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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2021, 01:16:05 AM »
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Kinda disappointed with ECCC but since it’s not the usual time of year we’ll just go and enjoy Seattle.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2021, 07:41:12 AM »
Same here. The sad thing is, between SiliCon, CCSE and ECCC, SiliCon had the best guest selection/panels. I didn't expect that....

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2021, 07:44:39 AM »
A lot of con regulars aren’t ready to go back to cons, and A-listers have filming conflicts + studios that don’t want them attending cons.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2021, 10:08:16 AM »
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A lot of con regulars aren’t ready to go back to cons, and A-listers have filming conflicts + studios that don’t want them attending cons.

Maybe so, but other conventions that have already happened this year run by organizations that are much smaller than ReedPop, with fewer resources and less pull, have had a significantly better lineup than ECCC at this point.
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2021, 11:00:32 AM »
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A lot of con regulars aren’t ready to go back to cons, and A-listers have filming conflicts + studios that don’t want them attending cons.

I think the studios are a big reason.  They've just gotten back into the swing of things.  Why would they want to risk another production stop?

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2021, 11:06:07 AM »
Yeah.  A lot of people that you’re seeing, even on cons that are considered to have “better” guest lists, are mostly con circuit regulars.  Who also have the benefit of much lower appearance fees.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2021, 06:15:04 PM »
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I think the studios are a big reason.  They've just gotten back into the swing of things.  Why would they want to risk another production stop?
Filming here in NM has been really busy. I run errands and see the signs and try to figure out what is filming. When we figure it out we see if we’re going to watch it when it comes out. Studios expanding so expect more and more.


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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2021, 08:51:07 AM »
Anyone win the Funko lottery?

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2021, 09:18:02 PM »
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Anyone win the Funko lottery?
Thursday morning. Any idea what they will have?


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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2021, 01:15:56 PM »
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Thursday morning. Any idea what they will have?

I think it's the same stuff from the 'Festival of Fun' event email sent out this morning.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #55 on: December 01, 2021, 05:37:33 PM »
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Anyone win the Funko lottery?

We got Thursday at 1 and Thursday at 4. We also got into the meetup at Funko HQ which I’m about to get in line for.
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2021, 01:48:28 AM »
ECCC is over and it went about as expected. It was the weakest of the five conventions I’ve been to this year. There wasn’t a lot going on (especially panel-wise) but I did enjoy the few panels I saw…even though most of them weren’t much different then I can get from my local anime convention. What saved ECCC was a very good exhibit hall and artist’s alley. Funko stepped up their game (even though most of their exclusives had NYCC stickers) and the pre-party at Funko HQ was solid although not as wild as previous years. (I did win a Stranger Things Freddy Funko from Fundays 2018 though, so that was pretty cool!)

Not sure if this convention will be on my radar in the future. After this year it’s pretty clear that ReedPop considers it an afterthought. It being a pandemic year does not work as an excuse because all the other conventions I’ve been to this year had a much better lineup, even SiliCon. The thing that made it a dealbreaker is that ECCC had three featured celebrity guests, and zero of them had panels — can’t blame that on the pandemic…and I can’t get excited about any guests they announce for future years if I can’t trust the convention to have panels for them. 2020 was canceled so ReedPop should have pulled out all the stops they could this year, but they didn’t. NYCC had a better lineup (I realize NYCC is their star convention but there’s no reason ReedPop couldn’t have used their clout to send some of that lineup over to ECCC), and C2E2, which didn’t cancel 2020, even looks better than ECCC. In summary, other conventions have done better this year, both other ReedPop and non-ReedPop, and most of the others were cheaper. Good thing Seattle is cool and we were able to keep ourselves occupied outside the con.
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2021, 08:54:57 AM »
I disagree. Yes, the entertainment lineup was light (very light). But there was a wide variety of panels available, and most of ECCC's usual strengths (writing/authors, cosplay, comics, gaming) were covered... gaming was the exception, although there was a large gaming presence. They also worked hard to provide a wide variety of fan panels and meetups. This was the only con I have attended this fall (including SiliCon and CCSE) where I actually had multiple panel choices at the same time, and had to make a hard decision as to which one I would attend.

I felt that the exhibit floor was a bit weak, with only Funko to really anchor it (no Dark Horse, no book publishers, etc.). But Artists' Alley was huge and well-attended.
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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2021, 09:19:55 AM »
Here is the FoCC Blog review of ECCC 2021.

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Re: ECCC 2021: December 2-5th
« Reply #59 on: December 14, 2021, 10:37:28 AM »
We haven't done a lot of travel since COVID but this was a trip we were looking forward too.  We knew some places in Seattle had closed and that was sad too see.

COVID wristband was simple to get.  Not sure why they pushed CLEAR app but we had pics of ours and a quick ID check and done.  No line.

Thursday the floor was light but nice to walk around and talk to folks.  We did shopping Thursday and Friday and I think the lack of big publishers hurt but the floor was getting busier.

Saturday was our Tim Curry photo and everyone was so courteous and friendly but we have mixed feelings.  Happy to see Tim out with his fans but didn't like the quick moving through of everyone by the Photo folks.  Tim Curry was trying to talk to fans but it was a little difficult to hear him but by the time you knew what he said or asked they were moving you out for the next folks to get in.  We're so grateful he felt well enough to interact with Fans but he didn't look Happy all the time while the photo's were being taken.  We appreciated him coming and felt great to meet him kind of.  Other than that the lineup was light but knew this wasn't the regular time for ECCC and it was up against LACC.

Not sure if we'll go in August 2022 with SDCC the month prior but we'll see.
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