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    Wizard World Chicago 2009

    Hello again, everyone. It's that time of the year again.

    Now I know last year's convention suffered the "Dreamcast Effect", and next year the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is on the horizon, so this might be the last time the .Org could gather at WWC.
    Dreamcast Effect: Companies thought it would fail so they didn't support it. Thus, it failed from lack of support.
    And apparently, Wizard itself is unsure of WWC's future since they're calling it Chicago Comic-con on their website, very similar to the name it was before Wizard acquired the convention.

    It takes place August 7th to August 9th, with the preview night on August 6th.
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    Since I'm a dealer, I'll be there all 3 days and the preview night. An .Org dinner would be nice, but hopefully I'll see other .Orgers there.


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    I will be there and I just found out that I'm running a podcasting pannel. I'm not so worried that WWC might not be what it used to be. I intend to have a blast, nonetheless.

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    WW Lost its magic and fun for me the last year I went. It was dull as tombs(people I hung with were great). There were hardly any vendors, a lot of open, dead space and it wasnt my thing. It would have been better if we got a trip together and we all went.
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    Well, that's why I mentioned the "Dreamcast Effect". Last year Wizard held it quite early. Even though people had about 10 months to prepare for the show, most people, Attendees and vendors alike, just didn't show up; so Wizard learned a lesson the hard way.

    Because of the announcement of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) to be held next year, Wizard might pull out all the stops this year in an attempt to keep WWC going.

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    Pulling out all the stops still isnt enough for me to go. I think I went two or three years in a row and in that time I saw a steady decline in what was happening. Maybe there should only be SD. I dunno.

    Either way I'm not showing up.
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    Yeah, the last time I was there it just plain sucked. I loved visiting with everyone but the show was just a snoozefest. And I'm not signing up to go just because they "might" try to do something more.
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    Wizard World Chicago

    Hi I'm just curious who's going to Wizard World Chicago this year? Would anyone like to meet and do dinner or something? I'll be there on the Saturday

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    I'm there for the whole shebang.
    I'd be up for meeting up for drinks over at the Hyatt, or something.

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    WWC 09' Hotel Reservations

    I made my reservations at the Doubletree Hotel back in March..It's from Thursday(6th) til Sunday(9th). I also bought a weekend pass. Due to some change in plans,I will only be attending the convention on Saturday and Sunday. I will drive up each day. The Doubletree Hotel is connected to the Donald E. Stephens convention center. I know it's last minute but if anyone is interested...lmk.

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    Chicago Comic Con!

    hey, i just spent the day at the comic con!!!

    i wanted to let you all know my feelings about MOTUC there.


    holy cow, everyone and their mother is TRYING to cash in on that cash cow!!! I saw them for sale from a range of 35 - 85 bucks (higher end signed by 4H i think)......

    but i think that everyone knows that matty. com is there, cause, i offered 30 for a zodak, and i honestly went to the only 5 locations i could find them, and NONE of them sold. from start to finish on sunday.

    i think ESPECIALLY people at the cons, know that when they re-issue them on line, they will be way more affordable.

    it was so annoying to me. but when i picked up that MAA i was BLOWN away. very cool figure. and the Zodak looks MUCH better in life than i thought with pics on here. i look forward to getting them for 20 each, but for now i just settled for some 200x statues (stinkor, tounge lasher, and grizzlor for 15 bucks each :i think i talked him down to 10...)

    and the CLASSIC CLASSICS..... stuff that i could buy at the bottom of a box last year for a buck each, all of a sudden were each in plastic bags for 7, 10 or 13 each??!?!.....

    lol. all i wanted was more for my kids to play in the bath with!!! lol.


    it was a good day. and seeing the MOTU classics line up close and personal, i UNDERSTAND the love and passion...

    and i have to admit that now i understand why some people on here dont want to give up moss mans articulation... (still flock for me!?!?!)



    good journey!!!

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I was loomi g for. Deal on
    MOTU Star comics and people wanted $40.00 for
    Issue 1 it's insane the greed that is out there.

    I understand things are tough but let start being fair.

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    I have never been to a Comic Con of any sorts. I would love to go to one some day
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    I was there Friday and Saturday, got the feeling that the plastic "Hook" tabs were put on the cardbacks not just to make them easy to display, but so that resellers could hang them in their booth!

    Chicago Comic Con used to be a big thing, I even remember when Mattel used to actually have exclusives there (Evil-lyn) But the big guys have all but pulled out. There is nothing there but resellers, and artists alley.

    There is going to be another Con in April called C2E2, (Chicago comic and entertainment Expo) held at McCormic place. I'm really looking forewerd to that. It's supposed to be "similar" to SDCC.. so I've heard.

    I'm hoping that Mattel would offer some "exclusive" there. Living here in Chicago would make it easier for me to get....

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    Besides SDCC, what are other big comic con's that Mattel attends?
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    Quote Originally Posted by manowar View Post
    I was there Friday and Saturday, got the feeling that the plastic "Hook" tabs were put on the cardbacks not just to make them easy to display, but so that resellers could hang them in their booth!

    Chicago Comic Con used to be a big thing, I even remember when Mattel used to actually have exclusives there (Evil-lyn) But the big guys have all but pulled out. There is nothing there but resellers, and artists alley.

    There is going to be another Con in April called C2E2, (Chicago comic and entertainment Expo) held at McCormic place. I'm really looking forewerd to that. It's supposed to be "similar" to SDCC.. so I've heard.

    I'm hoping that Mattel would offer some "exclusive" there. Living here in Chicago would make it easier for me to get....
    SDCC actually has a contract with those big companies to prevent them from apearing at other Cons other than NYCC and Wondercon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternian Knight View Post
    Yeah, I know what you mean. I was loomi g for. Deal on
    MOTU Star comics and people wanted $40.00 for
    Issue 1 it's insane the greed that is out there.

    I understand things are tough but let start being fair.
    That is hilarious to think someone has the gonads to ask $40 for Star #1
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    I am suprised there are no pictures of MOTUC from the Chicago Comic Con

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    I also found a mossman exclusive. they wanted 70 bucks!


    i thought. i am about to get one 10 TIMES better, and its going to be for 20 bucks and some change!!!


    i think that in this way, having matty does some good.

    considering other toys, the resellers cant control prices like they could for a Hawkeye marvel legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFallen View Post
    I am suprised there are no pictures of MOTUC from the Chicago Comic Con
    The only MOTUC figures on display were carded figures at resellers booths

    Mattel used to have their own booth at this show years ago, but everyone has slowly pulled out of Wizard World over the past few years.

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    From Wizard World Chicago

    I hope its alright to post this here, wasn't sure where else to do so. But a friend who went to the con saw this and thought of me.

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v409/BD*******e/forChris.jpg[/img]

    Actually she said that when she saw this ALL she could think of was me. Hmm...
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    Wow, and I thought Dolph Lungren was a bad He-Man...
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    I would love to go to a comic con sometime. Looks like a lot of fun!
    Out of the night that covers me,
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    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

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    These pics were at Wizard World, not Comic Con (SDCC).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrHefeweizen View Post
    These pics were at Wizard World, not Comic Con (SDCC).
    Well, excuse me. I'm sure everyone else on here knows what I am saying. I am saying I would like to go to some type of convention some day. It looks fun.
    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

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