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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2003, 04:04 PM »
I will be there on Friday and Saturday.

As for autos WhoJedi is correct C2 Ventures is the booking agent for them.
The price is $20.00 for a photo and signature.
If you bring your own item sometimes it is $10.00 for the auto but most of them will still charge $20.00.

I have a list of things to be picked up at Wizards. If anyone needs anything let me know. So far I am gong to be picking things up for eight people.

Lets just hope the fiasco in Cali is not repeated in Chicago with the Blue Clone Bust.
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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #31 on: August 4, 2003, 11:09 PM »
Lets just hope the fiasco in Cali is not repeated in Chicago with the Blue Clone Bust.

What happened?  I am planning on going Saturday with my son (he's interested in the computer drawing class).  So...since I never have been to anything like this before...what should I expect?  I'd like to get Sean Astin and Leeanna Walsman's autograph.  I will have to pick up my ticket when I get there.  Any pointers on any of this would be aprreciated.

(I would also like to get a Silver Fett and the Statler/Waldorf set, again...how do I go about doing this).

thanks!!
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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #32 on: August 5, 2003, 12:19 PM »
Lets just hope the fiasco in Cali is not repeated in Chicago with the Blue Clone Bust.

What happened?  I am planning on going Saturday with my son (he's interested in the computer drawing class).  So...since I never have been to anything like this before...what should I expect?  I'd like to get Sean Astin and Leeanna Walsman's autograph.  I will have to pick up my ticket when I get there.  Any pointers on any of this would be aprreciated.

(I would also like to get a Silver Fett and the Statler/Waldorf set, again...how do I go about doing this).

thanks!!

You can expect lots and lots of people crammed together for one.  After awhile you get used to it.  Lots of booth type setups from the vendors.  They will give you brochures or free stuff.  You will do a lot of looking around trying to find where the Star Wars celebrities or whatever you are trying to find is located.  You will eventually.  There should be people selling toys and comics or customizable cards and anything else related.  Probably several folks will dress up in costume of whatever.  

All in all it's usually a good time.  It has bad food and everything!  

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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #33 on: August 5, 2003, 01:39 PM »
Thanks Darth Broem!!
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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #34 on: August 5, 2003, 03:09 PM »
Pure, unadulterated fanboy (and girl  ;)) madness!   8)

It'll be crowded and hectic, but it's just a great feeling to be surrounded by so many other who have a similar hobby to yours, and the energy level is cool too!  Tons of stuff to see, do, and buy, so come prepared!  Bring some cash just in case all the credit card and ATM machines go down at once like they did at the San Diego Comic Con...   ::)

The Silver Fett line at Paizo's booth will likely be pretty long - at least an hour, probably more.  It tails off during the day though, so check in with their booth early on and again in the middle of the day just to make sure their stock is fine, and then stop on by near the end of the afternoon to pick up your loot.  They didn't sell out at all on any days at the Comic Con or recent Gen Con in Indy, so you should be fine Beth.  Just don't waste your entire day in that line.  It was a solid 3 hours most of the day at Comic Con that I was there, but we stopped by with a couple hours left in the day, and the line was down to a "measely" 45 minutes.  And if you're into the MOMC thing, feel free to ask them to look through several Fetts 'til you can find a nice one that suits your liking.  They don't mind!

The Blue Clone Bust (at the Gentle Giants/Dark Horse booth) is an entirely different story though.  That's going to be an extremely tough piece to snag there, as there will only be between 100 and 500 available for the entire show.  If you want one of those, you MUST be the first in the door and make a b-line for their booth, or you'll miss out on it.  The "fiasco" with these at the Comic Con, was that they might've overshot their convention allocation of 500, possibly by as many as 400 based on some rumors, which would only leave 100 of the total 1,000 left for Chicago.  They also gave out 2 a piece (rather than just one) to any exhibitors or 4 day pass holders on preview night at Comic Con, which was a BIG mistake.

As for your Muppets exclusives (at the Palisades booth), I think you should be in pretty good shape with those, since at Comic Con I stopped by the Palisades booth almost at the very end of the day on Friday, and they still had PLENTY of the Animal and Swedish Chef exclusive figures left.  No lines, no hassle - piece of cake.  Not sure if the two old farts will be in greater demand at the Chicago show though...

