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newlander10
07-06-2007, 03:50 PM
So I'm getting excited, i've just received my 3 day pass for Celebration Europe! On top of that i read on the official site that Mark Hamill is coming!! I then notice under his picture that it will cost me £85 for his Autograph! Are they having a laugh. Do the Americans have to pay this Kind of money at their anual conventions or is it just us "europeans" who get ripped off left, right and centre? Or is it just me being tight with my hard earned cash? Your thoughts please...

Cperry06
07-06-2007, 03:52 PM
I agree it is high. When Mark was at San Diego a few years ago I paid $75.00, and I thought that was high. I want his auto on a new poster I am working on, but I wont be paying for him this time.

newlander10
07-06-2007, 04:02 PM
I'd be interested to know what you normally pay for an autograph off Star Wars actors? In the past i've paid between £5 and £15 for a signed photo. Looking at the prices for C E the cheapest seems to be £20 just for an autograph!

emotionalvampire
07-06-2007, 04:13 PM
Personally, I would rather pay the $148 than the £85. Thanks to a strong Pound, it works out to only £76 per auto!

Nick_Macarty
07-06-2007, 04:55 PM
It's still cheaper than having to goto to the US and get it. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

So I don't mind at all.

-Nick

jedijoephx
07-06-2007, 05:27 PM
While at C4 last month, Carrie Fisher's autograph was $35+ 5 dollars for a photo and Anthony Daniels as well...

Lee_c00per
07-06-2007, 05:27 PM
Stupidly overpriced. IF it included a photo with him, maybe a quick chat then i may consider it but £85 for an auto which will be obtained like a conveyor belt...No thanks

Nick_Macarty
07-06-2007, 05:50 PM
Well goto America and get it, and you'll save heeps of money won't you. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

-Nick

Lee_c00per
07-06-2007, 05:52 PM
Or i could just buy an official Pix signed photo for $100 http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Sylvius
07-06-2007, 05:59 PM
No surprise to tell you, all his photos are out of stock! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Sylvius

Nick_Macarty
07-06-2007, 06:10 PM
Well there you are! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

Nine_Plan_Failed
07-06-2007, 06:30 PM
Hi Newlander, Just like you I recieved My Cellebration tickets today! WoW!! Over the last few months, I`ve been like a kid at Christmas, waiting patiently for any new and exciting news on the show of the century?! First there were the first confirmed guests, among mega stars like "the voice of Wedge" and the "Jabba the Hutt pupeteers"... Then we were supposed to get excited over the Darth Vader Balloon! Finally, we get some good news Mr Hammil is to attend...fantastic...one small snag £85.00 please! Ive been to loads of guest signings over the years, both in the U.K and in the U.S.A, and I really do believe Lucasfilm could`ve done better for all us fans. There has been superior Star Wars guest lists at Collectormania in Milton Keynes over the years and for the £85- price tag, you could bag an autograph of Billy Dee, Carrie Fisher, Pete Mayhew, Dave Prowse and still have change in your pocket...I`m sure that everyone will have a superb weekend dispite this issue - I know I will!

yodaman1234
07-06-2007, 07:17 PM
LOL! I want Mark hamill's auto but Damn! how expensive.I guess this is why he didnt come to C4, because he was way too overpriced.I have a feeling he may be doing the "2 ticket Rick"(this refers to Raplh Brown from C3 who charged 2 tickets for his auto and got noone to hardly purchase his auto-therefore I call this the "2 ticket Rick Syndrome").Hammil is notoriously overpriced.I said this was the reason he wasnt going to attend C4 and it looks as if I may have been right.The sad thing is I would have probably divied up 75 bucks for his auto at C4 if he would have been there.

darth_gary
07-06-2007, 08:22 PM
What a rip off!
Definately will not be going now-like many people here, I've helped keep George's bank balance topped up over the years, but this whole event smacks to me of poor organisation and corporate greed.

Capntarpals
07-06-2007, 09:03 PM
It is overpriced, no doubt.

If Mr. Hamill were to be signing in the US, it might cost $100.00 at the most. The Celebration Europe cost is just about double that.

Now, I would pay it. But, that's because I'm a nutter(as you Brits like to say http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif) But, no matter how you sugarcoat it, the asking price is waaaay too high. And that's a fact.

starwarsgrapher
07-06-2007, 11:36 PM
Nick, they could tell you his autograph was $3000 (american) and you would be happy about it.

put things in perspective for once. It's out of control expensive. i dare anyone on these boards to find the last time someone star wars related charged that much to sign their name at a show. go ahead. aint going to happen. that price is just plain silly. you won't agree because they could serve up anything for you and it would be ho-hum. they could mark up mike edmonds to $100 per signature and you would think that is great too.

get some perspective man.

DarthRavenger
07-07-2007, 12:34 AM
Does anyone know of a online store or autograph site would be willing to Hamills autograph at CE for me?

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 02:29 AM
Nick, they could tell you his autograph was $3000 (american) and you would be happy about it.

put things in perspective for once. It's out of control expensive. i dare anyone on these boards to find the last time someone star wars related charged that much to sign their name at a show. go ahead. aint going to happen. that price is just plain silly. you won't agree because they could serve up anything for you and it would be ho-hum. they could mark up mike edmonds to $100 per signature and you would think that is great too.

get some perspective man.



Considering this is being held in the biggest & most exspensive venue probaly in this country. It's still cheaper to get it here, than to go to the US. Thats perspective.

