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Storming Raven



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PostSubject: Welcome to SR's rant about Fan conventions....   Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:20 pm

Okay so this is my first ever rant. Ahem:

So most of you know, I'm a big horror/music/comic book fan. There is a convention coming up in July in Louisville the Fright night film fest/fandom fest. Among some of the guests appearing are Jason David Frank, Gillian Anderson, Stan Lee, William Shatner, Norman Reedus, and Gene Simmons.

Now to start, I want to say I have no problem paying for autographs, because let's face it, these people are taking time out of their busy schedules to meet fans and their managers set the prices and all. BUT I DO have a problem with some of the prices. I don't mind paying 20-25 dollars for an autograph, but I just read Gene Simmons will be charging 100 bucks for an autograph(just for standard wait in line autograph that's not even the VIP price), and Norman Reedus is charging 45 dollars!

HOW is a common every day person supposed to afford this price?! I for one think it's totally unfair to charge more than 20-25 dollars just to talk to someone for a few minutes, have them sign something and move on. These people already have way more money than most will ever see in their lives! Why bleed the fans dry?!
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to SR's rant about Fan conventions....   Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:23 pm

All of these people have enough money, SR.

Salvatore Sincere/Tom Brandi.....(now owns the right to The Patriot) tried to get me to give him $10 for an autograph once. I almost pissed all over his face.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to SR's rant about Fan conventions....   Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 am

I see your point Raven, but they are only charging what people are willing to pay. Obviously people have been willing in the past to pay such prices for an autograph, thus it makes sense to charge said amount.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to SR's rant about Fan conventions....   Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:12 pm

I did some research, and it's Ebay's fault! in the 90s before Ebay celebrities didn't charge at cons
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to SR's rant about Fan conventions....   Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:35 pm

People are willing to pay for autographs? Thefuck? O.o

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to SR's rant about Fan conventions....   Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:57 pm

Yeah, people abused this.

I am a former baseball card (well, all sports really) collector and sometime dealer. With fakes, and people just using autographs to make a quick buck, we have gone from free or light charge to a big business.

On a personal note, I still have every autograph I ever recieved personally. Even some "high value" ones. The only ones I sold were random inserts in sports card packs. Still love my 8X10 Jim Carrey I got in High School. Very Happy

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