Well I’m getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas break. I don’t know about all of you but it can be nice to disconnect every once in awhile. What did you do for the holiday? I really enjoyed watching Dr. Who at the Prom on BBC America. It was amazing…Here is some Youtube video curtesy of SavvyTimelord that is some of the highlights of the event.
After that was the Dr. Who Christmas Special…Add all of that to good food and it was a great weekend. Now I am sure your all wondering what I was refferring to in the title about a word to the wise. Well I am sure you all look forward to Comic Con in San Diego, CA. It is an amazing event and tickets for the event have become almost as good as gold so I thought i would share this just breaking story of Comic Con ticket forgeries.
Southern California — this just in
Two Comic-Con scamsters plead guilty in San Diego
December 27, 2010
Two men from Los Angeles have pleaded guilty in San Diego to selling bogus tickets to last summer’s Comic-Con bash.
Farhad Lame and Navid Vatankhahan were each sentenced to a $750 fine, three years’ probation and 10 days of community service picking up roadside trash. Lame pleaded guilty in San Diego County Superior Court on Monday; Vatankhahan pleaded guilty last week.
The two were arrested in July on the last day of the convention when two women who had each paid $120 for a two-day ticket were refused entry. The tickets proved to be photocopies of a non-transferable exhibitor’s ticket.
With the increasing popularity of the annual event, tickets to Comic-Con are becoming rare and precious commodities.
City Atty. Jan Goldsmith warned the public to be wary of ticket offers to popular events such as Comic-Con. “The old adage, ‘If it seems too good to be true, it usually is,’ applies more than ever to the Internet,” Goldsmith said.
So I advise everyone to be careful. Only purchase your tickets from the event site. Not some other third party.
I would love to hear about your plans for the new year, you can contact me at Magid@raybin.com Also make sure to contact the events you would like to see featured here on www.conmania.com
I hope that if you are travelling you are safe, and even if your back at work that you are a bit more relaxed…
Here is to diving right back into the thick of things…