Originally posted by griff311:
Although it was an amazing Con, I miss coming home with tons of cheap comics to read until the next convention.
Anyone else feel disappointed about that aspect of last summers Comicon? And is this occurring at all the major comventions across the country?
I didn't make it out to San Diego in 2002, but based on my experience from prior SD Cons and from conventions in other parts of the country, yeah, it looks like there are fewer and fewer quarter bins.
Part of it has got to be natural inflation; I see more 50-cent and dollar bins where once there were quarter and three-for-a-dollar bins.
Part of it probably has to do with the kind of buyers dealers are seeing at conventions: more high-end, CGC buyers and fewer bargain-hunters.
And part of it has to be the fact that there actually seem to be fewer and fewer comic book dealers exhibiting at comic book conventions. Among exhbitors at comics conventions, I perceive more RPG dealers, more video dealers, more toy dealers, etc., but fewer and fewer comic sellers. Perhaps the comics sellers who are now opting to forego exhibiting at shows are also the kind of comics sellers likely to take a lot of cheap bins.