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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:35 am

How easy is it to get tickets to the show? With the recent news of Trebek's diagnosis, I want to at least meet him in person in his most familiar surroundings. The first couple ticket sites I checked looked straight out of 2002, so I wasn't sure of how "active" those sites are.
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Post by triviawayne » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:16 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:35 am
How easy is it to get tickets to the show? With the recent news of Trebek's diagnosis, I want to at least meet him in person in his most familiar surroundings. The first couple ticket sites I checked looked straight out of 2002, so I wasn't sure of how "active" those sites are.
If you happen to be in the area anyway, you could always show up and see if they let you in.

I'm saying this without any knowledge of how tight they are with any rules that may exist about having tickets in advance, but I know with all shows, having a ticket to a taping doesn't guarantee you will get in to see the show, and in some cases, if you're nice enough to the right person, you'll get in without a ticket.
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Post by Bamaman » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:24 am

Did you look into it when you were there for WOF?

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Post by alietr » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:40 am

If you go to a taping, you will see him and he will discuss things and take questions, but the odds of actually meeting him one-on-one are very low.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:35 am

Bamaman wrote:
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Did you look into it when you were there for WOF?
While I was at a Wheel taping a year before my own, the tickets to that one were a surprise gift of unknown origin.
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Post by harrumph » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:32 am

I suspect that with the news of Alex Trebek's diagnosis that there will be extreme demand for tickets to the remaining taping sessions this season.

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Post by Linear Gnome » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:09 pm

harrumph wrote:
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I suspect that with the news of Alex Trebek's diagnosis that there will be extreme demand for tickets to the remaining taping sessions this season.
You're likely correct. I've made two visits to Culver City, and I'm thankful for both of them for different reasons. The first one was in October 2012 when I taped my game (singular). The second one was in January 2018, when I took advantage of ridiculously low mid-week plane fares (and being retired) to attend a taping on a lark. I'm not sure if it was a silly idea or not, but I'm really glad I decided to do it.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:07 pm

This may be the longest of shots, but I would seriously appreciate any help in getting a ticket for at least myself ASAP.
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Post by boson » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:28 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:07 pm
This may be the longest of shots, but I would seriously appreciate any help in getting a ticket for at least myself ASAP.
https://www.jeopardy.com/tickets still says a taping date is available. Have you tried that?

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:31 pm

boson wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:28 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:07 pm
This may be the longest of shots, but I would seriously appreciate any help in getting a ticket for at least myself ASAP.
https://www.jeopardy.com/tickets still says a taping date is available. Have you tried that?
It showed no availability yesterday. Today it says 3/12, which is definitely too little notice.
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Re: Show tickets question

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:51 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:31 pm
boson wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:28 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:07 pm
This may be the longest of shots, but I would seriously appreciate any help in getting a ticket for at least myself ASAP.
https://www.jeopardy.com/tickets still says a taping date is available. Have you tried that?
It showed no availability yesterday. Today it says 3/12, which is definitely too little notice.
The Teachers Tournament has not taped yet (beginning of April) and perhaps someone is flying in without a full guest list? Try a Reddit post? Good luck.

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Re: Show tickets question

Post by antsvitale » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:59 pm

I wonder if this is similar to like how SNL does it with stand-by tickets — maybe you need to check in the morning the day of? I haven't tried to go, but it's definitely on my bucketlist!

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