Boston Comic Con 2013 - New Date and Venue

NEW DATE AND VENUE HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!! It's August 3-4, 2013 at the Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center!! Check out their website for more information and confirmed guests! http://bostoncomiccon.com/

So let's meetup and have some fun checking out the panels, meeting artists, and hanging out. Let's try for lunch on Saturday afternoon and maybe a party/drinks Saturday night!

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  • Jim C.

    I doubt I will re-visit Comic Con Boston and here's why:

    *I got updates since before it was cancelled in April yet I did NOT get any update that the venue had once again changed to the World Trade Center (a minor source of frustration for Saturday).

    *I did NOT get an update from ComicCon Boston regarding the wristbands being given out. *2 (explitive) hours in line for pre-sale?? Really??? It's no wonder people were leaving the line to buy another ticket just to get into the place. 2 hours?? They knew how many tickets had been sold and they couldn't do anything about a 2 hour wait in line? Oh, wait. They tweeted about picking up wrist bands. Silly me. Silly all those people who don't use the critical twitter app. Unbelievable.

    *celebrities? what celebrities? I much prefer Providence where I could just walk by the celebrity tables and interact for a bit

    *I thought the table setup/arrangment was confusing

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Clay F.

      Jerry - I agree that a source of news for me is twitter and Facebook for BostonCon.

      August 12, 2013

    • Jerry

      Outside of the ticketing/line issue, which wasn't too big a gripe for me because I was there early each day, was the lack of attendee interaction on Facebook afterwards. My experience with the Boston Star Trek Con open group on FB was that afterwards people were able to post pics, links to photo albums, comments and reviews. Heck, I don't even know who won the costume contest.

      August 12, 2013

  • Clay F.

    There is LeaguePodcast After party NOW at Luckys Lounge 6-9 pm! FREE! Great food and drinks! Only a couple blocks away! http://luckyslounge.com/

    August 3, 2013

    • Robert S.

      In a cab now. I'll be there in ten minutes or so.

      August 3, 2013

    • Clay F.

      Taking Suggestions for Next Year's LEAGUEPODCAST party. We want to change venues in Seaport.

      August 12, 2013

  • Pat T.

    Comic Con Boston had teething pains. Next time, the producers will better remedy the host of problems they had to improve the feel of the next Comic Con.

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Bruce D.

    I uploaded my Boston Comic Con 2013 pics here:
    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjHhKbmn

    2 · August 6, 2013

  • Jim C.

    grrr... 1000 character limit with no counter?

    August 6, 2013

    • Marshunda

      LOL. No counter indeed. I am sorry for your frustration. I'm glad that you had a few positives though.

      August 6, 2013

  • Jim C.

    Saturday put a damper on things but... over all I enjoyed it. More folks dressed up (I think) than Providence and I know they probably had a tough time of it with the venue changes.

    Vendors... gotta love the guys (and girl) from Rare Earth Comics. Got to visit with Zenscope which didn't go to RI AND was able to get a deal on Sunday

    Cosplay... who doesn't like looking at all the costumes?

    Providence is closer to me but I work in Boston. If it had been at the Hynes would they have had more 'stuff' like Jabba? RI had a bunch of displays outside the actual convention hall.

    August 6, 2013

  • Jerry

    Hey folks, if you've got pictures, don't forget to upload them! It's super easy to do, so take a minute to share with us!

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Pat T.

    I enjoyed the comicon but did not anticipate the line going behind the building for entry. I did not get to meet anyone in the group due to my late entrance and the place was packed. For my first comicon, the whole experience was worth it.

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Jerry

      That's great to hear that you had a good time, Pat. I was there both days till almost closing time, so we certainly could have connected despite your late entrance. Pretty much everyone was late!

      August 5, 2013

  • Clay F.

    I'm crashing the party with this post-con Brony blast. MUSIQUESTRIA at Middle East Upstairs on TUES. at 5:30! Brony musicians! All Ages! #bostoncon #bronycon

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Tina

    It was awesome and I was in my glory! I got a pic with George Perez (Wonder Woman artist), he signed one of my comic book and drew me an art piece of her and signed it! I can't wait for the New York one on October!!

    2 · August 5, 2013

  • Marshunda

    I really enjoyed my first Con. I am glad I showed up before it got crazy crowded. I am already know which comic book character I will show up as next year. I CAN'T WAIT!!!

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Lyndsay

    Despite the line and not feeling well, I had a good time! I really hope they finally expand this con in the future, because it's very obvious that Boston has the geek community to support it!

    4 · August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The posse I walked around the con with were really great, and I'm glad they tolerated me talking at a non-stop pace all day. That was pretty ridiculous.

