Show in London next year. Partnering with AEG who will be providing a lot of support also to the gaming push.
"Just beginning to touch on gaming. Next year gaming exclusive events all around the country"
On Comic Con Box: "We feel it could overtake the entire convention business if we do it right"
"4 Years ago I didn't even know what a comic con was"
"55/45" gender breakdown and evening every year.
"We need to get better at sponsorships" Big drive to to transition from regional to national sponsors
On China: "Great learning experience. We can do many shows in China. We are a logistics machine." Later, "We could do 10 or 12 shows there given getting the convention space."
"We are essentially a marketing company"
"Generally a show grows by 20% year after year."
China was a disaster, from what I can parse from twitter, but there were a ton of people. It sounded like they had their venue pulled out from under them and had to make due with like a temporary unarconditioned unit or something. There's a report from two english speaking bloggers you can find on twitter if you search something like Wizard World China.
1: I tend to dismiss a lot of the BIG SHORT talk, so I will now eat crow for all my dismissive thoughts. That piece not only is calculated but looks like its been in the can all along. Essentially it was an 'in case of fire break the glass' type solution that they had lying around. There's really nothing new in it except for updating for Bruce's latest sale which they knew was coming. And they had to release it now. Even if nothing goes down at Walmart Conference, and I don't think it will, just the exposure of the company gets could trap them.
Frankly, I think if they dumped that article before the Wegman's news it really could have done a number and they might have snuck out with a decent profit, so at least in my opinion, they the played their cards wrong.
2: If all the other businesses went to ZERO like he's suggesting and this was just a start-up play with the barcode it would still be a decent proposition at this price.
is that negative seven million number on yahoo for real?
Reviews are favorable. I think this one is better than the first, personally. From a business perspective the most notable thing is that almost every single person got the black and white variant comic which means they all signed up for 3 months of boxes.
Great. I was away all weekend and didn't do any following of the event, but I knew it was going to be big because they sold ~1700 living social passes.
Old news. Good news, but old news. The London show announced at the investor conference for 2016 is much more exciting to me in terms of a single event generating buzz.
we've still got a few losing Qs left to take the edge off of the momentum. I don't have the guts here, but if it pushed to something like 50? Maybe. I've got some in Roth so I wouldn't have to worry about tax.
Do you feel better now? They can do whatever short term. You can look at it as a buying opportunity. Long term, the business will dictate the price, and long term we are still trending strong.
To be clear, I have no association with tomcat. You can find my posts. I actually just got my mom in yesterday which is my ultimate seal of approval.
Not only am I not bashing, but I'm also consistent apparently. Based on the one I quickly found, I do seem to be stuck on the idea of getting in at lower prices around earnings.
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I added today. I could add more if it continues to fall, but how low can this possibly go? It sounds like before the end of the year there will be an announcement naming the big 5 company that has begun testing. Prior to that though there will probably be another quarter of underwhelming numbers.
He said in the investor conference that they were going in 2016. It's not on the schedule, but I'd say the CEO making a public statement like that is a pretty strong indication.
More on that, the example for the RFID application that was potentially superior was for clothes because you just have a tag and you want to have it set off a security alarm if someone tries to walk away with it. And even still, the digi/discover could be used on the tag to show people modeling the item or something.
I see one of you is just getting out, but I feel like you have the worst possible timing. The company seems to just be turning around slowly with margin improvements outside of the big Dover contract and increasing overall revs.
Have you seen the short on Twitter posting the same stuff as he's writing here? He's adding @ Carl Ichan to all of it.That's a pretty strong Hail Mary: hoping to get an activist short on your side via a tweet. Hahahahaha. I wish I had half the shares here most people have.
Maybe Icahn will buy in instead.