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Best way to get tickets?
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:21:59 PM »
I'm planning a trip out to the LA area and TPiR is a must. What's the best way to get tickets for a show that far out in advance? Is there a way besides waiting till it pops up on OCA?
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Re: Best way to get tickets?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 08:29:46 PM »
I'm not sure if you can still write in a request for tickets, which was the case prior to Bob's retirement. Is that still a viable option?
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Re: Best way to get tickets?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 08:35:47 PM »
I was actually testing that tomorrow just to see if it still works. I doubt it but there's no harm in trying!
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Re: Best way to get tickets?
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Re: Best way to get tickets?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 04:58:34 PM »
I don't believe you can write in for tickets anymore. OCA handles ticketing now.
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Re: Best way to get tickets?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 05:52:49 PM »
Well the letter's been dropped off at the post office already, so we'll know soon enough...
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Re: Best way to get tickets?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 08:02:41 AM »
I'm not exactly sure when mailing for tickets stopped, as the FAQ still mentions the mailing method. Since the phone as a method was added shortly into Drew's tenure, I believe that's perhaps when mailing ended. But I don't use the phone much these days since you rarely get a real person on the other side of the line. When I visited a taping in 2015, I used OCA. Just wait for an email reply, print the tickets, bring them out while in line, and there you have it. Mailing for tickets in general ended around the turn of this century, though TPIR of course was still doing them as recently as the end of the Barker era. One thing though that I'd like to see is if you could just use your smartphone then have a code ready from an OCA app so that the pages can scan it rather than bringing a piece of paper.
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Re: Best way to get tickets?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 11:27:16 PM »
I'm not exactly sure when mailing for tickets stopped, as the FAQ still mentions the mailing method.

I asked Scott once whether writing for tickets would still work, and his response was basically, "Probably not, but that's a good question."  I decided to leave it in because we have no hard proof (yet) that it won't work and dammit, I put effort into formatting that address. :P
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Re: Best way to get tickets?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 08:31:40 PM »
OCA just (finally) updated their September schedule yesterday (8/16).  We will be attending the 1PM Monday, 9/17 taping.

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Re: Best way to get tickets?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2018, 11:13:32 AM »
UPDATE: It's been over a month and no reply. Not even a return letter saying the address is dead. I think it's safe to say mail is no longer a way to get tickets.
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Re: Best way to get tickets?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2018, 02:02:41 PM »
UPDATE: It's been over a month and no reply. Not even a return letter saying the address is dead. I think it's safe to say mail is no longer a way to get tickets.

It does sound like OCA handles it all.

On a side note, the old familiar ticket plug used CBS Television City's actual address and that isn't dead yet!