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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2013, 07:44:53 AM »
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Thanks for posting this Jim!  I just reactivated my Google account.  I clicked the +1, does that mean I've joined?

You don't even need to +1 in order to attend, anyone can watch via YouTube. It just gives the organizers a better idea of how many are tuning in.

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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #51 on: August 13, 2013, 08:07:42 AM »
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You don't even need to +1 in order to attend, anyone can watch via YouTube. It just gives the organizers a better idea of how many are tuning in.

Thanks, there was a lot of info on the Google page.
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2013, 08:10:08 AM »
Leonard does a great job putting them together! I'm sad I'm not able to take part this time.

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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2013, 10:03:12 AM »
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Thanks for posting this Jim!  I just reactivated my Google account.  I clicked the +1, does that mean I've joined?

What's your Google+ handle? , I think you still have to click on an icon to join that community
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2013, 11:54:17 AM »
The hangout was a lot of fun to watch, but when asked about WonderCon, it was the basic answer we have heard over and over again. I was hoping he would slip and let even something small out about 2014, but it looks like we will have to wait until an offical announcement.
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2013, 01:04:24 PM »
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What's your Google+ handle? , I think you still have to click on an icon to join that community

Right now it's my name but I will change it.  I joined the community and watched the feed on youtube today.  :)
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2013, 05:40:26 PM »
I'm on the exhibitor interest list and even those of us planning to exhibit in 2014 are waiting to find out where and when so we can apply for exhibit hall space. If I hear anything I'll let everyone know. :)

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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2013, 07:31:16 PM »
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I'm on the exhibitor interest list and even those of us planning to exhibit in 2014 are waiting to find out where and when so we can apply for exhibit hall space. If I hear anything I'll let everyone know. :)

Thanks, Theresa!
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #58 on: September 08, 2013, 05:36:24 AM »
What do you think???? Wonder-Con Anaheim April 18-20,2014??  I noticed that SDCCI has the Anaheim Convention Center booked for Apr16-21st.  Wha do ya think???  ;)
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #59 on: September 08, 2013, 07:48:28 AM »
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What do you think???? Wonder-Con Anaheim April 18-20,2014??  I noticed that SDCCI has the Anaheim Convention Center booked for Apr16-21st.  Wha do ya think???  ;)

That's the weekend before C2E2. Marvel, DC and other companies will have issues attending both cons, so close together.

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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2013, 09:50:47 AM »
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What do you think???? Wonder-Con Anaheim April 18-20,2014??  I noticed that SDCCI has the Anaheim Convention Center booked for Apr16-21st.  Wha do ya think???  ;)

They do? That's relatively recent! But thanks for the tip! Off to book a hotel room, just in case....
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #61 on: September 08, 2013, 10:03:25 AM »
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What do you think???? Wonder-Con Anaheim April 18-20,2014??  I noticed that SDCCI has the Anaheim Convention Center booked for Apr16-21st.  Wha do ya think???  ;)

Okay I just went to check for myself and didn't see it on the Anaheim Convention Center website. This is what I saw...

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You can see that those dates are blank, but certainly they're not 'booked'. Is there some other site where you found this?
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2013, 03:16:13 PM »
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #63 on: September 08, 2013, 03:33:36 PM »
Thanks for the 411!  :)

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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2013, 06:12:01 PM »
That's very interesting! I didn't know about this site so thank you for pointing it out.

However the attendance estimate is strange. Only 17,000 people? This is less than half of last year's attendance...

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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2013, 06:48:03 PM »
Haven't heard anything from exhibitor reg yet but will book refundable rooms based on this, thanks for the heads up!

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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #66 on: September 08, 2013, 07:34:24 PM »
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Haven't heard anything from exhibitor reg yet but will book refundable rooms based on this, thanks for the heads up!

Yep, I did the same thing. This is especially important for us, because we like to stay at the Paradise Pier Hotel, to make it easy to do both Disney and the Con. Disney tends to sell out during Spring Break, so I figured I should get in my reservations while I could!

ETA   And I just realized, that's Easter weekend again! My guess is that CCI is being so wishy washy about this Con that Easter was the only date left when they tried to book.
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2013, 11:39:00 AM »
I'm requesting the vacation time just in case.   :)

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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #68 on: September 13, 2013, 03:23:15 PM »
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Yep, I did the same thing. This is especially important for us, because we like to stay at the Paradise Pier Hotel, to make it easy to do both Disney and the Con. Disney tends to sell out during Spring Break, so I figured I should get in my reservations while I could!

ETA   And I just realized, that's Easter weekend again! My guess is that CCI is being so wishy washy about this Con that Easter was the only date left when they tried to book.

That's interesting.  I'm disappointed that the organizers are going back on their promise to have Wondercon in San Francisco.  I was hoping at least for an alternate show in the SF Bay Area. 

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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #69 on: September 13, 2013, 09:43:23 PM »
There is APE, but it's very different from WonderCon.

It's possible that CCI is still trying to get Moscone dates, which might be why they haven't announced the Anaheaim dates yet. You never know...
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #70 on: September 14, 2013, 05:13:35 PM »
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It's possible that CCI is still trying to get Moscone dates, which might be why they haven't announced the Anaheaim dates yet. You never know...

You are more of an optimist than me.  I think WC is permanently gone from SF.  :'(
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #71 on: September 14, 2013, 05:49:50 PM »
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You are more of an optimist than me.  I think WC is permanently gone from SF.  :'(

The pessimist from me fears this, but the optimist in me wonders why CCI would officially 'express a desire to move back to San Francisco' if they weren't actually trying to do so. If they just wanted to stay in Anaheim, they would simply avoid mentioning San Francisco at all, and/or make a statement that there are no current plans to move back to San Francisco. Wouldn't they?

Regardless, I suspect the Con will be in Anaheim again in 2014, and if it is gone for 3 years, it's pretty much a final death knell for coming back to San Francisco.
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #72 on: September 16, 2013, 10:40:10 AM »
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The pessimist from me fears this, but the optimist in me wonders why CCI would officially 'express a desire to move back to San Francisco' if they weren't actually trying to do so. If they just wanted to stay in Anaheim, they would simply avoid mentioning San Francisco at all, and/or make a statement that there are no current plans to move back to San Francisco. Wouldn't they?

Two words (that I've been saying from the beginning): Damage control.

Except that it's kind of ridiculous for them to continue saying that now that they're not fooling anyone anymore.

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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #73 on: September 16, 2013, 12:20:24 PM »
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Except that it's kind of ridiculous for them to continue saying that now that they're not fooling anyone anymore.

Exactly my point. It's been so long that there's no point to 'damage control'. The damage has already been done.

Now presuming this is true, why haven't they announced the WonderCon 2014 dates yet? They already have dates booked in Anaheim, according to that convention bureau site.
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Re: WonderCon 2014 News
« Reply #74 on: September 16, 2013, 12:38:59 PM »
If Wondercon is gone from SF I'm beyond flabbergasted as to why another event organizer like Wizardworld hasn't stepped in to make a show to replace Wondercon for SF Bay Area.  There's a huge market here ready to hand over our hard earned dollars for a chance to buy and sell comics and to cosplay but there ain't...