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jade_dincht
07-02-2005, 09:20 PM
hey just wondering if anyone bought their admission tickets yet?
Also, did anyone buy any tickets to any of the special events?
just curious..

Colsus
07-02-2005, 10:37 PM
i would sujest pre regastrason is a must. becous if not you get to wate in the long lone of DOOM. that takes abbout 1-2 houers to get tick on friday or satuerday.

jade_dincht
07-03-2005, 12:00 AM
i would sujest pre regastrason is a must. becous if not you get to wate in the long lone of DOOM. that takes abbout 1-2 houers to get tick on friday or satuerday.
I already bought mine, I was wondering if anyone else had gotten theirs yet?

Hltokiri
07-03-2005, 09:02 PM
yup bought my ticket as well just now.....first time buying one online ^^;

heki-chan
07-03-2005, 09:31 PM
Quick question: if you get your ticket online, do you still need to lineup for anything on the Friday? Because I know that at AN even if you do pre-reg, sometimes the line is still very long.

TribalButterfly
07-03-2005, 10:48 PM
I have a question. How do u buy ur tickets online? I want to do it that way this year, because there's no way i'm spending my con time in a long line up! :) But, what's the pre registration url? and is it hard to do?

jade_dincht
07-04-2005, 12:23 AM
I have a question. How do u buy ur tickets online? I want to do it that way this year, because there's no way i'm spending my con time in a long line up! :) But, what's the pre registration url? and is it hard to do?

It's not hard to do. Go HERE ( https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=512) Then simply click on the type of ticket(s) you want. The next page calculates the total amount that the ticket(s) cost and gives you the option to enter a discount code. The code is: HSM241
that gives you 3 dollars off an adult admission. Then re-calculate the amount of the ticket. After that it's all a matter of filling in your info (name, address, credit information) and pressing the 'next' or 'purchase' button. After that a window will pop up with a recipt page, as well as a link to the copy of your ticket. Print your ticket and recipt. If you don't have a printer, don't worry a copy will be sent to you e-mail so you can print it out later.
Once you print it out you now have your shiny new convention ticket. Easy as 1,2,3.

lainey
07-04-2005, 08:35 AM
what's the difference with the anime deluxe pass and the other $39 one?
It's for all thee days..but it states that anime access is "limited"
just "how" limited is it lol

heki...there's a line for pre-reg...never as long as the other line...
For pre-reg there's a line at the beginning to wait for the designated registration time to open..but other than that, expect to just walk in and get your ticket.

jade_dincht
07-04-2005, 09:24 AM
what's the difference with the anime deluxe pass and the other $39 one?
It's for all thee days..but it states that anime access is "limited"
just "how" limited is it lol

heki...there's a line for pre-reg...never as long as the other line...
For pre-reg there's a line at the beginning to wait for the designated registration time to open..but other than that, expect to just walk in and get your ticket.


Well, I have no idea how limited it is, but if anime is your main intrest, then i'd suggest just paying the extra money. I wouldn't want to get there and not be allowed into some of the anime events because i decided to get one of the other passes.

JustinCredible
07-04-2005, 03:32 PM
what's the difference with the anime deluxe pass and the other $39 one?
It's for all thee days..but it states that anime access is "limited"
just "how" limited is it lol

Go to hobbystar.com-->Conventions--->CN2005.

The Adult Deluxe passes are the ComicBook/Sci-Fi/Festival of Fear/Gaming Expo. and are $39 (less with a coupon)
Some Features Include:
* All Events and Attractions associated with the type of pass you buy. So if you buy a Comic Deluxe pass... you have access to all Comic Book Events/Attractions...
* Access to Masquerade
* Access to Entire show floor
* And much more…
Pass includes at no extra charge:
*Science Fiction Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Horror Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Anime Expo (LIMITED ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Gaming Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Comic Book Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events

There is only the Anime Adult pass... which is $45 (no coupon available).
Some Features Include:
* All Anime Events and Attractions
* Access to Masquerade
* Access to Entire show floor
* And much more…
Pass includes at no extra charge:
*Comic Book Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Science Fiction Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Anime Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events (they probably typoed and ment to put Horror Expo, I'll email them about it)
*Gaming Expo (All ACCESS) excluding special ticket events

The Adult Deluxe passes say limited access to the Anime Expo... so lets see what is stated to be Anime Pass only (Via checking the Anime Expo features):

