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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Greetings all,

I've been fighting with myself over how much to charge for these concert tickets. I do dislike the idea of charging more for a concert event at Anime Central, but in the end with all things considered, I've decided that I will not be offering any free seating for the Kalafina concert. Now that I've said that, here is the breakdown of ticket prices:

Main Floor, Front and Middle Sections (1459 seats + 24 wheelchair): $30
Main Floor, Back Sections (755 seats): $20
Balcony, Front and Back Sections (2062 seats + 20 wheelchair): $20

Keep in mind that these prices are set knowing that you have already paid for an ACen weekend badge. My primary goal in charging for the concert is to offset the cost of the outside venue; not to generate revenue for ACen. A note to attendees who would like to come to ACen only for the Kalafina concert: only full weekend badges are available before the convention and concert tickets are priced accordingly. There will be no one day badges available before con.

You must have an ACen badge on your acen.org account (not forums account) to purchase a concert ticket.

I do not yet have a date when tickets will go on sale. We are still working on setting up our system to take orders for the Rosemont Theatre's seating. I will give everyone at least one week notice before tickets go on sale.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Thanks, Ken!
Do you have any more info on buying seats together when you didn't buy your badges as a group? :)

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

View PostYandere Emi, on 19 February 2013 - 05:08 PM, said:

Thanks, Ken!
Do you have any more info on buying seats together when you didn't buy your badges as a group? :)

I really appreciate how informed you're keeping us!!

Not yet. I will post that information as soon as I have it.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

So, for the price of a large-sized plushie from the dealer's hall, I can see an internationally acclaimed musical group.

Price sounds good to me! Thanks for the heads-up.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

Fewh! I was worried I was gonna have to pay around 50+ for a good ticket!
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

My body is ready. lmao I'm pregged for the con, and I eagerly await when I can purchase tickets for this awesome show. I've seen then at Anime Boston 2009, but that was so long ago now. I CAN'T WAIT! xD
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

Another thread to stalk. This was about what I was expecting for the ticket prices though. I'm still so freaking excited about this, just don't care XD
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

I met with the Rosemont Theatre people over the weekend (yes, Rosemont Theatre again - it's no longer the Akoo), and I have some more information about how ticketing will work.

Unfortunately, due to the Rosemont Theatre's contract with TicketMaster, we will not be able to sell individual seats to the concert through our purchase system. Instead, our best option is to sell tickets by section, with the earliest purchases being assigned the best seats in the section. In this case, best is defined as most forward and centrally located. Tickets purchased together will be in consecutive seats of the same row.

I will link to a map of the theatre's seating from the purchase page so you know where you are buying your tickets. And as I mentioned before, I will give at least one week's notice before opening ticket sales.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

Well... dang.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

So are you saying that if we wanna sit by certain people, we can all buy our tickets together? Ie, I can buy three tickets, vs, just one?
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

View PostSanzaki Kojika, on 27 February 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

So are you saying that if we wanna sit by certain people, we can all buy our tickets together? Ie, I can buy three tickets, vs, just one?

Mostly, yes. Each ticket will still need to be linked to an ACen badge, so additional information will be needed to purchase multiple tickets.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Okay, good. At least I know everyone in my group who wants to go see it has a badge already. I just want to be prepared for when the ticket sales finally go live.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

Sounds good. Thanks for the info!
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Just so I can understand it a bit better. We are purchasing by section. So when we get there we can chose where in said section we can sit?
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

View Postmagishine, on 27 February 2013 - 06:08 PM, said:

Just so I can understand it a bit better. We are purchasing by section. So when we get there we can chose where in said section we can sit?

No. All seats will be assigned - there will be a row and seat number on each ticket. These will be assigned automatically after purchase. The earlier your purchase, the more front and center your seat will be. Tickets purchased together (by adding badge information to each additional ticket purchased) will be assigned sequential seats in the same row.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

Anxiously awaiting the tickets to go live <3
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

Me too! Is there still no word on when they will go live to buy? I am so excited for this concert, since I live so close to Chicago, I check everyday to see if they have gone on sale yet.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:20 PM

Really excited about this show! Glad that the ticket sale date will be announced ahead of time :)

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:25 PM

I am a little sad that this concert will not be free like previous concerts but I do like that this will be at a professional venue. I imagine the seating will be better and people won't be forced to stand which will be awesome. And these ticket prices are not all that bad considering everything.