I wouldn't pay $100 for Mike edmonds, as I got that here for £10 and very easy to get. Mark Hamil for most of us is a very rare oppertunity, thats why the cost of his Autograph is justified on this occasion. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

marky242
07-07-2007, 02:47 AM
I think £85 is too much too however, I have talked it over with my better half and we've both come to the conclusion that it's probably the only time I'll meet him in person so I'll be paying.

Take note: I have said I am not happy about this however, you will not hear me going on about it time and time again!!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

JediBigBad
07-07-2007, 02:58 AM
The most I've ever paid for an autograph was £100 and that was for Buzz Aldrin, but he had walked on the moon and it was a one off...my most expensive Star Wars auto was about £20...as much as I'd like his auto its gonna take some thinking about, its a lotta dough!

BenCooper11
07-07-2007, 03:59 AM
Well I've been priced out of getting Hamill's auto so I'll just walk round, say 'Ooooh theres Luke Skywalker' and keep on walking to General Madine......we have stolen a small imperial shuttle lol.

It would have been nice but thats a stupid amount of money for a squiggle on a bit of paper.

Tim_Z
07-07-2007, 04:13 AM
£85 for anyone's autograph is a joke.

Lol that's over 3 times the ticket price to get in. Think about it.

Tim

Abstractharmony
07-07-2007, 04:28 AM
I like marky have talked it over and decided that I'm gonna try to get the auto. Despite everyone moaning about the price however I believe that it will still be rock hard to get the ticket on the day.

Dudes...

It's Luke Skywalker!!!!!!!!!!!

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 06:16 AM
£85 for anyone's autograph is a joke.

Lol that's over 3 times the ticket price to get in. Think about it.

Tim



Yeah but it's either that or pay £100 plus to get to the US, plus Hotel & exspenses. Costs to get into the venue/convention etc. So £80 is worth it to save money, AND hassel. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

JohnA
07-07-2007, 06:39 AM
I agree it is high. When Mark was at San Diego a few years ago I paid $75.00, and I thought that was high.



That's just it, in the UK it's the equivalent of $10 more. The dollar to pound ratio is going to kill most of us US/Canadian/Mexican guys coming over but to the UK guys it's normal spending. Sure, it's $170 to us but it's the equivalent of $85, or $10 more, in Europe.

If this bothers you guys I sense a LOT of angry people. Most non-UK companies setting up I hear will be changing dollar signs to pound signs, effectively doubling costs. However, it's a neccasary evil since flight, hotel, drayage, and other fees apply to even walk in the door. One artist I heard had to to turn the dollar sign into a pound and has to almost sell out at that price just to break even. Make no mistake, it will not be cheap for any of us, collectors, dealers, companies, and artists alike to make this journey. London is NOT cheap.

John

IAN1138
07-07-2007, 09:27 AM
[QUOTE=Cperry06]
London is NOT cheap.

John



Sure aint, when i go for a day there, you dont ever come back with any of the notes you took.
I dont colect any autographs, i just like to walk past and see them so i dont have to worry about this. But ******e he having a laugh, paying that much to get a autograph from i boyhood hero.

Abstractharmony
07-07-2007, 10:13 AM
I've been saving like mad for this event since it was announced and whilst I may not be able to get all the autos I wanted due to Mark's price I had budgeted £150.00 for autos so I'm happy to spend it.

Lee_c00per
07-07-2007, 10:19 AM
Hamill has apparently agreed to do a Private signing with official Pix in september. I'll get his auto through them as he is sure to be alot cheaper

SirTristram
07-07-2007, 10:30 AM
£85 for anyone's autograph is a joke.

Lol that's over 3 times the ticket price to get in. Think about it.

Tim



Yeah but it's either that or pay £100 plus to get to the US, plus Hotel & exspenses. Costs to get into the venue/convention etc. So £80 is worth it to save money, AND hassel. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick



Or you could just send him a picture with a SASE and a nice letter and have him send it back to you. It's not like they're letting people pose for photos with him to prove it's authenticity to anyone that sees your autograph.

You don't have to fly to the US to get an autograph of an American.

Lee_c00per
07-07-2007, 10:37 AM
Hense why i will be using Official Pix to get my Hamill auto. If fact, i may get a few of them http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SirTristram
07-07-2007, 10:39 AM
Hense why i will be using Official Pix to get my Hamill auto. If fact, i may get a few of them http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


Yeah, if you are a photo/Authograph person, Offical Pix is the place to go. I have his autograph already on two Master Replicas Sabers and soon to be on a third...I also have it on a Star Wars Comic Book, so I am content...and now freed up to purchase more of the exclusives at CE rather than on his scribble.

Lee_c00per
07-07-2007, 10:44 AM
That's cool. As official pix had his autos for sales on their site for $100 i hope that's the most he's charging on this private signing. £50 or so i would be happy with.

£85...... Get out of here http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

LITTLEOBIWAN
07-07-2007, 12:09 PM
Lee, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news....
but....
When Hamill did a private signing with Maki early this year, I think it was about $169.99 on a poster, time you send it to the States, pay for shipping back and possible customs, it turns out quite expensive, I really donít think Official Pix will do it cheaper, I know you say he is up for $100 but thatís one photo, the general 10x8 are $149.99, please donít bank on it being cheaper.....
This is where "Nick" makes a valid point about seeing him next week, even if it is going to be a cattle farm with the horrible Maki as the farmer....."no pictures, no touching, etc".... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Lee_c00per
07-07-2007, 12:13 PM
Maybe your right http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif I'll take my chances though http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 12:44 PM
£85 for anyone's autograph is a joke.

