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    If you have a dream about out-posting me, you better wake up and apologize.

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    Film & Comic Con Birmingham – Collectormania

    You could try contacting them. Their schedule only goes through May, so it may just be the case that they haven't listed it yet.
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    Film & Comic Con Birmingham – Collectormania

    Try Scott's Collectables. They facilitate a number of UK shows.
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    How to window-bag your books for SS (with photos!)

    I would advise against using a Sharpie, as even when the ink is dry it can smear. Usually not a big deal for signatures, but definitely a problem for sketches.
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    Texas Frightmare Weekend May 3-5

    It's the same weekend as Fan Expo not that far away in downtown Dallas. Maybe there's a facilitator who wouldn't mind doing the Texas two-step that weekend.
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    Tips on photographing slabs?

    The scanners that work well for scanning CGC slabs are so old that the manufacturers quit updating the software long ago. As such, they pretty much are not compatible with any version of Windows in use today. That's where VueScan comes in. It enables the scanners to be used with the more recent versions of Windows.
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    Tips on photographing slabs?

    If you end up taking the plunge on another scanner, you can send me a PM for the VueScan settings I use. I got them from the scanner thread, but at this point it would take a while for someone to dig up that post. Otherwise it's quite a bit of trial and error to come up with good settings. And while I'm thinking of it, another tip is to scan with the lid open. That provides the black border you see in my scan, as opposed to the inside of the lid.
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    Tips on photographing slabs?

    The thread started in 2010, but is updated regularly. Most of the scanners described are readily available on eBay, some costing more than others. VueScan is pretty much a necessity, and the settings make a huge difference. I have a scanner just like this one currently on eBay, and it works great! Scanner Listing on eBay Here is an example of a recent scan:
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    Tips on photographing slabs?

    This thread has everything you could ever want to know about what scanners are good for CGC slabs.
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    Celebrity Signed Books

    I really like how this one came out.
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    Celebrity Signed Books

    Been meaning to post this one for a while. Kudos to @Kevlar for making it happen!
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    Is this correct to be in a blue holder?

    Lower grade books with sigs can get a blue label, because the "defect" doesn't really affect the grade. That being said, even on a higher grade book you can request a blue label and the signature is treated as a defect and the book graded accordingly.
  12. Darth Vader #1 Mattina Variant Cover SS CGC 9.8 signed and "Darth Vader" by Daniel Naprous $175
  13. Wonder Woman Gratis-Comic #1 German Edition SS CGC 9.8 signed by Gal Gadot $450
  14. Batman #32 Convention Photo Edition SS CGC 9.8 signed by Ben Affleck $400
  15. Avengers #2.1 Action Figure Variant Cover SS CGC 9.8 signed by Elizabeth Olsen $200