I see the facilitator of this event was Mike Roberts, a Wilmington native, according to this news article:
"It’s very rare that Taimak does appearances, so the fact that one of the first times that people will be able to meet him and get autographs signed and get their picture taken with him will be in Wilmington,” said Mike Roberts, Pop Con’s chief organizer. “We’re actually pretty excited about that.”
Fair enough but I also note that since Texas has increased its film incentives that Mr Roberts has done this:
"Roberts, who moved to Texas a year ago, said he toured ......"
OOOoops. Seems as though industry leaders are going to Texas too - did they offer him anincentive?
As for attendance?
"He guessed Wilmington’s turnout would be in the thousands, adding the plan is to establish “something that can keep coming back every year.”
Tickets for various levels of access this weekend range from $35 (Friday attendance only) and $45 (Saturday only) to $60 for a full weekend pass and $150 for VIP access, which grants early entry and admission to an exclusive party with celebrities among other perks."
$60 for a full weekend pass? That's pretty pricey.
And attendance in the thousands? What 2,000?
Hate to break it to you but they need about 10,000 to pay expenses at the CC.
And just who are most of these so called celebrities? Margot Kidder I know but everyone else?
I just found it ironic that the guy in charge has moved to Texas.....
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