San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog http://sdccblog.com The ultimate source of news and info for Comic-Con attendees. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:41:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 New Study May Give Insight Into San Diego Convention Center Expansion Plans http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/new-study-may-give-insight-into-san-diego-convention-center-expansion-plans/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/new-study-may-give-insight-into-san-diego-convention-center-expansion-plans/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:41:05 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=27427 Convention Center Sails Pavilion Outside Doors PatioAt least for right now, the San Diego Convention Center expansion is mostly dead – following a court ruling that put an end to the hotelier-approved room tax plan to finance the expansion, unless San Diegans approved the funding plan by a 2/3 vote.

But, that hurdle doesn’t mean that the convention center will never be expanded – and it’s something on a lot of people’s minds, according to a new study by Conventions, Sports, Leisure International (CSL).

In the study, which analyzed the financial and economic value of expanding the convention center, a focus group of event planners in Chicago and Washington D.C. as well as e-mail surveys of 200 current, past, and potential convention center customers were asked their thoughts on three different expansion options. Here’s a breakdown from the press release of those options:

  • Option A: The contiguous option included an addition of 210,000 square feet of exhibit space, 100,000 square feet of meeting space and a new 55,000-square-foot ballroom connected to the current convention center.
  • Option B: The campus option included analysis of a 225,000-square-foot exhibit hall on one level.
  • Option C: A campus design that stacked the exhibit halls on two levels each with an additional 80,000 square feet of meeting space and an 80,000-square-foot ballroom. While Option C would fit on the current Tailgate Park location it was largely rejected by clients as unworkable.

According to the findings, expanding further into the ‘campus’ rather than a contiguous expansion provides “somewhat less flexibility” in attracting events of varying size, while a contiguous expansion could accommodate 81% of the national market’s needs (while the current space can accommodate 70%).

What all of this really means for San Diego Comic-Con attendees is a few things. First, that obviously the Mayor’s office and the San Diego Convention Center are continuing to look into expansion of the convention center – which is important, though far from the main factor, in keeping SDCC in San Diego past 2018.

And second – this offers some insight into what the city may be planning. Could we see a second exhibit hall in a few years located somewhere further out in the Gaslamp? It would certainly be different for SDCC attendees.

You can read the complete CSL Expansion Study on the Convention Center website.

What do you think of the study’s findings? Let us know in the comments.

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GeekShot Exclusive Photo Series Vol. 2 (Week 32) http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/geekshot-exclusive-photo-series-vol-2-week-32/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/geekshot-exclusive-photo-series-vol-2-week-32/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:59:44 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=27418 GeekShot Exclusive Series Vol 2 Week 32 - Fox Marvel Deadpool X-Men Hall H

Welcome to the GeekShot Photo Exclusive Series. This will be a weekly post featuring cool, interesting, or just plain awesome moments we have captured during San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. Each week we’ll post a photo by Beth or James of GeekShot Photography. We may include a short story about the photo, but sometimes we’ll just let the photo speak for itself.

About This Photo

Less than half of the people on stage at the end of the Fox panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.

Today we’re going to talk about copyright.

It’s the part of the law that helps and protects photographers and the photos they create. It’s also the thing the internet mostly tries to ignore, either willfully or through ignorance.

In the last few weeks Beth and I have had online run-ins with a rash of people stealing our photos. They posted them on Instagram, or tumblr, or who knows where else. We sent DMCA takedowns and commented on their posts informing them of such. What was the most common response? It was either “I just found it on the internet somewhere” or anger that we would dare call them out on taking our photos. They also claimed they were doing no harm and that they “always credit”. We of course saw no credit, except the one instance someone credited the person who stole it from us before them. Such is the way of the internet today. I could go on for hours and many words about the idiocy we came across dealing with these people. But I won’t.

This leads me to the main point of this post today – I’d rather our audience here on the blog learn something rather than hear me rant. So here goes.

First off, for those in America, you can visit copyright.gov and learn all the actual rules about what you can and can’t do with someone else’s creation. They have FAQs that put the legalese in shorter, easier to digest text. For those outside America, most countries have some form of copyright law you can look up.

