Ashori, on 22 May 2011 - 04:34 PM, said:
3) Lax in keeping up the prop rules. I hardly saw IRT tagging or looking at large props and tagging them if they were too large or whatnot (including, ironically, the gun my friend had for her Yoko costume). Like with #1, if these are rules, why not enforce them?
We have been going by the rule of "if it's not taller than you it's alright if you're holding it properly." There were no tags this year, but stamps on badges with our initials.
YoungBirdcall, on 23 May 2011 - 12:19 PM, said:
As has already been mentioned, nothing can be done about people drinking during the convention, unless an IRT member witnesses someone who is fall-down drunk and/or assaulting someone verbally or physically. Adults in America are allowed to drink alcohol; I'm sorry if people doing so ruins the convention for you. And saying that "the con reeked of weed" is a ridiculous statement.
I thought that the con was run well, and my only complaint is one that has already been stated many times: the Thursday badge-pick-up line.
As YoungBirdcall has said, this is correct. Also, if we suspect the person is underage. But I have never seen or heard of an IRT member not call dispatch to tell them of suspicious/suspected congoers.
Gabichox, on 23 May 2011 - 01:27 PM, said:
I could've sworn there was a rule about free hugs signs. D: is there?
There is. You may only have signs that pertain to your cosplay character, and that's it.
manga1, on 24 May 2011 - 01:24 AM, said:
4. Why was irt complaining about my prop saying it looked too much like a real gun, I had brought it to three cons including acen last year and they did not have a problem with it last year, my gun is a woodcut is the world that blind that they cant see a flat woodcut gun that only slightly looks like a real gun, just because I dont want to paint the tip of it, the reason irt gave me was that rosmont pd was all nervous this year since one time someone painted a real gun orange and used it to rob a liquor store, well ok so how does that have anything to do with fake guns, when the issue lays with a real gun painted as a fake by that logic, just saying.
By what we have agreed to by the Rosemont Police Department [Rabbi feel free to correct me] is that it must not look like a real gun from across the room, have an orange tip, no clip, and fully disarmed.
I have noticed most your the gripes are towards departments other than my own, but I am sure there are more to come. And with the help of my fellow IRT members and admins, I will try to answer back. I am also glad to read the Compliments thread and the compliments listed here. This year I was in the most horrible pain yet throughout con, yet I kept a smile on my face and did everything I could to answer all the questions that came my way. I even went all the way down to the service desk in the Hyatt to get a photoshoot list [one of VERY FEW] and bring it up to out Dispatch so they can help everyone else that had questions. I have seen that some of you state that you will not be coming back next year, but i hope you do not say that too quickly. Positions are changing and policies will as well. Take the time to wait and see what may come in the next few months. Artie, our new Con Chair, has much in store and things he plans on changing and revising. Give him the chance to improve on what we have failed upon this year. My last word of advice is this; if you believe we need more people in more places, VOLUNTEER. Out of the 175 OF US
not everyone showed up, people had been put down medically, or had to leave due to personal reasons. We are always welcoming at-con volunteers. If you think that things aren't running as you expect them to be, stop into the Volunteer HQ and ask if they need more people! I apologize if I have had a rant of my own, but I am glad to have had the chance to respond to some of your complaints. If you have IRT SPECIFIC
complaints, please post them here
. Also, if you have compliments, post them [url="http://www.acen.org/forums/index.php/topic/40496-2011-compliments/here%5B/url]. Thank you for time, and I really do hope to see you all next year.
3 Year IRT Vet
This post has been edited by SaphiraRaworth: 25 May 2011 - 12:33 AM