Agreed with JaneDoe, I know I forget that Showmasters don't just run these Twilight cons...
Well, the good, great and FABULOUS parts of the cons were:
Improved procedure for calling in tickets to the halls for talks! at ET2 there were all kinds of ticket types forcing their way to the front which meant that I ended up in the second row even though I was G4...I mean, as complaints go I'm glad I was 2nd row rather than not being able to go at all but...it didn't really make sense
Parties! I loved the extra stuff, great for photo opportunites, and the tent scene at the newborn party was inspired! The smoke machine killed my eyes when I was wearing contacts, but it did give a nice effect when the DJ was playing Thriller haha.
Crew - I met some really lovely crew members who were genuinely excited to be part of Eternal Twilight which was nice (do have to say tho as this is supposed to be constructive criticism - there are a couple of crew members who are pretty rude and condescending to attendees, which is frustrating as we've forked out quite a bit of money to be there and don't really like being spoken to like a 5 year old...especially when the info that the crew member in question had was wrong!!)
Gold Pass reception- the tables was a great idea, SO MUCH preferred this to standing in a group at ET2! It's easy to accidentally cut people out of the conversation if you're all standing up around a guest, but with the guest seated at the table it was easier to hear what they were saying (to an extent) and it probably made the guests feel a little less crowded to..so bravo showmasters for that one! (Plus the cakes at the reception were lovely!)
Food: Good LORD the Hilton is expensive. But there are cheaper alternatives available than going to their restaurants such as ordering in from Dominoes which me and 4 other people did twice! (Healthy!!) And of course the food court, but I didn't actually check that out unfortunately, so i can't comment..
John Henson/Costume Collection - BLESS HIM!!! He's absolutely hilarious and it was great seeing all those costumes up close, the Volturi ones in particular were just...well, I don't want to sound completely pretentious here, but...they were majestic! Loved the detail on them. And John's talk was great, and the screening of the two Hillywood Show parodies was such a nice way to get veryon laughing, so that was great :)
Guest Encounters! I had my first guest encounter at ET3 so this isn't comparing it to anything..but I wanted to say THANK YOU to Showmasters for giving the fans a chance to do something like that. It was great to get a little more personal with the guests (in my case Charlie!) and it was a fantastic experience, so again, thank you :)
All in all, it's so easy to get home and then just remember the things that bothered you or that you didn't like (it's just human nature I think!) but at the end of the day if constructive criticisms are listened to and taken into account about the things that didn't work, then the good comments on the stuff that DID work should be taken ino account too. Thanks for a great weekend Showmasters, Guests, Crew, Attendees and everyone else involved!