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Unread 03-21-2014, 11:52 AM   #3031
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Thats apples and oranges, though. One never sells out while the other sells out in under 90 minutes with a general appeal guest list and is literally 3 times the size of the other.
Yes but half the time you never end up getting into the panels you want because too many people go and you end up spending most of the con in a line.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 12:58 PM   #3032
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Yes but half the time you never end up getting into the panels you want because too many people go and you end up spending most of the con in a line.
That depends on your priorities. I attended at least 2 panels per day and still spent at least 4 hours in the Exhibit Hall each day and managed to turn in a pretty thorough report. One thing that SDCC has over AX is a tremendous amount of things to do outside of the convention center.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 09:47 PM   #3033
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Im not sure where to ask this or even locate info on it.. so I'm sorry in advance!

Does anyone know if AX will do Day 0 for early badge pickup again this year ? Also anybody know the times this will happen ?

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Unread 03-23-2014, 11:26 PM   #3034
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Im not sure where to ask this or even locate info on it.. so I'm sorry in advance!

Does anyone know if AX will do Day 0 for early badge pickup again this year ? Also anybody know the times this will happen ?

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They do it every year so I don't see why they wouldn't.

I believe like last year the doors will open around 3-3:30pm and go til 9pm. People get there really early to line up but I like to check into my hotel first then get my badge. Just get in line by 5 and you'll be fine. If you have a 3DS bring it because you'll be streetpassing the whole line and it helps pass the time! XD (I think I was in line for 3 hours last year :P)
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Unread 03-23-2014, 11:59 PM   #3035
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I waited in line at AX 2012... I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY NINTENDO DS IN MY LIFE.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 03:12 AM   #3036
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I waited in line at AX 2012... I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY NINTENDO DS IN MY LIFE.
Agreed Streetpassing 500 a day is considered normal. One guy told me about streetpassing 1,000 in 2013
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Unread 03-24-2014, 07:20 PM   #3037
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I remember the three hour line in 2013...

*dramatic flashbacks*
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Unread 03-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #3038
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Agreed Streetpassing 500 a day is considered normal. One guy told me about streetpassing 1,000 in 2013
I had around 1,800 streetpasses over the course of 4 days for Anime Expo 2013. Frankly, it would be a lot more had I not done 40+ photoshoots and done industry stuff representing my new convention homes.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 09:53 PM   #3039
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Anyone going to Anime Conji instead of Wondercon? I seriously procrastinated and now I won't be able to go to Wondercon since Saturday and 3-Day badges are sold out. I guess I'll have to salvage the weekend at the local anime con instead.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 10:06 PM   #3040
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I had to double check to make sure. Wow, all 3 day passes and Saturday passes sold out for Wondercon Anaheim 2014, so glad I got the passes the day registration opened.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 08:51 AM   #3041
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Anyone going to Anime Conji instead of Wondercon? I seriously procrastinated and now I won't be able to go to Wondercon since Saturday and 3-Day badges are sold out. I guess I'll have to salvage the weekend at the local anime con instead.
I can't make it to Wondercon either this year. I have been going for the last two years, and it has always been a joy to attend ever since they moved to Anaheim. (So yeah...it's a real bummer that I can't make it this year too.)


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I had to double check to make sure. Wow, all 3 day passes and Saturday passes sold out for Wondercon Anaheim 2014, so glad I got the passes the day registration opened.
Wow, that was super fast.

At the rate this is going, Wondercon is going to become one of the most popular cons in California. (I think they are probably going to stay in Anaheim for awhile.)

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Unread 03-25-2014, 12:54 PM   #3042
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I wonder what their cap was set at this year? 80,000? 100,000?
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Unread 03-25-2014, 01:17 PM   #3043
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I wonder what their cap was set at this year? 80,000? 100,000?
Just a guess, but if they use the same space in the con center but take more of the hotels, they can move the cap up to 60,000 - 65,000. If they take the entire con center and keep the hotel space the same, they could theoretically move the cap between 85,000 and 90,000. If they take all the hotel space and con center, then the theoretical cap can be 100,000.

Just for the sake of being realistic, I am expecting the low end of the number (65,000 uniques), since the new expanded section would not be finished until 2017, and they could slowly keep increasing the cap every year. I say this because capping attendance could have various reasons for it, they could cap because they want to grow x% a year, they have a hard fire martial venue cap (a la SDCC), or that they have x,xxx number of staffers and that having more than xx,xxx attendance will lower customer service, or it could merely be a marketing tool to change badge buying habits. So it isn't purely venue limitations that causes caps.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 01:38 PM   #3044
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Wow, that was super fast.

At the rate this is going, Wondercon is going to become one of the most popular cons in California. (I think they are probably going to stay in Anaheim for a awhile.)
I was under the impression from the opening letter from 2013 that they will have two wondercons. A "Wondercon Anaheim" and "Wondercon San Francisco" one presumably in spring (Anaheim) and in fall (San Francisco). This is purely conjecture on my part, but they probably didn't have a San Fran event this year because they couldn't get the dates they wanted.

Wondercon is definitely one of the gigantic cons now, it was already on the top 10 comic cons in size and when 2014 is done it will probably move several positions up.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 01:47 PM   #3045
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They do it every year so I don't see why they wouldn't.

I believe like last year the doors will open around 3-3:30pm and go til 9pm. People get there really early to line up but I like to check into my hotel first then get my badge. Just get in line by 5 and you'll be fine. If you have a 3DS bring it because you'll be streetpassing the whole line and it helps pass the time! XD (I think I was in line for 3 hours last year :P)
Awesome thanks for the info! Last year I didnt get there until Day 1 and omg.. that line. I got super sun burned T_T

Im looking forward to a better line on Day 0.. and sun-screen lotion.
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