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Old 3rd September 2014, 12:08 PM
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TV advertisements in the last week or so, for an Oz Comic Con, in Brisbane (6-7 Sept) and Sydney (13-14 Sept).
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Quite a few guests lined up, including one Transformers guest, Voice Actor (Paul Eiding - Perceptor, Decepti-Traan)... and there will probably be some vendors selling toys & comics.

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What's with charging obscene amounts of moolah for autographs? I get that they have to cover costs, but sheesh... Orlando wants $100 for a scribble? Then extra for a photo? Even the Shatmeister who i rate over Bloom any day of the week only wants half. At least most of the other guests aren't too bad
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Old 3rd September 2014, 03:31 PM
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I once paid $400 for an autographed photo
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Old 3rd September 2014, 05:43 PM
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What's with charging obscene amounts of moolah for autographs? I get that they have to cover costs, but sheesh... Orlando wants $100 for a scribble? Then extra for a photo? Even the Shatmeister who i rate over Bloom any day of the week only wants half. At least most of the other guests aren't too bad
Two reasons...
1 - that's in place of an appearance fee, or offsets a full appearance fee to become part of their income. Some conventions pay the full appearance fee and it is free access by fans (one of the good things BotCon does).
2 - it prevents many people from just showing up to get something signed for free, to stick it on ebay for a quick profit (like getting Peter Cullen to sign a boxed Gen1 Optimus toy - if it isn't sealed, an autograph could increase its value for collectors who aren't ever likely to see him in person).

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If i was a celebrity, i'd totally hock my signed wares on Ebay myself!
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one Transformers guest, Voice Actor
One? So Jim Cummings (Afterburner, Rippersnapper, and a Sharkticon) doesn't count?
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One? So Jim Cummings (Afterburner, Rippersnapper, and a Sharkticon) doesn't count?
Hmm... two then.
I didn't recognise his name because he had such an insignificant amount of time and roles in TFs.
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Just found out that Sci Fi on the Street will be at Parramatta Nov 16. Fair date hasn't been announced yet to my knowledge so this might be a good alternative.
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Just found out that Sci Fi on the Street will be at Parramatta Nov 16. Fair date hasn't been announced yet to my knowledge so this might be a good alternative.
Couldn't see the date on the page but I hope to be there.
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Sounds interesting. Not sure if I would attend something like this though.
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