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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #405 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!

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #406 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!

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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.

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #407 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?

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #408 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.

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #409 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.

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #410 on: March 10, 2019, 06:40:21 PM »
Was it a "Show's over, folks" type deal where the signers were just escorted out?

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #411 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.

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #412 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.

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #413 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.

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Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #414 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 were 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 their 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.
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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #415 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?

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #416 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

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #417 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!

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #418 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?

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Re: Autograph Tips and Tricks for SDCC
« Reply #419 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