There'll be lots of other little radom vendor booths set up everywhere where you can find and buy many a HTF SW collectible, and maybe even get a good deal or two.  Lots of fun, amazing and wild costumes of course - so bring your camera!  I assume you'll be in costume as well, right?!  You'll want to stop by Hasbro's booth as well, to check out the upcoming figures that they'll have on display there!   8)

If you don't have a ticket yet though, I'd recommend getting there pretty early - like an hour or so before opening so you can figure out where to do that, and likely jump in the line that will already have formed for on site ticket purchasing.  Hopefully they'll give you (or you can find) a map of the convention floor which details where all the various exhibitor and vendor booths will be located so you can find your way around.  If not, guess you'll just have to go aisle by aisle to see what you can find.

Not sure about the autographs though, since I've never gone after those.  I'd imagine Sean Astin won't be there for too long, and will have a pretty long line, as will Leeanna Walsman since I think this is the first signing that she's ever done.  So hopefully you can track down an autograph schedule with the hours and locations for each star, which should be included in a program you should receive when you buy your ticket.

Good luck with everything Beth, and enjoy your day there!  I'll expect a full report upon your return...   ;)

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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #35 on: August 5, 2003, 03:46 PM »
In case anyone would like to meet up with me please send me a PM.  I'd be happy to give you my cell number, and we could hook up for lunch or just hang out together there.  I will be wearing my Chicago Bears jersey that has RHOADS on the back, and the number on it is 43.  It's the one with the dark blue (home) colors.

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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #36 on: August 5, 2003, 04:35 PM »
Thanks Matt for all the info.  ;)

I would like the gentle giant bust but I doubt if I'd find it in time.  I have to pick up our tickets at the "will call" booth first.  I'll probably do the autograph line for C2 Ventures on Friday and get it over with so Saturday we can just walk around.  Jeff wants the Batman figure too so I'll make sure to bring cash 'back-up'.   I'm actually thinking of doing the breakfast thing (as that is our hotel anyways) but I'm not sure if it's full yet or not. That will get me the Boba Fett (well, two since Jeff will be there).  Did anyone go to the breakfasts at Comic-Con or Gen-Con?  Was it a buffet breakfast ?  ( I'm not going to eat but my son will be!!)


Chris, I'll be in my Mara Jade costume with purple cape and walking around with a tall teenage boy with some type of Static X, Staind, Mudvayne etc...shirt on.  He'll be the one carrying the loot  :)  If I see you, I'll make sure to stop ya!

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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #37 on: August 5, 2003, 08:35 PM »
It looks like I will only be able to make it on Friday only now.  >:(

The breakfast at Origins was a buffet with eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, pastries, and more.

The breakfast at GenCon Indy was an egg omlet type dish, I think. I really do not remember what it was. No choice you got what you got.

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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #38 on: August 5, 2003, 08:40 PM »
It looks like I will only be able to make it on Friday only now.  >:(

How come?!?   ???
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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #39 on: August 5, 2003, 09:44 PM »
Has there been any word about a Fan Club Breakfast at Chicago?  I might want to check that out.
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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #40 on: August 5, 2003, 09:56 PM »
Has there been any word about a Fan Club Breakfast at Chicago?  I might want to check that out.

Yes, there will be a Fan Club Breakfast.  It will be Saturday morning, but I can't remember what time or where exactly it's going to be at.  Sorry about that.  I would be going, but I don't have the cash to do so.
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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #41 on: August 5, 2003, 09:57 PM »
Here's the link about it Nicklab:

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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #42 on: August 6, 2003, 12:37 AM »
Thanks for the link, folks.  I was interested at first, but $40 for breakfast is a bit steep.  There's toys at them thar show, and I'd rather spend the money on them!  ;D
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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #43 on: August 6, 2003, 09:05 AM »
Thanks for the link, folks.  I was interested at first, but $40 for breakfast is a bit steep.  There's toys at them thar show, and I'd rather spend the money on them!  ;D

I second that!
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Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« Reply #44 on: August 6, 2003, 09:36 PM »
*sigh* Must be nice to be going. I already spoke to Dimetrodon about going to Comic Con next year with him, and Im currently saving cash for that venture...

Have fun there guys! :)

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