i think WE ARE IN RECESSION guys ok .
Actually, we're not. It was declared on 26th January 2010- over a year ago...
I'll agree with Crippsy that there are too many ME cons IMO. That's MY opinion so you don't have to agree with it. The first ME con, being Eclipse (Heroes), was announced with (going from memory) Hayden P and Zachary Quinto as the headline guests. Now both of them cancelled, yes, but people bought tickets from them in their droves, and we still had 6 guests. Going to present date, Roadhouse 2 still has no guests and is meant to be on next week. I can't imagine many tickets have sold, and it's probably a bit late in the day for people to be able to book and get hotels sorted. For people who booked off the back of RH1, they're going to be in the same position I fear with non-refundable hotel costs. Sorry, but not everyone can afford the con hotels so need to look elsewhere. I'm lucky I'm willing to travel a fair distance as I'm used to it for work.
Warp10 has really knocked me off guard. I didn't book tickets, no and I didn't book hotel. But that's only cos I'm in the middle of planning a Wedding and I'm taking each month as it comes. I was actually going to get my tickets the week it was cancelled. I'm absolutely gutted that Diana and Eddie haven't been rescheduled, and Jen Lien is still to be re-rescheduled- if she's not naffed off by it all, that is.
I'm so sympathetic to what's been going on behind the scenes, really I am. But my original complaint is from before any of this with EMS happened. I think based on that, there has been a recent lack of comms on the forum, whereas it used to be so good. I understand can't discuss negotiations, blah. But as I REPEATEDLY said for Warp10, we just need to have a bit of reassurance or warnings. Because it's not fair when it's our personal money we've worked (or scrounged, ahem) for being messed about with at the end of the day. And I really hope that the internal issues are being looked at as my email STILL hasn't been replied to regarding my shop order! That's £80 of MY money up in the lurch, and I'm not particularly happy about that. Why should people book in advance if their confidence in doing so is so knocked?
I'm not b!tching about SM before people start. I've been going to their cons since before the first Collectormania, and I won't stop. I'm just going from past experiences and I'm just being honest as that is all I know. You want genuine opinions, there you go.
Edited by Lizzy, 01 February 2011 - 10:20 PM.