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Dragon Con Related (More or Less) => General Discussion => Topic started by: Major Q on September 22, 2017, 05:15:29 AM

Title: 2018 Memberships
Post by: Major Q on September 22, 2017, 05:15:29 AM
Go on then, who's already got their tickets for next year?

Me!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: Charismaryllis on September 22, 2017, 06:35:38 AM
Got mine right after i picked up my badge...

Remember, price goes up tomorrow!
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: Major Q on October 30, 2017, 07:54:58 AM
Yay! My blue ticket of fun arrived today! Stuck it to the refrigerator as a reminder for flights, costume prep, etc.
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: Charismaryllis on October 30, 2017, 07:36:33 PM
Ooh! Will have to start checking my PO box daily now.  ;D

And for ppl who haven't gotten it yet:

$95 through 11/10/2017

Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: Charismaryllis on November 04, 2017, 01:24:07 PM
Got mine! ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: Khaalis on November 09, 2017, 04:07:56 AM
My friendly blue card is sitting on my shelf.  8)
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: BrianC on November 10, 2017, 07:54:02 PM
We got ours.  Locked and loaded for next year. 
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: mist on November 10, 2017, 09:08:35 PM
Ours arrived this past week. No room yet but I think we're just going to wing a room at the last minute since I don't know what days we can go yet.
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: noitsnotrandal on November 11, 2017, 09:49:28 AM
Mary and I have received ours as well
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: DiscoLemonade on February 10, 2018, 02:45:37 PM
I've been so accustomed to buying my ticket every year that I took it for granted that I'd already taken care of this... I've been planning group cosplays since October and I just last week realized, "Oh yeah, I haven't ACTUALLY bought my pass for this year."

So I paid a little extra this year, but that blue post card is now secure.
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: ETM Zhar on March 30, 2018, 12:38:50 PM
Will there ever be a limit on tickets?
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: Charismaryllis on March 30, 2018, 02:18:32 PM
Every year the staff say they might limit certain types of tickets, like Saturday only, but I don t think they ever have, yet. 
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: ETM Zhar on April 03, 2018, 02:23:23 PM
Thank you for responding so quickly.
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: richmond.rivet on April 04, 2018, 09:15:28 AM
Will there ever be a limit on tickets?

Heh, since I just heard on the Dragoncon Khan Report that they're going to be offering Saturday Only badges (cash on the spot) after the parade...

There's a pretty good chance they're not limiting badge sales.

Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: k8ekol on April 10, 2018, 11:42:34 AM
Yay for more football sightseers in the vendor hall making the crowds there even worse on Saturday.  Note to self: visit the vendor hall any other day of the con.
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: Charismaryllis on April 10, 2018, 09:41:45 PM
Hmm, maybe i will just stay in the hilton all day Saturday ....
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: Confused Mortal on July 11, 2018, 11:09:30 AM
FYI: Membership prices rise again after 7/13. Will be $140.

 
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: mist on July 11, 2018, 04:50:47 PM
FYI: Membership prices rise again after 7/13. Will be $140.

Yikes! Is that the early bird price?
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: KPK on July 11, 2018, 05:13:53 PM
FYI: Membership prices rise again after 7/13. Will be $140.

Yikes! Is that the early bird price?

Nope - at con price was $80 i think? It goes up every few months.
According to the website here are the tiers:
$95 through 11/10/2017
$105 through 02/09/2018
$115 through 05/11/2018
$125 through 07/13/2018
$140 through 08/17/2018
$160 through 08/28/2018
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: ETM Zhar on July 11, 2018, 06:54:45 PM
Is DCon expected to grow as large as SDCC? The numbers increase every year.
And, will membership prices become so expensive how will the average family of four be able to afford it?
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: KPK on July 11, 2018, 09:07:25 PM
Is DCon expected to grow as large as SDCC? The numbers increase every year.
And, will membership prices become so expensive how will the average family of four be able to afford it?

Prices have actually not risen much. In 2013 a full con badge was $130  only about $6 increase a year. The way to afford it is it buy your badge early. Kids get in free till they hit 7 years old. Also most people dont bring their young kids. My friends don’t let their kids go until they can pay for their own badge.

You can not compare DragonCon to comic con. Two different kinds of conventions and tbh you get so much more for your money for DragonCon IMO. Eventually they may get as big but really DragonCon seem to be aiming for that either.
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 12, 2018, 08:21:17 AM
I hope it doesn't continue to grow. It's too big now and has really changed for the worse with the growth. 
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: Charismaryllis on July 12, 2018, 09:26:49 AM
i don't think DC could ever go over 100k; they'd have to book more hotels and twice the space in america's mart.  i don't know if they can actually afford that.
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 12, 2018, 12:14:42 PM
I know it was a lot more fun and costumer heavy at 45,000 than it is at 81,000.
Title: Re: 2018 Memberships
Post by: k8ekol on September 24, 2018, 01:53:28 PM
I heard the numbers this year were a little short of last year with 80K vs. 85K.   I'd venture a guess as not as many Saturday only badges sold to parade goers/football fans as it felt like there were much fewer of them wandering around the convention this year.