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axacon_schedule [2018/09/26 22:15]
Carlos Pedraza [Cost] explains impact on SphinxCon take
axacon_schedule [2018/10/30 16:44]
Carlos Pedraza updates with ticket sales, Peters' justification for money-losing event
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 After many people told him the entry price was too high, Peters announced September 26, 2018, tickets were being slashed by 41 percent, hoping to counter sluggish sales. After many people told him the entry price was too high, Peters announced September 26, 2018, tickets were being slashed by 41 percent, hoping to counter sluggish sales.
  
-Meanwhile, Axanar raced to pull together the event, pleading with fans to volunteer their time and charging what some believe is a high cost for attending the three-day event in Atlanta.+<WRAP important>​ 
 +<wrap lo><​wrap em>​UPDATE</​wrap>​ In an October 24 blog post, Peters revealed "we have sold a couple dozen [Axacon tickets] so far." Despite his expected loss of thousands of dollars to stage the event, Peters justified the con as a "​launching point for serious pre-production … so [the production team] can all get on the same page and get fired up for shooting";​ "a celebration of the Star Trek that we all love and the fans who have supported us"; and a means to "​create content for our website, our Blu-rays and to promote what is coming."</​wrap>​(([[https://​axanarproductions.com/​captains-log-october-23rd-2018/​|Captains Log]], Axanar Productions website, 10/​24/​18.)) 
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 +Meanwhile, Axanar raced to pull together the event, pleading with fans to volunteer their timeand slashing ticket prices after initially ​charging what some believed was a high cost for attending the three-day event in Atlanta.
  
 [{{ :​alec_peters.jpg?​nolink&​150|**Alec Peters**}}] [{{ :​alec_peters.jpg?​nolink&​150|**Alec Peters**}}]
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 By comparison, Atlanta'​s immense five-day Dragon*Con, featuring dozens of well-known guests from many genre films and TV — especially Star Trek — costs a minimum $85, if purchased a year in advance. Closer to the event, admission is $95. By comparison, Atlanta'​s immense five-day Dragon*Con, featuring dozens of well-known guests from many genre films and TV — especially Star Trek — costs a minimum $85, if purchased a year in advance. Closer to the event, admission is $95.
  
-**Star Trek Las Vegas $300-$1000** \\ +**Star Trek Las Vegas $173-$1000** \\ 
-The official Star Trek convention, a five-day star-studded annual event, costs a bare minimum $300 if tickets are purchased on a daily basis; daily admission ranges from $50-75. Premium packages go for about $1,000.+The official Star Trek convention, a five-day star-studded annual event, costs a bare minimum $300 if tickets are purchased on a daily basis, though shortly before the con tickets can be discounted as low as $173 for five days' admission; daily admission ranges from $50-75. Premium packages go for about $1,000.
  
 [{{ ::​starfleet_ui.jpg?​direct&​350|**BRIDGE PANELS** Volunteers are working against a November 2 deadline to complete the Axanar bridge set, featuring artwork like this. Click to view full size.<​wrap indent lo>//​Images/​Axanar Productions//</​wrap>​}}] [{{ ::​starfleet_ui.jpg?​direct&​350|**BRIDGE PANELS** Volunteers are working against a November 2 deadline to complete the Axanar bridge set, featuring artwork like this. Click to view full size.<​wrap indent lo>//​Images/​Axanar Productions//</​wrap>​}}]