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Torchwood’s Captain Jack and Ianto to Sign Autographs at Comic Con 2008 booth July 14, 2008

Posted by gollysunshine in Comic Con, Entertainment, Gareth David-Lloyd, John Barrowman, Torchwood, TV production, Uncategorized.
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For Torchwood and Doctor Who fans attending this year’s San Diego Comic Con, I’m sure you know about the two panels on Thursday.

But what I haven’t seen announced anywhere is that Holzheimer’s Distribution, which you see selling photos and other TV collectibles at various cons, has brought over from the UK John Barrowman (Captain Jack) and Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto) to Comic Con so that fans can meet and get autographs from them. They will be signing at the Holzheimer’s booth #3845. Both will be signing on Thursday and Friday. Gareth should be there the whole con.

Since it is Mary Lee Holzheimer who is bringing the boys over and not the BBC, she has arranged the schedule so John and Gareth can participate in the Torchwood panel.

Mary Lee regrets that she cannot offer the autographs for free, but she has made them as inexpensive as possible so hopefully all fans who want autographs can afford to get them. Having brought actors over from the UK for conventions years ago, I can testify that it isn’t cheap to do so.

If you want to get the autograph, you have to go to booth #3845 and purchase a basic ticket for $26 (gives you photograph to get autographed, although I’m going to substitute his autobiography Anything Goes and get that signed instead of the photo – can’t wait.)

This ticket will give you the time and place to come back for the signing. The latter is for crowd control because there will be over 100,000 at the convention and sometimes the dealer’s room feels like sardines packed in a can. Prices will vary from $26 for the basic photo and autograph to $60 for limited edition art work.

Just writing this is getting me excited.

The bad news is that if you don’t already have your membership to the Con itself, most likely you won’t be able to attend. Four day passes are already sold out, so is Friday and Saturday. I thought Thursday (when the DW and TW panels are) was sold out too, but apparently there are a few tickets left.

However, be aware that if you aren’t local, there is also the housing problem (and parking). With over 100,000 people coming these last few years, hotel rooms book out in February and March, so make sure you have a place to stay before you come.

For those fans who can’t attend Comic Con and want to participate in this rare opportunity to get an autograph picture from John or Gareth or both (there’s a great picture of their steamy kiss available on the website to buy), Mary Lee has made pre-orders available through the Holzheimer website. Check out the direct link:

http://marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/storefrontprofiles/deluxeSFshop.aspx?sid=1&sfid=100514&c=862610

Which is for people who can’t attend or don’t want to wait in line. (But I can’t imagine anybody attending the con and not wanting to meet the guys as they sign for you.)

Anyway, I just wanted to alert those who are interested to this happening. I’m not affiliated in any way with Holzheimer’s Distribution, except as one of those fans who is going to be in line for autographs. I just know that I would appreciate somebody sharing info like this with me, because otherwise, I wouldn’t probably know about it until I stumbled onto the booth to say hi to my friends who’d be working there.

And if you do see me wandering around the con, be sure to come up and say hi.

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1. Anna - July 14, 2008

Do you know if you can buy the Holzheimer autograph opportunity (for lack of a better term) at the event, or do you have to pre-order?

2. gollysunshine - July 15, 2008

Anna,

Yes, you can buy it at the booth. You do not have to pre-order. I checked this out for me as well. I’ve done this before with other booth signings and it works out really well. What you will do is go to the booth and buy is the autograph/picture and A SELECTED TIME TO COME BACK TO GET THE AUTOGRAPH. That way a huge line isn’t waiting for hours. My suggestion is to go there as soon as you know what your schedule of panels is, so you have a greater selection of times. That’s what I plan to do.

3. Joe Bua - July 15, 2008

I think I’d much rather spend 45 significant seconds with someone I enjoy on TV rather than proof of the event.

But having said this, I am thankful that this merch provider has brought them to Comic-Con.

And having said that, I really don’t know what constitutes significance, but I’m sure John Barrowman can help me figure that out.

4. Anna - July 16, 2008

Thank you for the advice! I’ve bookmarked this page for reference.


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