw a very handsome and well dressed guy walking towards me from the other end. He walked past me and I swear it was Chris Hemsworth but at the same time I wasn't sure and didn't want to be all weird.  Maybe next time I'll just smile and say hello.  A handsome guy is a handsome guy after all.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jujubaSD on May 06, 2017, 10:40:07 PM
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Yep, Marvel definitely needs to change how they do autographs. It's a joke.

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Bring a kid. They like kids. They let kids keep picking until they pull a winning ticket. I swear I'm gonna bring my 2 year old and dress her up as Spider Gwen and use her in their autograph line. No shame. (Kidding...but we joke about it all the time.)


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on May 06, 2017, 11:09:57 PM
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Bring a kid. They like kids. They let kids keep picking until they pull a winning ticket. I swear I'm gonna bring my 2 year old and dress her up as Spider Gwen and use her in their autograph line. No shame. (Kidding...but we joke about it all the time.)


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yeah my daughter figured this out, so she likes to bring her younger brother with her all the time for autograph drawings. not sure what she is going to do when he gets to big. LOL ;)
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Mel on May 07, 2017, 08:50:02 AM
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Bring a kid. They like kids. They let kids keep picking until they pull a winning ticket. I swear I'm gonna bring my 2 year old and dress her up as Spider Gwen and use her in their autograph line. No shame. (Kidding...but we joke about it all the time.)


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Yes, I've also noticed if a kid gets in, they let the whole family go. I've never felt a calling to be a parent in the least little bit...until perhaps now. Maybe I should get a Little Brother or Little Sister to take to SDCC hahahaha j/k j/k
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jazzyj on May 07, 2017, 09:47:41 AM
When it comes to Marvel, you also need to be at the right place at the right time when it comes to autograph sessions.

Last year I went to the Marvel booth during the Black Panther signing with the intention of just taking a picture of Chadwick Boseman. The signing for those who won tickets actually went by pretty fast so they started pulling people from the crowd (and they took quite a lot). I happened to get chosen and was able to get a signed poster from him.

(And as a general rule, always be nice to the Marvel booth workers in these instances. Patience is the number one key if you want to get picked)
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jujubaSD on May 07, 2017, 10:43:43 AM
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When it comes to Marvel, you also need to be at the right place at the right time when it comes to autograph sessions.

Last year I went to the Marvel booth during the Black Panther signing with the intention of just taking a picture of Chadwick Boseman. The signing for those who won tickets actually went by pretty fast so they started pulling people from the crowd (and they took quite a lot). I happened to get chosen and was able to get a signed poster from him.

(And as a general rule, always be nice to the Marvel booth workers in these instances. Patience is the number one key if you want to get picked)

Oh for sure. That's probably why people get frustrated with it. No consistency. Plus their lines cap out stupid fast. Even for their merch line if you want something popular/limited, it can be frustrating. We get comics signed and there's been a few times I didn't get a ticket if it was a big person like Bendis (or make the line in time) but totally walked up towards the last 10/15 minutes and they let me get stuff signed if the line went fast. ... if only I were that lucky for Stan Lee signings lol


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jujubaSD on May 08, 2017, 10:34:53 PM
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yeah my daughter figured this out, so she likes to bring her younger brother with her all the time for autograph drawings. not sure what she is going to do when he gets to big. LOL ;)

I'm just now seeing this. That's funny. ... We always joke about it but our kid is too young. She's gonna have to borrow a younger cousin or something hahaha


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Nikylewan on May 09, 2017, 10:07:48 PM
Last year I was in line for WB drawing, and when I got to the front, I kept saying please please and was super excited, and they gave me a wristband even though I didn't get a winning ticket. Hopefully it works again this year :)
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on May 10, 2017, 03:54:03 AM
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Last year I was in line for WB drawing, and when I got to the front, I kept saying please please and was super excited, and they gave me a wristband even though I didn't get a winning ticket. Hopefully it works again this year :)
There was a situation where they were doing that due to the sheer length of the line. The line ran all the way down past the Hyatt and they were trying to move things along.

This was a rare event because they had 13 drawings for the one line.

Don't want to rain on the parade but there are many people in the line who could have lost and would not have understood what the situation was. It is, after all, a drawing and there are losers - I can attest being on the recipient side of a losing draw however I was gracious in my setback but it did not mean I was given a wristband. I went to the end of the line and tried again.
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Post by: jujubaSD on May 10, 2017, 05:07:11 AM
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There was a situation where they were doing that due to the sheer length of the line. The line ran all the way down past the Hyatt and they were trying to move things along.

This was a rare event because they had 13 drawings for the one line.

Don't want to rain on the parade but there are many people in the line who could have lost and would not have understood what the situation was. It is, after all, a drawing and there are losers - I can attest being on the recipient side of a losing draw however I was gracious in my setback but it did not mean I was given a wristband. I went to the end of the line and tried again.

We lost a few times over the years. I think they may have done something similar a few years back, although that could of been one of the other lines. I'm not sure it's worth it anymore. We see people cheat the lines all to time. I know a few people who actually do as they get multiple wristbands and it's impossible to get that many for the big ones on the same day (they work in a group of 8 or 10 and line cut). Thinking that they are not the only ones who do this has discouraged us from the huge ones that pull at the Sails. We're honest people so it really irks my husband to the point I swear his eyes twitch if I even mention thinking about wanting to either get there at a ridiculous time or camp for signatures (or Hasbro) lol. We have way better luck for signings that do their drawings at the booths and we don't have to camp to get a decent chance. I'm 50/50 for Marvel and have managed other odd and end shows over the years.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: marvelmorris on May 18, 2017, 04:50:28 PM
My experience with the Marvel booth is that they open their line before the general public has reached their booth.  I've been at the front of the Sails line and I reach the Marvel  booth with their line already capped.

I've had OK luck being selected from the crowd to enter during the signing.  Last year I was pulled from the audience for the Luke Cage signing and a few years back I was pulled onstage for a Castle signing. 

Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on May 18, 2017, 06:36:39 PM
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My experience with the Marvel booth is that they open their line before the general public has reached their booth.  I've been at the front of the Sails line and I reach the Marvel  booth with their line already capped.

I've had OK luck being selected from the crowd to enter during the signing.  Last year I was pulled from the audience for the Luke Cage signing and a few years back I was pulled onstage for a Castle signing.
Yes this is true I've been at the front of line to get onto floor but when we get to booths on the floor for autographs they are all capped. I wanted the Deadpool VHS from Fox booth but they were already capped, I don't know where they came from I assume they were all vendors. If you want to have a chance at autographs do the drawings in the Sails pavilion.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on May 18, 2017, 08:07:19 PM
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Last year I was in line for WB drawing, and when I got to the front, I kept saying please please and was super excited, and they gave me a wristband even though I didn't get a winning ticket. Hopefully it works again this year :)
last year me and my wife were in line for a WB/CW drawing(i forget which one at the moment), in which when we got close to the front of the line, one of the security dudes in a suit said if you want a wristband for lucifer, just tell them and you will get one. So we drew tickets for our 1st choice and won, and then we told them we also wanted lucifer wristbands, so we got a 2 for 1 that day. luckily i myself love lucifer, my wife watches it off and on.
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Post by: DRWHO42 on May 18, 2017, 09:10:30 PM
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last year me and my wife were in line for a WB/CW drawing(i forget which one at the moment), in which when we got close to the front of the line, one of the security dudes in a suit said if you want a wristband for lucifer, just tell them and you will get one. So we drew tickets for our 1st choice and won, and then we told them we also wanted lucifer wristbands, so we got a 2 for 1 that day. luckily i myself love lucifer, my wife watches it off and on.
That is very lucky for you.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Miterin on May 19, 2017, 08:36:00 AM
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last year me and my wife were in line for a WB/CW drawing(i forget which one at the moment), in which when we got close to the front of the line, one of the security dudes in a suit said if you want a wristband for lucifer, just tell them and you will get one. So we drew tickets for our 1st choice and won, and then we told them we also wanted lucifer wristbands, so we got a 2 for 1 that day. luckily i myself love lucifer, my wife watches it off and on.

Yes I remember them doing that. They do that when the drawing time is about to start just to get people to the signing on time.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: dolphina on May 19, 2017, 02:59:22 PM
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last year me and my wife were in line for a WB/CW drawing(i forget which one at the moment), in which when we got close to the front of the line, one of the security dudes in a suit said if you want a wristband for lucifer, just tell them and you will get one. So we drew tickets for our 1st choice and won, and then we told them we also wanted lucifer wristbands, so we got a 2 for 1 that day. luckily i myself love lucifer, my wife watches it off and on.
Wish I would have known that, but good to know now.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on May 19, 2017, 03:08:49 PM
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Wish I would have known that, but good to know now.
It is all reactionary and being in the right place at the right time. I only go for the autographs I want. For example I do not watch Lucifer so if it were me in that situation I would pass on it in the hopes that a fan gets the wristband after me.

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on May 19, 2017, 05:33:42 PM
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It is all reactionary and being in the right place at the right time. I only go for the autographs I want. For example I do not watch Lucifer so if it were me in that situation I would pass on it in the hopes that a fan gets the wristband after me.

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i wanted lucifer myself, so i lucked out getting both of the autographs I wanted. my wife just tagged along to meet the cast of lucifer.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jonathan on May 19, 2017, 07:09:56 PM
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It is all reactionary and being in the right place at the right time. I only go for the autographs I want. For example I do not watch Lucifer so if it were me in that situation I would pass on it in the hopes that a fan gets the wristband after me.

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You're awesome for being someone to pass on that! I was too busy, had I known I would have loved to have gotten autographs of Lucifer. It's probably my current fave show on TV. I'm sad now, almost regret having read what y'all posted LOL.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: seancena on May 20, 2017, 06:39:56 PM
Sails Pavilion last year on Saturday was insane. Me and my buddy waited in the everything else line from around 3:45 am. When we were led through the convention center and made our way to the WB autograph line in the back, there was way over 1,000 people in the line. This blew my mind considering there was not that many people ahead of us in the general line in the early morning. Do people cut the line when the volunteers aren't paying attention? Did anyone else experience the same thing?

I second all of those talking about the Marvel booth autograph drawings. Jumped in line at 3:15 am on Friday morning hoping to pull for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. By the time I booked it to the Marvel booth, line was already capped.

For those of you that got pulled into signings by waiting near the signing area, is it completely random? I feel like I stand a better chance getting a close spot for S.H.I.E.L.D. signing and hoping I get pulled into the signing or am close enough to get a picture/autograph as the cast walks by.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: lauranna on May 20, 2017, 07:35:29 PM
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Yes this is true I've been at the front of line to get onto floor but when we get to booths on the floor for autographs they are all capped. I wanted the Deadpool VHS from Fox booth but they were already capped, I don't know where they came from I assume they were all vendors. If you want to have a chance at autographs do the drawings in the Sails pavilion.


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deadpool was a total joke. My sister and i were in line for the devs, limit was 10 per person. I left to use the bathroom and right before she got to the front, they changed it to one per person. So I figured sunday I'd get me mine. They were completely sold out on Saturday
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on June 10, 2017, 06:40:59 PM
I see and read how the con has changed since i was able to go in years ago. i have been able to get autographs from stars or celebs of shows i saw or seen as a kid and all. i got pics with or of them at con. i just know to be ready and prepared if not busy else where at time. so i be sure to enjoy all i can and save any thing i can freebies ,etc. since once a year event gotta enjoy what u can while its around so u dont regret not trying to get or capture pics or vid any at anytime.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: thelisalower on June 10, 2017, 07:25:21 PM
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Yes this is true I've been at the front of line to get onto floor but when we get to booths on the floor for autographs they are all capped. I wanted the Deadpool VHS from Fox booth but they were already capped, I don't know where they came from I assume they were all vendors. If you want to have a chance at autographs do the drawings in the Sails pavilion.