I think I would really like to go! So thanks for giving us the information in enough time!

Also - and I know this may not be the best place for this question but, will the "no bags/no props" rule that normally applied to concerts in the Hyatt be in effect here? I ask since this is away from any of the rooming provided, people may need their bags for general things such as room key, phones, etc.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:38 AM

Quick question, for those who received their weekend badges from the Distant Worlds concert (roadshow) in December, will we be able to purchase the Kalafina concert tickets online as well? If so, how because I don't think we have log account information to log into the ACen website. So I suppose the other question could be, do you just need an ACen account to purchase the concert tickets or do you need to have an account that has a payment/ purchase history for a 2013 ACen weekend badge?

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

View PostCrimsonAnime, on 09 March 2013 - 07:25 PM, said:

Also - and I know this may not be the best place for this question but, will the "no bags/no props" rule that normally applied to concerts in the Hyatt be in effect here? I ask since this is away from any of the rooming provided, people may need their bags for general things such as room key, phones, etc.

I see no reason why that rule should apply to this concert.


View PostAura1022, on 18 March 2013 - 06:38 AM, said:

Quick question, for those who received their weekend badges from the Distant Worlds concert (roadshow) in December, will we be able to purchase the Kalafina concert tickets online as well? If so, how because I don't think we have log account information to log into the ACen website. So I suppose the other question could be, do you just need an ACen account to purchase the concert tickets or do you need to have an account that has a payment/ purchase history for a 2013 ACen weekend badge?

You need to have an account with a purchased badge on it to be able to buy a ticket for the concert. For on-site and roadshow registration, you should receive an email with instructions for accessing your registration account at the email address you provided when you registered. If you haven't, send registration (registration@ACen.org) an email and they should be able to help you. :)

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:21 AM

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:16 AM

So in addition to paying $50 for a badge, the concert is an additional $20-$30 charge? How come Anime Expo can have concerts like this and not charge anything additional for them?

Don't get me wrong, I am really happy that Anime Central is utilizing the AKOO Theatre as a concert venue, and really happy about Kalafina, but not so much about the extra charge or the way this is being executed.

When will tickets go on sale, and how we we be notified? I'd hate to miss out on this because i'm not connected to social media 24/7.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:42 AM

Actually...AX charged extra for Kalafina, too...XD

but I'm checking these forums daily for ticket sale date!
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:07 AM

View Postjenchan, on 26 March 2013 - 08:16 AM, said:

So in addition to paying $50 for a badge, the concert is an additional $20-$30 charge? How come Anime Expo can have concerts like this and not charge anything additional for them?

Don't get me wrong, I am really happy that Anime Central is utilizing the AKOO Theatre as a concert venue, and really happy about Kalafina, but not so much about the extra charge or the way this is being executed.

When will tickets go on sale, and how we we be notified? I'd hate to miss out on this because i'm not connected to social media 24/7.

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View PostEl Ken, on 19 February 2013 - 04:26 PM, said:

My primary goal in charging for the concert is to offset the cost of the outside venue; not to generate revenue for ACen.


View PostEl Ken, on 26 February 2013 - 01:54 PM, said:

I met with the Rosemont Theatre people over the weekend (yes, Rosemont Theatre again - it's no longer the Akoo), and I have some more information about how ticketing will work.

I will link to a map of the theatre's seating from the purchase page so you know where you are buying your tickets. And as I mentioned before, I will give at least one week's notice before opening ticket sales.

Thanks!


I think you'll have to keep an eye on the forums, or anything El Ken posts. :P

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

View PostSanzaki Kojika, on 26 March 2013 - 08:42 AM, said:

Actually...AX charged extra for Kalafina, too...XD

but I'm checking these forums daily for ticket sale date!


Yeah this. Not to mention...A-X badges in years past have gone upwards of $80-100. A ticket to see Kalafina in Japan is easily worth more than the total price we're paying for the badge and ticket.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Agreed with Menchi.

For me, the tickets ended up being less than I was expecting period. As long as I get to see them, not complaints for me!

and a lot of time, it's not only the way the con wants to handle things, but the way the company overseeing the guests wants things done.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

Yeah, paying extra for Kalafina is not a big deal. AX has been charging extra for a lot of things, on top of a badge that's already way more expensive than ACen's in the first place.

If you think paying an extra $20-$30 is asking too much, just skip the concert.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

fair enough.
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