ANIME ALL NIGHT
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

ANIME KARAOKE
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

ANIME NAME THAT TUNE
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

ANIME WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

ARTIST ALLEY & SMALL PRESS PAVILION
PASS REQUIRED: ANY PASS ACCEPTED

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS
PASS REQUIRED: Check Schedule

CANADIAN NATIONAL GUNDAM MODEL BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

CELEBRITY GUESTS AND SPEAKERS
PASS REQUIRED: Check Schedule

CN ANIME 2005: ANIME MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

HOLLYWOOD ANIME
PASS REQUIRED: SPECIAL TICKET

INDUSTRY PREVIEW AREA
PASS REQUIRED: ANY PASS ACCEPTED

MASQUERADE / COSPLAY*
PASS REQUIRED: DELUXE OR ANIME PASS (minimum)

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
PASS REQUIRED: ANY PASS ACCEPTED

Q&A SESSIONS
PASS REQUIRED: Check Schedule

RETAILER AREA
PASS REQUIRED: ANY PASS ACCEPTED

THEATRE ANIME
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

VOICE ACTING 101
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
PASS REQUIRED: Check Schedule

* - PLEASE NOTE THE BELLOW MESSAGE!!!!
Feature Attractions subject to change at anytime.
All events have limited seating capacity.
All events will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

That means... if you buy a pass, you aren't guarenteed a seat!

TribalButterfly
07-04-2005, 10:01 PM
It's not hard to do. Go HERE ( https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=512) Then simply click on the type of ticket(s) you want. The next page calculates the total amount that the ticket(s) cost and gives you the option to enter a discount code. The code is: HSM241
that gives you 3 dollars off an adult admission. Then re-calculate the amount of the ticket. After that it's all a matter of filling in your info (name, address, credit information) and pressing the 'next' or 'purchase' button. After that a window will pop up with a recipt page, as well as a link to the copy of your ticket. Print your ticket and recipt. If you don't have a printer, don't worry a copy will be sent to you e-mail so you can print it out later.
Once you print it out you now have your shiny new convention ticket. Easy as 1,2,3.


You're AMAZING!!! Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!

Hltokiri
07-05-2005, 01:45 AM
It's not hard to do. Go HERE ( https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=512) Then simply click on the type of ticket(s) you want. The next page calculates the total amount that the ticket(s) cost and gives you the option to enter a discount code. The code is: HSM241
that gives you 3 dollars off an adult admission. Then re-calculate the amount of the ticket. After that it's all a matter of filling in your info (name, address, credit information) and pressing the 'next' or 'purchase' button. After that a window will pop up with a recipt page, as well as a link to the copy of your ticket. Print your ticket and recipt. If you don't have a printer, don't worry a copy will be sent to you e-mail so you can print it out later.
Once you print it out you now have your shiny new convention ticket. Easy as 1,2,3.

oh no i didn't know what the discount code was and i bought my ticket T_T

aw man well i'm prolly gonna buy another ticket for my friend so i'll use that code i guess

Vicky
07-05-2005, 12:16 PM
Yaye I bought the Horror Deluxe Passes today.
Horrah for pre-regs.

lainey
07-06-2005, 08:15 PM
Go to hobbystar.com-->Conventions--->CN2005.

The Adult Deluxe passes are the ComicBook/Sci-Fi/Festival of Fear/Gaming Expo. and are $39 (less with a coupon)
Some Features Include:
* All Events and Attractions associated with the type of pass you buy. So if you buy a Comic Deluxe pass... you have access to all Comic Book Events/Attractions...
* Access to Masquerade
* Access to Entire show floor
* And much more…
Pass includes at no extra charge:
*Science Fiction Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Horror Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Anime Expo (LIMITED ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Gaming Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Comic Book Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events

There is only the Anime Adult pass... which is $45 (no coupon available).
Some Features Include:
* All Anime Events and Attractions
* Access to Masquerade
* Access to Entire show floor
* And much more…
Pass includes at no extra charge:
*Comic Book Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Science Fiction Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events
*Anime Expo (ALL ACCESS) excluding special ticket events (they probably typoed and ment to put Horror Expo, I'll email them about it)
*Gaming Expo (All ACCESS) excluding special ticket events

The Adult Deluxe passes say limited access to the Anime Expo... so lets see what is stated to be Anime Pass only (Via checking the Anime Expo features):