The most important part of copyright law is this part:

“Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.” and “Copyright exists from the moment the work is created.”

This means that the instant I press the shutter and a photo is recorded on a memory card, it is copyrighted and I own the copyright (we won’t get into licensing or work for hire at this time). What does this mean for what happens with the photo when I post it publicly, such as on my flickr account or here on the blog? It means I have final say on where it goes from there. Or to put it in legalese (from Title 17, Circular 92, Chapter 1, Section 106):

Subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:

(1) to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;

(2) to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;

(3) to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;

(4) in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works, to perform the copyrighted work publicly;

(5) in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to display the copyrighted work publicly; and

(6) in the case of sound recordings, to perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.

Boiled down, it means that every single person who copies a copyrighted photo onto their computer or other device and then reposts it in any way (whether altered, credited, linked, or not) is breaking the law. Unless they ask for permission first. This is why any time I send a DMCA takedown request to a site, they take the photo down. If it was OK to do, they’d just tell me tough luck and let the photo stay.

Or put another way, the rules are right there in the word copyright. I have the right to say who gets to copy my photo.

But what does all this mean for the photos I’m posting here? It means the watermark is going to be harder to take out of the photo. That’s about it. The watermark on today’s photo is over the top to make a point.

I don’t think one person can stop the unending tide of people stealing stuff on the internet. But I’m never going to let it slide when I see it. And I’ll never consider it OK just because everyone is doing it. If you do it, maybe this will make you think twice. If so, then I guess I’ve met my goal and helped someone learn something new.

Oh, and just an FYI since I see people using it as an excuse all the time… Google image search is a search engine. It is not a “Find photos I can use however I want web page”. If you find a photo using Google, you still have to determine if it is copyrighted, who owns the copyright, and then get permission to use it.

TL;DR – If you steal my photos, you suck. If you steal other people’s photos, you suck. Also, you’re breaking the law.

You can see all of the previous posts in this series here.

This photo is copyright (All Rights Reserved) by Beth and/or James Riley of GeekShot Photography. It may not be copied, reposted, published, or used in any manner without their written permission.

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ABC Family’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Stitchers’, ‘Shadowhunters’ Head to NYCC http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/abc-familys-pretty-little-liars-stitchers-shadowhunters-head-to-nycc/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/abc-familys-pretty-little-liars-stitchers-shadowhunters-head-to-nycc/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:24:48 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=27415 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" stars Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings, Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery, Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin and Shay Mitchell as Emily Fields. (ABC FAMILY/MATHIEU YOUNG)

(ABC FAMILY/MATHIEU YOUNG)

With San Diego Comic-Con behind us, many are turning their attention to the probably second-largest North American convention: New York Comic Con (and yes, we’re pretty sure it’s second).

The convention kicks off at the Javits Center on October 8-11, whereABC Family will be taking over. The network will be holding back-to-back panels for Stitchers and Pretty Little Liars, as well as a special presentation for Shadowhunters.

Stitchers will kick off Friday, October 9 at 11AM in Room 1A06, where cast members Emma Ishta and Kyle Harris will be on hand do discuss season two and details about the upcoming Halloween special. Then, it’s Pretty Little Liars with stars Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, and Sasha Pieterse will discuss the series with Executive Producers Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick and Joseph Dougherty.

Then on Saturday October 10 at 11AM, the upcoming series Shadowhunters, based on the Cassandra Clare series, will head to the stage with stars Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum Jr., Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, and Isaiah Mustafa along with showrunner Ed Decter and Executive Producer McG and Clare.

It’s been a few years since ABC Family graced San Diego Comic-Con with its presence – the last series we can remember was 2011’s The Nine Lives of Chloe King – but this continues the trend of Disney-owned properties heading to New York instead of San Diego that Daredevil kicked off last year. Will New York be getting more Marvel TV again? We’ll just have to wait and see.

You can find a complete list of New York Comic Con announced guests on their site.

Are you headed to New York Comic Con? Let us know in the comments.