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I've seen security let sections into the exhibit floor before it is supposed to be open. So you could be in one line waiting to get in, while people are actually entering en mass from another spot. It sucks because by the time it's officially open, all the lines are capped.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on June 13, 2017, 10:01:24 PM
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I've seen security let sections into the exhibit floor before it is supposed to be open. So you could be in one line waiting to get in, while people are actually entering en mass from another spot. It sucks because by the time it's officially open, all the lines are capped.


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That's a shame I put in my time in line outside and to see the lines capped is frustrating but then I just go elsewhere and have fun. Last year we tried the fox booth and line was capped so we went to Vikings booth did that and there was no line so we got our drinking horns with no wait.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: SwagCollector on June 17, 2017, 05:04:13 PM
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Sails Pavilion last year on Saturday was insane. Me and my buddy waited in the everything else line from around 3:45 am. When we were led through the convention center and made our way to the WB autograph line in the back, there was way over 1,000 people in the line. This blew my mind considering there was not that many people ahead of us in the general line in the early morning. Do people cut the line when the volunteers aren't paying attention? Did anyone else experience the same thing?

I second all of those talking about the Marvel booth autograph drawings. Jumped in line at 3:15 am on Friday morning hoping to pull for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. By the time I booked it to the Marvel booth, line was already capped.

For those of you that got pulled into signings by waiting near the signing area, is it completely random? I feel like I stand a better chance getting a close spot for S.H.I.E.L.D. signing and hoping I get pulled into the signing or am close enough to get a picture/autograph as the cast walks by.

I experienced the exact same thing waiting for WB!
Spent the time in the everything line, overnight, and the line for WB was over 1000 deep by the time I got to the sails! That was probably my biggest disappointment of SDCC 2016!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on June 17, 2017, 08:16:26 PM
Seeing how things have become more crazy i guess and chaotic every year to have to camp out for a signing or other, i would be happy to get pics or vid of fans close to the stars then stress about being in right line and worry about a capped line at time. i know everyone has certain goals for the con but dont let it ruin ur fun if not always able to get a signing or autograph cause as they say a picture says alot as well as any video by chance.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: thawk on June 29, 2017, 09:02:34 PM
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Sails Pavilion last year on Saturday was insane. Me and my buddy waited in the everything else line from around 3:45 am. When we were led through the convention center and made our way to the WB autograph line in the back, there was way over 1,000 people in the line. This blew my mind considering there was not that many people ahead of us in the general line in the early morning. Do people cut the line when the volunteers aren't paying attention? Did anyone else experience the same thing?


I'm also curious about this.  People with WB success - can you speak to this?  Are there tips tricks for getting a place in that line with a decent chance at winning?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LB42 on June 30, 2017, 07:01:14 AM
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I'm also curious about this.  People with WB success - can you speak to this?  Are there tips tricks for getting a place in that line with a decent chance at winning?

We have had great success and colossal failures, and while a lot of it is out of your control (exhibitors, vendors etc),  you should still try to control what you can. It helps if your line is  proactive in keeping out cutters.  Make sure you are in line early enough that the handicap line does not cut you off on entering, wear a costume for the show (sometimes helps), have a child with you if it's a children's property,  and be super excited and nice. The people running the lottery genuinely want you to get a wristband and will help you when they can.  But even then - it may not work out - so have a backup plan, stay postive and you can still have a great day.  After all - you already won the lottery by just getting to go to SDCC.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: seancena on July 03, 2017, 05:21:58 PM
Does anyone have any experience or tips on how to get into autograph sessions held at the FOX booth? Thank you!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: freem118 on July 03, 2017, 07:11:50 PM
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Does anyone have any experience or tips on how to get into autograph sessions held at the FOX booth? Thank you!

Similar to other lottery ticketed signings. Line in Sails the morning of the signing to draw out of a bag to see if you win a ticket or not.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LB42 on July 04, 2017, 07:21:45 AM
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Similar to other lottery ticketed signings. Line in Sails the morning of the signing to draw out of a bag to see if you win a ticket or not.

Isn't it the Fox autograph line that lets you into sails, but makes you wait two hours until the hall actually opens to draw for wristbands, whereas the other major signing line draws immediately so that you can go on and get back in line for the exhibit hall?  I can never remember which one is which.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 04, 2017, 11:28:35 AM
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Isn't it the Fox autograph line that lets you into sails, but makes you wait two hours until the hall actually opens to draw for wristbands, whereas the other major signing line draws immediately so that you can go on and get back in line for the exhibit hall?  I can never remember which one is which.
Fox is generally the latter table to start but you can never tell these days.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: freem118 on July 04, 2017, 02:17:05 PM
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Fox is generally the latter table to start but you can never tell these days.

In my limited experience with FOX (last year), they did not pull too late... maybe 8:30am. They were waiting on volunteers to be available to help.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Rhoads on July 05, 2017, 02:15:11 PM
So I see they have a Riverdale signing going on Saturday. I want to try and get a wristband for the signing. I see it says "All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE." So how exactly would that work? Are there certain lines for each show that has an autograph session? What's best time to line up?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 05, 2017, 02:26:35 PM
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So I see they have a Riverdale signing going on Saturday. I want to try and get a wristband for the signing. I see it says "All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE." So how exactly would that work? Are there certain lines for each show that has an autograph session? What's best time to line up?
All WB signings will be in one line. When you approach the front of the line they will have a board posted with what is available for drawing. Hopefully by the time you get there your desired signing has availability for drawing. If it does You tell the security guard (if it is the same person - he is a super nice guy) at the beginning of the table which show/movie you are drawing for - you will then proceed to the area of the table where the bag is for that show/movie to draw.

The process is fairly quick and efficient once you get up to the table.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Rhoads on July 05, 2017, 02:33:50 PM
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All WB signings will be in one line. When you approach the front of the line they will have a board posted with what is available for drawing. Hopefully by the time you get there your desired signing has availability for drawing. If it does You tell the security guard (if it is the same person - he is a super nice guy) at the beginning of the table which show/movie you are drawing for - you will then proceed to the area of the table where the bag is for that show/movie to draw.

The process is fairly quick and efficient once you get up to the table.

Awesome thanks. How early should I line up in the morning? I was there last year and lined up at 5 am in hopes of getting to the funko line but was not even close.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: seancena on July 05, 2017, 03:37:22 PM
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Awesome thanks. How early should I line up in the morning? I was there last year and lined up at 5 am in hopes of getting to the funko line but was not even close.

You should probably be in-line before 5 am. My buddy and I were in the everything else line from around 4 am and by the time we got to the front of the WB area where you draw for autographs, most of the shows were gone already. While you're waiting, you will hear updates about shows that are no longer available to pull for.

There were 16 WB signings last year Saturday and when I got to the front of the line, only 6 were left to draw for. Riverdale was one of the six still available but now that they have a full season under their belt, maybe more people will try for their signing.

I also feel like a ton of people cut in line so that could also work against you even if you decide to wait very early in the morning.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on July 05, 2017, 04:05:33 PM
Reading about peoples experience at the con for lines and all, it makes me think twice to wait in one or not. since the con has attracted more traffic and fans, it has become one of the biggest events for san diego and guessing wont get any easier seeing how by the news reports it gonna be here till like 2020 or 2021. so good luck and make sure to check ahead of time and knowing what we know u decide if worth wasting time in line for some not guaranteed.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Rhoads on July 05, 2017, 04:57:31 PM
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You should probably be in-line before 5 am. My buddy and I were in the everything else line from around 4 am and by the time we got to the front of the WB area where you draw for autographs, most of the shows were gone already. While you're waiting, you will hear updates about shows that are no longer available to pull for.

There were 16 WB signings last year Saturday and when I got to the front of the line, only 6 were left to draw for. Riverdale was one of the six still available but now that they have a full season under their belt, maybe more people will try for their signing.

I also feel like a ton of people cut in line so that could also work against you even if you decide to wait very early in the morning.

The lines confused me last year. I was told to wait outside before doors opened. I ended up by the dock where the boats were. By the time we got inside almost everything was gone. What is the everything else line?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: tsnyder on July 05, 2017, 05:04:32 PM
Great description of the different lines and where to line up for them:
http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/san-diego-comic-con-guide-where-do-i-line-up-for/
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Vapors on July 05, 2017, 05:06:57 PM
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The lines confused me last year. I was told to wait outside before doors opened. I ended up by the dock where the boats were. By the time we got inside almost everything was gone. What is the everything else line?

There are two main lines outside people line up in: Hall H and "Everything Else."  Everything Else line is basically Ballroom 20, Sails pavilion, exhibit hall , other panel rooms, etc.  When they let this line inside (usually early in the morning) everybody disperses to what they want to do first thing.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Rhoads on July 05, 2017, 06:36:46 PM
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There are two main lines outside people line up in: Hall H and "Everything Else."  Everything Else line is basically Ballroom 20, Sails pavilion, exhibit hall , other panel rooms, etc.  When they let this line inside (usually early in the morning) everybody disperses to what they want to do first thing.

Where was Everything else line last year?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on July 06, 2017, 08:20:52 AM
Does the Terrace line still happen for Sails?  When I was heading for a Conan Funko at the MGH I saw a few people complaining to security trying to head up the stairs.
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Post by: Mel on July 06, 2017, 09:55:18 AM
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Does the Terrace line still happen for Sails?  When I was heading for a Conan Funko at the MGH I saw a few people complaining to security trying to head up the stairs.

Absolutely not. They are not supposed to let anyone up those back steps.
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Post by: CptMyCpt24 on July 06, 2017, 10:18:58 AM
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Absolutely not. They are not supposed to let anyone up those back steps.

Thanks.  That would explain the yelling but I did see a line there last year.  No idea though if they got in or were asked to leave.  We haven't done sails in a couple years (2013/2014) and we were in the everything else line and got tickets for a few but none of the big ones.
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Post by: Vapors on July 06, 2017, 10:50:13 AM
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Where was Everything else line last year?

When I line up in the morning, its not uncommon for me to go all the way back to the Embarcadero Marina Park South behind the convention center.  If you camp out, you can sometimes be under the tents next to Hall H.  The link from tsnyder explains it really well.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: larry999 on July 10, 2017, 11:42:29 AM
Does anyone know how the Cartoon Network signings work? Do you need to get a ticket in Sails in the morning?

Thanks
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Vapors on July 10, 2017, 11:53:58 AM
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Does anyone know how the Cartoon Network signings work? Do you need to get a ticket in Sails in the morning?

Thanks

Steven Universe was a Limited signing, so you had to go through the Sails and draw for a ticket.  That was their really popular show and as such, the only one that required this way.  Their other shows did not require that.  I believe those shows you show up to the booth and pick up a ticket from the booth on the day of the signing.  They should have their plans confirmed sometime this week.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on July 12, 2017, 06:44:46 AM
quick question for the john barrowman autograph signing, is it a drawing for a winning ticket like the WB autograph signings?

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jamiesugah on July 12, 2017, 06:47:52 AM
I think if those are ticketed, they say so when you hover over them. I know you have to draw for the Voltron ones. John's doesn't say that, so I would guess it's not a draw.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 12, 2017, 07:18:06 AM
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quick question for the john barrowman autograph signing, is it a drawing for a winning ticket like the WB autograph signings?

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Yes
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 12, 2017, 07:19:42 AM
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Does anyone know how the Cartoon Network signings work? Do you need to get a ticket in Sails in the morning?

