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  1. What Luke said ... (Imagine people having to leave their precious computers, tablets and phones behind while they're evacuated waiting for a technician to have a look at their problem. Not nice. Noooooot niiiiice.)
  2. Might well have been, I've seen so many faces over the weekend, bear with my that I can't associate them with any forum names
  3. This is a fine line I walk here I guess but I understand the sentiment that it doesn't come off as professional as it could. Don't punch me for that, guys, please The official announcements usually look fine, though.
  4. I didn't wanna say anything on the matter not to come off as a renitent grammar nazi but yes, I second this ... *runs and hides*
  5. Well, of course. But they're also a company charging for products and services. So while they have a legal right to do what they like, one would hope that they would allow criticism to stand publicly and respond to it. This would be the proper way to do it, I dare say. Of course we are talking happenstances that can be singled out, people that haven't figured out they would be rushed (really, with a guest like MJF you expect to talk for 30mins?), people that have never been to a convention before... The list is endless. What I am saying is, As soon as something is voiced, the person voicing it wants to be treated seriously. Why else would this person take time to speak up and report what has happened to him / her. It's always an effort to give feedback, no matter if it's positive or negative. I like to give them the benefit of the doubt and I like to apply positive intent to whatever they've said. It looks like some problems weren't handled too well on the day and this is something I am sure Jason & Co. will address. They will have the bigger picture as I am sure they see all hidden content as well. HOWEVER, I would have much appreciated nothing to be hidden - unless it being a violation of forum rules. Just general concern or even an obvious rant - come on, people are let down from something that has happened to them. There is really no need to hide this content. I'd rather you see reply to the postings with a reasonable suggestion as to fixing the mistakes that were made. (I concur, there are people that have had too high of an expectation throughout the weekend and people that indeed felt the need to point out how incredibly important they were when in reality they really weren't but there kinds of douchebags will be everywhere, I tend to just ignore them. If they get too much, I'll speak up)
  6. I've suggested that as this is a problem solver in a venue as widespread as this. SDCC do this as well, works sheer miracles. They had several access points, several of those designated for disabled attendees, each of them functioned as a lost and found as well.
  7. I only have 2005 to compare to when everything was a lot smaller but then I have the immediate comparison to SDCC which I attended a week earlier. I agree, as a con veteran (jeeeeeeeez) I got everything done but it was a real struggle. So much so, I fell sick the second I stepped out of my plane. I even have to get a sick note now -.- @QS nah, not US, happy German. Just happily attending SDCC for the first time and spending too much money on a nonstop flight, hotel and food ^^
  8. This is my delirious state, I'll go and edit, jet lag is still hard on me. And yes, it might be the one you think it was ;-) and to be fairly honest ... I do not miss it and I do not spent money there :-)
  9. I was in the Zone 2 signing area when that happened. I was aware there was an announcement, but I couldn't understand a single word of it. Most people didn't even seem to notice that there had been one. Here is the thing, if this had been a security announcement to leave the building for some reason, NO ONE would have paid attention, I could not make out what it said. In case of an emergency this can have fatal consequences. Maybe that's a naive way of thinking, but I was thinking a large center like Olympia has an alarm system that would go off in case of an emergency. Some incredbily annoyingly loud beeping that can't possibly be overheard. Trust me on this one, there will still be people that need to be forced outside. I am a trained Fire Marshall with my company and we usually evacuate the store within 30-45 seconds, no biggie, but we still have people that will be reluctant to go / leave no matter what.
  10. I feel particularly sad about how differently some things were handled - I understand that you will be rushed into a photo shoot and out of it. I understand that you're dependent on the customer's cooperation during the entire thing - there were some things I witnessed where people got support and i.e. had a photo taken again (me, with rose i.e.) and then there were situations in which they just got a "no" and were shoved on. Why? There was someone that pointed out that the guest looked not to flattering in one of the pictures and asked to retake it as this wasn't fair to the guest as well. I saw the picture, the person was absolutely right. It took a couple of minutes and an annoyed pit boss that finally barked "fine" until this was resolved. Why? And if I had problems with a pit boss, there is no one else I can turn to, is there? The next person above that is Jason - that would have been a little much, would it?
  11. I was in the Zone 2 signing area when that happened. I was aware there was an announcement, but I couldn't understand a single word of it. Most people didn't even seem to notice that there had been one. Here is the thing, if this had been a security announcement to leave the building for some reason, NO ONE would have paid attention, I could not make out what it said. In case of an emergency this can have fatal consequences.
  12. Cheers! Its nearly back, got the post con lurgy trying to creep in too, so battling that at the same time. I could bellow again if I needed to though You deserved so much more than the pat on the back on Sunday, man! I haven't even shouted during the weekend and my voice is gone, throat infected and all. It feels like I had been the person shouting at photo A all weekend ^^
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