Vancouver (BC) Comic and Toy Show November 3, 2019 at P.N.E.
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Vancouver Comic and Toy Show on Sunday November 3, 2019 at Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Forum Building at 2901 East Hastings Street (at Renfrew St. corner), Vancouver, BC, Canada. 225 x 8 foot vendor's and independent press tables sold out. Over 22,000 square feet of pop culture fun at this comic and toy-centric convention. Top door prizes are two (2) $100 gift certificates to be used for comics and/or toys at the show. ATM bank 7l2PQNo.jpgmachines and food trucks provided at the show. Street parking is FREE. Admission for this colossal show is $12.  Updates and pics of their previous exciting shows may be found at Vancouver Comic Show after Hallowe'en

A wait list has been set up if you wish to vend. Hope to see you all there with your want lists.

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bump*. About 2 weeks left so time to start bagging and boarding. May bring some scarce 7-11 plastic cups (e.g. Stan Lee as ASM, Wondergirl, Wonder Woman, Joker) if I am in a good mood, as they are fragile:

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On 8/26/2019 at 8:59 PM, aardvark88 said:

Admission for this colossal show is $12.

Are they jacking up the admission fees for this show with every single outing?  :censored:

I thought this show was only $8 on the last go round back at the beginning of the year or was it the one before that?  hm

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1 minute ago, lou_fine said:

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I thought this show was only $8 on the last go round back at the beginning of the year or was it the one before that?  hm

Admission was $8 when show started out at non-union Croat Cult Ctr. Then they were forced to move and expand their convention to the union labor PNE Forum building. $12 admission but a huge 20,000 sq foot show of fun so you may as well drive in to :news: Rain-couver and dig around for good deals.

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17 minutes ago, aardvark88 said:

Admission was $8 when show started out at non-union Croat Cult Ctr. Then they were forced to move and expand their convention to the union labor PNE Forum building. $12 admission but a huge 20,000 sq foot show of fun so you may as well drive in to :news: Rain-couver and dig around for good deals.

I thought it was something like that.........but I am still not sure if it warrants a 50% increase in the admission rates.  Especially when you factor in all of the additional dough they must be puling in from the dealers for the extra tables.  hm

Rain-couver is definitely right from what i went through last week after being away in Japan for almost a whole month there.  Although we did get to enjoy the benefits of super Typhoon Hagibis while we were there.  Well, at least it looks like the sun is going to be with us here in Sun-couver for the coming week. lol (thumbsu

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Hoping that on the weekend Sunday will bring a good show with good weather. It is out on news that Translink bus drivers and seabus had put out a notice to strike on Friday morning. It’s not yet official while the union members and company are negotiating in meetings to hammer out a deal together. If not ... some people might have figure out creative ways to attend the PNE show on Sunday. 😬😬

Through it is kind of irony that Translink has just announced to put out a new double decker transit bus in service ONE day before Friday! I find it somewhat hilariously.

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On 10/30/2019 at 7:06 AM, Fan Boy said:

Hoping that on the weekend Sunday will bring a good show with good weather. 😬😬

 

Looks like clouds with sunny breaks on Sunday; no rain. I will set aside $20 Absorene for you. Vicky #2 about $20. See you all at the PNE Forum!

 

 

 

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Seems like attendance was up about 15% from previous high. Some dealers reported having their strongest retail sales; was my 2nd highest for comic sales at a 1 day local con. Not sure if I should be happy or sad when Harley is my best customer: must be wholesaling my GA, SA, and EC.:facepalm:

Some sample raw sales from memory:

ASM #344 nm Carnage

Avengers #4 vg+

Batman 23 Joker cover 5.0, Batman Wal-mart 100 pgs. $10

Micronauts #1 x 2 copies

sold about 6 x 7-11 DC and Marvel plastic cups including a scarce Stan Lee as ASM cup to @Fan Boy

Spider-woman #1 x 2 copies.

Darkhawk #1 $20

Marvel Age with Darkhawk preview

requests for Darkhawk vs Venom issues. Has Darkhawk been confirmed for GotG movie or some new hype?

Vicki #2 scarcer Atlas, Capt Canuck #1 nm: consistent seller at every con for me.

Ghost Rider #2 Son of Satan first app. (out of costume?) vf, Eternals #2 low grade, Venom Marvel Firsts ASM #300 reprint: consistent seller at $5.

