Now that all the Salt Lake City folks are jumping for joy (and freaking out a little bit) that ticket prices have been announced for this September’s event, I decided to do a quick comparison of prices for the next three conventions I’ll be covering.
All three conventions offer the equivalent of Salt Lake’s “VIP” pass, which offers early entry and dedicated lines for photos and autographs:
Phoenix Comicon’s “Fastpass” runs $299 (includes $25 merchandise voucher, lanyard/badge, tote bag, collectible item).
Denver Comic Con’s “Speedpass” runs $176 (currently sold out) (includes a T-shirt and bag).
Salt Lake Comic Con’s “VIP” runs $260 (at the door, the equivalent of the other two cons) (includes a T-shirt, lanyard/badge, VIP print, small collectible, express panel entry, $30 photo voucher, (2) $5 vouchers for kid passes or upgrades to full-price passes).
The breakdown of the prices to attend the entire event (GA) is as follows:
Phoenix Comicon’s “Full Event” (4 days) runs $65.
Denver’s “3-Day” runs $83.50
Salt Lake’s “Multipass” (3 days) runs $65 (at the door, the equivalent of the other two cons)
So there’s a price spread there, that’s apparent, but I don’t think it’s an unreasonable one.
Salt Lake also offers a “Gold” pass for $95 (at the door), which also provides early access to the floor (after VIP but before GA), a T-shirt, and collectible. Neither Denver nor Phoenix provide a level of access like this. Whether a person thinks this is a good deal is up to them to decide.
Just wanted to break it down a bit, so everyone can see how Salt Lake stacks up against other cons in regards to return on investment.
See you all in September!