1. Due to the increased amount of spam bots on the forum, we are strengthening our defenses. You may experience a CAPTCHA challenge from time to time.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

EVENT No Star Wars at Comic Con 2016!?

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Darth Holmes, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Darth Holmes

    Darth Holmes Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Posts:
    893
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Trophy Points:
    6,142
    Credits:
    3,114
    Ratings:
    +2,496 / 116 / -44
    I can't believe that with 2 movies in production that Star Wars is having zero participation at Comic Con this year.

    This is a huge slap in the face to a loyal fan base. People spend a lot of money and time trying to make it to Comic Com. I can't believe Disney and Lucasfilm are doing this. :mad:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • Clouded Clouded x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  2. Grand Master Galen Marek

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2015
    Posts:
    21,451
    Likes Received:
    100,819
    Trophy Points:
    176,317
    Credits:
    46,224
    Ratings:
    +114,562 / 339 / -131
    Oh you can't be serious, this event can't exclude Star Wars, it's a insult.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  3. Rieekan

    Rieekan SWNN Hawkeye
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Posts:
    5,225
    Likes Received:
    10,122
    Trophy Points:
    144,447
    Credits:
    9,402
    Ratings:
    +15,468 / 137 / -35
    After regulations at CC it was the most obvious choice, even fans demanded to get a live stream last year. Now Star Wars can do its own thing.
    Was there a false advertisement, that Star Wars would be there?
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Informative Informative x 3
    • Wise Wise x 1
  4. AstromechRecords

    AstromechRecords Jedi General

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Posts:
    16,787
    Likes Received:
    15,159
    Trophy Points:
    149,777
    Credits:
    20,057
    Ratings:
    +26,502 / 845 / -253
    They have Celebration..
     
    • Wise Wise x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Darth Holmes

    Darth Holmes Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Posts:
    893
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Trophy Points:
    6,142
    Credits:
    3,114
    Ratings:
    +2,496 / 116 / -44
    Comic-con doesn't advertise anything. You buy your tickets 6 months in advance. They don't release the panel schedule until 2 weeks before comic con starts.

    Rogue one was considered a strong possibility given that TFA was a major headliner last year. There was no reason to think otherwise.

    Then they moved celebration up to one week before comic con. I still figured with all the projects in the works they would have something at Comic-con.

    If you have never been to Comic con you probably wouldn't understand. For those that do go this is a major kick in the nuts.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 6, 2016, Original Post Date: Jul 6, 2016 ---
    Yes, as they had last year and still headlined comic con along with BvS.

    This year they moved celebration up to the week before comic con AFTER comic con tickets had already sold out. It was a dick move to folks like me who already bought tickets and make travel arrangements.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Wise Wise x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  6. Old Biff from the Future

    Old Biff from the Future Dune Sea Hermit

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Posts:
    4,693
    Likes Received:
    22,804
    Trophy Points:
    147,767
    Credits:
    22,070
    Ratings:
    +26,990 / 125 / -35
    Disney doesn't need the CON anymore

    they have D23 for Marvel and Celebration for Star Wars

    there is no need.....
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
    • Wise Wise x 1
  7. AstromechRecords

    AstromechRecords Jedi General

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Posts:
    16,787
    Likes Received:
    15,159
    Trophy Points:
    149,777
    Credits:
    20,057
    Ratings:
    +26,502 / 845 / -253
    Yeah and also because Celebration is becoming bigger with each year .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Mcbee

    Mcbee Rebel General

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2016
    Posts:
    177
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    3,952
    Credits:
    973
    Ratings:
    +500 / 3 / -3
    ...plus it's COMIC con, not big tent pole blockbuster Hollywood movie con. Even though these films appeal to the same crowd, for the comic enthusiasts and the creators who attend these things, the blockbuster movies Have totally ruined the experience. The whole place is clogged with people who want to touch Robert Downey Jr and the actual comics get the shaft.

    I'd be stoked if they just had a strong presence for star wars related comics and books personally.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  9. Bligh

    Bligh Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2016
    Posts:
    567
    Likes Received:
    1,336
    Trophy Points:
    7,592
    Credits:
    1,966
    Ratings:
    +1,800 / 14 / -2
    I completely agree.

    As others have reiterated above, Star Wars has Celebration now; it's own internationally travelling convention that's JUST Star Wars. Celebration appeals to the world because it travels - that's a decent system.

