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Comic-Con Booths Lure Fans Via Twitter

Promises of t-shirts, seat cushions and autographs

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All of geekdom has descended upon the city of San Diego, California for Comic-Con 2009. The four-day event, which showcases everything from action figures to theatrical coming attractions, is the highlight of the year for many fanboys.

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The big draw for many event goers are the exhibitor booths, where various fanboy/fangirl items can be purchased. With so many exhibitors at Comic-Con, how can booths maximize their visitors? (Below is a map, which shows how massive Comic-Con truly is. Click to enlarge)

Exhibitor booths for Comic-Con 2009

Some booths (NBC Store, Halloween 2, Fox Home Entertainment, Paramount DVD’s, etc.) have taken to Twitter to lure in guests with promises of swag or special events, below are some examples:

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With so many phones able to access the Internet, and with iGoogle sponsoring Comic-Con’s free Wi-Fi, a large percentage of attendees will be Twittering heavily. So, if you think about it… Twitter truly is the best way to get the word out, to the masses, about your booth.

iGoogle sponsoring Comic-Con's Wi-Fi

Do you think this tactic will help lure in Twitterers? Let us know your thoughts.

Comic-Con Booths Lure Fans Via Twitter
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  • No con for me

    I wouldn’t go to Comic-Con this year as it was going to be overrun with screaming Twilight fans.

    The worst kind of fans.

  • Guest

    Pretty brilliant idea, it’s the best way to have access to almost everyone attending.

  • http://www.googleandblog.com/ Michael Martin

    I was at Comic Con on Wednesday’s Preview Night and it was madness.

    Outside people were already camping out for the official opening the next day.

    The crowd on Preview Night was immense so its difficult to imagine how nutty it will be for the rest of the week.

    People were waiting in 30 minute lines just to get a FREE poster.

    Most interesting thing I saw was for Transformers & GI Joe – Hasbro seems to be cleaning up.

    ,Michael Martin

    • Candlemaker

      What kind of poster was it? It better have been a limited edition of something.

      • Jeremy Muncy

        @Michael Martin: Will you be attending the rest of the week, or was you just there for the preview night?

        @ Candlemaker: I was wondering the same thing… 30 min for a poster is quite a long time.


        Jeremy Muncy
        Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

        • http://www.googleandblog.com/ Michael Martin

          @Jeremy Muncy – I am volunteering on Saturday while the LOST & Family Guy Producers are there.

          @Candlemaker – It was a decent 2012 poster as I went up and asked if I could just grab that and was told its the “feature” item and have to wait in the football field distance line.

          ,Michael Martin

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