Moon Knight #1, Marvel Tales #1 low grade. Walking Dead #1 Image Firsts: consistent seller at $5-$6.

X-men #9, 14 Juggernaut, #98, and a few Byrne X-men #121 Alpha Flight 2nd.

Next PNE Forum show in early March, 2020 after Vancouver Fan Expo mid-Feb, 2020 Family Day weekend. New 2 day pop culture and sports show at downtown Parq Casino early Feb, 2020 with Vancouver Canuck guests.

 

 

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Our booth had good sales - up from the last show. I had sold many books to happy collectors. Also to some dealers, one being the big Yee. I was surprised that he set up his booth next to me as he didn’t do in the past. Wonder if he become aware how great this show had grew into?

Sold Hulk Annual 1 CGC

Sold ASM 27 to a happy American collector, got U.S. cash to start my next Comic con trip 😃.

Sold a batch of SA Archie comics to a collector, made a good sale on them.

Sold some SA Thor books

Sold Marvel Secret Wars 8 book

Sold a short box of new cheap reader books imported from Baltimore quickly ❤️

Had gotten some requests for Blackbird, SA Wonder Woman, Darkhawk (had gotten rumours about being in a movie), and more few ones.  That will get me looking to resupply the boxes. Funny, I seem to be sold out of Hulks in one of my boxes?

Thanks to Aardvark88 for the 7-11 cups, seems that they were part of a 60 DC character Slurpee cup collection when they come out. I need to find 57 more cups. 🤪

Looking forward for the first show in March 2020!

 


 

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9 hours ago, aardvark88 said:

Seems like attendance was up about 15% from previous high. Some dealers reported having their strongest retail sales; was my 2nd highest for comic sales at a 1 day local con. Not sure if I should be happy or sad when Harley is my best customer: must be wholesaling my GA, SA, and EC.:facepalm:

 

 

 

Wandered by your display to check out the X-Men #12 only to later spot it at Harley's booth graded and priced higher than I'm sure it would have been if I'd bought it from you.

No deals for me, had some good conversations but otherwise left the show empty handed.

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On 11/4/2019 at 9:02 AM, Black_Adam said:

 later spot it at Harley's booth.

No deals for me, had some good conversations but otherwise left the show empty handed.

Sorry to hear that you left the show without buying a key or semi-key comic. Next PNE show will be Sunday March 1, 2020, :x and post-Father's Day con will be Sunday June 28 when Harley may visit us again unless he is scheduled for 2 cons on the same weekend on opposite coasts again.

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On 11/5/2019 at 9:47 AM, aardvark88 said:

Sorry to hear that you left the show without buying a key or semi-key comic. Next PNE show will be Sunday March 1, 2020, :x and post-Father's Day con will be Sunday June 28 when Harley may visit us again unless he is scheduled for 2 cons on the same weekend on opposite coasts again.

The only problem with Harley is that his hot books seems more geared towards the deep pocketed American buyers since they can be priced right up to the hilt sometimes.

The perfect example being the CGC 9.0 graded copy of Special Marvel Edition 15 which he had priced at $950 USD.  Again, that was for only a CGC 9.0 graded copy of the book.  :whatthe:

It would be good if Ferd from Winnipeg comes out for the summer show again, as he usually has a couple of goodies hidden away and his prices are usually much more reasonable.  (thumbsu

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2 hours ago, lou_fine said:

The only problem with Harley is that his hot books seems more geared towards the deep pocketed American buyers since they can be priced right up to the hilt sometimes.

It would be good if Ferd from Winnipeg comes out for the summer show again, as he usually has a couple of goodies hidden away and his prices are usually much more reasonable.  (thumbsu

Agreed re: Ferd. I believe Harley also had a coverless Hulk #181 at about $850 US so I sure hope it has the MVS inside. Now I have to go raise the sticker price on my coverless Hulk #182. :jaws:

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On 11/6/2019 at 12:27 PM, lou_fine said:

It would be good if Ferd from Winnipeg comes out for the summer show again, as he usually has a couple of goodies hidden away and his prices are usually much more reasonable.  (thumbsu

Ahh ... I remembered Fred from Winnipeg! He do have a few nice GA books that catch my eye. Hoping he will return for the March show next year. 🍀

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