Saw this first on FB and then Twitter. Creation Entertainment has added this little item just above the seating prices for all the upcoming SPN cons this year.
So it's "expensive" but they've been asked to offer it? Hmmmm...
Considering they upped the prices of the SPN cons to where Gold is now often over $900 and Front Row is over $1400 you've gotta wonder how expensive this new offering is. $2,000? $3,000? More???
You get to go in lines right after the 10 VIPs. Eh, unless that gets you more time with the guests (bet it doesn't), I don't see the benefit of going that early. I'm row C at VanCon and that's soon enough for me.
Your concierge will help you keep track so you don't miss a thing. Their schedules really aren't that complicated. The key: colored highlighters. I mark the panels, my photo-ops, and the autographs. Each getting their own color. Helps me find what I need fairly fast. Have I mixed things up from time to time? Yeah, sure, but I don't think I've ever missed anything due to the schedule being hard to figure out. The only things I recall missing was due to Creation overlapping photo-ops with a panel. Will a concierge clone me so I can do a panel and a photo-op at the same time, so I don't miss either? Yeah, I don't think so.
The concierge will know all the rules. Well, I've never had any trouble with Creation's rules and I don't see myself breaking any in the future either. It's relatively simple and some of it is common sense and courtesy.
I don't know if this is another attempt of Creation to make more money (probably) or yet another separation of the haves (the rich) and the have-nots (the poor). I'll admit I sometimes feel guilty for being Gold. It's not that I feel above anyone else in the other sections, it's just that I wish everyone could afford to go Gold. I'm honestly not sure how much longer I'll be able to afford it. For once, VanCon is actually one of the cheaper cons this year, but that'll probably change for 2018. They actually dropped the price for us at last year's VanCon for re-upping, which was really shocking. We won't get that break again. :(
According to the FB post about this concierge thing, it might have come about because of a guy at the recent VegasCon who had 3 Gold seats to himself and a Creation helper w/a cart to move all the things he was having signed, which apparently was quite a lot - to the price of $20,000 for his weekend experience. o.O
Gee, it must be nice to be so rich. Well, at least he didn't lose it all in the slots.
I certainly can't see many people going for this concierge option though. I would like to know how much it costs, just for curiosity sake.