Thanks
I think that one will be at the booth. Best to stop by the booth at PN to ask as confirmation.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on July 12, 2017, 07:33:54 AM
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quick question for the john barrowman autograph signing, is it a drawing for a winning ticket like the WB autograph signings?

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Last year I wanted to go to the John Barrowman signing for the Torchwood comic. We asked in advance and I asked at the sponsoring booth during the con... even the day before the signing. They all said to just show up in the Sails, first come first serve. But when my husband got there to line up for us, it was a lottery drawing... completely unannounced. So he texted me and I had to dash there to line up for the lottery, which started way earlier. Fortunately, I won, and a nice person in line gave an extra ticket to my husband. So I would assume that no matter what they say, there will be a ticket drawing somehow for John Barrowman this year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on July 12, 2017, 08:22:24 AM
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Last year I wanted to go to the John Barrowman signing for the Torchwood comic. We asked in advance and I asked at the sponsoring booth during the con... even the day before the signing. They all said to just show up in the Sails, first come first serve. But when my husband got there to line up for us, it was a lottery drawing... completely unannounced. So he texted me and I had to dash there to line up for the lottery, which started way earlier. Fortunately, I won, and a nice person in line gave an extra ticket to my husband. So I would assume that no matter what they say, there will be a ticket drawing somehow for John Barrowman this year.
that sucks, glad it worked out for you and your husband.

thanks for a little inside info from what happened last year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Spidereduardo on July 12, 2017, 09:56:12 AM
Any recommendations about how early do i have to line up for teen wolf autographs at friday? Really...Really want it this year :') !
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Post by: TheNeck on July 12, 2017, 10:30:20 AM
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Any recommendations about how early do i have to line up for teen wolf autographs at friday? Really...Really want it this year :') !
5pm the night before, and im serious. If you really want it. maybe 8pm the latest. i think midnight would be too late. this is just my opinion though.
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Post by: Vapors on July 12, 2017, 10:54:05 AM
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I think that one will be at the booth. Best to stop by the booth at PN to ask as confirmation.

All of CN signings are in the Sails Pavilion this year.  All limited too.
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Post by: DRWHO42 on July 12, 2017, 11:01:54 AM
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All of CN signings are in the Sails Pavilion this year.  All limited too.
Thanks for the 411
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Post by: thawk on July 12, 2017, 12:16:04 PM
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All of CN signings are in the Sails Pavilion this year.  All limited too.

Wow seriously?  That true for all major panels?  Like DC Justice League etc.?  I didn't know those were like Hall H level lines...
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Post by: Vapors on July 12, 2017, 04:26:33 PM
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Wow seriously?  That true for all major panels?  Like DC Justice League etc.?  I didn't know those were like Hall H level lines...

Not sure what "major panels" you are talking about, but the Cartoon Network produced shows (OK Ko, Steven Universe and Ben 10) will be done in limited fashion in the Sails.  The DC/WB shows like Justice League Action and Teen Titans Go are done through the WB process.  I don't think popularity is a factor here.  I think the Cartoon Network folks just didn't want to deal with the hassle and logistics of doing the signings at their booth and farmed it out to SDCC to make things simpler for them.  With the exception of Steven Universe, I don't expect the Cartoon Network lines to be crazy.  DC/WB?  Who knows.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on July 12, 2017, 04:42:19 PM
I wonder besides what i have read already if u bring something to get signed by a star or celeb from shows, do u think if it was only one item - magazine, toy , etc- do they sign more then they allowed that is provided or do they only sign what the studios have made to get signed? besides get a pic by chance at same time.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: thawk on July 12, 2017, 09:51:28 PM
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Not sure what "major panels" you are talking about, but the Cartoon Network produced shows (OK Ko, Steven Universe and Ben 10) will be done in limited fashion in the Sails.  The DC/WB shows like Justice League Action and Teen Titans Go are done through the WB process.  I don't think popularity is a factor here.  I think the Cartoon Network folks just didn't want to deal with the hassle and logistics of doing the signings at their booth and farmed it out to SDCC to make things simpler for them.  With the exception of Steven Universe, I don't expect the Cartoon Network lines to be crazy.  DC/WB?  Who knows.

Sorry I quoted the wrong comment haha.  I was curious about the comment about people lining up at 5pm the day before for Teen Wolf.  I meant to as about that - thinking of the large DC signings (like Justice League).  People have any ideas from past similar DC stuff - is that an overnight commitment?  I don't think I knew it was that hard core if that's true
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Post by: oneroomdisco on July 12, 2017, 10:06:36 PM
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Sorry I quoted the wrong comment haha.  I was curious about the comment about people lining up at 5pm the day before for Teen Wolf.  I meant to as about that - thinking of the large DC signings (like Justice League).  People have any ideas from past similar DC stuff - is that an overnight commitment?  I don't think I knew it was that hard core if that's true
Assuming you mean the live action movie, even a shot at pulling for a ticket will absolutely require a incredibly long campout. That, alongside Avengers: Infinity War (assuming there is a signing for that), are probably going to be the two hardest to get signing tickets of this year's SDCC.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on July 13, 2017, 11:53:58 AM
I can already tell or guess if a signing takes an over nite stay to get anything signed, then i will just be like the rest and take pics or vid of the event and say hi to them and see if get a response lol. i gonna try take something to get certain people to sign if chance, but guessing it may not happen or work if gotta camp out. sux how times have changed lol
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Post by: thawk on July 13, 2017, 11:58:24 AM
haha - I didn't know there was anything on par with Hall H in terms of lines.  Always thought autos were an early morning at most type thing
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Post by: stl_ben on July 13, 2017, 12:54:08 PM
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haha - I didn't know there was anything on par with Hall H in terms of lines.  Always thought autos were an early morning at most type thing
Have you heard of Funko....
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Post by: thawk on July 13, 2017, 02:47:20 PM
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Have you heard of Funko....

Haha yes - the toy collection thing feels like it's own separate insanity, wasn't thinking of that but fair point
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Post by: cabler30 on July 13, 2017, 03:24:49 PM
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Haha yes - the toy collection thing feels like it's own separate insanity, wasn't thinking of that but fair point

I seen videos of people talking about years past and some showed traffic buying and near end showed they half gone. then another person has or had a whole wall of funko pop, so it another trend i guess for anyone try collect like anyhting people collect so it one of many lines traffic try get into so they can add to their new or already growing collection lol.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Black_magicat on July 14, 2017, 12:13:28 AM
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I experienced the exact same thing waiting for WB!
Spent the time in the everything line, overnight, and the line for WB was over 1000 deep by the time I got to the sails! That was probably my biggest disappointment of SDCC 2016!

Hello! Just found this board in my search for help/answers. This happened to me last few times ive tried for wb supernatural tickets. Last year especially because i asked multiple staff, volunteers, security and other con goers where/how it worked. Camped out overnight was in chute 2 near front but when let in  the line was already down the stairs and to the docs. How?! Theres no way there was that many ahead of me. Needless to say i didnt even get a chance to draw as everything was gone by the time i got up there. Is there another line behind sails for overnight campers that isnt "everything" line? Im starting to think this may be the case.. i dont want to not follow the right procedure but i also dont want to miss out, again. I plan to camp out but i want to be in the right place. This year i really want shadowhunters wristband and any help tips would be appreciated. Please please anyone help me  :(
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Post by: DRWHO42 on July 14, 2017, 03:32:30 AM
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Hello! Just found this board in my search for help/answers. This happened to me last few times ive tried for wb supernatural tickets. Last year especially because i asked multiple staff, volunteers, security and other con goers where/how it worked. Camped out overnight was in chute 2 near front but when let in  the line was already down the stairs and to the docs. How?! Theres no way there was that many ahead of me. Needless to say i didnt even get a chance to draw as everything was gone by the time i got up there. Is there another line behind sails for overnight campers that isnt "everything" line? Im starting to think this may be the case.. i dont want to not follow the right procedure but i also dont want to miss out, again. I plan to camp out but i want to be in the right place. This year i really want shadowhunters wristband and any help tips would be appreciated. Please please anyone help me  :(
You followed the right procedure. There is only one line that is let in and you were on it. I agree it can be frustrating when you reach Sails and the line is that long after you put in that time.
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Post by: Angology on July 14, 2017, 07:13:10 AM
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Hello! Just found this board in my search for help/answers. This happened to me last few times ive tried for wb supernatural tickets. Last year especially because i asked multiple staff, volunteers, security and other con goers where/how it worked. Camped out overnight was in chute 2 near front but when let in  the line was already down the stairs and to the docs. How?! Theres no way there was that many ahead of me. Needless to say i didnt even get a chance to draw as everything was gone by the time i got up there. Is there another line behind sails for overnight campers that isnt "everything" line? Im starting to think this may be the case.. i dont want to not follow the right procedure but i also dont want to miss out, again. I plan to camp out but i want to be in the right place. This year i really want shadowhunters wristband and any help tips would be appreciated. Please please anyone help me  :(
I don't know if the Shadowhunters signing is a wristband situation. It isn't yet, but that may change. Or has it changed? I hadn't checked recently.

eta: Looks like it isn't yet. Has anyone had experience with a group signing changing to a ticketed one? How does that come about-do you show up, and with no warning, they are having a lottery drawing?
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Post by: Mel on July 14, 2017, 07:21:50 AM
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I don't know if the Shadowhunters signing is a wristband situation. It isn't yet, but that may change. Or has it changed? I hadn't checked recently.

eta: Looks like it isn't yet. Has anyone had experience with a group signing changing to a ticketed one? How does that come about-do you show up, and with no warning, they are having a lottery drawing?

Which booth is running shadow hunters and which day? I don't see how that won't be ticketed. I'd ask about it the minute I got to Con and make sure. You can ask at the Autographs desk in Sails if it's a Sails signing, if it's a booth signing, go to that booth right away and ask them how it's done.
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Post by: Angology on July 14, 2017, 07:28:28 AM
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Which booth is running shadow hunters and which day? I don't see how that won't be ticketed. I'd ask about it the minute I got to Con and make sure. You can ask at the Autographs desk in Sails if it's a Sails signing, if it's a booth signing, go to that booth right away and ask them how it's done.
Shadowhunters is ABC/Freeform. They list the panel as a group signing at 4:30 in AA04 in Sails on Thursday. From my experience, those are just show up and get in line. However, some mentioned above that it sometimes changes last minute, so I wondered how that happens. I just wanted You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to have all of the information necessary.

I agree-they should check first thing and see what's up, but I am not sure how/where they would do that, in this case.

DH is going to try for a different group signing first thing Thursday, so I also have some stake in finding out how changes come about, too! :)
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Post by: Mel on July 14, 2017, 07:39:43 AM
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Shadowhunters is ABC/Freeform. They list the panel as a group signing at 4:30 in AA04 in Sails on Thursday. From my experience, those are just show up and get in line. However, some mentioned above that it sometimes changes last minute, so I wondered how that happens. I just wanted You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to have all of the information necessary.

I agree-they should check first thing and see what's up, but I am not sure how/where they would do that, in this case.

DH is going to try for a different group signing first thing Thursday, so I also have some stake in finding out how changes come about, too! :)

Yeah, usually if Sails autographs are ticketed, they start a queue for that first thing and I think they file the line into drawing corrals in Sails around 9am. That kind of stuff is also listed in the little daily newspaper they have out each day. I'd tell your friend to definitely be there EARLY in case it's ticketed and if she has PN, to go ask about it on PN!
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Post by: Transmute Jun on July 14, 2017, 07:59:03 AM
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Has anyone had experience with a group signing changing to a ticketed one? How does that come about-do you show up, and with no warning, they are having a lottery drawing?