    But I still had a lot of fun hanging out. I also loved buying so many comic books, as the people who graciously helped me carry my crap can no doubt attest to.

    The panels were, in my opinion, abysmal, but we didn't camp out there all day or anything. The vendors, while useful for me, were not always very well organized, where I could not look for things I wanted very efficiently. People (not our people) often crowded around the boxes I would've liked. The artists selection was underwhelming.

    But it was great to go to a "Con" (it was a positive comparison to the big one in San Diego for me) and to see everyone again. Yay!

    3 · August 5, 2013

  • Clay F.

    Best. #BostonCon. Ever

    2 · August 4, 2013

  • Wan

    Outstanding!!

    3 · August 4, 2013

  • Jerry

    Last Bat Signal of the day! If you're interested in touching base or hanging out, meet me by Jabba the Hutt at 1:50. I will be checking out the cosplay contest at 3.

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Samuel S.

      I'll be there in a few minutes.

      August 4, 2013

    • Jasmine N.

      Hey, jerry. I just saw u on instagrsm standing behind Hellboy. :)

      2 · August 4, 2013

  • Jerry

    And day two begins. I'm inside. I'll swing by Jabba around 11.

    August 4, 2013

    • Jerry

      I'll swing by Jabba again at noon.

      August 4, 2013

  • Jerry

    I hope everyone who attended Saturday had a good time. I know I did! For those attending Sunday, I will be there and checking this board if you want to get in touch with me. Meeting by Jabba the Hutt worked out pretty well. We might do that several times in order to tough base, etc. See you then!

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Janet Q.

    Got pre-occupied with the photo op and panels, so I didn't get around to the meetup. Anyone also coming on Sunday? :)

    August 3, 2013

    • Samuel S.

      I will be there on Sunday but not for the whole time.

      August 3, 2013

    • Jerry

      I will be there too! Same Star Trek TOS red shirt.

      August 3, 2013

  • Jasmine N.

    I'm heading out for the night. Sorry I didn't meet up with anyone...I just kinda did my own thing. I hope everyone had a great time today. :)

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Laura J.

    I'm pretty tired. I'm heading home. Enjoy the rest of the night!

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Jerry

    At Jerry Remy's down from the convention center.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Jerry

    We are still here. Meet by Jabba at 5:10 to touch base and make plans.

    August 3, 2013

    • Samuel S.

      I am to the side of the 501st recruitment booth

      August 3, 2013

  • Marshunda

    Airborne, elderberry, Echinacea, garlic, organic oranges....Point being, take something after leaving so you don't get sick.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Marshunda

    OMG!!! I just left. Sorry i didn't get to meet anyone. Glad I got there early to see everything. Everyone PLEASE take an Airborne pill afterwards.

    August 3, 2013

    • Jasmine N.

      I dont want to be a downer, but airborne has no proven health benefit.

      August 3, 2013

  • Jerry

    If you are in the area meet us by jabba the hut at 3:20

    August 3, 2013

    • Tina

      I will be there

      August 3, 2013

    • Samuel S.

      just saw this message. where were you guys going?

      August 3, 2013

  • Samuel S.

    In line now to get in, almost there

    August 3, 2013

  • Lyndsay

    Finally in!!!

    August 3, 2013

    • Jasmine N.

      I just hit here 15 minutes ago and I'm already in.

      August 3, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Is anyone going tomorrow?

    August 3, 2013

  • Lyndsay

    Also still in line. Over an hour now. Please tell me there's a bar somewhere inside the con. -_-

    August 3, 2013

  • Jerry

    TL;DR version: Meet between 9:30 and 10AM as close as possible to main hall entrance/registration area. Check this board for updates as we gather. I will also tweet with hashtag #bsffmu

    Hi everyone! I hope you're all as excited as I am for this weekend. As some of you know, it can be next to impossible to coordinate get-togethers at conventions. This is a new venue for most of us, too, and they haven't posted any sort of map.

    Here is the best I could fine. I know they will be using the Waterfront Ballroom and Beacon Hill room, which are at the top of the map.
    http://goo.gl/uCROKV

    Get together for lunch? Sure, we can try, but I think after con (7PM Saturday) dinner/drinks/partying is more doable. Again, meet near main entrance (but INSIDE the hall area this time) or check the board/Twitter (#bsffmu) for updates.

    Oh, and I will be doing this a lot: take pictures and post them here! Get some group shots of your fellow Meetup attendees!

    August 2, 2013

    • Tina

      Thanks for the info Jerry, I went to get my wrist band. This avoids waiting in line when you get there. It was so exciting to get a glimpse inside! Love the pics! Hopefully see you tomorrow.

      August 2, 2013

    • Robert S.

