Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

This is the place to discuss Conventions
Post Reply
ICW
Marked Out Master
Posts: 1259
Joined: August 5th, 2015, 9:38 pm
Contact:

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by ICW » July 23rd, 2018, 11:35 am

oldschoolwwwf wrote:
July 23rd, 2018, 10:47 am
People place way too much emphasis on this stuff. It’s only a convention- they spend every day searching for new announcements and every second whining that there hasn’t been a new guest announced. There are plenty of people announced. If you aren’t happy with it, don’t go. And don’t pre buy tickets again. Then you won’t have a problem.
I partially agree with this take.

I think certain conventions will always have certain expectations attached to them - fair or unfair.

The members of this board are a niche group of collectors who have been attending these shows for years, if not decades. Your particular "wants" or "needs" are different from the vast majority of people attending these shows.

Take a gander at the Big Event thread. Bret Hart has been to a billion wrestling conventions over the years and most of us have him :virgilized: That being said, though, you can't deny that Hart is a major, major draw for any wrestling convention and he will do excellent business for Big event (yet again).

So, I think board members often have unrealistic expectations and don't particularly care about the reasons why Person A isn't booked while Person Z has been booked for the millionth time.

That being said:

It sounds like this convention is a disaster and it would be hard not to feel disappointed by this lineup, especially when you see the same promoters bringing in better guests for their upcoming shows.
Feel free to visit my blog concerning wrestling conventions, signings, and meet & greets!
https://squaredcirclecons.com/


User avatar
oldschoolwwwf
Marked Out Master
Posts: 1145
Joined: March 21st, 2008, 11:21 am

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by oldschoolwwwf » July 23rd, 2018, 12:07 pm

I’m missing something because I don’t see anything wrong with the lineup. I guess if Stephen amell’s absence kills the show for you, then there’s nothing they can do to redeem it. This show isn’t ever going to have flash, supergirl or felicity. They have 5 different names then their last show and a bunch of repeat popular names. I think these people would be thrilled to have the exact same lineup as last year. Is it about quality or quantity? I think it’s far from a disaster, I assume a couple more names get added. The promoters should just say this is it and end the daily whining over when are we getting a new announcement.

User avatar
Greg2600
Moderator
Posts: 4797
Joined: November 13th, 2012, 9:00 pm
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by Greg2600 » July 23rd, 2018, 12:41 pm

I think the main complaint is over VIP, because they have nobody who you really NEED VIP for. I guess in the future don't buy it so early. Or if you wanted Stephen, only buy his. If he cancels, you get a refund.
The Paunch Stevenson Show pop culture podcast : http://www.paunchstevenson.com

User avatar
cmshowstopper
Marked Out Master
Posts: 1744
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 6:32 pm
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Contact:

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by cmshowstopper » July 23rd, 2018, 7:04 pm

AJLe wrote:
July 23rd, 2018, 11:20 am
Nicksfan23 wrote:
July 23rd, 2018, 9:26 am
I think the problem people are having and that is why there are refund questions is based on Wong being the last guest announcement almost a month ago at this point and they are announcing other shows. Also they keep on promoting discounted prices on tickets but not a single guest. They also do not respond to anything on Twitter which shows horrible customer service. So people are asking for refunds based on how little the company is doing.
I guess the part I don't get is why anybody would buy tickets, let alone VIP tickets, in advance if they weren't already happy with the guest list as is? I mean, did they buy VIP tickets just HOPING that they'd eventually book a guest they wanted to meet? I'm missing something here.
People do that A LOT. I remember the last Teen Wolf con had ZERO guests announced and they sold out of admission for both days before 1 single name was announced.

Exactly as you stated...they buy it expecting certain names to be there.
oldschoolwwwf wrote:
July 23rd, 2018, 12:07 pm
I’m missing something because I don’t see anything wrong with the lineup. I guess if Stephen amell’s absence kills the show for you, then there’s nothing they can do to redeem it. This show isn’t ever going to have flash, supergirl or felicity. They have 5 different names then their last show and a bunch of repeat popular names. I think these people would be thrilled to have the exact same lineup as last year. Is it about quality or quantity? I think it’s far from a disaster, I assume a couple more names get added. The promoters should just say this is it and end the daily whining over when are we getting a new announcement.
It works for you Mike. But even you admitted you just got into the shows, so many of these are fresh names and you are a fresh collector. I dont see this lineup appealing to a fresh collector nor a repeat collector. There is ZERO headliner names. Probably the biggest name they have is Ray Fisher, the weakest of the JL names. There are 3 fresh names in Acevedo, Harkavay and Garber. Garber isnt even on any of the shows anymore. There are 3 repeat names that are popular with the repeat crowd...Ramsay, Robbie and Segarra. But big ones like Barrowman and Caity Lotz are not. You get the same Gotham names that are booked every year here and everywhere, with Robin Lord Taylor being the biggest for the repeaters.

This lineup doesnt appeal to those who want fresh names and it doesnt appeal to those who want the coveted repeated names. It only really appeals to someone who sees many of these names as "personally fresh" like Mike.

