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Did anybody else go yesterday? There's another day of it today at the Cajundome.

The kids and I went and we had a blast. They got to see Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), and Steve Cardenas (the red Power Ranger). It was their first time at a comic con. If you haven't gone before and are in the area, I recommend it. We spent the day. The environment was extremely friendly. We'll be going again next year.
 
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It's a shame ... that and MechaCon are the two cons my kids have cut their teeth on. But we skipped WW in N.O. this year after going three years in a row. Wouldn't have minded going just to walk the merch room ... but the ticket prices have gotten too steep just to go shopping if there's no real gotta-see celebs and/or panels.

Big Easy Con is looking to make a major move in this market with a much better-timed convention. I'm excited to see what they end up offering. Looking promising so far.
That's another big issue I had with Wizard World N.O. The timing of it, right after Christmas, leaves my wallet tapped out. Plus, all the holiday events just leave me wanting to relax rather than fight a crowd. I'm definitely going to Louisiana CC in March and strongly considering Texas Frightmare in May and Big Easy Con in June.
 

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BTW: any reports from the N.O. Wizard World show? Anyone go?

If so, did it seem any different than in recent years?
Guy came into my LCS on Saturday while I was there and said that there was only 6 tables selling comics in the entire convention. That's pitiful.
 

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That's another big issue I had with Wizard World N.O. The timing of it, right after Christmas, leaves my wallet tapped out. Plus, all the holiday events just leave me wanting to relax rather than fight a crowd. I'm definitely going to Louisiana CC in March and strongly considering Texas Frightmare in May and Big Easy Con in June.
Yes, the timing is terrible. My bank account is shot, so even if I wanted to go (I didn't), I couldn't afford it.

I'm hitting up all the cons you mentioned barring anything unforeseen. Only the most dire circumstances will keep me from Frightmare Weekend this year. That's the most stacked horror guest list I think I've ever seen, and they keep adding more. My biggest problem is going to be narrowing down who I want to meet.
 

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Hey GA, looks like Big Easy just added artist Kevin Maguire. Seems like they're building a solid lineup of guests.
I saw that. I'm checking the collection now to see if there's anything I might want him to sign. If this is the last time we ever see Wizard World in New Orleans...

 

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Big Easy Con announced John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Arrow) will be a guest.
Barrowman is forking awesome. I met him at FanExpo in Boston a few years ago and he was hilarious. He typically has a day when he's doing his photo shoots where he is in full cosplay mode. Guy is a hoot.
 
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Yall, I have moved even closer to jumping into Texas Frightmare. I haven't purchased tickets / booked hotels and all that yet, but I started looking today. Since my daughter is such a huge Transformers fan and one of her favorites is Ratchet, getting to meet Jeffrey Combs (he did the voice in the Transformers Prime series) would send her over the moon. Her birthday is coming up in March, so I was thinking of surprising her with tickets. Of course, I'd get to meet Freddy, so it's not like it would be a huge sacrifice for me. ;) That Nightmare on Elm Street line up. As a horror fan, I'm not sure how much better it could get than what they've got.
 

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Yall, I have moved even closer to jumping into Texas Frightmare. I haven't purchased tickets / booked hotels and all that yet, but I started looking today. Since my daughter is such a huge Transformers fan and one of her favorites is Ratchet, getting to meet Jeffrey Combs (he did the voice in the Transformers Prime series) would send her over the moon. Her birthday is coming up in March, so I was thinking of surprising her with tickets. Of course, I'd get to meet Freddy, so it's not like it would be a huge sacrifice for me. ;) That Nightmare on Elm Street line up. As a horror fan, I'm not sure how much better it could get than what they've got.
Yeah, it's an absurd collection of guests. I'm already budgeting for meet and greets/autographs this far out and cringing as the idea that I'm not going to be able to meet everyone I want.
 
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Yeah, it's an absurd collection of guests. I'm already budgeting for meet and greets/autographs this far out and cringing as the idea that I'm not going to be able to meet everyone I want.
What would you say the "normal" wait time in line would be?
 

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What would you say the "normal" wait time in line would be?
It really depends on the guest. Last year I waited a good 40 minutes for Clive Barker. Ron Pearlman's line was insanely long all day but seemed to be moving well. In general they do a good job of keeping things moving along at a good pace.

I would say that probably the biggest difference between a horror con and a generalist con is that even mid level guests get the rockstar treatment from attendees. So while I wouldn't say the your longest wait times are much longer than a top tier guest at any other con, you're going to see that level of demand trickle down to other celebrity guests, too. My plan is to get there early and try and get a jump on Robert Englund's line, as that is going to be the most high demand and I'd like to get the wait out of the way first.
 

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