Lol that's over 3 times the ticket price to get in. Think about it.

Tim



Yeah but it's either that or pay £100 plus to get to the US, plus Hotel & exspenses. Costs to get into the venue/convention etc. So £80 is worth it to save money, AND hassel. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick



Or you could just send him a picture with a SASE and a nice letter and have him send it back to you. It's not like they're letting people pose for photos with him to prove it's authenticity to anyone that sees your autograph.

You don't have to fly to the US to get an autograph of an American.




But then you don't get to meet him do you, hence why this is the prefered way of doing it at a good price. Plus you can say you saw him sign it, even better. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

SirTristram
07-07-2007, 01:32 PM
£85 for anyone's autograph is a joke.

Lol that's over 3 times the ticket price to get in. Think about it.

Tim



Yeah but it's either that or pay £100 plus to get to the US, plus Hotel & exspenses. Costs to get into the venue/convention etc. So £80 is worth it to save money, AND hassel. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick



Or you could just send him a picture with a SASE and a nice letter and have him send it back to you. It's not like they're letting people pose for photos with him to prove it's authenticity to anyone that sees your autograph.

You don't have to fly to the US to get an autograph of an American.




But then you don't get to meet him do you, hence why this is the prefered way of doing it at a good price. Plus you can say you saw him sign it, even better. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick



YOu can meet him at CE without paying, can't you?
It's all just preference. This is very cool for people that are really into stargazing or meeting celebrities. I am very happy for people to have the opportunity to meet him. Getting his autograph is great too, but for some it is just way to expensive.
This kind of singing has turned into too much a cold and shallow business for my taste. My favorite moments are meeting some of my favorite actors on the street or after a show and meeting them....even if I don't have a pen to get them to scribble on something.
Each to their own.

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 01:50 PM
YOu can meet him at CE without paying, can't you?
It's all just preference. This is very cool for people that are really into stargazing or meeting celebrities. I am very happy for people to have the opportunity to meet him. Getting his autograph is great too, but for some it is just way to expensive.
This kind of singing has turned into too much a cold and shallow business for my taste. My favorite moments are meeting some of my favorite actors on the street or after a show and meeting them....even if I don't have a pen to get them to scribble on something.
Each to their own.



For most people an autograph is your own little bit of proof you've met them. Yes no doubt I'll meet him for free at CE, but I donít just want that. I want the experience of meeting someone, and then coming away with their autograph. If it's just a name I wanted, it wouldn't be much fun. I look at my autographs, and remember what we were talking about at the time & so on. It makes it more unique, than just a production line signature that just turns up in the post.

Although every Mark Hamil signature may be the same each time, we all each have an autograph that has itís own story behind it. Thatís what makes it interesting.

-Nick

emotionalvampire
07-07-2007, 02:03 PM
YOu can meet him at CE without paying, can't you?
It's all just preference. This is very cool for people that are really into stargazing or meeting celebrities. I am very happy for people to have the opportunity to meet him. Getting his autograph is great too, but for some it is just way to expensive.
This kind of singing has turned into too much a cold and shallow business for my taste. My favorite moments are meeting some of my favorite actors on the street or after a show and meeting them....even if I don't have a pen to get them to scribble on something.
Each to their own.



For most people an autograph is your own little bit of proof you've met them. Yes no doubt I'll meet him for free at CE, but I donít just want that. I want the experience of meeting someone, and then coming away with their autograph. If it's just a name I wanted, it wouldn't be much fun. I look at my autographs, and remember what we were talking about at the time & so on. It makes it more unique, than just a production line signature that just turns up in the post.

Although every Mark Hamil signature may be the same each time, we all each have an autograph that has itís own story behind it. Thatís what makes it interesting.

-Nick



Yeah, the story will go something like:
I remember when I PAID £85 to queue for a couple of hours to see someone for approx 10 secs and he wouldnt even pose for a picture! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 02:16 PM
Yeah, the story will go something like:
I remember when I PAID £85 to queue for a couple of hours to see someone for approx 10 secs and he wouldnt even pose for a picture! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



But itís better than saying I went all the way to the US for the same thing, and it cost me 50 times as much. I donít need a photo to prove I met him, Iím sure I can trust myself.

-Nick

Nine_Plan_Failed
07-07-2007, 03:55 PM
As a foot note to my previouse post, respect to everyone prepared to pay a Kings Randsome for Mr Hamill`s autograph. I meant no disrespect to the actor, the character he portrays or the fans in general. Personally, I would not be buying his autograph for its collectability or investment purposes, an autograph should be regarded as a truely individuals memento of a meeting with ones hero. This is why personally I do not own any autograph by anyone I have not personally met. I really don`t know what would be worse, being me and not being prepared to fork out the £85- or having the money in hand, and not being one of the lucky few to actually meet the man himself due to the time restrictions. I`ve heard he`s only signing on Friday and Saturday for 3hrs at a time....Good luck to anyone prepared to waste half their time at the convention queing for an autograph, they`ll never recieve!

emotionalvampire
07-07-2007, 04:23 PM
Yeah, the story will go something like:
I remember when I PAID £85 to queue for a couple of hours to see someone for approx 10 secs and he wouldnt even pose for a picture! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



But itís better than saying I went all the way to the US for the same thing, and it cost me 50 times as much. I donít need a photo to prove I met him, Iím sure I can trust myself.

