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A trip to Comic-Con with a good hotel room, two passes, dinner with the Suicide Girls and VIP access to a special burlesque show — sounds like a good deal. How much would you pay for it?

Suicide Girls, the website that offers saucy, consensual webcam girls as well as some excellent journalism and more, was going to find out.

With an auction that began with $7500 as an opening bid.

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$7500 is quite a bit of cash…and it could have gone for even more.

I got the email blast about this yesterday, but by the time I checked it out, the auction had already been shut down. Comic-Con International, the non profit organization tat runs SDCC and WonderCon, does not like secondary market sales of passes and polices eBay, Craig’s list and elsewhere pretty religiously. I reached out to the Suicide Girls on why the auction was shut down, but haven’t heard back yet. So there could have been many reasons.

Here’s what you would have won in the auction:

Once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the world-famous San Diego Comic Con in all it’s geeky glory WITH the SuicideGirls! 

This package includes all of the following: 

-2 all access passes to Comic Con, good for all 4 days of the convention
-4 nights hotel accommodations, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday in a nearby 4-star hotel (the Manchester Grand Hyatt)
-Dinner with the SuicideGirls for you and your guest – Saturday night dinner with just you your guest and 20 SuicideGirls 
-Pair of VIP tickets to our special Comic Con Blackheart Burlesque show on July 9 
-Huge SuicideGirls prize pack, including a one-year membership to SuicideGirls.com for you and your guest, a t-shirt each for you and your guest, one copy of each of our books (SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined; Hard Girls, Soft Light; and Geekology), our 4-issue comic series, the latest issue of our magazine, and a signed poster

The lucky winner of this package will attend Comic Con and stay in a hotel just blocks from the convention center. You’ll join the SuicideGirls for an exclusive dinner and get the VIP treatment at our Blackheart Burlesque show, including our pre-show meet and greet. You’ll have tons of awesome photo ops with the girls, AND we’ll send you home with a prize pack full of awesome SuicideGirls merch!

This SuicideGirls San Diego Comic Con Experience will be an unforgettable weekend of fun with our geeky, gorgeous girls – Bid now on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

*Winner and their guest must be over 18 years of age. Winner must provide own transportation to and within San Diego.


It didn’t even say if it was this year’s con.

Money buys a lot of things, but it doesn’t necessarily but tickets to Comic-Con. If you had $7k to spend you could have just booked a hotel room at market prices and bribed someone to get you a pass for a lot less.

Anyway, file this under bad ideas.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I can’t imagine spending that much for it* but it seems clear the primary draw of the auction was the Suicide Girls part, not the ComiCon part–private dinner, VIP show & so forth. I’m not sure ComiCon had a legal basis to stop the auction and I really don’t see any moral basis. Looks like sex-shaming to me.

    *I wouldn’t have paid it–I couldn’t even scrape together $1200 to have dinner at P Craig Russell’s house, which was a reward for one of his Kickstarter projects.

  2. Comicon’s terms of service on tickets for several years now has stated that they are non-transferrable without their permission. You have to provide photo idea to claim your ticket at the con and if the name on the ticket doesn’t match the ID, no ticket. For a long time Comicon tickets were sold on the secondary market for a lot of money, just like concert tickets, but they shut that down just by stating that the person who buys the ticket has to be the person who claims the ticket. The one hole in that (a hole which can’t be plugged) is that after you pick up your ticket you can give/sell it to whoever you want. The only way to prevent that is for security to check badges against ID at the entrance to the dealers room and to every event, which due to the number of people at the con is impossible and would be worse than security checkin at airports.

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