ANIME ALL NIGHT
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

ANIME KARAOKE
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

ANIME NAME THAT TUNE
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

ANIME WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

ARTIST ALLEY & SMALL PRESS PAVILION
PASS REQUIRED: ANY PASS ACCEPTED

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS
PASS REQUIRED: Check Schedule

CANADIAN NATIONAL GUNDAM MODEL BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

CELEBRITY GUESTS AND SPEAKERS
PASS REQUIRED: Check Schedule

CN ANIME 2005: ANIME MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

HOLLYWOOD ANIME
PASS REQUIRED: SPECIAL TICKET

INDUSTRY PREVIEW AREA
PASS REQUIRED: ANY PASS ACCEPTED

MASQUERADE / COSPLAY*
PASS REQUIRED: DELUXE OR ANIME PASS (minimum)

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
PASS REQUIRED: ANY PASS ACCEPTED

Q&A SESSIONS
PASS REQUIRED: Check Schedule

RETAILER AREA
PASS REQUIRED: ANY PASS ACCEPTED

THEATRE ANIME
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

VOICE ACTING 101
PASS REQUIRED: ANIME PASS

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
PASS REQUIRED: Check Schedule

* - PLEASE NOTE THE BELLOW MESSAGE!!!!
Feature Attractions subject to change at anytime.
All events have limited seating capacity.
All events will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

That means... if you buy a pass, you aren't guarenteed a seat!

*HUGS* you're the greatest!!

Edtel
07-06-2005, 09:55 PM
Of COURSE I've pre-registered. I've waited in the line of DOOM for too many years in a row now. Hopefully the line for the pre-reg will be a bit shorter. I know this isn't how it works at AN, but AN isn't as broad as CN is. I think I've lost my point, so I'll just sneak off now.

TribalButterfly
07-06-2005, 11:27 PM
At the risk of sounding like a dumbass, what difference does it make whether you buy the anime deluxe pass, or the horror deluxe pass, or the gaming deluxe pass, etc.

Does buying one type of pass exclude you from all other events?

Mostly, I just wanna make sure that I can go to the Masq. And the dance (if there is one) and the Karaoke, and fun stuff like that. I'm not TOO incredibly interested in sitting in on the lectures or anything like that. (But I still want to make sure that I could go to them if my friends were all going)

Also, I have a friend who doesn’t want to spend the money on the pass. He just wants to sit in the lobby n take photos. But, if I go to the Masq. Or karaoke, would he then not be able to come with us???

JustinCredible
07-07-2005, 12:58 AM
At the risk of sounding like a dumbass, what difference does it make whether you buy the anime deluxe pass, or the horror deluxe pass, or the gaming deluxe pass, etc.

Does buying one type of pass exclude you from all other events?

Mostly, I just wanna make sure that I can go to the Masq. And the dance (if there is one) and the Karaoke, and fun stuff like that. I'm not TOO incredibly interested in sitting in on the lectures or anything like that. (But I still want to make sure that I could go to them if my friends were all going)

Also, I have a friend who doesn’t want to spend the money on the pass. He just wants to sit in the lobby n take photos. But, if I go to the Masq. Or karaoke, would he then not be able to come with us???

The answer is in my earlier post.

Does buying one type of pass exclude you from all other events?

Nope. With the exception of the Anime Section. With every pass you can get into almost every event (minus some of the anime content, AMV and the masq).

The Comic/Horror/Gaming/Sci-fi 3 day passes are refered to as 'Deluxe Passes'. You buy a Deluxe pass under any of those headings and you get access to everything (unless a special ticket is involved) in the Comic, Horror, Gaming and Sci-Fi sections. With any of the deluxe passes you get access to some of the anime section content (once again... I listed what is said on the website above).

Buying an Anime pass is only available as a 3-day pass. With that you can get into everything... all the stuff a Deluxe pass can do PLUS full access to the anime section. But not the special ticket events (lilke Frodo...) It is the Ace of Spades of passes.

Mostly, I just wanna make sure that I can go to the Masq.
Details on how to get into the Masq is TBD. No clue if tickets will be given out (a la Anime North's Masq). But what is known... and I stress this because some folks will skip this info and complain to those loveable Masq volunteers who only help bring to you that wonderful show...

the MINIMUM REQUIREMENT TO HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THE MASQ IS A DELUXE PASS OR AN ANIME PASS. THEN SEATING IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. BUYING A DELUXE OR ANIME PASS DOES NOT GUARENTEE GETTING A SEAT AT THE MASQ! (Once I again... I point out that this is stated above in my earlier post).

