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convention autograph fees?

MinneapolisTrekkie

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Report this Jan. 29 2012, 6:35 am

Hello my name is Ryan, I will be attending my first Star Trek con in Las Vegas this august... first off any pointers/tips for a first timer are appreciated and secondly I'm courious about autograph pricing for these individuals(bare with me as I probley will mispell one of there names) -Colm Meaney -Jonathan Frakes -Brent Spiner -Robert Picardo and Armin Shimerman(Quark of course!!) any help is appreciated! greetings from Minneapolis!..

FriendlyTrekker

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Report this Feb. 02 2012, 6:01 am

Hi, Ryan!  Most of the persons you mentioned tend to charge around $30-40 each for an autograph.  Prices can vary based upon location and the size of the convention.


I know Mr. Frakes has been charging $30 at recent cons and Mr. Spiner charged $30 as recently as 2010 when I saw him at Wizard World Chicago. 


As Yanks said, it's generally the "Legends" whose autograph prices are huge.  Mr. Shatner and Mr. Nimoy are certainly expensive, as is Mr. Stewart. (all charge about $75 plus.  At Wizard World Chicago, both Mr. Shatner and Mr. Stewart charged $70-$75).  Ms. Ryan is charging $70 at an upcoming convention in Toronto.  But most everyone else's is reasonable. 


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MinneapolisTrekkie

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Report this Feb. 05 2012, 4:50 pm

Thanks I hopefully will score both of those two you mentioned for thirty of thete line isnt too long
... meaning more than an hour or two.

OneDamnMinuteAdmiral

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Report this Feb. 06 2012, 12:16 am

Yeah most tend to be reasonable, at our conventions here in Dallas the autographs for most don't tend to be over $30-50 depending on who they have. I think Shatner last time was around $70 and this summer Patrick Stewart is coming so we'll see how reasonable he is.


It boils down to if you really want to meet someone then go ahead and pay it, just don't be surprised if for the "legends" if you are underwhelmed. With Shatner & Nimoy it was sign and go sign and go, its not like I want to chat for an hour but we should get to say something or ask a question.


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FriendlyTrekker

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Report this Feb. 06 2012, 5:29 am

Correct, the lines don't tend to be too terribly long because you sacrifice face-time with the celebrities.  Don't get me wrong, you'll probably get to say, "Hi" to Mr. Frakes or Mr. Spiner without too much difficulty, but I had the same experience with Mr. Shatner as OneDamnMinuteAdmiral in that you stepped up, got your autograph and left without snapping photos or asking questions.  Just too many people in line to keep it a reasonable length if everyone asks questions, I guess.


I did get to speak briefly with Mr. Stewart last August when getting his autograph which was around $70, iirc.


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