-Nick



You're not much of a story teller are you! Either you dont get out much or you live a simple life.

Knowing what I do now, I would still choose CIV over CE. I had a great time in LA and a better time at CIV. As I said, You will spend hours queuing (possibly for nothing) for a few seconds. That hardly makes for a great story.
I have loads of stories from LA, not all SW related such as being jumped by security on the set of Entertainment Tonight during filming and seeing Tony Shalhoub in his underwear eating BBQ. All great stories thanks to CIV!

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 04:40 PM
Yeah, the story will go something like:
I remember when I PAID £85 to queue for a couple of hours to see someone for approx 10 secs and he wouldnt even pose for a picture! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



But itís better than saying I went all the way to the US for the same thing, and it cost me 50 times as much. I donít need a photo to prove I met him, Iím sure I can trust myself.

-Nick



You're not much of a story teller are you! Either you dont get out much or you live a simple life.

Knowing what I do now, I would still choose CIV over CE. I had a great time in LA and a better time at CIV. As I said, You will spend hours queuing (possibly for nothing) for a few seconds. That hardly makes for a great story.
I have loads of stories from LA, not all SW related such as being jumped by security on the set of Entertainment Tonight during filming and seeing Tony Shalhoub in his underwear eating BBQ. All great stories thanks to CIV!



I get out plenty thanks! A better time at C4? I hadn't realised that CE had already taken place. Oh wait a minite, it hasn't. Now who hasn't got out much. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

You assumed it was a story, I said it was interesting. Big difference from what you assumed.

Crazy how people compare the 2 shows, when 1 has only taken place. As we say in the UK, love it, or leave it!

-Nick

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 04:54 PM
I can understand people complaining if they had to spend a lot on auto's every week, but this for me & many others will be a one off signiture, So £80 for isn't too bad.

-Nick

emotionalvampire
07-07-2007, 05:15 PM
Yeah, the story will go something like:
I remember when I PAID £85 to queue for a couple of hours to see someone for approx 10 secs and he wouldnt even pose for a picture! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



But itís better than saying I went all the way to the US for the same thing, and it cost me 50 times as much. I donít need a photo to prove I met him, Iím sure I can trust myself.

-Nick



You're not much of a story teller are you! Either you dont get out much or you live a simple life.

Knowing what I do now, I would still choose CIV over CE. I had a great time in LA and a better time at CIV. As I said, You will spend hours queuing (possibly for nothing) for a few seconds. That hardly makes for a great story.
I have loads of stories from LA, not all SW related such as being jumped by security on the set of Entertainment Tonight during filming and seeing Tony Shalhoub in his underwear eating BBQ. All great stories thanks to CIV!



I get out plenty thanks! A better time at C4? I hadn't realised that CE had already taken place. Oh wait a minite, it hasn't. Now who hasn't got out much. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

You assumed it was a story, I said it was interesting. Big difference from what you assumed.

Crazy how people compare the 2 shows, when 1 has only taken place. As we say in the UK, love it, or leave it!

-Nick



I suppose its late that explains why your brain is freexing over.
Please read what I type if you have problems with English please ask. I was mearly stating that even though I enjoyed my time in LA (i.e. seeing the sights etc), being at CIV was alot better. I made no comparison to CE apart from saying Im glad of the choice I made and will not regret it.
I assumed it was a 'story' seeing as you said originally
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"we all each have an autograph that has itís own story behind it"

[/QUOTE]
and that was where these posts are all connected to!

Oh, and as you have mentioned twice that the show hasnt happened yet, is that classed as a double negative meaning that the show has happened? LOL http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Oh and finally, its £85 for the auto and not £80 as your post above states!

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 05:48 PM
I suppose its late that explains why your brain is freexing over.
Please read what I type if you have problems with English please ask. I was mearly stating that even though I enjoyed my time in LA (i.e. seeing the sights etc), being at CIV was alot better. I made no comparison to CE apart from saying Im glad of the choice I made and will not regret it.
I assumed it was a 'story' seeing as you said originally
</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
"we all each have an autograph that has itís own story behind it"





and that was where these posts are all connected to!

Oh, and as you have mentioned twice that the show hasnt happened yet, is that classed as a double negative meaning that the show has happened? LOL http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Oh and finally, its £85 for the auto and not £80 as your post above states!

[/QUOTE]

freexing over?? Arh English, your so good. NOT! LOL

£80 or £85 whats £5 matter, your the one getting out ya pram about it. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif Make up ya mind what your saying, yor tripping on your on words now.

sheesh. Where was we. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

emotionalvampire
07-07-2007, 06:11 PM
I suppose its late that explains why your brain is freexing over.
Please read what I type if you have problems with English please ask. I was mearly stating that even though I enjoyed my time in LA (i.e. seeing the sights etc), being at CIV was alot better. I made no comparison to CE apart from saying Im glad of the choice I made and will not regret it.
I assumed it was a 'story' seeing as you said originally
</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
"we all each have an autograph that has itís own story behind it"





and that was where these posts are all connected to!

Oh, and as you have mentioned twice that the show hasnt happened yet, is that classed as a double negative meaning that the show has happened? LOL http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Oh and finally, its £85 for the auto and not £80 as your post above states!



freexing over?? Arh English, your so good. NOT! LOL

£80 or £85 whats £5 matter, your the one getting out ya pram about it. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif Make up ya mind what your saying, yor tripping on your on words now.

sheesh. Where was we. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

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Thats funny that you pick up on a miss type; look where the X and Z keys are....
Especially when you dont know the difference between your and you're. Oh, what does yor mean??? LOL

As for the cost, I didnt want people seeing such a high ranking person as yourself post incorrect information and adding to the confusion.

