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Old 04-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Tri-Valley Comic Book & Collectible Show April 21, 2012 (Pleasanton, CA)

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Tri-Valley Comic Book & Collectible Show


Saturday April 21, 2012

Alameda County Fairgrounds - Hall of Commerce

Valley Avenue Gate 8 or 12, Pleasanton, CA 94566

General Admission 10 AM - 5 PM
$5 Admission and Children under 12 Free


Fairground parking $8







I'll most likely be attending.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Cool! Another local show. If I'm not busy I might check it out. Is this the first one? If not anyone have any experience from last year? Any confirmed guests or names? (I can't get on facebook at work)
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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It sounds like a small show that you'd see in a mall so I doubt there would be any guests or celebrities, although I could be wrong.

I just might check this out... and no early bird is good. More deals to be had.

$8 Parking?!? That's more than admission! Are they going to wash my car too?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:23 PM   #4
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We're all athletic dudes. I think I'll find some free street parking and walk. I've been doing that when I visit HP Pavilion and when I go to the Tri-Star Sports Collector's show at the Cow Palace.

I know this is not exactly a fit for this board, but anyone going to that (Tri-Star) show this year?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #5
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I heard about this show via my local comic book store owner. He said this is like the 3rd or 4th show. I've never been to this before but I don't expect this to be a comic convention type of thing, but rather what Sylent suggested, which is a flea market type of event. If you have a flyer, it's $3 off admission. I'll see if I can get a few more flyers when I visit my LCS this weekend.

I'm old so I'll probably pay $8 for parking.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting our show on this message board. This is our 4th show. Our goal is to keep this a small con or show, the way they used to be. I know alot of people are getting tired of the Entertainment-Cons which are trying to do away with what a comic-con should be. If I had investors with deep pockets guests wouldn't be a problem. Our next show will be in October so if this show goes well we will try & get some guests.

We choose the Alameda County Fairgrounds because of the building sizes they have. Venues in this area with Free Parking are way to small.

So far we're at 40 dealers with 85+ tables. Tons of comics & toys & whatever pop-culture related items the dealers decide to bring.

MENTION GREEN LANTERN CORPS & GET $3 OFF GENERAL ADMISSION!!!!!!!

VENDOR SPACES STILL AVAILABLE ............ Dealers or anybody wanting to sell contact us today @ ed@toyhavoc.com, 10'X10' with 8' Table $30
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MENTION GREEN LANTERN CORPS & GET $3 OFF GENERAL ADMISSION!!!!!!!
Thanks for the discount for Green Lantrern Corps. I notice the website also has a coupon for $3 off.

http://www.toyhavoc.com/2.html



I will be attending the event.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:52 PM   #8
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Darth Primus, did you get the flyer from Fantasy Book & Games in Livermore?
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Nope, but I use to shop at Fantasy Book & Games when I lived in Tracy. I picked up the flyer from Treasure Comics in Fremont. The owner has them displayed right in front the cash register, so you can't miss them.
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VENDOR SPACES STILL AVAILABLE ............ Dealers or anybody wanting to sell contact us today @ ed@toyhavoc.com, 10'X10' with 8' Table $30
Damn. If I had a couple of weeks to prepare, I would have been interested. Perhaps in October.
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Yeah, $30 is not too shappy of a price to get a table.
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Alex is one of our dealers & so is Bob with Fantasy, both great guys. Steve Wyatt of "Big Wow Comicfest will be here with his Island of Comics.

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Bob is a great guy?!? LOL! He's usually cool, but can definitely have his 'grumpy old man' moments. It was odd when Fantasy was closed for nearly 6 months.

A good friend of mine vowed to never go back into his store because he treated him poorly... and this is a guy that spent a good deal of money there. Bob gave me attitude one day because he was too busy doing nothing to check behind the counter for some cards so I didn't go back there for over a year.

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I've never had a problem with him. Show's tomorrow!
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It sounds like a small show that you'd see in a mall so I doubt there would be any guests or celebrities, although I could be wrong.