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GeekShot Exclusive Photo Series Vol. 2 (Week 31) http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/geekshot-exclusive-photo-series-vol-2-week-31/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/geekshot-exclusive-photo-series-vol-2-week-31/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:30:15 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=27410 GeekShot Exclusive Series Vol 2 Week 31 - William Shatner Star Trek Captain Kirk TJ Hooker Nerd HQ 2015

Welcome to the GeekShot Photo Exclusive Series. This will be a weekly post featuring cool, interesting, or just plain awesome moments we have captured during San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. Each week we’ll post a photo by Beth or James of GeekShot Photography. We may include a short story about the photo, but sometimes we’ll just let the photo speak for itself.

About This Photo

William Shatner at Nerd HQ 2015.

I’ve been a Star Trek fan for most of my life, so it was a huge thrill for me to finally see William Shatner in person and get good photos of him. I’m really glad that he was able to come to Nerd HQ this year, and really grateful that I was able to get a ticket!

Did you see someone at SDCC or Nerd HQ that you’ve waited years to see? Let us know in the comments.

You can see all of the previous posts in this series here.

This photo is copyright (All Rights Reserved) by Beth and/or James Riley of GeekShot Photography. It may not be copied, reposted, published, or used in any manner without their written permission.

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GeekShot Exclusive Photo Series Vol. 2 (Week 30) http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/geekshot-exclusive-photo-series-vol-2-week-30/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/geekshot-exclusive-photo-series-vol-2-week-30/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:22:49 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=27405 GeekShot Exclusive Series Vol 2 Week 30 - Star Wars The Force Awakens Episode VII Carrie Fisher Mark Hamill Harrison Ford Luke Leia Skywalker Han Solo

Welcome to the GeekShot Photo Exclusive Series. This will be a weekly post featuring cool, interesting, or just plain awesome moments we have captured during San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. Each week we’ll post a photo by Beth or James of GeekShot Photography. We may include a short story about the photo, but sometimes we’ll just let the photo speak for itself.

About This Photo

Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.

As most regular readers are aware, this moment was the highlight of SDCC 2015 for me. Having the three legacy (as Lucasfilm/Disney are calling them) actors appear on the panel was my biggest wish and, as you can see, that wish was fulfilled. It was difficult to grab a shot of all three of them looking in one direction and also having a good expression on their faces. Luckily I managed to get a few worthy ones and this one was the best. Being on the side of the audience where the questions are asked was helpful, which I’ve also talked about before.

The one thing I want discuss technically about this photo is the aperture. If you look closely you can see that Harrison is a bit out of focus. I was shooting at f2.8 and that’s the reason why. That wide open the depth of field will be fairly shallow. Most of the time I was taking shots of an individual so this didn’t make a difference. But when I took a group shot I had to deal with it. Unfortunately the only solution is to raise the aperture, but that would lessen the light reaching the sensor. I would have to increase the ISO or lower the shutter speed. One or both of those are options worth exploring if you want to avoid the depth of field problem.

Did you get a shot of what you wanted to see most at the con? Let us know in the comments.

You can see all of the previous posts in this series here.

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GeekShot Exclusive Photo Series Vol. 2 (Week 29) http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/geekshot-exclusive-photo-series-vol-2-week-29/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/geekshot-exclusive-photo-series-vol-2-week-29/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:36:27 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=27398 GeekShot Exclusive Series Vol 2 Week 29 A - Superman Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice logo costume prop GeekShot Exclusive Series Vol 2 Week 29 A - Wonder Woman Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice logo costume propGeekShot Exclusive Series Vol 2 Week 29 A - Batman Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice logo costume prop

Welcome to the GeekShot Photo Exclusive Series. This will be a weekly post featuring cool, interesting, or just plain awesome moments we have captured during San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. Each week we’ll post a photo by Beth or James of GeekShot Photography. We may include a short story about the photo, but sometimes we’ll just let the photo speak for itself.

About This Photo

Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman costume detail at the DC booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.