Yes. I posted in another thread how that happened to me with John Barrowman last year.
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Post by: Black_magicat on July 14, 2017, 08:01:54 AM
Thank you guys so much for the help, you dont know how much that means to me!  I assumed it would be ticketed line drawing as its first time at sdcc and one of freeforms bigger series. I didnt even realize it was showing as not ticketed. I thought since it said sails pavailion it would be... that makes me wonder if id have to choose between panel and autograph since the panel is earlier in the day at 1:00. If thats the case does that mean id have to get there early and camp out sails instead of panel? Ive never tried non ticketed autographs before. I almost hope it would be ticketed so i can at least attend panel if i dont get a ticket :(
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Post by: Javier on July 14, 2017, 08:23:08 AM
There are so many signings I would like to take part in on Saturday (and Friday too but helping the person with Hasbro that was able to my ticket), but the last time I tried for autographs I got nothing and it wasn't even WB. If its true you can be up front and their be that many people in line already makes we very hesitant to even try.
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Post by: Spidereduardo on July 14, 2017, 11:42:36 AM
I will try (even if it's not ticketed) for shadowhunters in thursday at the morning... if its not ticketed then I'll try a shot at Funko .. that's my plan, I know that Funko is really hard but im praying to the good cons right now! lol
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Post by: Angology on July 14, 2017, 11:50:57 AM
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I will try (even if it's not ticketed) for shadowhunters in thursday at the morning... if its not ticketed then I'll try a shot at Funko .. that's my plan, I know that Funko is really hard but im praying to the good cons right now! lol
If it isn't ticketed, then it will be at 4:30 in the afternoon. Or do you mean that you'll go check to see if it is ticketed, in the morning.
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Post by: Shauni48 on July 14, 2017, 12:50:23 PM
I also had been looking all over for info on the Shadowhunters signing. I'm hoping that I can attend the panel and then line up at 3pm or earlier to go for the signing.
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Post by: Black_magicat on July 14, 2017, 02:21:43 PM
That was
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I also had been looking all over for info on the Shadowhunters signing. I'm hoping that I can attend the panel and then line up at 3pm or earlier to go for the signing.

That was my plan too:) ill probably ask around at preview night and  eaither camp out or come back early. At this point i would rather it be ticketed so i can at least go to the panel if indont draw a winning one.  Glad to see some fellow shadowhunters here!
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Post by: Shauni48 on July 14, 2017, 02:39:43 PM
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That was
That was my plan too:) ill probably ask around at preview night and  eaither camp out or come back early. At this point i would rather it be ticketed so i can at least go to the panel if indont draw a winning one.  Glad to see some fellow shadowhunters here!

I'll be at PN as well!! Hopefully they have a straight answer.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 14, 2017, 03:38:30 PM
The WB schedule will not be announced until next week.
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Post by: Loliiz on July 14, 2017, 03:46:40 PM
Why god, why?!
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The WB schedule will not be announced until next week.
Is it possible or true that Gotham signings are at the FOX booth AND at the WB?! If it is this makes me a very happy (and thankful) fan!

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Post by: Black_magicat on July 14, 2017, 03:51:07 PM
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I'll be at PN as well!! Hopefully they have a straight answer.

Agreed. Im super anxious about it. Hopefully we get our answer soon :) guess ill see you there! Ill be the nerd with runes.
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Post by: DRWHO42 on July 14, 2017, 03:52:45 PM
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Why god, why?! Is it possible or true that Gotham signings are at the FOX booth AND at the WB?! If it is this makes me a very happy (and thankful) fan!

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I have to honest - it could happen but there is a shot it will only happen at the WB booth. One year they cancelled the Fox signing day of due to scheduling. I would hedge my chances and go for the WB signing if both are posted
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Post by: Mel on July 14, 2017, 04:12:12 PM
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Why god, why?! Is it possible or true that Gotham signings are at the FOX booth AND at the WB?! If it is this makes me a very happy (and thankful) fan!

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It is 100% possible. The Following always did both Fox and WB b/c it aired on Fox but was made by WB. So you got two shots.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 14, 2017, 05:05:10 PM
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It is 100% possible. The Following always did both Fox and WB b/c it aired on Fox but was made by WB. So you got two shots.
Yes The Following did do both WB and Fox and Big Bang Theory did both WB and CBS (when they were there). Yes there could be a shot at both having signing chances.

My cautionary suggestion is to go with the producing studio in case there is a scheduling change. They generally get first dibs.

The choice is yours at the end of the day.
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Post by: Supernatural101 on July 15, 2017, 02:29:56 AM
I have a question about the walking dead autographs when I read about the off site experience it sounds to me like there giving autographs tickets out there when you go through the line Does anyone know for sure how walking dead is doing there autographs this year??
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Post by: DRWHO42 on July 15, 2017, 05:50:21 AM
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I have a question about the walking dead autographs when I read about the off site experience it sounds to me like there giving autographs tickets out there when you go through the line Does anyone know for sure how walking dead is doing there autographs this year??
That might be for Fear the Walking Dead. Generally TWD is drawn at the Exhibit Hall booth.

I recommend asking at the both on PN (that's my plan).
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on July 16, 2017, 07:02:06 PM
Alot of mixed comments and not sure if posted here or in this thread, but now it seems more fun to be like those who just take pics or vids so u can say u saw whoever and didnt have to waste time in line for a signing at time. i guess once u see the end by chance u can ask if u can join if not busy and still by chance get something signed at time.
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Post by: Carlo on July 16, 2017, 07:21:42 PM
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Alot of mixed comments and not sure if posted here or in this thread, but now it seems more fun to be like those who just take pics or vids so u can say u saw whoever and didnt have to waste time in line for a signing at time. i guess once u see the end by chance u can ask if u can join if not busy and still by chance get something signed at time.

They won't let you into the line without a wristband so no it won't work. All those people at the signings have a hard out and have to be somewhere else after the signing.
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Post by: cabler30 on July 16, 2017, 07:35:01 PM
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They won't let you into the line without a wristband so no it won't work. All those people at the signings have a hard out and have to be somewhere else after the signing.

Ok np, as said above i just try take pics or vid any at time if not get a wristband by chance.
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Post by: Vapors on July 16, 2017, 08:07:37 PM
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Ok np, as said above i just try take pics or vid any at time if not get a wristband by chance.

Just so you know, for some signings, they will block off the aisles in front and around the booth, redirecting people away so there are not any people gawking in front.  Only those who get a ticket/wristband from the drawing are allowed anywhere near the booth.  So your video or picture is gonna be really far away and taken while in a sea of people.  Your picture may wind up blurry or small unless you have a professional grade camera.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Supernatural101 on July 16, 2017, 11:49:45 PM
So does anyone know about the walking dead signing if it's at the booth it's legit the only only autograph I really want this year
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Post by: Carlo on July 16, 2017, 11:57:11 PM
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So does anyone know about the walking dead signing if it's at the booth it's legit the only only autograph I really want this year

TWD always signs at their booth
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Post by: Mel on July 16, 2017, 11:59:44 PM
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So does anyone know about the walking dead signing if it's at the booth it's legit the only only autograph I really want this year
Yeah, it's a the booth and really hard to get. All day Thursday you can draw for a ticket at the booth. Just getting into that line is very hard as it is always capped. Once in chances of drawing a winning ticket are very slim. Waaaaaaayyyy more losing tickets than winners. When you lose, they have you put your loser back in the bag too so the odds just get worse and worse. I've never won, ever. Last year a friend did though and that was exciting!

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Post by: Supernatural101 on July 17, 2017, 03:10:18 AM
So it means line up at the amc booth first thing the morning of and pull a ticket? For walking dead or do they give them out the day b4?like doors open and run kinda thing?
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Post by: DRWHO42 on July 17, 2017, 03:26:31 AM
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So it means line up at the amc booth first thing the morning of and pull a ticket? For walking dead or do they give them out the day b4?like doors open and run kinda thing?
TWD drawing is throughout the day. Not first thing in the AM.
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Post by: Supernatural101 on July 17, 2017, 04:33:29 AM
Can you explain that? Thanks so much btw!
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Post by: ahbbb on July 17, 2017, 06:25:24 AM
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Can you explain that? Thanks so much btw!
The past few years, the walking dead autograph raffle was done by going through the booth or scene they had set up.
The line is against a wall and it is capped.
But once you get in line and brought to the booth, You do 'x' and then they let you pull a ticket for the signing.
Last year, I think you posed with the group as they knelt in front of negan.
It is not a quick process. And as people mentioned, it has a low success rate.
Good luck.


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Post by: ArkhamNightmare on July 17, 2017, 05:38:44 PM
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The past few years, the walking dead autograph raffle was done by going through the booth or scene they had set up.
The line is against a wall and it is capped.
But once you get in line and brought to the booth, You do 'x' and then they let you pull a ticket for the signing.
Last year, I think you posed with the group as they knelt in front of negan.
It is not a quick process. And as people mentioned, it has a low success rate.
Good luck.


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Can you go through more than once if you don't draw a winner and are willing to wait? I'm doing EE line just to get that few minutes before the main doors open, LOL.
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Post by: vegasndn on July 17, 2017, 05:41:54 PM
We've done this drawing for the last few years with no success but it's fun to just go thru what AMC has set up. Line is always capped so you've to got to be quick when line opens up.


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Post by: ahbbb on July 17, 2017, 08:13:46 PM
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Can you go through more than once if you don't draw a winner and are willing to wait? I'm doing EE line just to get that few minutes before the main doors open, LOL.
You can go through the line multiple times.
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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: mona_simone on July 18, 2017, 07:55:45 PM
I am like a huge fan of the TV show LUCIFER ...... I saw the signing is at WB on Saturday. I have NEVER EVER got in line or tried my luck with autographs, any tips/tricks what to do and when and where to line up for that? I cant imagine that there are too many people wanting an autograph or is it the same situation and I have to get in line at 4am? HELP.

Thank you :)
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Post by: Godolphin on July 18, 2017, 08:33:22 PM
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I am like a huge fan of the TV show LUCIFER ...... I saw the signing is at WB on Saturday. I have NEVER EVER got in line or tried my luck with autographs, any tips/tricks what to do and when and where to line up for that? I cant imagine that there are too many people wanting an autograph or is it the same situation and I have to get in line at 4am? HELP.

Thank you :)
If you get in line at 4am you probably have no chance to even attempt to draw a ticket. But I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: breecollier on July 18, 2017, 09:14:59 PM
Sorry to go back to this, but can we talk about Gotham :) what does that mean that they could be at both Fox and WB? Saturday morning where should I go to try and win a wrist band?? Sails Pavilion or to one of the booths? It says this:

WARNER BROS — Booth #4545 
*WBTVG follows Comic-Con’s ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.*

This makes it seem like to get Gotham autograph I need to go to Sails.....Please help!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Godolphin on July 18, 2017, 09:47:53 PM
If it's at Fox or WB the drawing lines are right next to each other in Sails. You just choose which line to wait in.
But if you go to both booths before Saturday they will give you the signing schedule
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Post by: Loliiz on July 18, 2017, 10:21:00 PM
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Sorry to go back to this, but can we talk about Gotham :) what does that mean that they could be at both Fox and WB? Saturday morning where should I go to try and win a wrist band?? Sails Pavilion or to one of the booths? It says this:

WARNER BROS — Booth #4545 
*WBTVG follows Comic-Con’s ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.*

This makes it seem like to get Gotham autograph I need to go to Sails.....Please help!
I'm trying for Gotham too. Maybe we can be line buddies? So maybe we could get to the panel too, but it seems unlikely since Gotham is the third in the signing schedule (no time has been posted) and the panel is in the middle of the day :(

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: breecollier on July 18, 2017, 10:48:16 PM
So down! I'm gonna try for the autograph signing in the morning, and still try to get into the panel. It'd be just amazing to get both 😍 I'll PM you !
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LB42 on July 18, 2017, 11:01:44 PM
Was at Indigo today and confirmed that Vikings cast is staying there again this year.  Expect a post Vikings funeral cast party of some sort.  Also in past years on Thursday night when the cast first comes in - they have hung out at the rooftop bar and been very kind to fans.  Maybe not an autograph line- but a chance to have a beer and a conversation.  Of course - there are never guarantees, but if you are looking for something to do - post convention on Thursday- or Friday, it could be worth it.

