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SWC19 Badge Registration/Panel Lottery Discussion

Discussion in 'Star Wars Celebrations' started by star_wars_is_good, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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  2. darthvader88

    darthvader88 Jedi Master star 4

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    Looks to be fun...

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  3. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    So what do you think the odds are of getting in the IX panel? I imagine there's 30k+ per day for maybe 7k-8k seats. Are we looking at 1 in 4 or so?
     
  4. Commander_Simpson

    Commander_Simpson Jedi Youngling star 1

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    This will be interesting to see how this all plays out. If it's a lottery system a lot of people are going to be pissed.
     
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  5. credar

    credar Jedi Master star 3

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    Thanks I hate it.
     
  6. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    It specifically says it's a lottery system.
     
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  7. darthjason127

    darthjason127 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    that seems to be accurate in terms of odds.
    Hopefully they clear it all up within the next day or so (logistics for the lottery, VIP holders, etc..)
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I would hope the large panels (like IX) would have overflow coverage available in another room. They did that at the last CE.
     
  9. Commander_Simpson

    Commander_Simpson Jedi Youngling star 1

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    For the IX panel i think probably 1 in 8 given that people want info on it. Will no title yet, it going to be chaos get into this panel
     
  10. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    They do, but I'm sure those are subject to lottery too.
     
  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    At least more people can see the panel if they do that, though.
     
  12. Commander_Simpson

    Commander_Simpson Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Wish everyone luck that wants to go to the panels then. Don't think ReedPop thought this one through.
     
  13. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Anyone can see it. They'll stream it online.
     
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  14. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, I guess that makes my decision to stay in the hotel on Sunday and watch game of thrones instead of camping for TPM that much easier, huh? Fricken lottery my butt.
     
  15. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    On the bright side a lottery is the only way I was going to be able to go to the Episode IX panel.
     
  16. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm confused. On one hand they say first come first served panel reservations via the app, yet here they say lottery. That seems contradictory.
     
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  17. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Force Ghost star 5

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    Lottery says Wintrust. So I'm assuming the biggest panels there are a lottery, and the smaller ones are virtual queuing (aka kind of a lottery anyway, just a more tedious one)
     
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  18. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    That's how I see it too. The ones they may not see filling the arena completely as first come, first serve.
     
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  19. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I have so many questions about this, but hopefully they will be answered when they go out with official information on what's going to happen. The only panel that might require a reservation that I'm interested in is the TPM panel.

    I am a bit worried that you will be dependent on mobile data on your phone, since that can get expensive really quick if you're coming from abroad.
     
  20. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    That's a good point.
     
  21. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, I had planned to buy a data package of 1 GB for the whole trip, but I rather do funnier things than wait in a virtual line for that data.
     
  22. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I guess it depends when they release the panel reservations. Fairest way would seem to be the night before each day's panels unless they have something else planned for anyone using Will Call. But if they do in advance then that would mean you don't have to use as much data/rely on McCormick's reception with 75k in the building.
     
  23. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I have my orders from the Emperor himself. He has something special planned for you.
     
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  24. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 7

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    This is a terrible idea. Hope it doesn't prevent me from getting into the TCW panel.
     
  25. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm guessing you have a less than 50% chance now.