Sometimes you just have to find a different way to take photos at SDCC. The display cases for the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice costumes at the DC booth were horrible. They reflected the lights from almost any angle and made it difficult to get a nice photo. I decided to try something different and these 3 photos are the result.

As you can see, I still didn’t manage to eliminate the reflection problem entirely. There are bring spots and glares on every photo. But I felt the focus on just the logos of each costume were worth putting up with those problems.

You can see the detail used on the costumes for the movie. I really like that there’s battle damage on the Batman and Wonder Woman pieces while Superman’s is pristine. It lends authenticity to their characters and how they will be portrayed.

Did you capture any costumes/displays in a unique way? Let us know in the comments.

You can see all of the previous posts in this series here.

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Survey for CCI and Lionsgate Streaming Service May Offer Clues for Future http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/survey-for-cci-and-lionsgate-streaming-service-may-offer-clues-for-future/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/survey-for-cci-and-lionsgate-streaming-service-may-offer-clues-for-future/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 23:04:26 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=27391 For those who signed up for more information about the Comic-Con International and Lionsgate streaming service, of which very little is currently known, you may have just been e-mailed a survey about the upcoming VOD service.

The survey shows that whoever designed it — whether it was CCI, Lionsgate, or some combination of the new two — at least seems interested in making a service that’s truly for the fans. The first question off the bat asks, “Do you consider yourself to be a truly passionate fan of comics, movies, video games, etc?”, which hopefully sets the tone for what they’re aiming to achieve.

Although most of the questions seem designed to get a baseline for just how invested the person answering the question is in the world of conventions and pop culture, there is one question that may offer some clues as to what’s currently being considered for the platform. It’s this one:

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Although Lionsgate potentially gained access to Comic-Con’s years of archive footage, it makes sense that they’d be considering combining that with traditional genre fare like movies, and possibly some exclusive content focused on both the people behind the curtain and the artists that we celebrate. “The Business Behind Making Comic-Con”? That’s a reality series we’d actually watch.

Did you take the survey? What are you hoping comes from the Lionsgate and Comic-Con VOD service? Let us know in the comments.

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San Diego Comic-Con Badge Validation Period for Preregistration 2016 Opens http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/san-diego-comic-con-badge-validation-period-for-preregistration-2016-opens/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/san-diego-comic-con-badge-validation-period-for-preregistration-2016-opens/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:05:09 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=27379 SDCC Badges - Child Badge Last week, when Comic-Con International promised that the badge validation period would be coming soon, they weren’t kidding. Today, the process opened up – and just like with last year, this process involves inputting a physical code from the back of your 2015 San Diego Comic-Con general attendee badge into your Member ID in order to be eligible for Preregistration for 2016, which will occur at a later date. You have between now and September 15, 2015, in order to validate your badge – meaning that Preregistration will occur sometime after that. And in fact, CCI specifies that “Comic-Con 2016 Attendee Preregistration will open sometime after October 31, 2015″.

This badge validation process – which is only for general attendees who attended in 2015 – is presumably to help ensure that those trying to buy badges for 2016 really did attend, and didn’t simply scalp their badges. Hopefully you followed our and Comic-Con International’s advice, and kept that number.

Assuming you did, here’s a look at the relatively simple process to validate your badge. Simply log in to your Member ID, enter your “Badge ID” printed on the badge, and click continue. Here are screenshots of the process:

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Log in

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Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be directed to validate your 2015 Badge ID.

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Enter in your Badge ID.

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And you’re done!

Just like always, children aged 12 or under before August 1, 2015, are eligible to attend San Diego Comic-Con 2016 for free with a paying adult, and require no registration. If your child attended in 2015 but is now aged 13 or older before August 1, 2015, then you’ll need to convert them to a junior before September 15. There are several options for doing this, which are laid out on CCI’s Child Badge Policy page.

There’s no word yet on Open Registration, which is the badge sale in which anyone can attend, but CCI’s site does mention that “if you did not attend Comic-Con 2015, you may participate in Open Online Registration in 2016″ – making it sound like the tradition of holding Open Online Registration in the spring will likely be continuing.