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Post by: Black_magicat on July 18, 2017, 11:04:02 PM
I wonder if theyll let me camp wed night lol i need a ticket for shadowhunters drawing @[email protected] and if so... where. I hope theyve fixed the line jumper/camper problem.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Booker on July 19, 2017, 06:08:03 AM
I'm arriving on Thursday at 7:55am. Would I even have an opportunity to draw a ticket for any of the WB (Ninjago) or Fox (Legion) cast signings? I know the odds of winning a wristband are slim. But just wondering if I'll even have a chance to try. Or should I just head straight to the exhibit floor and buy some toys?
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Post by: Carlo on July 19, 2017, 06:09:55 AM
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I'm arriving on Thursday at 7:55am. Would I even have an opportunity to draw a ticket for any of the WB (Ninjago) or Fox (Legion) cast signings? I know the odds of winning a wristband are slim. But just wondering if I'll even have a chance to try. Or should I just head straight to the exhibit floor and buy some toys?

Fox no. Lego maybe.
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Post by: jujubaSD on July 19, 2017, 02:27:24 PM
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I'm arriving on Thursday at 7:55am. Would I even have an opportunity to draw a ticket for any of the WB (Ninjago) or Fox (Legion) cast signings? I know the odds of winning a wristband are slim. But just wondering if I'll even have a chance to try. Or should I just head straight to the exhibit floor and buy some toys?

I would head straight to the exhibit floor. People who wait in line for signatures get there super early or camp out. And the wristbands are done with fairly quick. If you have exclusives you're eyeing you're better off trying to get in the exhibit hall line so you can get in ASAP. Some lines cap fast.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Black_magicat on July 19, 2017, 08:48:50 PM
Anybody camping out tonight for autographs?  Looking for a. Line buddy :)
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on July 20, 2017, 05:31:55 PM
Missed TTG this morning cuz I ran to Dark Horse first. Picked up a schedule when I walked by WB.

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 20, 2017, 07:33:57 PM
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I'm arriving on Thursday at 7:55am. Would I even have an opportunity to draw a ticket for any of the WB (Ninjago) or Fox (Legion) cast signings? I know the odds of winning a wristband are slim. But just wondering if I'll even have a chance to try. Or should I just head straight to the exhibit floor and buy some toys?
Advice - if you fail at a drawing try again. Heard many success stories.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LuthienDragon on July 22, 2017, 09:33:03 PM
Anyone at the WB line for autographs?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Loliiz on July 22, 2017, 09:36:50 PM
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Anyone at the WB line for autographs?
Went the last two nights. Got in line on Friday at 9am and before reaching sails, flash and Westworld were gone.
I tried for Gotham, big success (my favorite series)

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Godolphin on July 22, 2017, 09:42:43 PM
Westworld was gone today but I got Ready Player One.
The cast plus Steven Spielberg was signing, chatted with him about watching Jaws in the movie theatre as a 5 year old.
Plus telling him about all the films I love of his, amazing comic con moment.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LuthienDragon on July 22, 2017, 10:01:07 PM
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Went the last two nights. Got in line on Friday at 9am and before reaching sails, flash and Westworld were gone.
I tried for Gotham, big success (my favorite series)

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Oh! Shoot! I want to try for Supernatural! Now I am having second thoughts!
Should I stay or should I go?
I am literally on my way.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jujubaSD on July 23, 2017, 07:04:56 AM
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Went the last two nights. Got in line on Friday at 9am and before reaching sails, flash and Westworld were gone.
I tried for Gotham, big success (my favorite series)

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 You got in the everything line at 9am? For future reference, for a solid chance to pull a ticket (still no guarantee as you may lose), 3am is an ok line up time. But I know people who camp out. I've done a 3 or 4am line up and the popular ones are gone. If you're going for whatever you can get, 3am is good. 5am/6am lineup is dicey depending on the day


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Loliiz on July 23, 2017, 07:11:34 AM
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You got in the everything line at 9am? For future reference, for a solid chance to pull a ticket (still no guarantee as you may lose), 3am is an ok line up time. But I know people who camp out. I've done a 3 or 4am line up and the popular ones are gone. If you're going for whatever you can get, 3am is good. 5am/6am lineup is dicey depending on the day


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Oh I forgot to say: 9am on Friday for SATURDAY'S drawing

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LuthienDragon on July 23, 2017, 07:15:37 AM
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Oh I forgot to say: 9am on Friday for SATURDAY'S drawing

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Yeah, I was at line at 8pm. I was like two meters away to entering the drawing room when they ran out of Supernatural.
I shouldn't have camped out at all. Only 100 peopke is a joke. :(
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jujubaSD on July 23, 2017, 07:22:07 AM
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Oh I forgot to say: 9am on Friday for SATURDAY'S drawing

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  Ah ok. Yeah that's INSANE! I stopped pulling a few years ago because of how insane that is


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LB42 on July 25, 2017, 11:18:19 AM
I'm throwing this out for next year as the best and easiest autograph we have ever gotten. 

Netflix Marvel - did a Defenders cosplay photo shoot that was pretty heavily advertised for that sort of thing, and they noted that anyone attending would get a VERY special surprise.  One member of our group attended and was rewarded with being featured on social media for Defenders, a selfie with Kristen Ritter, a full shot with the cast and all cosplayers, a fastpass to the Netflix experience AND a comic book autographed by each of the Defenders. 

Total Line wait- was about 25 minutes. Total value:  Priceless.   

We will be watching for more things like this in the future.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on July 25, 2017, 11:19:06 AM
After camping out Friday for Saturday my daughter and niece pulled for Riverdale ticket and had success. The line group I was a part of were kidding about this but my family went and did it. Lol
I went to line up to get unto the floor I meet this lady from Orlando, she was in her 60s and there by herself. I told her she was awesome and offered her to sit in my chair while we waited. She bought me a cup of coffee ☕️


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Black_magicat on July 25, 2017, 12:46:37 PM
I camped out was near front of line.... drew and did not get a ticket :(  extremely disapointed. I got back in line and by the time i got up there no more tickets. Very sad :( apparently they took standby people too even though i had asked lady near booth if they were and got a very angry NO and a lecture about it being limited. Bad experience once again and i think now turned me off to try again. I had a better shot going to panels and trying there.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 25, 2017, 12:54:04 PM
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After camping out Friday for Saturday my daughter and niece pulled for Riverdale ticket and had success. The line group I was a part of were kidding about this but my family went and did it. Lol
I went to line up to get unto the floor I meet this lady from Orlando, she was in her 60s and there by herself. I told her she was awesome and offered her to sit in my chair while we waited. She bought me a cup of coffee ☕️


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Very nice of you.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: thawk on July 31, 2017, 07:06:46 AM
I'd like to hear if anyone got a ticket for the Justice League auto - when were you lined up in order to get to draw etc.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: bennyb86 on July 31, 2017, 03:22:48 PM
I do would like to know when people got in line for the Justice League autographs.  Just as a general rule, to have a realistic shot at even drawing when would someone have to be in the everything else line?  I know it would all depend on who is doing autographs and but is there a way and fast rule?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 31, 2017, 03:36:56 PM
Times are all reactionary based on the autographs available and popularity. In my experience the results vary.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on July 31, 2017, 04:06:27 PM
I remember as i think of the question, that SDCC unofficial blog has a page that listed signings and wat was wristband and where to go and check of any at certain booths like Marvel or DC and staff would say how to get into signing at time for the day.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LB42 on July 31, 2017, 07:01:48 PM
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I do would like to know when people got in line for the Justice League autographs.  Just as a general rule, to have a realistic shot at even drawing when would someone have to be in the everything else line?  I know it would all depend on who is doing autographs and but is there a way and fast rule?

Totally agree with DRWHO42 - times and results vary by autograph, day and year.  A family member lined up for Legion on Wednesday night at 7PMand got it. I lined up WB on Thursday at 4:30 PM for a Friday draw and didn't even get to draw. You have to factor in how well they are controlling the line that day, (cutting at the marina), the size of the handicapped line, exhibitors getting there first,  and the popularity of the item.  I don't think there is a rule that can be applied to guarantee results.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on August 03, 2017, 06:09:44 PM
I got atleast 2 from those more accessible and no wristband needed. was 2 comic book makers - one i know and one i didnt but got any ways cause was freebie and transformer comic so cool. i happy i get what i can anytime.
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Post by: Angology on August 03, 2017, 07:33:53 PM
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I got atleast 2 from those more accessible and no wristband needed. was 2 comic book makers - one i know and one i didnt but got any ways cause was freebie and transformer comic so cool. i happy i get what i can anytime.
That is so nice! You discovered someone new. We got some items signed by our favorite artist Lord Mesa. No lines, and a real treat for us.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on August 04, 2017, 04:36:45 AM
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I do would like to know when people got in line for the Justice League autographs.  Just as a general rule, to have a realistic shot at even drawing when would someone have to be in the everything else line?  I know it would all depend on who is doing autographs and but is there a way and fast rule?
Was JL drawing was on a Thursday or Friday I'm asking because we were there early on Saturday everything else line.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on August 04, 2017, 07:28:57 AM
JL drawing was on the Saturday morning - day of the signing.

Pretty much all of the drawings occur the day of. Only exception is TWD.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Booker on August 04, 2017, 03:48:33 PM
For the Justice League signing, were the posters only available to wristband holders?  Did they give out any blank posters to attendees?  I ask because Fox gave out a ton of blank posters, the same ones they used for the signings.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: FBS on August 04, 2017, 11:44:23 PM
I always think that one day id like to try the signings lottery. But then remember you have to be in line super early or even earlier and then I think "nah you're alright."

A wanted to try for The Exorcist cast signing as I like the show and they were signing the new poster. But by the time I looked on Twitter in the morning at about 7am it seemed hopeless.

I always think that there are people that draw a ticket for a show they don't like. Go through the autograph queue and then throw away the poster etc. Does that happen?

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 05, 2017, 08:25:29 AM
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I always think that there are people that draw a ticket for a show they don't like. Go through the autograph queue and then throw away the poster etc. Does that happen?

By chance a couple of years ago I got into a signing for Attack on Titan. I don't know much about it, so I just took the autographed posted and thanked the creator and left. I figured someone at the FoCC Sunday dinner might want it. Lo and behold, less than 30 minutes later I ran into DrWho42 on the exhibit floor and sure enough, he wanted it!

So if anyone ever wins a signing they don't want, I would suggest giving back to the community and offering it up to FoCC people. You never know when you will brighten someone's day, and I can attest that Con Karma is real: what goes around comes around.
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Post by: Loliiz on August 05, 2017, 08:50:27 AM


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I always think that there are people that draw a ticket for a show they don't like. Go through the autograph queue and then throw away the poster etc. Does that happen?

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I guess this happens a lot for the WB signings because is the same line for all the shows. Doesn't feel fair to me, a lot of the signed posters are on eBay now. I wouldn't sell one or.buy one EVER., I'd rather have the whole experience of meeting the cast of a show I love, like I did with Gotham. Buying a signed poster won't give me the hug that Robin Lord Taylor gave me, that is a priceless moment!

