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Old 12-19-2012, 01:36 PM
My_Sox_Summer My_Sox_Summer is offline
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Default SoxFest '13 (First Timer)

I am headed to Sox Fest this year. It will be my first time. Any tips for a new guy? Are you limited on what you can get signed? Pictures? Stuff for sale?

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:22 PM
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Plan ahead if possible and go off the player's signing schedule.
They usually release the schedule a week or so before SoxFest.
You like can only get one item signed by the player per day and each
player has max # of autographs (I think 250, 300 max...)

Friday is best day if you have the hotel pass for autographs.
Try to get the main guys you want that day.

Sat probably the worse day for autographs. It's the busiest day.

Sun is OK but alot of the main players may not be there for Sun.

Stuff for sale. They have usually same stuff from the garage and clubhouse sale there. Some vendors too.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:36 PM
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Also even though the event opens at say 9:00am people tend to line up as early as 6:00am. And some never go to sleep, just wait in line all night. This assures they can get the player that they want. The system is a wrist band system whereas first come first to get a wrist band. After the limit has been given out (250-300) the autograph limit is reached and the line is closed. Wrist bands are given out maybe 1 1/2 to 2 hours prior to the signing time and only one wrist band is allowed on a person. So say Thomas is signing @ 9 and Ventura is signing @ 10:30 you have to wait until you get Thomas and then get over to Ventura in hopes all the wrist bands are still being handed out. If I can help you out with any other questions let me know.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:43 AM
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Remember, it is better to get in line early and get your wristband THEN go get your items to be signed from the shop.

Also, if you get in line early for autographs with a wristband, it will free you up to get to the next guy quicker.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:55 PM
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Default do you think sox fest is worth the money

i am a big sox fan, but seems like alot of money.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:11 PM
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Depends on what you value. I like the seminars/town halls and the vendor area. I also like having a beer at the hotel bar and seeing players and coaches doing the same. I don't care about autographs. So the last few years it has become not worth it to me because the vendor area has decreased, players havent been mingling after hours as much, and the admission price has increased.

But if you love autographs, it's a gold mine.

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Old 12-20-2012, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by skobabe8 View Post
...players havent been mingling after hours as much.
That's because most players don't care about the fans. They view Soxfest as a nuisance. However, unlike Brian Urlacher, most are smart enough to put on a good face to the public.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:40 AM
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