I'm not sure if this is the appropriate forum to post this,or if this belongs in the Junk Yard. Moderators,please move or do your thing,as you see fit. Posted this over at RS of my day at WW:
The LA WW convention sold out it's WHOLE weekend alotment of Pilot bust 10 minutes after opening Saturday morning 10 am. I was in line 1 hour before gates opened and I estimate about 500+ people in line before me. When I made it inside I was about 10th in line at the Wizards booth,about 4 people in front of me away from snagging a couple of Pilots.(2 per person limit)That's when the people in the Wizard booth shouted out the words no one wanted to hear: "NO MORE CLONE PILOTS" "WE ARE SOLD OUT FOR THE WEEKEND" Unfreaking believeable!
I was not even inside the Con 5 minutes and SOLD OUT for the weekend.
There were people in line who already bought pilots the night before(preview night) and had some in hand,and were in line again to purchase more pilots!
I walked around in utter disgust,and to no surprise most of those Fat,Smelly,Greasy,Low-life scalper Comic book/Vendors had about two pilots each selling them for a minimum price of $200!!!!!! Eventually and painfully found one for triple retail price of $125 because I had to have one,as that is the only reason I went to that geek fest. A couple words of advice I can offer from experience to those going to their respective WW conventions: Go to "Preview Night" and take a sleeping bag because your sleeping over to ensure yourself a pilot.
On a lighter note meet and had lunch with Matt(JediMAC) and Jared(Tydirium) Great,friendly,and forgetful guys(wink,wink
) Nice meeting/hanging out with you guys today!