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on August 05, 2017, 09:13:11 AM
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I guess this happens a lot for the WB signings because is the same line for all the shows. Doesn't feel fair to me, a lot of the signed posters are on eBay now. I wouldn't sell one or.buy one EVER., I'd rather have the whole experience of meeting the cast of a show I love, like I did with Gotham. Buying a signed poster won't give me the hug that Robin Lord Taylor gave me, that is a priceless moment!

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Im the same way with anything i got signed. have it be a picture, collector card, or comic or anything. those who sale after they get something i call those flippers, they are what caused some comic book makers to start charging to sign a comic over the last years. because i know some and seen or actually met them in person and got lucky to get some signed for free in past but know may have to pay down the line later. but u do find those who try get a stack of comic signed and willing to pay for it at time to flip later. so to me a picture , hand shake , signed comic is priceless. but guess some have had to do so cause financial reasons and others do just to profit. buy i do have a variety of stuff signed and to me that is priceless.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on August 05, 2017, 04:50:46 PM
I just had my brother in law see my Heavy Metal poster signed by Grant Morrison and he was all over it. It sat in the tube for over a year and I rearranged it after getting a new Hellboy 2018 poster from Dark Horse.

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: azul120 on December 06, 2017, 09:54:57 PM
I know it's way off season, but assuming I end up with a regular pass rather than a professional one for this year, how hard are the Marvel ticketed signings (typically for their TV shows/movies) to get for people who have to go through the standard throngs? Being pro certainly gives an (admittedly unfair) advantage.
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Post by: Loliiz on December 06, 2017, 10:06:05 PM
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I know it's way off season, but assuming I end up with a regular pass rather than a professional one for this year, how hard are the Marvel ticketed signings (typically for their TV shows/movies) to get for people who have to go through the standard throngs? Being pro certainly gives an (admittedly unfair) advantage.
I'd like to know too. I have a friend who tried last year. I don't know how many people were in front of us in the everything else line on Saturday but we lined on Friday morning (around 9-10 am) and by the time CCI allowed entrance to the exhibit hall of course the line was already caped for marvel


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ArkhamNightmare on December 06, 2017, 10:08:13 PM
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I know it's way off season, but assuming I end up with a regular pass rather than a professional one for this year, how hard are the Marvel ticketed signings (typically for their TV shows/movies) to get for people who have to go through the standard throngs? Being pro certainly gives an (admittedly unfair) advantage.
I've had pro the past two years, pro for 2017 & I have not known about these advantages. Care to share? The only thing I know of is early entry into preview night.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: azul120 on December 06, 2017, 10:17:58 PM
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I've had pro the past two years, pro for 2017 & I have not known about these advantages. Care to share? The only thing I know of is early entry into preview night.


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There's a separate line for pro people in the mezzanine area that is allowed inside 15/30 minutes earlier.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Roshawn on December 30, 2017, 11:27:55 AM
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I know it's way off season, but assuming I end up with a regular pass rather than a professional one for this year, how hard are the Marvel ticketed signings (typically for their TV shows/movies) to get for people who have to go through the standard throngs? Being pro certainly gives an (admittedly unfair) advantage.

Forget it, you will be wasting your time.  Marvel will run out of tickets. You may make the line, but you wont have the opportunity to draw. The first 450 people are SDCC retailers using regular badges. How do I know this? I was the first one in the pro line. I raced to marvel booth and there was already a line.
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Post by: cabler30 on December 30, 2017, 01:14:44 PM
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Forget it, you will be wasting your time.  Marvel will run out of tickets. You may make the line, but you wont have the opportunity to draw. The first 450 people are SDCC retailers using regular badges. How do I know this? I was the first one in the pro line. I raced to marvel booth and there was already a line.

I can see but might be wrong, we are in the world of part ebay and part own private collectors who value a anything signed by a star or comic maker to get stuff signed and actually keep it. i for one from all i have read and know dont waste time trying to get anything signed unless planned ahead and know to get to the signer early before the crowd start to form any line cause times have changed and now u gotta be aware if it free signed or a charge any so if u know u can afford to for a signed item and that is anything at all then go ahead and wait in line. i miss the old days when it was alot less traffic and u can easily just roam around and get stuff signed by stars by chance and be no lines.
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Post by: PlasticManJr on December 30, 2017, 01:55:09 PM
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The first 450 people are SDCC retailers using regular badges.

Does Marvel even have a policy of excluding attendees with exhibitor badges from their autograph drawings?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on December 30, 2017, 02:30:32 PM
The way i see it, instead of waiting in a long a$$ line for ticket to get whatever they are given to sign that i wait till they at some point are set up in sails area to where u pay a one time fee and can get a picture the star has any and picture with and lines are alot shorter at time. that is how i use to meet stars years ago compared to now.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: darlenealderson on January 31, 2018, 07:26:45 AM
My tip would be to be nice to the people working at the booths! After getting shut out from the Legendary signing in 2015 (Crimson Peak) due to exhibitors rushing the booth, I was upset, but I went to the Lionsgate booth to get my face photoshopped into a Hunger Games poster. I chatted with the security guard there and he gave me a signing wristband (I didn't ask, it was a complete surprise). I did the Marvel swag giveaway at the very end of the con on Sunday of 2015, which happened to be the day before my birthday. Chloe Bennett showed up at the booth and gave me a hug because it was my birthday.

Another instance of being nice/enthusiastic. In 2016, I was chatting with the manager of the Nickelodeon booth, telling him how much I loved All That back in the 90s. He gave me a signing ticket even though they weren't distributing them til the next day.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on January 31, 2018, 11:26:13 AM
Yes, always try be nice to any workers. i went to SDCC 2017 and scored some goods i didnt expect to get cause by chance worker saw a top i wore and liked, so got free bob burger hat, poster tubes at random , and variety other stuff free. yes i can see a booth close cause vendors try get stuff to resale for profit. i saw a news segment about how some stuff in past was worth bank if anyone wanted but wasnt able to go to con at time. people can be vultures i was warned and saw lol. so i be happy anything i want and get anytime. if not get then less gotta carry around lol.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ozzz on April 24, 2018, 09:56:20 AM
Does anyone know how does it work for the CW show signings?

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Post by: jamiesugah on April 24, 2018, 10:02:27 AM
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Does anyone know how does it work for the CW show signings?

Most CW shows are Warner Bros. They're a drawing first thing in the morning in the Sails Pavilion.
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Post by: ozzz on April 24, 2018, 10:11:40 AM
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Most CW shows are Warner Bros. They're a drawing first thing in the morning in the Sails Pavilion.

Thank you I appreciate it  a lot! :)
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Post by: Loliiz on April 24, 2018, 10:20:56 AM
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Most CW shows are Warner Bros. They're a drawing first thing in the morning in the Sails Pavilion.
@ozzz
You have to line up in the everything else line, then inside the convention center go to sails pavilion and find the warner line, it will take outside sails to the back of the convention center and down the stairs, depending on the time you entered the line. It's the same line for all the warner shows of that day. When is your turn, they'll ask you for what show you're trying for, then hand you a bag with tickets and you draw one to know if you win or not. Besides the warner table there's a board with the scheduled signings for the day and their availability at the moment.
Be careful to not confuse lines and to ask someone at anytime if you're not sure the way... It happened to me last year (my first year)

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ozzz on April 24, 2018, 10:34:20 AM
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You have to line up in the everything else line, then inside the convention center go to sails pavilion and find the warner line, it will take outside sails to the back of the convention center and down the stairs, depending on the time you entered the line. It's the same line for all the warner shows of that day. When is your turn, they'll ask you for what show you're trying for, then hand you a bag with tickets and you draw one to know if you win or not. Besides the warner table there's a board with the scheduled signings for the day and their availability at the moment.
Be careful to not confuse lines and to ask someone at anytime if you're not sure the way... It happened to me last year (my first year)

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Thank you this really helps! It's my fourth year and I really never knew how it worked and never asked as well lol i'm glad I found this forum :)
Question, can you draw a ticket for lets say more than one show or is it you have to chose one show only?
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Post by: Dubb on April 24, 2018, 10:44:48 AM
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Thank you this really helps! It's my fourth year and I really never knew how it worked and never asked as well lol i'm glad I found this forum :)
Question, can you draw a ticket for lets say more than one show or is it you have to chose one show only?

One show, but you can get back in line for another.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on April 24, 2018, 11:20:29 AM
We were in the everything else line and kids made their way to the autograph line this is how the board will look in the morning, one draw and if you want to try again you have to get in back of the line. It’s not hard to pick winning ticket, a lot more winning tickets than losing tickets. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180424/25f506fbb0ab1c647690c9deb03aeed1.jpg)


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Dubb on April 24, 2018, 11:23:53 AM
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Post by: vegasndn on April 24, 2018, 11:32:33 AM
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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: stl_ben on April 24, 2018, 12:30:54 PM
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Does anyone know how does it work for the CW show signings?
Just for reference what everyone has mentioned is how it has been done the last few years.  There have been hints and mentions that there will be a major change to their system this year though.  Nothing official, just something to watch out for.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 24, 2018, 12:31:48 PM
People at WonderCon (including the DC people running all of the DC signings) said that they thought it was very likely that they would have online lotteries for autographs at SDCC this year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on April 24, 2018, 03:07:30 PM
If u get mail saying online, just try choose all so that way u get something better then nothing.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ozzz on May 21, 2018, 11:53:21 AM
I just noticed the WC online exclusive signings lottery  opened 3 weeks before the start of the con

Do you guys think SDCC will do the same with dates as in open it 3 weeks before the con?
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Post by: Transmute Jun on May 21, 2018, 11:59:59 AM
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I just noticed the WC online exclusive signings lottery  opened 3 weeks before the start of the con

Do you guys think SDCC will do the same with dates as in open it 3 weeks before the con?

It seems like a reasonable timeline.
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Post by: clarrkkent on May 22, 2018, 01:58:13 PM
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If u get mail saying online, just try choose all so that way u get something better then nothing.

And it’s this mindset that makes online lotteries less appealing. The lack of effort required significantly dilutes the odds. Hopefully there is a limit (attached to member ID) to the number of signings a person can enter for.


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: cabler30 on May 23, 2018, 12:24:32 PM
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And it’s this mindset that makes online lotteries less appealing. The lack of effort required significantly dilutes the odds. Hopefully there is a limit (attached to member ID) to the number of signings a person can enter for.


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Yea, i not sure if they gonna limit how many u can try for or let u try for all and have be the luck of the draw or randomness of the lottery if u get all or at least get 1 or 2 of of any that u wanted to check out.
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Post by: SamTurtledove on May 23, 2018, 01:19:01 PM


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Yea, i not sure if they gonna limit how many u can try for or let u try for all and have be the luck of the draw or randomness of the lottery if u get all or at least get 1 or 2 of of any that u wanted to check out.

No one does, right now!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: spoox on June 23, 2018, 11:24:48 AM
Noob question here... Where do you go to pull tickets/wristbands for signings? I tried last year for the Exorcist, I stood in some line outside for over an hour and was at the Sails pavilion at around 6am and when I asked the security people directing, they had no idea. I finally got in some other line and then someone told me it was already over.
Is there a certain place you start lining up outside? because I seemed to end up in the general entree line to get in the sales pavilion each time.

PS.. I got lucky, because when I told one of the FOX booth employees my ordeal, he gave me 2 tickets to the signing! :D

Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 23, 2018, 02:20:51 PM
You were in the right line. The 'Everything Else' line goes into the Sails and from there it splits off into the signings, exclusives and Ballroom 20 lines. The reason it was over by the time you got in is because the people at the front of the line who got in at 6 m participated and pulled all of the winning tickets.