And the dance (if there is one) and the Karaoke, and fun stuff like that. I'm not TOO incredibly interested in sitting in on the lectures or anything like that. (But I still want to make sure that I could go to them if my friends were all going)

There is no dance. Karaoke... you need an Anime Pass. In the past they have set up a fee at the door for folks who don't have an Anime Pass. No idea if they are going to do it again.

I have a friend who doesn’t want to spend the money on the pass. He just wants to sit in the lobby n take photos. But, if I go to the Masq. Or karaoke, would he then not be able to come with us???

Sitting in the lobby... is no problem. Masq, he will definately not be able to go. Karaoke... see the point above.

http://www.hobbystar.com/ComicConTorontoV2/CC_Main.asp

Please Mr. Lima tried so hard this year....

Jenna1978
07-07-2005, 08:37 AM
Yep. Bought my ticket last Friday. I am SOOOO excited!

mokulen22
07-07-2005, 08:53 AM
Am I the only one who thinks Cnanime has the most complex ticket system *dizzy head* Flippin crazy if you ask me.

Jenna1978
07-07-2005, 09:07 AM
Am I the only one who thinks Cnanime has the most complex ticket system *dizzy head* Flippin crazy if you ask me.

It can be a little confusing. I had to make sure I read everything carefully so I got the ticket I wanted! lol

JustinCredible
07-07-2005, 03:18 PM
Am I the only one who thinks Cnanime has the most complex ticket system *dizzy head* Flippin crazy if you ask me.

Nope, not to me. Maybe the website isn't as intuitive as it should be? Although I like this year's version is its best.

heki-chan
07-07-2005, 04:09 PM
@ lainey
thanks for the info ^_^ i think i'll try pre-regging this year then!

@ justincredible
thanks for the great post *o*
Do you know if they will have some weird lineup rules for the masquerade again like last year?

Squall1882
07-07-2005, 04:24 PM
:( My maxed out credit card means I'm gonna have to brave the line this year... ahahahaha...

*Kicks himself for not paying it off sooner**

MaiSheri
07-08-2005, 01:34 AM
Does anyone know why the Anime pass is 3 days only? I had wanted to save a little of my money since I can probably only make one day anyways... :sulk:

TribalButterfly
07-08-2005, 09:53 AM
I always thought that there was only the 3 day option (which was fine by me, because I always go all 3 days - one is never enough.) But I do have friends who I know have bought one day passes. They bought them AT the con though, so maybe you can not purchase them online.

ALSO, they bought them on the LAST day of the con - which makes sense why they would only sell a 1 day pass, instead of a 3 day pass on that day - because there is only ONE day left!

I would look into it if I were you mellounicorn, but I think that the one day pass is only available on the last day.

lainey
07-08-2005, 10:17 AM
heki to be safe...people watching the masq should have a delux pass & wait in line early, exactly what justin suggested. CN really has their visitors confused with their masquerade policy..each year they've been changing it!! lol

for anyone who's NEVER been to CNA before or those debating on getting pre-reg or not...

A) If you are coming EARLY to the con on Friday, that is before registration opens...
You should probably line up rather than getting pre-reg. As you'd have to line up for the "pre-reg" line anyway...and nothing is opened for awhile. No point in paying for that extra service fee when everyone is lining up and waiting anyhow!

B) If you are coming LATE...after registration opens
Buy pre-reg..unless you want to wait in line for hours :D :D
I've experienced being in the line for two hours around registration time (I think about 5)...NEVER AGAIN O_O

I hope that helps everyone ^_^ ^_^

TribalButterfly
07-08-2005, 10:51 AM
I’m So Excited! And I Just Can’t Hide It!
I’m About to Loose Control and I think I LIKE IT!
(Oh Yea!)

:)

JustinCredible
07-08-2005, 12:57 PM
@ justincredible
thanks for the great post *o*
Do you know if they will have some weird lineup rules for the masquerade again like last year?

The rules for the line-up were confused by those who were in line and some organizing the line. There are probably folks who would describe the situation better than me.

The big boohaha was Deluxe/Anime Passes vs Basic (aka 1 day) Passes.