I just might check this out... and no early bird is good. More deals to be had.

$8 Parking?!? That's more than admission! Are they going to wash my car too?
8 bucks is nothing for what we had to pay for at c2e2


it was 22 bucks for parking
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:22 PM   #16
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Anyone get to go? My wife went to the cop's funeral in Modesto and then I got some weird, horrible flu and couldn't make this show? Hopefully it goes down again in October!
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Anyone get to go? My wife went to the cop's funeral in Modesto and then I got some weird, horrible flu and couldn't make this show? Hopefully it goes down again in October!
You didn't miss much so don't worry. There were only about 25-30 dealers at the show and the majority of them wanted too much for what they had. I did manage to get a really good deal on a loose Steel figure and some animated DVD's, but that was about it. Out of all the dealers, there were maybe 4 that offered good deals.

I regret not buying a sealed Batman Inc. Robin figure for $5. It sells online for at least 30. I saw it several times and when I finally went to get it, it was gone. Same with a GL Bobblehead.
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How was the crowd? Where there a lot of folks or was it pretty quiet?

BTW Sylent, what city in the Bay Area do you actually live in? I'm not stalking, it's just that between you, Darth, nevermore, me and even a few others there is a lot of NorCal/Bay Area representing but this is a pretty large area.

I put Bay Area, but I actually live on the Peninsula. San Mateo.
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I used to live in Fremont but now am in Yuba City...I miss the Bay.
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How was the crowd? Where there a lot of folks or was it pretty quiet?

BTW Sylent, what city in the Bay Area do you actually live in? I'm not stalking, it's just that between you, Darth, nevermore, me and even a few others there is a lot of NorCal/Bay Area representing but this is a pretty large area.

I put Bay Area, but I actually live on the Peninsula. San Mateo.
There wasn't much of a crowd. Because this show wasn't well-advertised, it kind of suffered in that regard, but there were a fair amount of people that showed up. If more comic shops in the Bay and the Valley advertised this show, it would have had a much better turnout.

I actually live on the outskirts of Lathrop, but I put "the No-Cal Valley." It's all pretty much the same since there's nothing out there but tumbleweeds and cows. Stalker!!!


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I used to live in Fremont but now am in Yuba City...I miss the Bay.
I don't. I too used to live in Fremont, but the only thing I miss is the cool weather. The Bay is too crowded for me, especially San Jose. I hate that city.
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I actually live on the outskirts of Lathrop, but I put "the No-Cal Valley." It's all pretty much the same since there's nothing out there but tumbleweeds and cows. Stalker!!!
Lathrop? Never heard of it! Had to Google Map it (Stalker NOT!). It's by Manteca which I have been to on multiple occasions. There is a huge very nice soccer complex park there that my daughter has played on. Woodward Park. Beyond that, don't have a clue!
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Yuba City? You got to update your profile and put Sac Town vs Nor Cal. Never been there but I do have a Yuba City story. Do you recall about a year or so ago that big murder/manslaughter of that doctor by that construction worker guy with that "professional" girl at the heart of it all? Wasn't that absolutely crazy? Anyways, that doctor was my friends uncle.
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Thanks for supporting the show, much appreciated!!! We had exactly 38 dealers. Alot of the comic shops don't like to advertise shows because it takes away from their own business, one comic shop is Flying Colors in Concord. We had a much better turnout than expected. So we will keep on doing shows, next one will be Oct 13th 2012

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I found some pretty good bargains at the toy show. I think that's what most people look for when coming to the show.

I hope there are more "garage sale" type of seller's at the next show, as they're usually the one's more open to pricing negotiation, while Comic Book Store owners are less likely to do so.

Hopefully, word will get out that vendor tables are only $30 and we'll get more seller's. I mean, the Toy Show in San Jose had a wait to list for a vending table.

At any rate, I'll most likely attend the show again in October.
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