For those who don’t know, the largest benefit of Preregistration is that it effectively gives you two chances at a badge (Preregistration and Open Online Registration), and that the odds are potentially much better to score a badge. Here’s a look at how the math for getting a badge in each sale roughly works out.

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Lessons Learned: Never Assume, It Can Be A Legendary Mistake http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/lessons-learned-never-assume-it-can-be-a-legendary-mistake/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/08/lessons-learned-never-assume-it-can-be-a-legendary-mistake/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:05:39 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=27319 Legendary entertainment logo movie booth floor displayWith San Diego Comic-Con over and my euphoria beginning to wain, I can now reflect back on this year’s Comic-Con and point out a lesson I re-learned this year and that should be one of your ten SDCC commandments: NEVER ASSUME anything and make sure to always ask questions!

This year for some odd reason I forgot to do this. Maybe it was because the con was earlier this year or maybe it was because I was not as prepared. But I can tell you that because of my assumptions and lack of a follow through question I missed out on critical information which would have made my decision making a bit more clear cut and I could have avoided my Legendary mistake.

Let me first preface this by saying that we are talking about the San Diego Comic-Con and nothing is truly fair. Throughout my years of attending SDCC I feel like I seen it all. I usually just roll with the punches as you win some and lose some. But in this case, I thought it would be a good informational read to point out my mishap for our followers so you can be better prepared for future Comic-Con’s.

Just like most of you that read the blog I gather as much information as I can from various resources and start making an agenda on what I’d like to try to do at SDCC. I gauge my tolerance and weigh it with my desire to set my goals for each day. My agenda is usually pretty flexible as I have an option A, B, C, D, etc. and tend to shift priorities depending on changing variables that I see happening.

The general theme of Comic-Con for the past few years is to line-up earlier and earlier to ensure better odds of whatever goal you have set. Whether it be getting into a presentation (Hall H or Ballroom 20), exclusives (Hasbro, LEGO, Mattel, Funko, Gentle Giant, etc), autograph signings, or swag, there is a line for everything and the key is to manage your time and make choices based on your priorities and information.

For this years SDCC I decided to scale back my Comic-Con activities and just focus on a couple key things each day so I could devote a little more time to explore the exhibit hall and the Gaslamp. So to give you an idea here is what I scheduled out as key things to do each day:

Thursday – SuperMansion signing, Marvel booth Skottie Young Pins/Agent Carter poster, set-up comic commissions, LEGO draw, Return of Gravity Falls panel, Nick Dragotta signing
Friday –  Colony/Hardwick & Day signing, LEGO draw, Viking Longship, Scott Snyder & Jock signing, David and Meredith Finch signing, Disney Infinity Pop-up Shop
Saturday – Crimson Peak/Agent Carter/Joss Whedon/Outlander signing, Akiman signing, Muppets panel, Google Spotlight Stories Panel
Sunday – Scream Queens signing, Viking Bludgeon Booth, Ingress MissionDay, pick-up comic commissions

For those that know me this is a pretty light schedule as I usually go into “warp speed” mode and try to do as much as I can each day. With my scaled back schedule and easy going attitude I was surprised that I hit everything on my list for Thursday and Friday except getting the Agent Carter poster. So going into Saturday I was going to let my line position dictate whether to go for the Agent Carter (random draw) or the Crimson Peak (ticket handout) signing.

Once I saw my position in line was the same as Friday I decided to go for the Crimson Peak signing since it was a breeze to get the Colony/Hardwick & Day signing. When they let attendees into the convention hall I was on my way to the Legendary booth. When I got there I was astonished to see that there was a line wrapping around the Legendary booth that was already 200+ deep and capped. Lines that long are nothing new at Comic-Con, but I had been 70th in line at the top of the escalators, so how could that be? Where did all these people come from?

In scoping out the line, I could see that half of the people in line had exhibitor badges, so when I asked a Legendary representative about that she said, “We let anyone with a badge in line.”

