Tickets went on sale for the Comicon dinner event with Steve Wozniak this week. The event scheduled as part of the Tokyo version of ComiCon is set for 4 December 2017 and is being held at The Prince Park Tower Convention Center in Tokyo. While most of the tickets for the event are much more reasonable (in the $100-200 range), the tickets for the 300 person limited event for Steve Woznaik are selling for a whopping $715 (¥80,000 JPY) showing both the reach and the draw of Mr. Wozniak. This however, includes the event, dinner, photo op and meet and greet with the Apple computer creator.
While the legions of fans around the world have been drawn to these events over the years, the draw in Japan has always been much higher where Apple,Inc. has consistently held a nearly 20% market share even during the darkest of years for the company. The very active Japanese community also tends to be willing to pay a premium for the limited time with the person they consider to be the God of the computer revolution.
As of late, Steve Wozniak has become a very familiar face in Japan, appearing in a number of television commercials and on billboards around the country. This newfound popularity has been driving many companies to actively pursue the Apple, Inc. co-founder especially in the wake of Steve Jobs’ death.
Information about the event can be found on the Comicon website at:
Tickets can be purchased from Ticket Pia, a local Japanese events ticket seller at: