So we found out a few things today about Emerald City Comicon :
- Tickets go on sale 19 October at noon PST
- They've killed all VIP/Special Access/Deluxe/Etc badges
- They killed their Tumblr
Oh and their site is having loading problems. Mercury retrograde or massive ticket sale interest?
I'll observe a respectable mourning period for their Tumblr later (but hey, they have Google Plus! Because that's relevant) and focus on the badge types available to you and I.
- Kid are badges are 20
- 4-day badges are 110
- Thursday is 20 (half day again)
- Friday is 40
- Saturday is 50
- Sunday is 40
So what does that mean in terms of getting a badge? Well, you can't spend your way in, obviously, but I still don't think it's going to be impossible to get all 4 days. Maybe the 4 day badges will sell out immediately but you should be able to get all single days if you move reasonably fast. I'll speculate more on strategies later; for now, create a fictitious dentist appointment and block that time on your calendar so you don't get called into a meeting as happened to me last year during the ECCC sale. (I just didn't show up till I had my tickets; I know my priorities.)
They also posted some comic guests and included this macabre invitation: "Join us for Stan Lee's final ECCC appearance!" I know he's probably just hanging up his dance hall shoes, but it sounded a bit ominous. You can also apply to host a panel.
But seriously, why did ECCC kill their Tumblr?