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    Berkeley Comic Con Show Report

    Considering my daily train commute costs about $16 (including parking) for a 32 minute ride... yeah, I'd say it's an intriguing 7 hour idea... This is also a conduit to the Southern California Conventions.
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    Berkeley Comic Con Show Report

    Megabus coming from LA to Oakland say Nov 2 at night would be around $32.50 one-way. Going home Sat night Nov 3 would be $17.50. Might be cheaper than gas actually depending on your mileage/ wear and tear. (The 2018 business mileage expense rate is 54.5 cents per mile if you're expensing it or writing it off though...) I might have to check out the November 3 one.
  3. great job!
  4. (Sorry... had to crash last night. Exhausted.) Figuring out what size keeps an image full size was a pain...
  5. FINAL Commentary and AWARDS What started many years ago as Nik's Grading Contest has now become The Green Eggs Grading Contest. The torch has been passed. In 2013, perennial winner toro once again stepped up to claim the inaugural prize. When 2014 dawned, it was the Age of canickus, and he arose to seize the trophy, winning with a legendary 15 bullseyes out of a possible 20! 2015 saw toro storm back to reclaim his throne. TheGeneral laid waste to the competition and laid claim to 2016. Starting a pattern of winning in ODD years, toro once again climbed the ranks and emerged victorious in 2017. Thus are the legendary grading contest stories born and passed from year to year, generation to generation. Now it is 2018. And so the clarion call to battle issues forth anew. From nearby towns to cities from far off lands, they come. From the far reaches of the Wintry north to the warm shores of the Southern Isles... all come to stake their claim once more and to compete for the Ultimate Prize. 140 Contestants. 20 Books. 10 Rounds. ONE Champion. Whether they were old hands trying once again or babes in the woods learning round after round, each found that this was not an ordinary Grading Contest. Nay, it was something far more. Low grade Golden and Silver Age books abounded! Super High Grade books were few and far between! Few realized that what they had stumbled upon was THE hardest Grading Contest to date! Some could not take the pressure and immediately dropped out. Others quietly withdrew as the rounds grew tougher and the journey that much harder. We started with 140 challengers and we end with essentially 110 challengers to see the journey to its climactic conclusion. The ROUNDS are now over. The Mathematically Eliminated Line has done its silent and deadly duty. Quiet floods the land once again. Weary eyes lift for the final judgment! In the end, THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! Congratulations, Azkaban, the 2018 CGC Green Eggs Grading Contest Champion! FULL SIZE RANKING CHART: Special AWARD Winners SPECIAL DISTINCTION: Mr.TawkyTawny, who acquitted himself with honor never falling below 10th Place! Honorable mention: Azkaban, TheGeneral, OdinsSecrets, and ElrodAllWrong who never fell below 14th place WINNER OF LAST POSITIVE CONTESTANT IN A NEGATIVE ZONE: old_dano Honorable mention: 1Cool, Azkaban, BoarderlineHoarder WINNER OF HARDEST WORKING PLAYER WITH THE LOWEST SCORE: Zinger6 Honorable mention: FutureFlash WINNER OF THE BULLSEYE AWARD: Azkaban (12) Honorable mention: Mr.TawkyTawny (12), LordRahl (11) WINNER OF THE MOST CONSISTENT PLAYER AWARD: Red_Hood (18) Honorable mention: Azkaban (17), ElrodAllWrong (16) WINNER OF THE MOST GRADES OFF AWARD: Zinger6 WINNER OF MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD (MIP): toro (104th to 11th place) Special Thanks to your Host and Moderator: thirdgreenham! GRADING CONTEST LORE There are and have been other grading contests. Many are lost to antiquity. This particular contest is patterned after Nik's Grading Contest and its history is documented here. 2018 Azkaban - Green Eggs Grading Contest 2017 toro - Green Eggs Grading Contest 2016 TheGeneral - Green Eggs Grading Contest 2015 toro - Green Eggs Grading Contest 2014 Canickus - Green Eggs Grading Contest 2013 toro - Renamed Inaugural Green Eggs Grading Contest 2012 On Hiatus - No contest 2011 On Hiatus - No contest 2010 He11blazer - The 2010 Nik Memorial Grading Contest 2009 toro - Nik's Grading Contest 2008/2009 2008 toro - Nik's Grading Contest 2007/2008 2007 Pirate 2006 Not sure if Nik had a contest. ComicSupply had a 2005/2006 contest. 2005 Red Hook 2004 Part 2: Team Competition - Inconceivable, Rjpb, FFB, Newt Samson 2004 Part 1: Newt Samson
  6. These Final Rankings don't conjure themselves... Go to sleep. I just got home... Sheesh I think I need to clean my fish tank filter...
  7. 2018 CGC Green Eggs Grading Contest Guess Distribution by Round Actual Grades have a thick border around them. This chart shows where players undergraded or overgraded each book in general. Rarely was the distribution perfectly even.
  8. You get the Green Time Stone and are now expected to somehow save humanity and the Avengers in the process...
  9. What? If so, it'll be recorded and fixed next round.... (just kidding) EDIT: You are correct. Charts will be revised/updated before Final Rankings are put up.
  11. 2018 Green Eggs Grading Contest Round 10 - Commentary Congrats to everyone who finished! Final Rankings and Commentary to follow later tonight.
  12. 2018 CGC Green Eggs Grading Contest OVER/UNDER Chart
  13. 2018 CGC Green Eggs Grading Contest Round 10 - Place By Round