Tell me, I noticed you are in Kent, you're not from one of those London Borough of Bromley towns are you? It would explain alot if your were! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 06:17 PM
Well if your going to personally insult me with regards what most people see in an autograph, then yes. I didnít say it was a story, you did.

I was speaking generally, but if you want to make an argument out of it then thatís up to you.

Iíll let you do as you will, your obviously not going, as you have judged the show prior to it even starting.

I only bother to type properly to people when they start an argument that makes sense. the only person confused here is you, so I won't type much more.

And no, I don't live near bromley. So no, I'm no where near you. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

emotionalvampire
07-07-2007, 06:42 PM
Am I writting hidden text that even I cannot see?

I havent 'personally insulted' you nor am I arguing with you.
If you want to talk autographs, then fine Im listening. Having been a collector for many years, I could probably tell you a few stories!

So in the way of friendship and good will to all men, I offer you a ladder.....So you can get down of your high horse!

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 06:52 PM
Am I writting hidden text that even I cannot see?

I havent 'personally insulted' you nor am I arguing with you.
If you want to talk autographs, then fine Im listening. Having been a collector for many years, I could probably tell you a few stories!

So in the way of friendship and good will to all men, I offer you a ladder.....So you can get down of your high horse!




well as your Horse is higher than mine, I accept. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

(HANDSHAKE)

I was trying to get accross that all autographs have there own talking points. I'm sure you could point to any one of your autographs, and explain each time the how & why of how you got it. Thats what makes it interesting I think.

I have an Anthony daniels signiture thats very badly faded, and I have to admit you can barely see it now. It's shame as I paid £25 for it, and cued up for 3 hours to get it. Now years later you can't see it. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

-Nick

Kronet
07-07-2007, 07:00 PM
Just wanted to say that from my experience with virtual queues in the past, wait time shouldn't be long. And as for meeting him without paying for an autograph I think only ticket holders will be able to queue until he's "free", and if he's there only limited time then that's unlikely.

Of course I could be wrong on both counts http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

emotionalvampire
07-07-2007, 07:13 PM
Everything has a story, just depends on how good or bad.

The whole Mark thing shoulds like a classic treat people like cattle. To some people who might idolize him this can be upsetting and wreck their day. They wait for hours to meet their hero and for what? A quick hi and a signature then pushed out the side!
I have been in those queues, waited hours, been told NO PICTURES etc. All you are paying for is to watch someone autograph a picure. Something that you could have bought from a 'good' source paying a bit extra.

But you are right, there are good stories such as talking to George Takei about the many deaths of those involved in Star Trek, John Hurt being amazed by a picture that he hadnt seen from Alien (1st one he had signed!) and blackmailing Michael Madsen at the Kill Bill 2 premiere.

Nick_Macarty
07-07-2007, 07:32 PM
How confident are you guys, when you buy an autograph from another source?

I.e. Ebay, specialist autograph places etc etc. To me, watching someone sign something, you know itís a 101% original. But coming from another source through the post, do you ever get any doubt?

I only ask, as Iíve never got to into this to do it. I prefer the personal touch, but the cueing can be a pain at times.

The one I was lucky to get was Don Henderson, who played General Tagge. He sadly died a few years later, but I still remember that distinctive voice when I met him.

-Nick

malla
07-07-2007, 11:00 PM
Ok...I've come to realize that most of you are just not satisfied with anything.....lol. First you complained that they didn't have enough guests scheduled. They added Anthony Daniels......you still complained. They added about 10 more people......you still complained. They added MARK HAMIL !!! Luke Skywalker!! and what happens? One or two of you say 'yippee' and the rest complain because he is charging alot for his autograph......

Maybe this will put some perspective to this....(maybe not)
....I'm also going to be going to the convention in August in Toronto, Canada. Going for alot of reasons.......but mostly to see Hayden Christensen!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif I bought the VIP package.......it includes..

FIRST PRIORITY reserved seating at HAYDEN CHRISTENSE Q&A session
FIRST PRIORITY reserved seating at JAKE LLOYD and DAVID PROWSE Q&A session
8x10 photo with HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN and YOU!
HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN, in-person autograph
Free Premium Package Admission to the Expo

OK.....this package was $331.64....Canadian. About 320 US bucks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

and it will be worth EVERY penny of it....... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SirTristram
07-07-2007, 11:16 PM
Ok...I've come to realize that most of you are just not satisfied with anything.....lol. First you complained that they didn't have enough guests scheduled. They added Anthony Daniels......you still complained. They added about 10 more people......you still complained. They added MARK HAMIL !!! Luke Skywalker!! and what happens? One or two of you say 'yippee' and the rest complain because he is charging alot for his autograph......

Maybe this will put some perspective to this....(maybe not)
....I'm also going to be going to the convention in August in Toronto, Canada. Going for alot of reasons.......but mostly to see Hayden Christensen!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif I bought the VIP package.......it includes..

FIRST PRIORITY reserved seating at HAYDEN CHRISTENSE Q&A session
FIRST PRIORITY reserved seating at JAKE LLOYD and DAVID PROWSE Q&A session
8x10 photo with HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN and YOU!
HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN, in-person autograph
Free Premium Package Admission to the Expo

OK.....this package was $331.64....Canadian. About 320 US bucks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

and it will be worth EVERY penny of it....... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Yeah, but come on...At least that package is a rare opportunity.
Anthiny Daniels? This is just about all he does now! His sig is common! Mark Hamill is great! But who the hell can really justify and afford that kind of expense for ONE AUTOGRAPH in LONDON???

