San Fernando Valley Comic Con 6/28/20
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14 minutes ago, Dreamtoreal1 said:

Are you bringing some good golden age Terry? If so, I will go! :) 

I was not planning on bring too much Golden age as this usually is a Silver/Bronze show.

I will gladly bring requests but have way too much Golden age to have a General selection.

I need titles and Publishers.

 

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Was a decent show considering the turnout wasn’t too great. I only brought slabs this time and sold quite a few. There was some good deals in the room. Most people definitely wanted to buy. Probably from being cooped up for the past few months. 

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I see some people wearing masks while browsing over the bins. Gonna take awhile to get used seeing people with masks inside the comic show. Hope that no one got the virus from there. Good that a few of vendors managed to sell a few books.

:wishluck:

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12 hours ago, Cruzin' Thru Comics said:

Was a decent show considering the turnout wasn’t too great. I only brought slabs this time and sold quite a few. There was some good deals in the room. Most people definitely wanted to buy. Probably from being cooped up for the past few months. 

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Looks like “social distancing” was no problem there...

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2 hours ago, Fan Boy said:

I see some people wearing masks while browsing over the bins. Gonna take awhile to get used seeing people with masks inside the comic show. Hope that no one got the virus from there. Good that a few of vendors managed to sell a few books.

:wishluck:

Frankly, I can’t even imagine flipping books in those boxes. 

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Well from the looks of this close-up this must have been the dealer with the best deals. It seems they weren't social distancing as well as they could have been when there was some potential hidden gems or bargains. I'm somewhat envious,  but I'm on the side of Robotman with being a bit more cautious about  riffling through box after box following a number of other people doing the same. God bless those that do and more power to them, but For me it's kind of like when eating at a restaurant and after taking a couple of bites you've had to dig a couple of hairs out of your mouth and then notice a dead fly in your salad. Am I eating someone's leftovers?

Also starting yesterday CA has closed down a bunch of counties again including L.A. so it looks like this show skated through just in time. Now let's see if Torpedo is going to make it. 🗣😳🗣🐇🗣😡🐒

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3 hours ago, Robot Man said:

Frankly, I can’t even imagine flipping books in those boxes. 

I am kind of that same point, especially being a type one diabetic.  Though I think I maybe tempted . . . . I do not know . .  .

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I hope everyone did great. Thanks for pics. Who had  table everyone was digging through that i detailed. 

Was there beer?

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4 hours ago, Robot Man said:

Looks like “social distancing” was no problem there...

I have to agree with you. I was surprised that they didn’t mind being that close while digging in bins. I’m not ready yet to dive in digging the bins if I know people will rub against me in there. I’m tempted to go to one of the shows this year but still on the fence if should or not. I’m leaning to my safety sake at the moment.

Glad that it went thru alright... hoping the next show will be likewise (knocking wood)

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18 hours ago, Cobbledclam said:

Well from the looks of this close-up this must have been the dealer with the best deals. It seems they weren't social distancing as well as they could have been when there was some potential hidden gems or bargains. I'm somewhat envious,  but I'm on the side of Robotman with being a bit more cautious about  riffling through box after box following a number of other people doing the same. God bless those that do and more power to them, but For me it's kind of like when eating at a restaurant and after taking a couple of bites you've had to dig a couple of hairs out of your mouth and then notice a dead fly in your salad. Am I eating someone's leftovers?

Also starting yesterday CA has closed down a bunch of counties again including L.A. so it looks like this show skated through just in time. Now let's see if Torpedo is going to make it. 🗣😳🗣🐇🗣😡🐒

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Frankly, I don't know how it opened in the first place. Large gatherings are still a no no in LA. Different cities (not counties) seem to do what they want. One very LARGE flea market went on last weekend but all the rest are still closed in different cities. Yesterday, they closed bars back down in many CA counties (including LA) but not boarding Orange and Riverside counties. I suspect they will be this week. Oh, beaches are closed for a month as of today.

Torpedo sounds like the next one. They have the Palliadium booked and as a back-up a venue in Santa Ana. Santa Ana was the place with the most looting and demonstrators in Orange County and is currently experiencing a high amount of cases.

