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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2020, 04:56:55 AM »
I think it's an interesting idea but not sure I'd pop in for anything. I'd be curious to see how it all works out.

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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2020, 06:55:08 AM »
Easy pass, if this is what it is I'll quickly be requesting a refund.

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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2020, 12:02:30 PM »
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It'll be interesting to see how this works out--

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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2020, 07:21:17 PM »
After reading the other SDCC cancellation thread, it did make me wonder: why would Hollywood studios participate in an exclusive con? At this point, the studios have lost a lot of money not being able to release their movies. I would expect them to want to mass promote their movies instead of keeping content exclusive for specific comic con fans. Why bother with celeb meet & greets and autograph giveaways to comic con fans then they can open these contests and giveaways up to fans worldwide? Same with exclusive panels when they can hold a general panel and put it on Youtube and allow everyone to watch?

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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2020, 07:32:32 PM »
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After reading the other SDCC cancellation thread, it did make me wonder: why would Hollywood studios participate in an exclusive con? At this point, the studios have lost a lot of money not being able to release their movies. I would expect them to want to mass promote their movies instead of keeping content exclusive for specific comic con fans. Why bother with celeb meet & greets and autograph giveaways to comic con fans then they can open these contests and giveaways up to fans worldwide? Same with exclusive panels when they can hold a general panel and put it on Youtube and allow everyone to watch?

Branding.  In pop culture the SDCC brand pulls a lot of weight.  Also maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship.  Sooner or later, there will be another comic-con at the convention center.  But they don't need to be exclusive.  They never are.  Studios promote their products across as many outlets as they can.  Even that "exclusive" comic-con clip is on youtube shortly.
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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2020, 08:48:20 PM »
I guess that's what confuses me. If the studio participations in a virtual SDCC are not exclusive, then why would we regular attendees want to pay for this virtual comic con?

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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2020, 09:58:16 AM »
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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2020, 03:20:15 PM »
Panels is one thing. That is doable virtually. But how they going to do the rest of it? Are they going to have the Funko and other lotteries virtual? Would they set up a storefront for every vendor? Would they honor the badge days? Sounds like a cluster%@#$ to me. Swag and offsite events would be gone.

Most definitely not worth the badge price. And what about those with lousy or no internet connection?

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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2020, 04:29:31 PM »
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Panels is one thing. That is doable virtually. But how they going to do the rest of it? Are they going to have the Funko and other lotteries virtual? Would they set up a storefront for every vendor? Would they honor the badge days? Sounds like a cluster%@#$ to me. Swag and offsite events would be gone.

The Funko lottery (or any popular vendor exclusive lottery) is probably just about the only thing that would work better virtually, in my opinion. And as much as it may be a cluster, I don’t think anyone can argue that the in-person Funko/Hasbro/etc booths aren’t a cluster either.

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Most definitely not worth the badge price. And what about those with lousy or no internet connection?

Most people have internet. If they don’t, why would this be SDCC’s problem? Going to SDCC requires internet use as well (to buy/coordinate badges, get email with barcode, book hotels, etc)
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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2020, 06:44:51 PM »
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Most definitely not worth the badge price.

I really don't understand why people keep thinking that CCI will keep the money people paid for comic-con and then just give them a virtual one instead.  I think that virtual comic-con will either be much cheaper or free.

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Swag and offsite events would be gone.

Why's that?  We got swag in the mail last year even with real comic-con.  There have been virtual offsites before.  ELE who puts on a bunch of offsites at comic-con has already announced their virtual mini-con.  Some of the offsites could be done virtually since they have sizeable VR experiences.  Everything from the HBO one last year to the Blade Runner one to the Mr. Robot one To the Mr. Mercedes one to the Legendary one from years gone by.  I even ask if I can just do it at home since being a germophobe, I don't want to use a headset some else just sweated all over.  Legendary did have disposable face protectors.  Even with those, in the age of covid, there's no way I would share a VR headset with anyone.


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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2020, 08:30:21 PM »
For those hoping for a big virtual SDCC... you might look at what they did for WonderCon. They posted about it, what, Friday night? They did exactly one panel.

I think we'll get things, and more than we got for WonderCon, but I'd temper my expectations. I also personally think it's much more likely EW or even the studios will do cool virtual panels than CCI will.

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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2020, 08:50:41 PM »
I think Wondercon posted a bunch of old panels too, but it definitely wasn't a major web presence. And, sadly, there wasn't much follow through. They encouraged people to dress up at home and post pictures for their "cosplay contest", saying they would feature ten of them... it's been over a week and they haven't featured anyone.

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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2020, 08:56:19 PM »
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I think Wondercon posted a bunch of old panels too, but it definitely wasn't a major web presence. And, sadly, there wasn't much follow through. They encouraged people to dress up at home and post pictures for their "cosplay contest", saying they would feature ten of them... it's been over a week and they haven't featured anyone.

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Yes, they did post some old panels - but I mean only one 2020 panel.

As for the cosplay, to be fair, if you checked the tag, there were hardly any entries. They gave like NO notice on any of it though.

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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
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Re: Virtual SD Comic-Con Programming?
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2020, 02:38:01 PM »
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As for the cosplay, to be fair, if you checked the tag, there were hardly any entries. They gave like NO notice on any of it though.

There were a few hundred entries - including mine, which I spent a decent amount of time doing my makeup for - although admittedly most of them seemed to have been taken at previous cons instead of actually "at home".

But irregardless, it does drive home the point that while a good (or even great) "virtual" con might be possible, I don't know that CCI has the skillset to run one. As of this year at least.