But see, this doesn't mean the Soap Bubble is a bad event and that we shouldn't have it, so please knock it off with that. Yes, the Soap Bubble attracts troublemakers. It also attracts people like me. I am primarily here for the anime-related things. I ran a Madoka panel. My highlight of the con was the Panty and Stocking dub premiere. I spent less on official anime merchandise this year than normal, but I always buy at least something in the dealers room that is official merchandise. I cosplayed from My Little Pony and I attended the rave, but those were the only non-anime related things I did all weekend, so I'm getting a bit sick of seeing over and over that an event that I really enjoyed and really looked forward to this year should be axed because of this.
This was a terrible call. Even as someone with no interest in attending the masquerade, I agree with that sentiment. But for the love of all things holy, no, the Soap Bubble isn't the villain here. The ones you should be calling out are 1. whoever made that call, 2. whoever set off that fire alarm assuming it wasn't a real fire, and 3. whoever caused the main programming room's schedule to get pushed back (specifically the staffers that let it happen, really, it's their responsibility to make sure events end on time).
EDIT: Also re; the chanting from the rave line, none of us were informed of what was going on. I had no clue that the masquerade didn't start on time. No one in that line did, since obviously none of us were attending the masquerade. We all figured it was at least halfway through, since it should've been. No one told us otherwise. When we were first allowed to come back in, we were initially told to just stay in the lobby if we were there for the rave. A lot of us thought we were the ones that'd get canceled. I figured we'd at least be delayed quite a bit. So in short, we were a bunch of people who had been in line for a long time, in a lot of cases out in the cold while not exactly dressed in warm clothing (and to be fair re; skimpy raver getups, it gets hot in there. Very hot.). We weren't given information re; the situation; we were just in line with no clue what was going on. Of course people got annoyed. I'm sure some of the rave line people would've still been uppity about it if they did know the full situation, but some would've been more understanding. As it is, though, for the most part we didn't know.
This post has been edited by Ohki: 06 May 2012 - 12:31 AM