Madame Tussauds Hollywood Offers Convention Scene Discount

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More than a wax museum, Madame Tussauds Hollywood is LA’s newest attraction opening August 1st right next to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. Madame Tussauds Hollywood opens with a great action and superhero section where you can take pictures with your favorite characters like Wolverine!

We’d like to invite the Convention Scene members to come see the attraction with a $5 discount when you visit before the end of the year. See below for details:

Receive $5 off regular adult/child admission to Madame Tussauds Hollywood when you present this offer at the Box Office at time of purchase. To receive this discount, you must print this offer to be exchanged at the Box Office. Good for up to six (6) one-day admission tickets. Not valid with other discounts, online ticket sales, or offers. Valid at Box Office only. Additional restrictions may apply. Not for resale. Only a printed offer will be honored. Expires: December 31, 2009. Promo code: 9011/9012.


4th of July Targeted Ad Sale: 4 Days at 1/4th the Cost!

July 1, 2009 by  
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UPDATED: Now extended through July 14. What’s 4 days when you can have 14? If you missed your opportunity before, you still have a chance at these 75% off savings.

If you have been interested in trying out our new Targeted Sponsor Ads, you’re not going to get a better opportunity than now! For the next 4 days, all Targeted Ads will be available at over 75% off!

That means the large 300×250, regularly $50, is just $12; the 125×125 ad spots, regularly $25 are just $6.

This offer is only available through the 4th of July. If you place a subscription, be aware that the ad will renew at the regular price.

Currently, ad zones are only available for the following 5 states:

But if you would like us to add add spots for any other states or countries, just request them in the comments below.

There is only one 300×250 ad spot available for each zone, but we will add additional 125×125 ad spots as needed.

For more information, see the Targeted Ads page. Feel free to ask questions in the comments.

The 10 Hottest Posts on Convention Scene So Far

June 1, 2009 by  
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Interested in what’s hot on Convention Scene? Here are our 10 Most Popular Stories so far:

Convention Scene One Week In

May 20, 2009 by  
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It’s now been one week since the official launch of Convention Scene, and so far I’ve heard from one upset fan and received a handful of compliments about the new site. So what do you think? Something you love? Something you hate? Add a comment here and let us know.

Convention Scene on Twitter

May 13, 2009 by  
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As part of our launch, we have created a Twitter account so you can keep up with our progress (and maybe even get a scoop or two).

You can check it out here:

So why Convention Scene?

May 13, 2009 by  
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Welcome to Convention Scene, formerly, more or less, Comic Book Years in the planning and months in the making, launch day is finally here.

So I’m sure one big question is why? Why the change? Well, there are several reasons for that.

  1. Branding – Comic Book has always been difficult to brand. While it’s a fantastic url, it’s too generic to make memorable, and the “.com” has been a problem, too. Back when I launched this site back in 2000, companies regularly used “.com” in their names. People didn’t say “Yahoo,” they said “” But that has changed. Anyway, I like “Convention Scene,” and I hope you will, too.
  2. Technology – Comic Book was built off a regular html template. Over the years it has been filled with bad and bloated code. This is a chance to start fresh. In addition, we were using an out-of-date and abandoned news program to post our stories. We needed to catch up with the latest technologies. With our new WordPress-based design, we have lots of new options to organize our information with categories, tags, and rss feeds. And we’re finally searchable, too!
  3. Convention Categories – While comic book conventions are my first love, they are not the only type of convention I attend. I also go to sci-fi and sometimes even horror conventions. Some friends have always asked, “Hey, why isn’t the Star Trek convention listed on your site?” “Because it’s not a comic convention” would be my reply. And yet…lines between conventions get more and more blurred. Much to the chagrin of some comic show purists, I have quietly added more and more listings for other types of conventions over the years. Convention Scene finally openly and publicly extends the invitation for every type of fan-oriented convention to be listed here. At the same time, however, while there is a master list of every upcoming event (including signings for the first time), there are also separate pages for comic conventions, anime conventions, gaming conventions, etc. At least for now, promoters can only choose one category in which to put their convention so they must choose carefully.

So there you have the reasons for the change. I’ll be back with more about the exciting new features Convention Scene offers.

Welcome, FX Fans!

April 16, 2009 by  
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Hi, FX fans!

If you are visiting the site after seeing our ad in the FX Convention Program, I’m afraid you’ve caught us in the act. While we are very close to having the site ready to go, we’re still working out a few things and so are a week or two away from the official launch. So bookmark us and come back soon. Thanks!

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