Why a 3 day show? Who cares about "guests"? Trying to replace SDCC? The worst part is probably no out of town dealers that used this as a stepping stone to SDCC. As a serious GA collector, there would not be a whole lot of reason to go anyway. And frankly, I don't like the tone of their announcement. Masks not required and barely mentioned. You have to sign a statement that you won't sue them if you catch the disease. But in RED letters at the bottom: "No weapons allowed". Frankly, a bit insulting. I hope it goes on for those who really want it, but unless things make a drastic turnaround, I probably won't be there either.

I really miss comic shows, flea markets, estate sales and the like but I have done amazingly well buying and selling on line for the past few months. Amazingly well. Stuff is selling strong and have picked up some great stuff for myself. The only thing I miss about shows really, is hanging out and talking with my buddies.

And, dirty con boxes are like eating the food left over on someone else's plate...

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5 hours ago, Cruzin' Thru Comics said:

I took those pictures late in the day. Earlier was busier. People were buying. We did great. Table cost around $175. I grossed over $2k. I figure a good day. 

Very glad to hear. Sounds like a real good day for you. Sorry, I couldn't be there myself...

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19 minutes ago, Robot Man said:

Why a 3 day show?

John said to spread people around over a three day period is better than to cram all people in one day

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5 hours ago, SSkufan said:

I am kind of that same point, especially being a type one diabetic.  Though I think I maybe tempted . . . . I do not know . .  .

According to the government, I am a certified "senior citizen". I feel great, I stay busy and active and have no underlying conditions that I know of.

I had a friend in his '40's die of covid a couple months ago. Big, tough guy. with a barrel laugh. He went from fine to dead in two weeks in a covid ward with people moaning, coughing and crying all alone. Couldn't even see him or talk to him. He is still awaiting burial. Another friend, got it and recovered after about a month. He said it was the worst thing he has ever endured. I won't go into the details...

My little sister died 3 weeks ago pretty suddenly (not of covid). Couldn't see her either. Got a short one sided conversation (me) in but that was it. We are going through hell to get her taken care of and a possible small celebration of life.

Due to the selfish and un-caring attitudes of many people, we are now worse off than ever before. I get it. We all want our lives back I do too. But until we all stand together, sacrifice and care about each other, we are in for a long ride here. Comic books and money seem so insequential to me at this point. Can't spend that cash if you are dead.

I'm not paranoid or scared of dying from this. I just don't want to go through the long painful process this brings. I don't want to give it to my wife, family, friends or even total strangers over something that is really of so little importance. :foryou:

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15 hours ago, Dreamtoreal1 said:

John said to spread people around over a three day period is better than to cram all people in one day

Everyone is going to want to go on day one don't you think? We have both been. You can cover the entire room easily in one day. And that is with a full dealer room. Many of the dealers that I spend a lot with are not going. I have spoken with them and bought stuff in some side deals in the past couple of months. Only thing I would miss is giving guys like you and David a hard time...:devil:

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53 minutes ago, Robot Man said:

Everyone is going to want to go one day one don't you think? We have both been. You can cover the entire room easily in one day. And that is with a full dealer room. Many of the dealers that I spend a lot with are not going. I have spoken with them and bought stuff in some side deals in the past couple of months. Only thing I would miss is giving guys like you and David a hard time...:devil:

Gonna miss you at the Torpedo show Bob!  Maybe I won't get to see you until next Costa Mesa Show in Jan 2021 if that :( 

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On 6/29/2020 at 11:31 AM, Cruzin' Thru Comics said:

I took those pictures late in the day. Earlier was busier. People were buying. We did great. Table cost around $175. I grossed over $2k. I figure a good day. 

It was a good day and felt great to be back doing things that we used to take for granted ,  The Valley con in CA went off without a hitch, attendance was low but everyone that showed was eager to spend money. Everyone had a mask on except me, I wore my clear plastic face Shield and everyone wanted to buy one for their selves. If no got the Covid, this was a great success!! It was probably safer than going to Walmart or Target.

 

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You seem to mention  at Walmart and Target fairly frequently? Did you suffer a public shaming or deep rooted trauma at one point in life in either of these or another large department store? Was it a man in a funny hat who offered you a ride on their pet "pony"😷🐒🤔

 

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2 hours ago, Cobbledclam said:

You seem to mention  at Walmart and Target fairly frequently? Did you suffer a public shaming or deep rooted trauma at one point in life in either of these or another large department store? Was it a man in a funny hat who offered you a ride on their pet "pony"😷🐒🤔

 

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