It would have been really nice to have a package like you mentioned....Jake, Hayden, Prowse and JEJ would also be an INCREDIBLE PACKAGE!!! The four suriving Anakin/Vaders

emotionalvampire
07-07-2007, 11:27 PM
How confident are you guys, when you buy an autograph from another source?

I.e. Ebay, specialist autograph places etc etc. To me, watching someone sign something, you know itís a 101% original. But coming from another source through the post, do you ever get any doubt?

I only ask, as Iíve never got to into this to do it. I prefer the personal touch, but the cueing can be a pain at times.

The one I was lucky to get was Don Henderson, who played General Tagge. He sadly died a few years later, but I still remember that distinctive voice when I met him.

-Nick



I only buy from a couple of places. One is Official Pix, you cannot really beat their authenticity on SW autographs. Second is Autograph World, which is very well known in the, well, autograph world. The owners are the founders of the UACC!

Through the mail has its ups and downs. For SW, see Wattographs database for addresses. Most of the 'normal' actors in SW will answer TTM, the likes of Jeremy Bulloch, Alan Harris, Kenny Baker, Michael Culver and Brian Blessed are to name but a few.

But yes, to met the person actually in person is always great to believe the authenticity of the autograph. Sometimes depending on the situation and the person, even adds to the experience.

newlander10
07-08-2007, 05:40 AM
So Mark Hamill played Luke Skywalker! But what has he acheived since to warrant charging £85 for an autograph? Billy Dee Williams has acheived more film wise and he's "only" charging £25 for an autograph! Don't get me wrong i'm a massive Star Wars fan and have been so since 1977 and i'd love Mark's autograph but with so many other guests and exclusive goodies to buy it's a big chunk out of the budget for a "has been actor". Now if some one like Harrison Ford turned up (as if that's ever going to happen) then i'd be prepared to pay that sort of money and more as the guy's acheived so much.
As far as my autograph collection goes i've collected them all in person at various memorabilia events round the country. On each ocassion the actors in question have been a pleasure to meet, handsharkes, smiles, chat, photos with and so on. I know Celebration Europe is going to be a massive event but a little consideration for the people who line their pockets would be appreciated!

LITTLEOBIWAN
07-08-2007, 06:18 AM
I couldn't agree more.......

jeditronzo
07-08-2007, 07:13 AM
Just wanted to say that from my experience with virtual queues in the past, wait time shouldn't be long. And as for meeting him without paying for an autograph I think only ticket holders will be able to queue until he's "free", and if he's there only limited time then that's unlikely.

Of course I could be wrong on both counts http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif



I agree. I will bet the ranch that if you are not paying for an autograph, you will not be able to meet Mark Hammill. That is just the nature of the beast. Sorry to burst anyone's hopes of meeting him without over paying for an autograph. Plus if I know Maki, he will slip Mark out the side door in the cover of darkness so that no one can talk with him unless they pay for an autograph.

JediBigBad
07-08-2007, 07:18 AM
I could say that Maki is a horrible, money-grabbing ******* but I won't!

Nine_Plan_Failed
07-08-2007, 07:46 AM
Dude, couldn`t agree with you more! Have to say though that Mark did do a cracking job as the "Dark Jedi" in Jay and Silent Bob Strikes back - then again, Carrie Fisher was superb in that too.....And don`t forget that he was the voice of the Joker in the older Batman cartoon as well. Mmmm.. still won`t be forking out £85- though!

JediBigBad
07-08-2007, 07:52 AM
Dude, couldn`t agree with you more! Have to say though that Mark did do a cracking job as the "Dark Jedi" in Jay and Silent Bob Strikes back - then again, Carrie Fisher was superb in that too.....And don`t forget that he was the voice of the Joker in the older Batman cartoon as well. Mmmm.. still won`t be forking out £85- though!



He also did a cracking job as "The Trickster" in The Flash, as well as voice overs in one of my favourite cartoons...Pinky and The Brain.....still not £85 though!

Nick_Macarty
07-08-2007, 09:35 AM
Do guests have any control over their agents? Say for example they are charging to much, or being too strict etc.

Or is it a case of once signed to a agent, do as your told?

-Nick

JediBigBad
07-08-2007, 09:43 AM
Do guests have any control over their agents? Say for example they are charging to much, or being too strict etc.

Or is it a case of once signed to a agent, do as your told?

-Nick



It depends....I know from experience at crewing cons that some agents set the price. On the other hand I once was at a con in the UK where two members of Star Trek: TNG cast were present....one cast member saw that his fellow actor was charging £5 more than him so he got up, got a marker pen and increased his price to match....he lost a fair few fans that day!

Lee_c00per
07-08-2007, 10:21 AM
er..... Christopher Lee charges £30-£45 far an in person autograph and look at the career that he has had. I'd pay £85 for Christopher Lee but not Hamill. Hamill should be £50 maximum

Nick_Macarty
07-08-2007, 10:43 AM
It could be based on how often Mark appears in the UK, where as I think Christopher Lee lives in the UK. To be honest I'm not to sure how many times Mark Hamill comes to the UK, anyone know how often he's been here in the past 5 years say?

Saying that, doesn't Peter Mayhew live in the US now?