      Sorry people. Couldn't fall asleep last night for some reason and feeling like crap this morning. I'll try to make it tomorrow for those who are going to be there :-/

      August 3, 2013

  • Desti

    Still in the queue - someone confirm its awesome in there!

    August 3, 2013

  • Tina

    Jerry I think I saw you walk by im near the front of the ticket holder line, come by, I in a bright blue dress with wonder woman tats on me. But I think u need the wristband

    August 3, 2013

    • Jerry

      Look for guy in star Trek TOS red shirt. That's me. With Jason.

      August 3, 2013

    • David

      I am sitting near the cafe at the moment. Will look out for you both.

      August 3, 2013

  • Clay F.

    I'm looking for Street Teamers at the Con. Anyone interested? Would be for nigh infinite Middle East guest list spots and for any Leaguepodcast shows!

    August 3, 2013

  • Jerry

    In line by building corner.

    August 3, 2013

  • Marshunda

    If I'm standing in the line but have a wristband, do I need to wait til the line moves to the door?

    August 3, 2013

    • Marshunda

      Or can I skip the line and meet you in the front?

      August 3, 2013

  • Lyndsay

    This lazy girl is gonna roll in (hopefully) late morning. Will keep an eye out. And don't leave for the bar w/o me! ;)

    August 3, 2013

  • Marshunda

    Aaaaand in line for ticket holders. Took 2 whole minutes to get to the back of the line.

    August 3, 2013

  • Jerry

    You won't be able to miss me folks. I came as a Star Trek TOS red shirt!

    August 3, 2013

    • David

      Nice. Running late. Will keep am eye out for you guys.

      August 3, 2013

  • Tina

    I ll be there around 8:20, south station

    August 3, 2013

  • Rob

    Unfortunately all my money is tied up in my trip to the Vegas next week for the huge trek Convention o to the Boston

    August 2, 2013

  • Marshunda

    WOOT WOOT!!!!

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Jerry

    If you didn't get this, wristbands or ticket holders are available to pick up TODAY. Here's the text from Facebook:

    Once again, if you purchased a ticket online we will begin distributing wristbands for Weekend passes and Saturday-only TODAY in the Seaport Trade Center lobby from 4pm till 8pm (we'll stay longer if there is still a line).

    Please bring a print out of your ticket or the QR code on a smartphone. One person can pick up multiple wristbands but be forewarned if they are lost we cannot offer a refund or replacement.

    If you are in the area we STRONGLY encourage you to come pick them tonight up as it will get you into the convention more quickly tomorrow.

    Please note we will NOT be selling tickets at this time nor will we be distributing Sunday-only wristbands (those can be picked up Sunday morning).

    Tomorrow we will distribute wristbands again beginning at 7am for online ticket holders. Doors open at 10am and we will begin selling wristbands on-site at that time.

    August 2, 2013

  • Nate D.

    Hey guys, I'll be there but probably till the afternoon with a friend. I hope to you there.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Shawn

    I won't be able to make it in time to meet between 9:30 and 10. How would one find everyone if they got there late?

    August 2, 2013

    • Jerry

      Great question, Shawn! I know I want to see Meet the Legion and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the Beacon Hill room between 11 and 1:45.

      August 2, 2013

  • Mike

    So I saw one posting for meeting at 8:00 am at South Station tomorrow before opening. Are there any other meetup times/places planned? Lunch? Drinks afterward?

    August 2, 2013

  • Pat T.

    THERE'S A COMI-CON IN BOSTON!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am a new arrival to this group and plan to attend. I was unaware of the possible get together Thursday (August 1). I was in Boston working at the North End Fab Lab at the time.

    August 1, 2013

  • Jerry

    Any interest in meeting Thursday night (August 1st) for some drinks and to get to know each other? It would be a good opportunity to put faces to names and discuss Comic Con strategies. I'm thinking someplace like Jacob Wirth's at 31 Stuart St, a block and a half from the Boston Commons. Sixish sound good? Let me know and I'll try and reserve a table.

    2 · July 24, 2013

    • Brian

      Couldn't make it... work...

      1 · August 1, 2013

    • Jerry

      Still here, but settling up the bill. I can hang a little long.

      August 1, 2013

  • Jerry

    I have a big table at The Rock Bottom right near the front. Come join me!

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Jasmine N.

    So are there any for sure plans for getting together Thursday night?

    1 · July 31, 2013

    • Jerry

      Hope you saw that we are meeting at the Rock Bottom around 6. They're at 115 Stuart St, a block from the Commons.

      August 1, 2013

    • Jasmine N.

      Oops, no I missed that. I'll be there about 630.

      August 1, 2013

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