@ 1st Alk reply
: Thanks for the quick and honest reply, Alkaren. I'd rather be told an honest I Don't Know than nothing at all.
@ linlin (and in turn DarkBebi)
: Linlin, I believe you're thinking 2010; 2009 was a nightmare that I saw (albeit only one out of the con's 72 hours, I admit), though not as bad as Ye Greate Computere Crashe Of Yore. As a panelist as well, I'm on the "pickup up at con" boat too, and have had 2 friends cancel for lack of guests (~$60 badge on minimum wage/waitressing, and literally no guest info bar L.MC = LOLnope), one bite the bullet hoping for the best, and one throw up their hands and decide they're moving on to other cons over the annual BS. Were I not doing a panel, and if my con buddy opted out of going, I'd either be working to save enough to buy a badge to be able to afford to volunteer again or seriously debating saving my funds for another con too. As for the "what if it's ONLY L.MC" thing, well, the at-con complaints and anger may just riot (especially among the "I don't read the forums and just blindly trust I'll get a good experience even though I'm driving cross country" crowd). People were raging about missing panels last year because of the Panel Planning Shuffle, so not having /any/ guests bar the band (or maybe even just a meager handful of like.... 2) would reasonably more upsetting to the people who, not using the forums, still don't know
we have no "not the band" guests (not counting the DJs).
@ Registration comments
: Sometimes the Ye Olde School paper-and-pen method with pre-printed paper forms can be a life saver. (PC fail? !! Take one down~, pass them around~, 99 reg forms are left on the
desk.~~) Likewise, those sticky-printer ticker tape things work wonders for legible typed words made on the fly (ie, putting on badges bought at con), or for the low-tech equivalent, rubber librarian-style rotating-letters stamper and ink pad (oooooo). Hellk, even in a power failure, this/these tried-and-true-in-the-70s method(s) will be your very own Rick Astley (<- seriously read this hover text, reeeeead it
linlindesu, on 04 March 2012 - 07:41 PM, said:
I say hounding because we don't know why they haven't any more guests.Maybe it isn't because they haven't tried. Or maybe it is. I won't assume though. I'll just sit here and get frustrated. I don't think it is unusual either. ( see the entire "Is this you last year at acen?" thread. If there were sides , I'd technically be on your's :P )
Lol assuming is baaad, yo.~ Better not to assume (it /does/ make an a55 out of u and me, after all! *herpderp*), and instead ask the hard questions. Be the mosquito, be the proverbial candle to the keister, be the loud buzzing that can't be drowned out. When it is forced to be a front-burner issue, it will eventually be addressed ......even if it feels like we're watching molasses race. This is possibly the most attention these issues have gotten in ever. (And linlin, yeah, they really should just make these two threads link to each other at this point, what with all the back and forth between them, lol. I almost posted my long-winded Are You Consid... post here, typing a good half my replies in here before looking and going, "oh wait..." 8'D
-- Beyond well said (I was struggling to find words for that in my jello-brain). We're only about 3 weeks earlier than the average, and 1-2 weeks earlier than the "beginning of May" years -- in the past we've been as early as May 7th (that date always stood out in my head for some reason)
, and it's not like we got bumped up to early March or anything extreme, so.... :/
@ staff: One more question: If you can't say anything about /who/ we've got/are getting, can you maybe tell us the current numbers of "Yes! Booked" and "Still Working On It" we have? :3