-Nick

Nick_Macarty
07-08-2007, 10:46 AM
He also did a cracking job as "The Trickster" in The Flash, as well as voice overs in one of my favourite cartoons...Pinky and The Brain.....still not £85 though!



With me it's because I've never met him, and probaly never likely to after this. So a one off £85 will be ok as it's not an everyday thing, but great to have it on my wall framed. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

Dark_iced_jedi
07-08-2007, 12:15 PM
It could be based on how often Mark appears in the UK, where as I think Christopher Lee lives in the UK. To be honest I'm not to sure how many times Mark Hamill comes to the UK, anyone know how often he's been here in the past 5 years say?



I know he done a private signing maybe 2 / 3 months ago in london and was charging £50 a pop. I'm guessing the extra £35 is LFL's cut. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

emotionalvampire
07-08-2007, 02:21 PM
Do guests have any control over their agents? Say for example they are charging to much, or being too strict etc.

Or is it a case of once signed to a agent, do as your told?

-Nick



Guests do have the control and the final say in what goes on.
These agents are, for lack of a better example, like travel agents. You are in control when you walk into a travel agent, you tell them where you want to go and how much to pay. Its there job to book your holiday. Its also their job to add a percentage onto the cost!

People like Derek Maki and Convention Guests just have the actors on their books then all they do is contact them to see if they want work. The actor will tell them how much they want and then their percentage is added on top.

Tim_Z
07-08-2007, 03:07 PM
Just wanted to say that from my experience with virtual queues in the past, wait time shouldn't be long. And as for meeting him without paying for an autograph I think only ticket holders will be able to queue until he's "free", and if he's there only limited time then that's unlikely.

Of course I could be wrong on both counts http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif



I agree. I will bet the ranch that if you are not paying for an autograph, you will not be able to meet Mark Hammill. That is just the nature of the beast. Sorry to burst anyone's hopes of meeting him without over paying for an autograph. Plus if I know Maki, he will slip Mark out the side door in the cover of darkness so that no one can talk with him unless they pay for an autograph.



So they're going to hide him in a little booth so that only those willing to pay £85 can meet or even see him ?

Would Hamill really come all the way from the US for that type of treatment ?

Tim

emotionalvampire
07-08-2007, 03:15 PM
Yep!

LITTLEOBIWAN
07-09-2007, 02:41 AM
"It's OFFICIAL. Our client, Mr. MARK HAMILL will be making a VERY RARE appearance at Celebration UK! He will be appearing on FRI and SAT only for a very limited time each day. Each autograph ticket is £85.00 and you are limited to ONLY 2 tickets per person. YES FANS, Mark Hamill has agreed to take posed photos! The photos will be taken with YOUR OWN personal camera BUT requires an autograph ticket purchase. Coolwaters staff members will take your camera and snap a photo of you while you are standing RIGHT NEXT to Mr. Hamill. It is required that OUR staff takes the photo so that we can keep the line moving so that EVERY fan has a chance to meet Mr. Hamill up close..

Mr. Hamill will be signing official 8x10 photos OR items you bring from home!"

Latest news....
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DarkFan
07-09-2007, 03:35 AM
Don't they want to tell us when and where could we buy the tickets for his autograph ? !

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
07-09-2007, 04:52 AM
"It's OFFICIAL. Our client, Mr. MARK HAMILL will be making a VERY RARE appearance at Celebration UK! He will be appearing on FRI and SAT only for a very limited time each day. Each autograph ticket is £85.00 and you are limited to ONLY 2 tickets per person. YES FANS, Mark Hamill has agreed to take posed photos! The photos will be taken with YOUR OWN personal camera BUT requires an autograph ticket purchase. Coolwaters staff members will take your camera and snap a photo of you while you are standing RIGHT NEXT to Mr. Hamill. It is required that OUR staff takes the photo so that we can keep the line moving so that EVERY fan has a chance to meet Mr. Hamill up close..

Mr. Hamill will be signing official 8x10 photos OR items you bring from home!"

Latest news....
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Thanks for that news - that's just made meeting him even sweeter! Really looking forward to it now.

Obi

Lee_c00per
07-09-2007, 11:57 AM
If we had known about all of this a month or so ago i would have still gone to CE. I would have happily paid £85 now as it includes a posed photo.

Oh well http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

SirTristram
07-09-2007, 12:03 PM
I would only pay that amount to meet and get a Photo/sig from Lucas. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Abstractharmony
07-09-2007, 02:17 PM
If we had known about all of this a month or so ago i would have still gone to CE. I would have happily paid £85 now as it includes a posed photo.

Oh well http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



We did try to suggest to you that you hang fire to be fair...

Jeremy
07-09-2007, 02:56 PM
If we had known about all of this a month or so ago i would have still gone to CE. I would have happily paid £85 now as it includes a posed photo.



But at least it didn't stop you from bugging the crap out of us. So all in all, everyone's happy!

Jeremy

daxvader
07-10-2007, 01:25 AM
I'd pay £85 for Mark Hamill's autograph, especially when you consider his illustrious career over the last 30 years.
On a serious note, how else is he going to sustain his diet of Big Macs and Fries if we don't pay him a load of cash for his scribble.

LITTLEOBIWAN
07-10-2007, 02:52 AM
hehehe......
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scificollector
07-10-2007, 03:58 AM
You pays your money, you makes your choice, or something like that.

Ultimately it's no more complex than supply and demand. The more you're prepared to pay, the more they will charge.