However, this year all signs point to having the autographs allocated online, so the system will likely be different.

Glad you got lucky and were able to attend the signing anyway!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: spoox on June 23, 2018, 08:32:54 PM
another question..sorry. Where is this so called "Professionals" line? I been Pro for several years now and I have yet to find it. I always end up in the regular crown and get put back in it no matter where I go lol
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ozzz on June 26, 2018, 08:36:35 AM
So here we go save the date for July 2nd :)

https://sdccblog.com/2018/06/signs-point-to-san-diego-comic-con-2018-utilizing-online-lottery-for-autograph-system/
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Vapors on June 26, 2018, 03:48:28 PM
Missed this with all the info that's been flowing through today, but according to SDCC's Unofficial Blog updated Voltron info, seems like the Limited Tickets will be done the normal way like in years past.

https://sdccblog.com/2018/06/voltron-flies-into-sdcc-2018-with-panel-exclusive-poster-signing/

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[UPDATE June 26] We now have details on the signing: Saturday, July 21, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Autograph Area. Scheduled to appear at the signing will be Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, Rhys Darby, and Bex Taylor-Klaus. Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Saturday at 9:00am in the Autograph Area.

Maybe this is an exception.  Maybe SDCC will change their minds later.  But for now, this gives us some insight that the Autograph system will be in place for only the big booths signings and not for Limited Signings in the Sails.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ozzz on June 27, 2018, 04:47:22 PM
The Portal for exclusive merchandise is now open!! :D

Good luck to you all lol
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ozzz on July 03, 2018, 07:31:52 AM
Have you guys submitted for the signings yet??

I submitted mine this morning !

Good luck to you all! :D
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: darlenealderson on July 03, 2018, 07:41:51 AM
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another question..sorry. Where is this so called "Professionals" line? I been Pro for several years now and I have yet to find it. I always end up in the regular crown and get put back in it no matter where I go lol

No clue, either. I've tried every year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DaveG on July 03, 2018, 08:04:58 AM
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No clue, either. I've tried every year.

Took me a few years to find it.  No one I ever asked seemed to know.  Basically, enter the sails pavilion from the side adjoining Ballroom 20.  Walk straight through the sails pavilion and exit the other side.  Take a left.  Go down the escalators and go right.  From there you should see signs (or the line itself). There's always an SDCC person at the front of the line making sure it stays in order and doesn't move until he says so.  Typically, they communicate with other lines and try to coordinate so they all enter the exhibit hall at the same time.  Of course you will hear stories how one year they got held up and entered 20 minutes or so after everyone else or the year they got to enter the hall before everyone else.  Take your pick.  The pro line can also get quite long, but typically doesn't start to get really long until a few hours before the exhibit hall opens.  In the morning, you'd have to be in the "everything else" line to get to it after they let you in the building.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Sakura17 on July 03, 2018, 03:56:06 PM
Really hoping that we get the opportunity to get more than 1 exclusive signing. I picked 2 that I thought may not be as popular as a safety since they were new shows at least I would potentially get one. The other ones that I really want would be the wb shows (arrow and the flash) and DC theatrical. Really hoping I didn't just lose my opportunity on getting one that I really wanted. It's kinda interesting in how the interest list is formed. I asked CCI if they would be able to change the way it's showing since maybe the ones on top would be a more higher preference. They said it's not based on that order that you see and that the computer will randomize everything. I think after July 12, we should compare and see if the slots that we got chosen were the ones that were originally shown on top of the interest list. 
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: azul120 on July 11, 2018, 12:14:18 PM
24 hour reminder to sign up for any lottery you wish. There doesn't seem to be any way to cancel interest though in case you change your mind about a slot.

I ended up pulling the trigger on all mystery WB slots just in case there happened to be something I wanted. I would really hope for the possibility of trading (away from suspicious eyes) in cases where people ended up winning that which the other was more interested in.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: FlamedLiquid on July 12, 2018, 07:24:05 AM
For the big drawing/lottery autographs are you allowed to have an item you bring signed instead of the poster they generally have the cast sign?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: GusGus23462 on July 12, 2018, 07:25:48 AM
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For the big drawing/lottery autographs are you allowed to have an item you bring signed instead of the poster they generally have the cast sign?

For the WB never! Fox is also a stickler for this too, but I’ve heard OCCASIONALLY it’s happened. I’d go in with the answer being no.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Jason on July 12, 2018, 07:39:20 AM
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For the big drawing/lottery autographs are you allowed to have an item you bring signed instead of the poster they generally have the cast sign?

Fox has not allowed that in years. They used to tell you it was up to the talent, but now it's just no.

WB is a big no and they will kick you out of line for pulling out personal items. Last year I just touched my back pocket to put my wristband away and they swarmed me to ask what I was doing.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: dcol on July 12, 2018, 10:48:48 AM
Since you cannot bring your own thing, will they have cast photos available for signing? Hoping to score a CW signing
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: indiglow on July 12, 2018, 10:52:36 AM
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Since you cannot bring your own thing, will they have cast photos available for signing? Hoping to score a CW signing

They'll give you a show poster.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Dubb on July 12, 2018, 11:05:03 AM
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Since you cannot bring your own thing, will they have cast photos available for signing? Hoping to score a CW signing

It'll be a small promotional poster for the show they are signing for.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: darlenealderson on July 12, 2018, 12:36:28 PM
I got a theatrical sized poster at the Hunger Games signing a few years ago.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 12, 2018, 12:49:29 PM
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I got a theatrical sized poster at the Hunger Games signing a few years ago.
That poster was huge and was also on heavy paper-stock.
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Post by: ahbbb on July 12, 2018, 02:10:33 PM
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That poster was huge and was also on heavy paper-stock.

Was that a WB signing?


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: jamiesugah on July 12, 2018, 02:44:33 PM
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Was that a WB signing?


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Hunger Games would have been Lionsgate. I was in line for something at the booth beside it and got occasional glimpses at the cast.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 12, 2018, 02:46:37 PM
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Hunger Games would have been Lionsgate. I was in line for something at the booth beside it and got occasional glimpses at the cast.
Confirmed - It was Lionsgate.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ozzz on July 12, 2018, 02:58:27 PM
I got a free Hunger games T-shirt at their booth. I was just walking by and all of a sudden i find myself in a line, didn't know what they were giving away but in less than 5 minutes I was out of the line with a free T-shirt
I think I was a the right place, right time lol
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: LB42 on July 12, 2018, 07:36:32 PM
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I got a free Hunger games T-shirt at their booth. I was just walking by and all of a sudden i find myself in a line, didn't know what they were giving away but in less than 5 minutes I was out of the line with a free T-shirt
I think I was a the right place, right time lol

That's how I found Lionsgate myself and since then, I've made them a priority. Those Hunger games posters were unique.  I've never gotten a poster of that size for any of their other properties.  But I've always gotten a fair shake with Lionsgate. I think they are generally one of the better on floor autograph distributers.  The tickets are first come first serve, they manage lines etc; whereas Marvel is a lottery, and Legendary (not here this year) was a joke.  I was actually one of the first 20 "attendees" on the floor (even rode down the elevator with the security guards) and the line was already capped when I got to that booth.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ozzz on July 13, 2018, 11:52:47 AM
Check your CCI accounts exclusives and signings have been confrimed!! :D

Anyone get anything??
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: thawk on July 13, 2018, 12:28:00 PM
I got skunked - didn't get a single thing via Exclusives portal :(
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Jason on July 13, 2018, 12:29:26 PM
Didn't win a thing. Thank God everything is a raffle now.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ahbbb on July 13, 2018, 12:33:18 PM
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Hunger Games would have been Lionsgate. I was in line for something at the booth beside it and got occasional glimpses at the cast.
That explains the difference in the posters.
Thanks for confirming.



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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: vegasndn on July 13, 2018, 12:36:04 PM
Family didn’t win any autograph signings


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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ozzz on July 13, 2018, 12:37:18 PM
I got nothing either! :(

I saw some people on twitter reporting they got 4 things!

Anyways looking at this on the bright side I won't be wasting time in another line and we know time is very precious at comic con lol

There's so much more to do and I still like this process for next year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Boukenred on July 13, 2018, 01:17:44 PM
Got Space Odyssey, Black Lightning and Geoff Johns.

If anyone interested in those, I’m looking to trade for a My Hero Academia signing for it.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Loliiz on July 13, 2018, 01:24:46 PM
Isn't that still in sails? For lining up?
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Got Space Odyssey, Black Lightning and Geoff Johns.

If anyone interested in those, I’m looking to trade for a My Hero Academia signing for it.

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: dkd on July 13, 2018, 01:26:30 PM
FYI--

We are running a poll to gauge success rates:

https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=9764.0
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ALF on July 13, 2018, 02:55:30 PM
Anyone know if you can bring your own comics for signing? Won a DC signing.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Jason on July 13, 2018, 05:26:59 PM
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Anyone know if you can bring your own comics for signing? Won a DC signing.

Yes, you can take up to 3. Who did you win? I wanted Tom King but struck out on everything.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Carlo on July 13, 2018, 07:26:23 PM
Infinity war signing friday?

https://www.marvel.com/articles/live-events/sdcc18-schedule-autographs-page
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Vapors on July 13, 2018, 11:05:12 PM
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Infinity war signing friday?

https://www.marvel.com/articles/live-events/sdcc18-schedule-autographs-page

Well that won't be a crapshow for sure.  Nope.

I imagine its going to just be Jeremy Renner.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: FlamedLiquid on July 13, 2018, 11:09:37 PM
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Well that won't be a crapshow for sure.  Nope.

I imagine its going to just be Jeremy Renner.


He wasn't in the movie though

Maybe just Sam Jackson. :p
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Cut That Meat on July 13, 2018, 11:15:23 PM
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Well that won't be a crapshow for sure.  Nope.

I imagine its going to just be Jeremy Renner.

They had an IW signing at D23 last year and it turned out to be only Josh Brolin (no disrespect, but obviously people were expecting much more especially considering how many of them showed up to the live action presentation).
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: FBS on July 14, 2018, 12:00:36 AM
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Well that won't be a crapshow for sure.  Nope.

I imagine its going to just be Jeremy Renner.
It will be the Russo Brothers as they are already in town.

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: kat_sydney on July 15, 2018, 02:13:34 AM
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They had an IW signing at D23 last year and it turned out to be only Josh Brolin (no disrespect, but obviously people were expecting much more especially considering how many of them showed up to the live action presentation).

Yep, one of my friends lined up for I don't know how many hours (but completely overnight).  He still considered himself lucky he got the signing at all, but obviously the 'overnight camping' was in anticipation of it being more than one actor.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: merathanel on July 15, 2018, 09:56:17 AM
Kind of a noob question, but is there a list somewhere of all the signings that aren't through the SDCC lottery portal?  The only one I'm aware of is The Walking Dead (which I'm not sure how to try for).


I got nothing through the lottery and now I'm seeing a ton of posts on FB of people who got stuff they didn't want, trying to trade for other stuff. :( 
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: TheNeck on July 15, 2018, 10:13:59 AM
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Kind of a noob question, but is there a list somewhere of all the signings that aren't through the SDCC lottery portal?  The only one I'm aware of is The Walking Dead (which I'm not sure how to try for).


