Friday Steel City Con August 2018

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Friday Steel City Con August 2018

Post by Cozmik » August 10th, 2018, 6:10 pm

This month's Steel City I was lucky in that I met several of the celebs before so I saved a few bucks.

I met William Zabka and Martin Kove, 2 out of the 3 Cobra Kai there, before but needed photos with them and a photo and autograph from "Get him a body bag!" Rob Garrison. All three were nice guys and were doing reasonably priced table photos.
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All that money I saved, having already met John Cusack and Kathleen Turner went into Monkee Michael Nesmith's pocket as he was really expensive but seeing as he is somewhat rare, 75 years old and just spent a month in the hospital following quadruple bypass surgery, I bit the bullet and got an autograph and a table photo ($180 total).
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Re: Friday Steel City Con August 2018

Post by Greg2600 » August 10th, 2018, 6:17 pm

Yes, Nesmith has been a rip-off forever, and he's worth tons of money. Great gets on the Cobras, and Garrison's shirt is awesome.
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Re: Friday Steel City Con August 2018

Post by oldschoolwwwf » August 10th, 2018, 6:52 pm

Great report but I never understand when people are happy that they had already met the celebs before so they saved money. Dont we want there to be people we want to meet at conventions? “Yay chiller has no one I wanted so I don’t have to go! “. I’m bummed when shows bring in people I already met.

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Re: Friday Steel City Con August 2018

Post by Cozmik » August 10th, 2018, 7:26 pm

oldschoolwwwf wrote:
August 10th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Great report but I never understand when people are happy that they had already met the celebs before so they saved money. Dont we want there to be people we want to meet at conventions? “Yay chiller has no one I wanted so I don’t have to go! “. I’m bummed when shows bring in people I already met.
Well yeah if someone else I wanted was there I'd pay for them, But since my selection of people I don't want or need was limited that's cash I can use at the next con I am going to where the people I plan on getting are only limited by how far I can make my money stretch. I likely would have skipped this one if not for Nesmith and the fact it was a half hour drive from my house.

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Re: Friday Steel City Con August 2018

Post by capman » August 10th, 2018, 7:46 pm

Good work. I am slightly curious : so Nesmith was $100 for auto and $80 for table ? I had heard they were suppose to lower his auto to $60 , but found that hard to believe.


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Re: Friday Steel City Con August 2018

Post by Cozmik » August 10th, 2018, 7:59 pm

capman wrote:
August 10th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Good work. I am slightly curious : so Nesmith was $100 for auto and $80 for table ? I had heard they were suppose to lower his auto to $60 , but found that hard to believe.
Yeah, get this..
$60 for photo op
$100 for autograph on an 8x10
$10 for the 8 x10
and the other $10 was some percentage charge for paying by credit card.

Oh and for a low $50 they would have used my phone to video my meeting with him.

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Re: Friday Steel City Con August 2018

Post by capman » August 10th, 2018, 8:09 pm

Cozmik wrote:
August 10th, 2018, 7:59 pm
capman wrote:
August 10th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Good work. I am slightly curious : so Nesmith was $100 for auto and $80 for table ? I had heard they were suppose to lower his auto to $60 , but found that hard to believe.
Yeah, get this..
$60 for photo op
$100 for autograph on an 8x10
$10 for the 8 x10
and the other $10 was some percentage charge for paying by credit card.

Oh and for a low $50 they would have used my phone to video my meeting with him.
TY!

So they lowered the photo from $80 to $60. I can take a guess who came up with the video idea.I would love to know if anyone took it. I'll get the lowdown.


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