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RevKrule
Jul 9, 2001

Thrilling the forums since 2001



The date announcement seems to be going....poorly so maybe it'll mean a much more scaled down experience with much fewer people.

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Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005



Welcome to Ren-Con, we even have turkey legs

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



RevKrule posted:

The date announcement seems to be going....poorly so maybe it'll mean a much more scaled down experience with much fewer people.

Yeah a lot of the industry people who would be there as guests are mad.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005



people are mad about sac anime too

maybe SDCC guests this year will be James Woods, Rob Schneider, and Gina Carano

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



It's actually mostly not a pandemic thing directly, it's the Thanksgiving part.

A lot of them expect Thanksgiving to be the first family holiday they can get together again. Plus Thanksgiving is expensive as hell to travel.

RevKrule
Jul 9, 2001

Thrilling the forums since 2001



Yeah, Sac Anime is a little different because they're shutting down an active vaccination site to hold that. The SDCC blowback is definitely over the fact that it's Thanksgiving which, while not great, is as good a date as any but for some reason people want to see their families. Stupid families.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



It also ties the hands of vendors and stuff because they prioritize returns, so if they skip this one that's back of the line.

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RevKrule
Jul 9, 2001

Thrilling the forums since 2001



Honestly, I'm real interested in seeing how this goes if for no other reason, I think the rona killed megacons. There's no way they can pack people in as tightly so they're gonna absolutely have to scale down and on top of that, I wouldn't doubt if there's serious price increases. Not the normal like $10-20 increase we've seen year over year at SDCC but like $100 or so to cover costs.

On top of that, I'm sure a lot of geeks developed at least some agoraphobia. Mix all that together and I'm curious who can survive.

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