    I think @Darth Holmes is understandably frustrated due to the change, but expect this more in the future. Disney are strategically doing this so that they can create their own pop-icon conventions... and it's working.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. DarthWalker

    DarthWalker Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    May 18, 2015
    Posts:
    1,267
    Likes Received:
    4,429
    Trophy Points:
    12,117
    Credits:
    5,656
    Ratings:
    +6,029 / 87 / -43
    Not only what others have already stated, but I think there are a lot of security concerns and trailers being leaked that have caused Marvel and other companies to consider not having panels at SDCC. It sucks for fans who paid to go to Con and get access to exclusive trailers and whatever only to have it leaked online for everyone to see without going.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. FN-3263827

    FN-3263827 First Order CPS
    1030th General **** (Mod)

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2016
    Posts:
    10,000
    Likes Received:
    141,310
    Trophy Points:
    173,077
    Credits:
    68,818
    Ratings:
    +157,628 / 65 / -7
    this 1000x.

    i've been going to SDCC almost every year for the last 12 years (won't be there this year though). i've seen the convention go through a lot of changes. and since it went all blockbustery it's kinda been a horror.

    while it might have been a good bet that something Star Wars would be there, it's never safe to assume anything about the guests in attendance. also, the convention will often have surprises that no one expects.

    i'd love to see Star Wars represented at SDCC, but would rather it was more on the merch (book/comic/toys) level. the crowds are unbearable these days whenever "stars" are on the floor, and the atmosphere has gotten crabby and ugly because of the tension between the real nerds who are the heart and soul of the convention and the people who just want to see robert downey junior (or whomever).
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Darth Holmes

    Darth Holmes Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Posts:
    893
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Trophy Points:
    6,142
    Credits:
    3,114
    Ratings:
    +2,496 / 116 / -44
    True. But security concerns aren't just unique to SD comic con. That's the world we live in now. Exclusive content isn't realistic anymore with everyone having a smart phone. That's why even celebration is showing the trailer then releasing it on TV and online shortly after.

    Marvel and DC are certainly not perturbed to be there this year.

    This is clearly about Lucasfilm wanting there own thing not about security. Star wars has had a long and storied history at SDCC. If they want to move away from that and devote their time to celebration than so be it. But if that's the case then make celebration accessible to everyone. The worst thing about this is that celebration is in London. Thats an impossible trip for most fans outside of Europe.
     
    #12 Darth Holmes, Jul 7, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2016
  13. DarthWalker

    DarthWalker Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    May 18, 2015
    Posts:
    1,267
    Likes Received:
    4,429
    Trophy Points:
    12,117
    Credits:
    5,656
    Ratings:
    +6,029 / 87 / -43
    Right on the money. It used to be a cool thing for comic fans and collectors, now it has gone mainstream since shows like Big Bang made nerds cool. Now, the Kardashians could make an appearance or other fame seekers, while the nerds who support the comic genre can't afford to get in now. I too wish it would go back to its roots. It should reward those who support their craft.

    Not necessarily true. They were pissed when the DeadPool, BvS, and Suicide Squad clips were leaked.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. mkswfan76

    mkswfan76 Clone

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    2
    Credits:
    323
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0
    What do you mean? It's now changing locations every year. US and European fans both have opportunities to attend, just not every year. Heck, it was even Japan one year.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  15. Darth Holmes

    Darth Holmes Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Posts:
    893
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Trophy Points:
    6,142
    Credits:
    3,114
    Ratings:
    +2,496 / 116 / -44
    I'm aware it changes location every year. :rolleyes:

    My point is if your going to have celebration over seas why not throw the domestic fan base a bone and make a showing at comic con.
     
  16. StarTrek Fan

    StarTrek Fan Clone

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2016
    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Credits:
    750
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    That's what Disneycon is for. Now that they have the rights/ownership of Star Wars and Indy films, they can just use their own con. They're so big they don't need CC at all.
     
  17. AstromechRecords

    AstromechRecords Jedi General

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Posts:
    16,787
    Likes Received:
    15,159
    Trophy Points:
    149,777
    Credits:
    20,057
    Ratings:
    +26,502 / 845 / -253
    I don't think that's what Disney's "con" name is .
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Wise Wise x 1
  18. JeffG.

    JeffG. Ewok Hunter
    1030th General **** (Mod)

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Posts:
    2,988
    Likes Received:
    18,028
    Trophy Points:
    148,497
    Credits:
    23,271
    Ratings:
    +20,531 / 8 / -7
    It's named D23.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. Grand Master Galen Marek

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2015
    Posts:
    21,451
    Likes Received:
    100,819
    Trophy Points:
    176,317
    Credits:
    46,224
    Ratings:
    +114,562 / 339 / -131
    Good name.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page