I have attended a lot of exhibitions with Classic Doctor who guests.

We charge £15 a signature, and have a policy of permitting one additional item from a private collection free of charge. That comes to £7.50 per signature for those for whom Maths is a second language http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif.

Whilst we are not bringing Star Wars guests, you can put us to the test on Stand S90, where on the Saturday Red Dawarf's Hattie Heyridge and Norman Lovett will be signing, and on the Sunday Doctor Who's Colin Baker and Paul Darrow - also of course Blakes Seven - will be signing.

Darth_Myeek
07-10-2007, 04:47 PM
First off Celebration Europe will be absolutely fantastic. £85 is a steep price, but Mark was a no-show at C-IV, and if he is you last big autograph, I would go for it. Hopefully at that price the line will be short. Have a great time!

karnorjax
07-10-2007, 04:59 PM
Well hamill is overpriced if you ask me but I know the guys at showmasters have been in talks for years with him and jus cant seem to justify his Fee to get him over.

I was lucky too see him 3 years ago at san Diego comicon doing The post COMIC BOOK THE MOVIE talk and it was superb.

But as I have been collecting SW Autos for 15 or so years ever since the 2nd ever Falcon society event I want Hamill so damn much I am wlling too pay it.

As hs fee is that much then poor him.

But im gonna stump up an get me an auto. but I wanna pc with him and a god damn dedication. and they better have some nice cast Group shots so I can get Carrie etc on it as well.

Big_Pete
07-11-2007, 01:33 PM
now way will I be paying to get anyone's autograph ... it's a cheek to charge, to be honest!

I'd rather spend my money on buy Star Wars Lego! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

redxavier
07-12-2007, 03:35 AM
The PDF schedules over at the official site have been updated. Ray Parks has been moved to Sunday rather than Friday, and Mark Hamill is doing a talk on Friday night (from 5 to 6pm). So if he is hidden away in a back room where only people paying 85 quid can get to him, then at least you can see him from a distance at some point!

Jeremy
07-18-2007, 09:50 AM
I was just contacted by Friction.TV who have this marvellous multimedia debate going on over at their site.

Check out this video clip of a CE-goer adding his point of view to the arguement.

http://www.friction.tv/thumbs/723-0000.png (http://www.friction.tv/debate.php?debateno=723&videono=723)

You can add your own video messages by recording your view on a webcam, video camera, digital camera, or mobile phone and uploading it to their site.

Now here is the exciting bit - you can then direct link it back here so you can broadcast your post in video and audio instead of just typing it out!

It's like living in the 22nd century or something!

Jeremy

karnorjax
07-20-2007, 07:35 AM
Well from what I heard on the Grapevine..

Hamills appearance Fee was $100,000.000

So they had to charge that much to get him.

An it was worth it as on both days auto tickets were sold out very fast. 600 a day.

He lives in LA and Celebration 4 was in LA.but didnt attend.

I bought 2 autos and was very happy with them. he was #92 in my book of classic film autos.

Im jus glad he came and yes £85 is a lot + the £3 for the photo which I thought was a bit much really.

The annoucement was Late but I now the organiser has been working for nearly a year to get mark to attend.

People moan that the Guest line up was POOR.. well I have been to mot of the SW conventions over the years in the UK and a few in the USA an CE was by far the best ever Con guest line up in my oppinion. !!

Top marks to the organisers for an AMAZING event and Guest Line up.

Heck McDairmid has never attended a convention and his only ever appearances to my knowlege too do with SW are at the film premiers.

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
07-20-2007, 09:24 AM
Well from what I heard on the Grapevine..

Hamills appearance Fee was $100,000.000

So they had to charge that much to get him.

An it was worth it as on both days auto tickets were sold out very fast. 600 a day.

He lives in LA and Celebration 4 was in LA.but didnt attend.

I bought 2 autos and was very happy with them. he was #92 in my book of classic film autos.

Im jus glad he came and yes £85 is a lot + the £3 for the photo which I thought was a bit much really.

The annoucement was Late but I now the organiser has been working for nearly a year to get mark to attend.

People moan that the Guest line up was POOR.. well I have been to mot of the SW conventions over the years in the UK and a few in the USA an CE was by far the best ever Con guest line up in my oppinion. !!

Top marks to the organisers for an AMAZING event and Guest Line up.

Heck McDairmid has never attended a convention and his only ever appearances to my knowlege too do with SW are at the film premiers.



I agree with everything you said here. And if Mark came back again (given I will have time to save up!) I'd go get a couple more items signed.

Obi

Nick_Macarty
07-20-2007, 10:34 AM
Well from what I heard on the Grapevine..

Hamills appearance Fee was $100,000.000

So they had to charge that much to get him.

An it was worth it as on both days auto tickets were sold out very fast. 600 a day.

He lives in LA and Celebration 4 was in LA.but didnt attend.

I bought 2 autos and was very happy with them. he was #92 in my book of classic film autos.

Im jus glad he came and yes £85 is a lot + the £3 for the photo which I thought was a bit much really.

The annoucement was Late but I now the organiser has been working for nearly a year to get mark to attend.

People moan that the Guest line up was POOR.. well I have been to mot of the SW conventions over the years in the UK and a few in the USA an CE was by far the best ever Con guest line up in my oppinion. !!

Top marks to the organisers for an AMAZING event and Guest Line up.

Heck McDairmid has never attended a convention and his only ever appearances to my knowlege too do with SW are at the film premiers.



Perfectly put Karnorjax.

-Nick