Many...its their own fault getting stuck with tickets. Like Greg said...dont buy tickets before the guests you want are announced. Hell, I dont even buy admission till last minute most of the time because of the risk of names cancelling.
Image
http://www.cmshowstopper.com/ Official Webpage Of CM Showstopper

http://www.fallenangelchristopherdaniels.com Official Webpage of Christopher Daniels

User avatar
Greg2600
Moderator
Posts: 4797
Joined: November 13th, 2012, 9:00 pm
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by Greg2600 » July 24th, 2018, 8:03 pm

Tyler Hoechlin added.
The Paunch Stevenson Show pop culture podcast : http://www.paunchstevenson.com


User avatar
djknightrida
Marked Out Master
Posts: 1756
Joined: December 22nd, 2011, 8:39 am

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by djknightrida » July 24th, 2018, 8:08 pm

Greg2600 wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Tyler Hoechlin added.
Easy pass
2017 Most Unique Photo Winner

:dj:

User avatar
Greg2600
Moderator
Posts: 4797
Joined: November 13th, 2012, 9:00 pm
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by Greg2600 » July 24th, 2018, 8:12 pm

djknightrida wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 8:08 pm
Greg2600 wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Tyler Hoechlin added.
Easy pass
:perplexed: :perplexed: :perplexed: :perplexed: :perplexed:
The Paunch Stevenson Show pop culture podcast : http://www.paunchstevenson.com

User avatar
oldschoolwwwf
Marked Out Master
Posts: 1145
Joined: March 21st, 2008, 11:21 am

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by oldschoolwwwf » July 24th, 2018, 11:24 pm

Positive add for me.

User avatar
cmshowstopper
Marked Out Master
Posts: 1744
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 6:32 pm
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Contact:

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by cmshowstopper » July 25th, 2018, 6:45 pm

Greg2600 wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 8:12 pm
djknightrida wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 8:08 pm
Greg2600 wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Tyler Hoechlin added.
Easy pass
:perplexed: :perplexed: :perplexed: :perplexed: :perplexed:
If he appeared on the Blacklist and died after 1 episode, you'd cum in your pants.
Image
http://www.cmshowstopper.com/ Official Webpage Of CM Showstopper

http://www.fallenangelchristopherdaniels.com Official Webpage of Christopher Daniels

User avatar
djknightrida
Marked Out Master
Posts: 1756
Joined: December 22nd, 2011, 8:39 am

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by djknightrida » July 25th, 2018, 8:25 pm

cmshowstopper wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 6:45 pm


If he appeared on the Blacklist and died after 1 episode, you'd cum in your pants.
Cause even one off blacklisters have better acting chops than all your pretty boy man crushes.
2017 Most Unique Photo Winner

:dj:

User avatar
cmshowstopper
Marked Out Master
Posts: 1744
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 6:32 pm
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Contact:

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by cmshowstopper » July 27th, 2018, 3:05 am

djknightrida wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 8:25 pm
cmshowstopper wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 6:45 pm


If he appeared on the Blacklist and died after 1 episode, you'd cum in your pants.
Cause even one off blacklisters have better acting chops than all your pretty boy man crushes.
Are you typing this while sitting at your 5th or 6th Taylor Swift concert this month?
Image
http://www.cmshowstopper.com/ Official Webpage Of CM Showstopper

http://www.fallenangelchristopherdaniels.com Official Webpage of Christopher Daniels

User avatar
Nicksfan23
Marked Out Pro
Posts: 422
Joined: March 26th, 2010, 7:53 pm

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by Nicksfan23 » July 28th, 2018, 7:05 pm

Heroes Facebook said BD Wong cancelled his signing at the show now. But

Drew Powell added

User avatar
cmshowstopper
Marked Out Master
Posts: 1744
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 6:32 pm
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Contact:

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by cmshowstopper » July 28th, 2018, 7:56 pm

Nicksfan23 wrote:
July 28th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Heroes Facebook said BD Wong cancelled his signing at the show now. But

Drew Powell added
Not that I needed BD, but thats unreal. This con is cursed.
Image
http://www.cmshowstopper.com/ Official Webpage Of CM Showstopper

http://www.fallenangelchristopherdaniels.com Official Webpage of Christopher Daniels

User avatar
cmshowstopper
Marked Out Master
Posts: 1744
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 6:32 pm
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Contact:

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by cmshowstopper » August 7th, 2018, 7:03 pm

Fake Firestorm Franz Drameh added. Woudl rather get Keyon Lonsdale.
Image
http://www.cmshowstopper.com/ Official Webpage Of CM Showstopper

http://www.fallenangelchristopherdaniels.com Official Webpage of Christopher Daniels

User avatar
Nicksfan23
Marked Out Pro
Posts: 422
Joined: March 26th, 2010, 7:53 pm

Re: Heroes & Villains Fanfest- September 8-9, 2018- Edison, NJ

Post by Nicksfan23 » August 13th, 2018, 9:46 pm

Why did they change the weekend anyway?

They are competing against a bigger west coast con and also this is the NFL opening weekend. Giants are opening at home with arguable one of the most anticipated rookies playing for them since Eli was a rookie and same with the Jets with Darnold. I think this will hurt the Sunday attendance.

Luckily I am okay with most of the names since two help my Gotham collection and Acevedo will help with the start of my band of brothers project.

Also they are teasing another Arrow person no Twitter. It is probably Willa Holland or someone like Rick Gonzalez.


Post Reply