Sunday, June 2, 2013

With the four days of Wizard World finally over, it's time to do a little retrospect.  As I mentioned in a previous post the convention did not feel crowded at all, even once.  But the crowds were definitely there on Saturday and even Sunday.  What was great is the fact that the convention had more space for the vendors to spread out on the floor.  The question becomes if the convention wants to grow and add more vendors, will we get the same amount of personal space next year?

The second thing I'll like to discuss is the pricing of the admissions and the autographs and photo ops.  Not going to mince words here, it was expensive.  That was the general complaint I heard from a lot of fans attending.  But you know what, people were willing to spend money, because lines were really long for Norman Reedus, Henry Wrinkler, John Barrowman and John Cena just to name a few.  For the most part these are just B list stars, imagine what you would have to pay if they got an Angelina Jolie or Scarlett Johansson type of star?  If you want it, you'll save up and pay.  If the fans stay away, then Wizard World will take notice.

Overall, I enjoyed the convention a lot.  I enjoyed getting sketches from Barry Kitson and others. Zenescope was awesome for doing what Marvel and DC should be doing.  Arranging meet and greet with their writers and artists and giving away free comics to attract new readers.  I enjoyed meeting John Barrowman and doing a photo op with him.  This was the first time in a long time I did any type of VIP for a Wizard World convention, and I have to say if you want to get autographs, the VIP helps a lot as far as wait time for you.  

Would I go again next year?  Absolutely!  I hope that Marvel is out in full force next time.  And that DC joins them.  And yes, I would pay to see a long time Marvel actor who has Broadway experience if he came to Wizard World!

Be sure to check out my gallery of over 100 pictures from the convention here:

Saturday at the Con

Look at Barry Kitson

Thursday and Friday at the Con

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