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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2019, 06:05:12 PM »
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My friend had under 400 and got tickets.  But yes I think they then take an average of all posts to determine who will get tickets.  This makes sense because they are looking for those who are active on the forum and not someone who created an account to just get tickets every year.  100% not saying that is what you did, but we both know a lot did.  I do realize that their method will still exclude some, unfortunately, that can't be prevented.  It is a fair way to distribute the tickets though.

I hope that the calculation is a bit more systematic.  I mean, someone creating an account, say five years with a count of 500 from five years ago and no recent activity seems to have a better chance of getting picked than someone new with recent activity of 100 count, that is trying to get to know people and be active.
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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2019, 06:06:08 PM »
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Just like I say this is one man's opinion...and also trying to get first timers to understand that it is not that easy to get into this event and plan accordingly.

Can't the same be said about Comic-Con itself? You need to register for a member ID by a specific time, jump through hoops in order to make sure you know the rules (and to get a better chance, jump through even more hoops to join a buying group and figure out how they work), and people who went the previous year get an extra privilege.
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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2019, 10:03:52 PM »
I'm hoping to get tix too! Last year I did the corn challenge to try to win a prototype. I sucked at it lol I shouldn't have ate dinner first!

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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2019, 06:45:01 AM »
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I hope that the calculation is a bit more systematic.  I mean, someone creating an account, say five years with a count of 500 from five years ago and no recent activity seems to have a better chance of getting picked than someone new with recent activity of 100 count, that is trying to get to know people and be active.

I would love to actually see how they do it!  However, my guess is the marketing team does it and not math majors.  So I guess it really depends on how data can be pulled from the forum.  I am assuming that it just pulls final post count and day last active.   If it can pull activity by year then things could really be different.  But then can they set the time frame or does the system automatically do calendar year.  They could also just decide we are going random this year.

So really all we can do is enter and hope for the best.  I do like guessing how it's done though.
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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #64 on: May 07, 2019, 08:31:30 AM »
Thank you to those who have shared their waitlist stories I am glad that there is hope when you don’t buy tickets. I have been one of the few who have gotten tickets into the cart but have not been able to check out in time before they sold out. Waitlisted and haven’t gotten in. Just my luck but praying I get a chance to get tickets this year


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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #65 on: May 07, 2019, 11:11:58 AM »
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Thank you to those who have shared their waitlist stories I am glad that there is hope when you don’t buy tickets. I have been one of the few who have gotten tickets into the cart but have not been able to check out in time before they sold out. Waitlisted and haven’t gotten in. Just my luck but praying I get a chance to get tickets this year


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Lol I can assure you that you are not one of the few but one of the many who've made it to the cart only to have them sold out.  I'm in the same boat hoping for an email for presale this year or worst case try for general sale when that opens up and hopefully luck out.

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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #66 on: May 07, 2019, 12:17:04 PM »
The thrill of getting tickets to Fundays is quite memorable.

The thrill of getting tickets to Fundays off the waitlist?  I can't imagine the emotions, but I'm sure an epic freakout would be in order!
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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #67 on: May 07, 2019, 12:51:06 PM »
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Lol I can assure you that you are not one of the few but one of the many who've made it to the cart only to have them sold out.  I'm in the same boat hoping for an email for presale this year or worst case try for general sale when that opens up and hopefully luck out.
Thanks and I hope you and I end up with tickets!! Just throwing it out there, want to be my plus one if I get tickets and you can do the same for me?


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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #68 on: May 07, 2019, 02:18:58 PM »
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Thanks and I hope you and I end up with tickets!! Just throwing it out there, want to be my plus one if I get tickets and you can do the same for me?


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Works for me, think we need as much help/luck as we can get lol

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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #69 on: May 07, 2019, 02:59:07 PM »
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Works for me, think we need as much help/luck as we can get lol
Lol great! Yeah definitely hoping for more luck. Just followed you so that I can contact you directly when that happens.


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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2019, 03:39:09 PM »
Is this fun even for someone not into Funkos?

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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #71 on: May 07, 2019, 03:46:50 PM »
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Is this fun even for someone not into Funkos?

Some of it would be fun, but there is a decent potion of the night taken up by product announcements and the awards ceremony for the funkofunatic board.
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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2019, 11:35:09 AM »
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Can't the same be said about Comic-Con itself? You need to register for a member ID by a specific time, jump through hoops in order to make sure you know the rules (and to get a better chance, jump through even more hoops to join a buying group and figure out how they work), and people who went the previous year get an extra privilege.

There’s no special privilege if you went last year. If you were a board member yeah. But not if you went last year.


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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2019, 11:44:56 AM »
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There’s no special privilege if you went last year. If you were a board member yeah. But not if you went last year.


Didn't say there was. My point was that like SDCC, it favors people who have been around for longer and gotten to know the ins and outs of getting in.
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Re: SDCC Funko Fundays 2019
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2019, 12:20:42 PM »
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Didn't say there was. My point was that like SDCC, it favors people who have been around for longer and gotten to know the ins and outs of getting in.
Apologies my misunderstanding I didn’t get what part of what you say was referencing what.


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