Deluxe/Anime passes were given line priority last year. It was written on the site... so folks said the way it was worded was confusing. Also some folks were told by the ticket dealers that with a Basic pass they could get in to see the Masq, which is both true and false. With any pass you have the *CHANCE* to see the masq... but with a Deluxe/Anime Pass you have a much better chance then with a Basic Pass.

Early on when planning for the event was occuring... some wanted Anime Passes to get priorty and everything else would follow after them. This, of course was unfair and thankfully some folks fought and had it changed. Then some of the line organizers didn't know of the change and were attempting to make the Deluxe Pass line-upers (so technical) move behind the anime Passes. After getting clairification from the Masq director... that was scrapped. Yet the disorgnaization left a bad taste in folks mouthes.

Regardless... this year it clearly states on the site that to see the masq you at the minimum a DELUXE OR ANIME PASS. So a basic pass can't get you into the masq... and even if you have a deluxe/anime pass you are not guarenteed a seat because events have limited seating capacity. Supposedly there might be a wristband policy (like AN) so folks will know in adavnace if they will will have a seat.

Does anyone know why the Anime pass is 3 days only? I had wanted to save a little of my money since I can probably only make one day anyways... :sulk:

The way I see it. The Anime section is the most costly of all... and it isn't cost effective to offer a 1 day pass. I'd personally perfer if they put the AMVs on Sunday, to stretch things out. I've missed them for the past 3 years because I can't go and see them and expect a god seat for the masq.

I always thought that there was only the 3 day option (which was fine by me, because I always go all 3 days - one is never enough.) But I do have friends who I know have bought one day passes. They bought them AT the con though, so maybe you can not purchase them online.

ALSO, they bought them on the LAST day of the con - which makes sense why they would only sell a 1 day pass, instead of a 3 day pass on that day - because there is only ONE day left!

I would look into it if I were you mellounicorn, but I think that the one day pass is only available on the last day.

There are only 1 day passes available for the Comic/Sci-Fi/Horror/Gaming sections. To be further clear. There are 1 day Comic Passes, 1 day Sci-Fi Passes, 1 day Horror Passes and 1 day Gaming Passes... but there is NO 1 day Anime Pass!

heki to be safe...people watching the masq should have a delux pass & wait in line early, exactly what justin suggested. CN really has their visitors confused with their masquerade policy..each year they've been changing it!! lol

Actually, they changed it just last year. To deter folks who would buy 1 day passes and then camp out for the masq or to comfort folks were angry that they bought the anime pass (the most expensive ticket) and would get shutout? Who knows, but It makes sense. You pay the higher price, you have a better chance to see the masq.

for anyone who's NEVER been to CNA before or those debating on getting pre-reg or not...

A) If you are coming EARLY to the con on Friday, that is before registration opens...
You should probably line up rather than getting pre-reg. As you'd have to line up for the "pre-reg" line anyway...and nothing is opened for awhile. No point in paying for that extra service fee when everyone is lining up and waiting anyhow!

B) If you are coming LATE...after registration opens
Buy pre-reg..unless you want to wait in line for hours :D :D
I've experienced being in the line for two hours around registration time (I think about 5)...NEVER AGAIN O_O

I hope that helps everyone ^_^ ^_^

I've never pre-reg, but I've enjoyed the wait in the reg line. Usually folks just sit around and talk about stuff... time seems to fly buy. But your advice is sound!

kuko-chan
07-12-2005, 08:35 PM
Since I barely scrapped together $36 (including discount coupon), I'd rather know this now than show up the day of and get screwed: The prices listed on the site, is that not including taxes or is that the exact prices of everything? The last thing I want is to be short a few meeesleeee dollars. >.<

I WOULD pre-reg, it's just that there's a service fee I'd rather not pay (just call me Cheaps-chan XD).

Also, are children three and younger free or anything like that? I want to bring my nephew. He said he wanted to dress as Tidus from FFX (well...he calls Tidus Josh because when my sister was playing the game, that's what she called him.)

jiyoon
07-20-2005, 07:36 PM
the code isn't working anymore ;_;

jade_dincht
07-21-2005, 11:26 AM
the code isn't working anymore ;_;

mabye they changed it. I don't know the code should be good. If you root around on the CNA site you should be able to find it.

jiyoon
07-22-2005, 03:41 PM
I dunno... I just bought the ticket.~ Oh well~ maybe next year.