Was I saddened to learn this? Yes. Do I think that it is an injustice to the fans that don’t have similar access to the exhibit hall? Yes. Do I blame Legendary? No.

I was the one that made the cardinal mistake of not asking booth policy for a signing I was planning on attempting. This goes back to the previous day I was in the same area in line at the top of the escalator and made Legendary booth my first stop on the exhibit floor. I was able to get a signing ticket for Colony and Hardwick/Day and there was only nine people ahead of me.

This is where the assumption part comes in instead of asking questions about tomorrow’s signing and their policy on passing out tickets. I assumed it would be the same situation. If I would have asked and found out that they let anybody with a badge line-up to get tickets I would have already known that my chances of scoring a popular signing ticket such as Crimson Peak would have been almost nil as exhibitors would have the inside track.

Normally this type of stuff doesn’t bother me as I see it as part of the SDCC experience as people are going to do what they can to get what they want. But than I got responses back from my tweet about this and I genuinely felt appalled and mad for those that put in the time to be beat out on a technicality. Although I don’t fault Legendary for their system as they have every right to handle their product any way they like, it makes me wonder if they know the sacrifice that fans go through thinking they have a chance at scoring that prized ticket. I truly feel awful for the other fans that lined up earlier than I or had other line mishaps:

If that is their policy and they want to uphold that then you have to respect it. But I am giving Legendary the benefit of the doubt here and say that they don’t know the inequities and if they did they might change their policy like other companies have in the past.

Here are a few companies whose policies have actually changed over the years, to make the fan experience better:

WB Booth Signings
For anyone that attended SDCC pre-WB wristbands you will remember that it used to be a big mosh pit that circled the booth and once the line opened up it was a mad rush before it was capped instantaneously. This insanity repeated itself 30 minutes prior to each signing and it was absolutely mayhem. After numerous complaints from fans, WB implemented the random pull wristband system we all know today.

LEGO Set and Mini Distribution
Who here remembers when the LEGO booth got shut down? Because of the mini-figure craze a mass of people rushed the LEGO booth the first day at the 2013 Comic-Con to try to get a ticket for the Spider Woman mini-figure. The booth was overwhelmed and had to be shut down. The following day they held the mini-figure ticket giveaway outside in the west terrace.  After this fiasco LEGO sent a survey to those who gave their email.

LEGOSDCCsurveyThe following year LEGO implemented the random win/lose push button system.

 

So there is hope that a company like Legendary will change their policy in the future if enough people let them know how they feel about that policy through something like an online petition and if not I will be sure to let you all know as I don’t want others to make the same Legendary mistake that I did.

Please comment below to let me know if anyone else experienced this at other booths on the exhibition floor.

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GeekShot Exclusive Photo Series Vol. 2 (Week 28) http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/geekshot-exclusive-photo-series-vol-2-week-28/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/geekshot-exclusive-photo-series-vol-2-week-28/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:52:26 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=27369 GeekShot Exclusive Series Vol 2 Week 28 - Wonder Woman statue sideshow collectibles 2015

Welcome to the GeekShot Photo Exclusive Series. This will be a weekly post featuring cool, interesting, or just plain awesome moments we have captured during San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. Each week we’ll post a photo by Beth or James of GeekShot Photography. We may include a short story about the photo, but sometimes we’ll just let the photo speak for itself.

About This Photo

Wonder Woman statue at the Sideshow Collectibles booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

You had to know a statue photo was coming sooner rather than later. I actually spent some time on two different days shooting at Sideshow and other exhibitors that had nice displays of toys and statues. This one stood out as one of my favorites.

The main thing about this photo that makes it different than most I took at the booth is the convention center lights. Normally the lights are a distraction or hindrance to getting a decent photo. They reflect on the glass and you have to work around them or, more likely, accept that they’ll be there. Luckily I was able to use them this time to help give the photo a dynamic feel. If you look closely though, the reflection of other lights still caused a problem at the end of her hair. It is a small flaw in the photo overall, so I was willing to let it go.

Did you get a favorite capture of a statue this year? Let us know in the comments.

You can see all of the previous posts in this series here.

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