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Autograph Decisions

Once again, it is the week before VanCon... or, the week OF VanCon, actually... and I have no idea what I'm getting anyone to sign. I don't really want to spend a fortune on individual headshots, but Creation never sells any general-poster anymore... and I feel like I've kind of taken too much advantage of raloria's nice printer over the years, and I shouldn't ask her to print me anything last minute anymore - like I usually end up doing every single goddamn year.

Anyway, I have something for Jared and Jensen to sign, but that's about it.

I guess I'll just see what the Con has and make a decision from there. I was thinking this year, I'd either skip getting autographs completely, except for those actors that I've never gotten an autograph from... or I'd get the autographs, but then donate them to the SuperWiki for giveaways to fans who can't afford to travel to a convention. I don't know.

For Jared and Jensen, though, I have to decide if I want them to sign a minimalist poster for On The Head of a Pin (that would cover Misha's autograph too), or if I want to try to get a better version of the picture I had them sign at my first Con (raloria printed me a very nice copy of the picture last year, but I decided to go with something else... but I kept the picture, because I figured I'd be back.)

The benefit of the OTHOAP poster is that it covers Jared, Jensen, AND Misha... the drawback is that it's been rolled up for nearly 2 years and that thing is not going to lie flat for easy signing any time soon. Also, part of me didn't want to get it signed, because I love that poster and I don't want people to scribble their names on it (yes, I know I'm ridiculous.)

Blahhhhhhhhhhhhh.... this is what happens when you've been to Cons for 4 years already and have mostly everyone's signature...

In other news, I have to remember to buy a new notebook for this year. I will once again be attempting to meticulously record everything!

In other OTHER news... friends have already started arriving in town for the Con! Yay! I've had fun the past two days spending time with a friend from Singapore..., and I know missyjack is in town now, but I still haven't had a chance to catch up with her yet. But hopefully I will soon! :)

ETA: I've just been informed that autographs are no longer included with Gold tickets, except for Jared, Jensen, Misha, and Mark. So, I don't know why Gold tickets are $700. If Creation wasn't ripping us off before, they are now.

Anyway, so I guess my only decision now is whether to get the OTHOAP poster signed, or to get the other print signed and find something else for Misha to sign. (In both scenarios, I'll also have to find something for Mark to sign.) Although it'd be fun to get Osric and Lauren Tom's autographs, I'm actually completely and utterly broke at the moment, as well as unemployed - so that won't be happening. I really shouldn't even be going to the Con at all, quite frankly... but it'll be nice to have fond memories when I'm living in my car.

ETAA: Okay, I looked it up myself, and we're also getting Tahmoh, Osric, and Adam Rose... still, a rip off for the ticket price, but WHATEVER. I'll spend $15 and get headshots for those guys (hopefully Creation has good ones.)

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supernutjapan
Aug. 18th, 2014 12:27 pm (UTC)
You could always donate those to yours truly :D ... *sigh* but I'm only interested in Jensen and Jared so - oh well :P

I'm totally jealous of you people in Vancouver for the second year. Crossing my fingers for next year.

Looking forward to your detailed notes :D
hells_half_acre
Aug. 18th, 2014 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, I realize these are problems that most people would be very happy to have... makes me feel like a spoiled whiner - but it's the only thing in my life that does, so I'm going to revel in it. :P
supernutjapan
Aug. 18th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC)
oh you should! :D Have fun!
metallidean_grl
Aug. 18th, 2014 05:33 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, the ever ending question as to what to have everyone sign. This tidbit of information may help you decide, or help you decide to NOT have to worry about anything. I was looking on the Creation site last night and discovered that the only stars where the autos are included with the Gold/Silver tickets are Jensen, Jared, Misha and Mark, everyone else you have to purchase a ticket for, even Richard and Matt, who have long been included with the Gold/Silver tickets, but are not this year. I feel gyped in many ways having to purchase auto tickets for everyone. There goes some more costs now that I wasn't counting on this year. I was very much bummed last night when I discovered that.
hells_half_acre
Aug. 18th, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
WHAT!?!?!

Oh man, that sucks. Well, that DOES help, I guess... except, that now I have to decide if I want to buy autographs for the some of the other actors... like Osric and Lauren Tom.

Maybe I'll just save my money and not bother.

Why the hell are gold tickets so damn expensive if we don't even get the autographs included? Damn, I mean, I already decided that this was the last year that I'd spend more than $400 on my ticket, but if I hadn't decided that already, this would have pushed me over the edge.
metallidean_grl
Aug. 18th, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!!!!!!! Except for sitting closer up, what advantage now do we have for the Gold tickets, except a lot of money out of our pockets. The fact that we now have to fork over all this extra money for autos, which in past years was included with the Gold tickets (at least). I honestly do not understand this. You can bet that the Gold tickets will go up at least another $50 for next year, and again, no autos included. That really does suck. I'm not sure I want to fork over the money for the autos. Yes, it would be nice to have them, but still, if you account for Tahmoh, Gil, Lauren, Osric & Alaina, all of who are new this year, that is a good $200 for their autos combined. I'm not sure I want to do that. We'll see. I have pictures ready for them regardless.
hells_half_acre
Aug. 18th, 2014 06:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, exactly. They're basically pricing me out of attending the Cons completely.

I think I had a few good years on Gold, but those days are behind me.
metallidean_grl
Aug. 18th, 2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
I might be the same way. If they have it next year here, I want to go, but I am definitely going to have to think twice about it. Of course, I know that if I don't go, when the weekend comes for the Con I will be kicking myself to no end for not being there. Such decisions.
hells_half_acre
Aug. 18th, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
I figure that if I'm still in town next year, then I have the luxury of waiting until the week before the Con and seeing if there's anyone desperate enough to sell me a ticket for $100 that they haven't been able to get rid of.

And if that doesn't happen, then I'll just hang out at the hotel and see my friends between panels, or for a coffee, or something... but yeah, that's part of the luxury of living in town. I don't have to worry about making travel plans early.
metallidean_grl
Aug. 18th, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
Waiting it out does seem to be the thing to do. There is someone who has docked their Gold ticket prices down to $400 because she just can't sell it. This late in the game I am surprised if she does sell it. For anyone traveling, buying a ticket this late in the game is simply not feasible. I feel sorry for the seller who will probably have to eat the ticket cost.

Lucky for you you don't have to worry about travel plans, hotels and the like. If I lived locally I think I would roll the dice as well.
jedinic
Aug. 19th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
I've already been priced out of attending Creation Cons at even Silver. I just can't justify it to myself!
hells_half_acre
Aug. 19th, 2014 05:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not going to be going anymore unless I can get a ticket for less than $300, probably even less than that, actually. Like I said somewhere above, I can't actually afford to go this year either, but what's done is done. :P
hells_half_acre
Aug. 18th, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
Okay, looked it up, and we also get Tahmoh, Osric, and Adam Rose.

Still ridiculous to spend that much on a ticket and not get more than that though.
metallidean_grl
Aug. 18th, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
Okay. I thought Tahmoh, Osric and Adam were all need to pay. That does lessen the pain a little bit, but there are still a couple others that we will have to pay for. I don't get what constitutes us having to pay for an auto versus the auto being included in the Gold Ticket. For the past several years you always had to buy a separate ticket for Mark S., but this year his autos are included in the Gold tickets. I don't get that. And then look at Richard and Matt, for all these years their autos have been included and now they are need to purchase separately. So confused.

And totally agree that we pay this large amount for the gold tickets and don't get all the autos. At least the Golds should get the autos.
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