I got nothing through the lottery and now I'm seeing a ton of posts on FB of people who got stuff they didn't want, trying to trade for other stuff. :(
here is a good list of all the autographs during SDCC, which include quiet a bit not part of the lottery portal.

https://sdccblog.com/2018/07/announced-autograph-and-signing-schedule-for-sdcc-2018/
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: merathanel on July 15, 2018, 10:15:19 AM
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here is a good list of all the autographs during SDCC, which include quiet a bit not part of the lottery portal.

https://sdccblog.com/2018/07/announced-autograph-and-signing-schedule-for-sdcc-2018/

Thanks so much!!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Jason on July 16, 2018, 09:00:39 AM
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Kind of a noob question, but is there a list somewhere of all the signings that aren't through the SDCC lottery portal?  The only one I'm aware of is The Walking Dead (which I'm not sure how to try for).


I got nothing through the lottery and now I'm seeing a ton of posts on FB of people who got stuff they didn't want, trying to trade for other stuff. :(

For The Walking Dead, you need to go through the booth experience and then pull a ticket at the end. The earlier you go the better, because they just throw the losers back in the bag. I have never won but I did see two people winning last year.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Karin on July 17, 2018, 06:09:39 PM
Do we have any idea what the WB signings will be yet? They are gonna tell us before the con day aren't they? Haha
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: susanml10881 on July 17, 2018, 07:52:35 PM
More like day of? Lol.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Dubb on July 17, 2018, 10:27:54 PM
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Do we have any idea what the WB signings will be yet? They are gonna tell us before the con day aren't they? Haha

Aquaman, Shazam, Godzilla, Lego Movie 2, and Fantastic Beasts
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 18, 2018, 01:59:20 AM
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Missed this with all the info that's been flowing through today, but according to SDCC's Unofficial Blog updated Voltron info, seems like the Limited Tickets will be done the normal way like in years past.

https://sdccblog.com/2018/06/voltron-flies-into-sdcc-2018-with-panel-exclusive-poster-signing/

Maybe this is an exception.  Maybe SDCC will change their minds later.  But for now, this gives us some insight that the Autograph system will be in place for only the big booths signings and not for Limited Signings in the Sails.

Update on Voltron guests at the signing

from Voltron (https://twitter.com/Voltron/status/1019326886604886016)

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@Voltron 12h12 hours ago

Plan accordingly Paladins. See you soon! #Voltron #SDCC2018 @Comic_Con

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiVgZrAWkAIz7EO.jpg)

Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Angology on July 19, 2018, 06:04:31 PM
WB TV signing schedule
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eta: Added TV to description above.

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Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Neckron666 on November 07, 2018, 12:28:33 PM
I have a question around the exclusive signings. My friend won Krypton signing this year and had to go to Sails in the morning to get a special wristband showing ID, badge and confirmation. My question is if I didnt win a signing for 2019 but wanted to go to one could i buy the signing off someone and have them come to sails with me in the morning and have me get the wristband instead of them (they say please give this person the wristband here's my confirmation etc). Its nice getting a signed poster but i want to be the one getting it from the people rather than them selling it to me after the signing.

Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: realninjaturtle on November 07, 2018, 12:33:02 PM
If you did not get the lottery pick, then some of the signings will still allow wristbands on a first come basis after the allotted lottery times.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: tsnyder on November 08, 2018, 12:48:09 PM
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I have a question around the exclusive signings. My friend won Krypton signing this year and had to go to Sails in the morning to get a special wristband showing ID, badge and confirmation. My question is if I didnt win a signing for 2019 but wanted to go to one could i buy the signing off someone and have them come to sails with me in the morning and have me get the wristband instead of them (they say please give this person the wristband here's my confirmation etc). Its nice getting a signed poster but i want to be the one getting it from the people rather than them selling it to me after the signing.

No they aren't transferable.  They could try and remove the wristband and give to you but even that they try and make it tight so you won't be able to do that.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: chocolateshake on November 08, 2018, 01:06:09 PM
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No they aren't transferable.  They could try and remove the wristband and give to you but even that they try and make it tight so you won't be able to do that.

They put on the wristbands pretty tight to prevent that.  I asked that they not put mine on so tight so they backed off a bit.  It was still pretty tight.  The wristband I got was also very stiff, not like one of the stretchy ones you might be able to wiggle out of.  It was more like a handcuff.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: realninjaturtle on November 08, 2018, 01:09:41 PM
But what they will do, and I have done it before, is put the wristband on someone else who is with you in line. You just say, you can't be there but your cousin (or whomever) can.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: chocolateshake on November 08, 2018, 04:05:49 PM
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But what they will do, and I have done it before, is put the wristband on someone else who is with you in line. You just say, you can't be there but your cousin (or whomever) can.

I guess it's up to the person putting on the wristband.  When I got mine someone else asked if they could do that and they said the person who got the wristband had to match the name on the list.  They asked for ID.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: azul120 on February 22, 2019, 11:59:16 PM
I have a question: is there anyone here who entered who had a guest badge registration and thus didn't have their registration linked to their ID? I'd like to know if you were still able to enter any of the lotteries.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: FlamedLiquid on February 25, 2019, 06:02:34 AM
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I have a question: is there anyone here who entered who had a guest badge registration and thus didn't have their registration linked to their ID? I'd like to know if you were still able to enter any of the lotteries.

Do you mean like a guest to a Professional badge?

If so I went as a guest to a Professional last year and was able to enter the lotto
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Dubb on March 08, 2019, 03:34:26 PM
Looks like WonderCon has implemented a point system for the number of drawings you can enter per day.

The bad: a limit to the number of signings you can enter

The good: you can enter one drawing multiple times until your point allotment is spent!

https://sdccblog.com/2019/03/wondercon-anaheim-2019-autograph-lottery-portal-now-open/
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: FlamedLiquid on March 08, 2019, 06:49:15 PM
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Looks like WonderCon has implemented a point system for the number of drawings you can enter per day.

The bad: a limit to the number of signings you can enter

The good: you can enter one drawing multiple times until your point allotment is spent!

https://sdccblog.com/2019/03/wondercon-anaheim-2019-autograph-lottery-portal-now-open/


I wonder whst happens when no one or very little people put in points for a non popular signing then? If SDCC does something similar and does another signing for say a show like Krypton, I bet mlst will be putiing in points on Cw shows amd movie signings.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: Kitty on March 09, 2019, 02:14:43 AM
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I wonder whst happens when no one or very little people put in points for a non popular signing then? If SDCC does something similar and does another signing for say a show like Krypton, I bet mlst will be putiing in points on Cw shows amd movie signings.
Maybe give away the extra spots?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: omraged9 on March 09, 2019, 07:15:03 PM
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I wonder whst happens when no one or very little people put in points for a non popular signing then? If SDCC does something similar and does another signing for say a show like Krypton, I bet mlst will be putiing in points on Cw shows amd movie signings.

Last year, after the Saturday wristbands were given out at the WB dispensing booth, we asked the WB people if they would be willing to give us the non-claimed wristbands and they said no. So if they still follow that procedure, they'll just have less people in line for certain signings. Though I can't imagine with 100K+ CC attendees that they won't have enough fans to sign up for each signing.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: freem118 on March 10, 2019, 03:20:43 PM
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Last year, after the Saturday wristbands were given out at the WB dispensing booth, we asked the WB people if they would be willing to give us the non-claimed wristbands and they said no. So if they still follow that procedure, they'll just have less people in line for certain signings. Though I can't imagine with 100K+ CC attendees that they won't have enough fans to sign up for each signing.

That was the crucial problem last year by not having a decline button or penalty for not picking up your winning wristband. Some WB signings only lasted 10 minutes instead of 30-60 due to the amount of winners not attending. Such a shame for fans who would've loved to have the chance.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: azul120 on March 10, 2019, 06:40:21 PM
Was it a "Show's over, folks" type deal where the signers were just escorted out?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: freem118 on March 10, 2019, 07:28:56 PM
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Was it a "Show's over, folks" type deal where the signers were just escorted out?

Basically! It seemed like the publicity, fanfare, etc was a much bigger priority than fans. Guess we shall see how it works out at WonderCon.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: azul120 on March 10, 2019, 07:58:23 PM
They let extras come through if time permits at WC.

This year at SDCC if WB continues with this I endorse a riot. Well not so much a riot as much as a stink raising if they don't at least let you say hi to the stars.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: omraged9 on March 10, 2019, 08:38:42 PM
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They let extras come through if time permits at WC.

This year at SDCC if WB continues with this I endorse a riot. Well not so much a riot as much as a stink raising if they don't at least let you say hi to the stars.

Just curious, where do you line up if the WB staff allows non-wristbanded attendees in the line if time permits? Do you line up at the end of the wristbanded line? I presume they don't allow you to hang out at the booth line entrance, right? I always see the security guards clear people out from that area so the hallway doesn't get too crowded.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: DRWHO42 on March 10, 2019, 10:26:55 PM
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That was the crucial problem last year by not having a decline button or penalty for not picking up your winning wristband. Some WB signings only lasted 10 minutes instead of 30-60 due to the amount of winners not attending. Such a shame for fans who would've loved to have the chance.
This was my biggest frustration and concern with lotteries. When there we no shows WB was told by the powers that be to not allow overflow or redistribute.

I heard and saw a lot rumblings regarding no shows and signings were sped up since a lot did not show up.

It is a shame over all and the losers were true fans who lost out meeting the favorite actor / actress / director.

Personally I only entered drawings for properties I like.

Hopefully this year there are a few enhancements to reduce shut outs.
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: azul120 on March 11, 2019, 01:25:12 AM
It wasn't WB's doing? Fox was able to allow overflow lines for their signings as were others despite going by the online lottery system. Should one of us try emailing Comic-con regarding this?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: karli2067 on March 11, 2019, 12:00:41 PM
for what its worth the dc autograph line had non wristbanded people lined up right after the wristband people.  when I came up to join the line for the aquaman signing I was placed at what looked like the middle of the line but in reality the line people knew what guy started the non-wristbanders so as signing winners came up she just placed them in front of him.  it seemed like chaos but they handled it well.  I'm not sure if any of the overflow got to go through but when the lady behind me asked the dc line man at the front of line if he thought any of them would get through (she had a nephew back there) he said he was really hoping to get some in.  he basically said he gets the cast for a very limited time but he was going to push as many people through as possible.  it was an absolute circus around that booth but I feel like they handled very well so it would be nice if the wb could do the same
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: ALF on March 11, 2019, 03:07:40 PM
Anything is better then what they do at Marvel....reminds me of a Southwest flight...everyone run and grab a seat!
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: azul120 on March 11, 2019, 05:33:54 PM
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for what its worth the dc autograph line had non wristbanded people lined up right after the wristband people.  when I came up to join the line for the aquaman signing I was placed at what looked like the middle of the line but in reality the line people knew what guy started the non-wristbanders so as signing winners came up she just placed them in front of him.  it seemed like chaos but they handled it well.  I'm not sure if any of the overflow got to go through but when the lady behind me asked the dc line man at the front of line if he thought any of them would get through (she had a nephew back there) he said he was really hoping to get some in.  he basically said he gets the cast for a very limited time but he was going to push as many people through as possible.  it was an absolute circus around that booth but I feel like they handled very well so it would be nice if the wb could do the same

Oh cool. If they do one for WW 1984 I might try that way if I don't win online.

BTW when and how did they announce the signings?
Title: Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
Post by: karli2067 on March 13, 2019, 10:27:45 AM
I can't speak for the other autograph signings but I know for the aquaman one they sent me directions on when and where to pick up my wristband but I didn't know which signing I had won until that morning when the guy at the wb/dc wristband table told me. when I expressed interest in the signings on the portal they were not announced--it just said theatrical cast.  everyone online had assumed which movies they were but nothing was confirmed beforehand--I just knew I would be thrilled with any of them