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#181 User is offline   Zilveari 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:12 AM

View Postrondo, on 23 May 2013 - 07:32 AM, said:

My biggest gripe is not actually for the con itself. Dat Hyatt hotel room. Two mornings, the keycards had stopped working but I believe that is because of the wonky reservation this year. One day, the TV absolutely would not shut off. Went to sleep with it on. Had to have an engineer come up to fix it.

What was nice was the cheaper payment for parking. Four nights with in/out for $51, get out. That came out to $12.75 per night. Not sure why but we'll take it.


This could also be attributed to someone in your room losing their card, and getting a replacement from the Hyatt. I saw this happen a few times, myself included. Apparently they wiped my lost card, as well as the cards for the two other staffers in my room. My new card worked fine, but for two days theirs had about a 20% chance of working properly.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:40 PM

I have to say that this was probably the best run ACen in years. My gripes are minor, at best:

1) Yes, move Anime Hell back to Main Programming. It wasn't bad in the other room, but we need more room and bigger screens.

2) Find a way to better manage the photoshoots, if possible. We had relatively few people show up for the Evangelion photoshoot, so it was fine by the loading docks, but Friday's My Little Pony shoot was in the little garden by the con-center cafeteria, and it got packed quickly. It's no wonder the flowers got stomped, because there was no possible way to get pictures without doing it. A bigger venue for the photoshoots ACen knows are going to be big would be helpful.

3) This is a persistent problem, and there's probably no way to cure it, but some of the IRT members really do need to realize that a tacvest does not make them cops. It's one thing to tell someone not to do something; it's quite another to shout like you're R. Lee Ermey and the person you're addressing is a boot Marine. I was taking a picture of a cosplay near the line going into the Exhibitors' Hall, and someone from IRT shouted in my face "KEEP THIS LINE MOVING!" One, I wasn't in line, and two, bite me.

The overwhelming majority of IRT are good people, though, so I regard this as an aberration, and it's much better now than it was in the past.

4) Allow MLP panels. Yes, I know, it's not a brony con, and yes, I know, technically MLP isn't anime. Given the wall-to-wall ponies in Artists' Alley and the huge number of MLP cosplayers, though, I think MLP panels would be well-received.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:15 PM

View Postsentinel28a, on 03 June 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:


4) Allow MLP panels. Yes, I know, it's not a brony con, and yes, I know, technically MLP isn't anime. Given the wall-to-wall ponies in Artists' Alley and the huge number of MLP cosplayers, though, I think MLP panels would be well-received.


This. I think a small amount of panels for Western stuff in general should be allowed. I find it really unfair and double standard-y that webcomics of any origin can have panels (and thus we get multiple Homestuck panels), but we can't have panels on MLP, Adventure Time, Doctor Who, etc.

Also MLP should officially actually count as relevant now.

It's going to be a manga soon.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:19 PM

View Postfeuerwerke, on 03 June 2013 - 07:15 PM, said:



I completely agree with there being a double standard. And it really urks me.
Plus MLP is already airing in Japan and gaining quite a few fans! :')
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:35 PM

View PostTwilight Sparkle, on 03 June 2013 - 07:19 PM, said:

I completely agree with there being a double standard. And it really urks me.
Plus MLP is already airing in Japan and gaining quite a few fans! :')


Yup, it's getting pretty big in Japan now. And, again, actual manga. Just. idk, the double standard isn't against MLP specifically or favoring Homestuck specifically, but it comes out looking like a favoritism case anyway. Honestly my best guess as to why it's in place is because ACen has a history of getting webcomic guests, which is cool! but honestly, a policy like what ACen currently has in place kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I really feel like either A. no non-Japanese culture relevant panels should be allowed at all period, unless the panelist is a guest who actually created the webcomic or what have you that he or she is running a panel on, or B. the majority of panel programming should be reserved for Japanese culture relevant panels, but a small amount of spaces for other geeky topics of any variety should be allowed. Not just webcomics and the zombie apocalypse.

It also kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth for any fandom that isn't related to Japan in any way, shape, or form is getting multiple panels, but that's a slightly different issue. But yeah I still fail to see why 3 Homestuck panels is okay, but a Homestuck panel, a MLP panel, and an Adventure Time panel isn't.

((Please note, guys, I'm only singling out Homestuck like this because it's the only example of a popular webcomic right now (aside from Hetalia but that's irrelevant since it's also actually a manga/anime). Correct me if I'm wrong. but I'm pretty sure Homestuck was the only webcomic that had a panel at all this year. I'm not singling it out due to any sort of hate for it or anything like that. Before I upset any Homestuck fans I want to clarify that.))
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:17 PM

We've said in the past, if the show can be tied in and related we'll accept it. We had multiple Avatar {air bender, not aliens} panels this year because the panelists showed it's relation in their applications. With a japanese dub and manga, we will happily accept MLP panels, as long as they contain content on those aspects of the show along with it's american side :) Thank you Feuer for the link

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:39 AM

I don't think this is in ACen's control, but I'll repeat a complaint towards the Hyatt. I stayed there but the room wasn't in my name and so therefore I let my friend who reserved the room have the spot. I was very irritated with them making us park by the Embassy on Thursday as I have been able to park a lot closer to Hyatt in years past. Very big inconvenience for me as I have three cosplays, a cooler, etc. I'd carpool but all the people I roomed with came at later times and are from locations out of my way so it's not really a convenience for any of us.

While I'm either going to make a reservation at Embassy or my roommate may bribe me back to Hyatt with a parking spot, one thing I would like to suggest to Hyatt is to negotiate with Donald E (sorry, I'm not sure how things work) to allow people to park in their lot across the street from Hyatt as early as Wednesday or Thursday. Charge a little more if you must, but honestly, I'd rather pay more. I'm usually the guy standing up for the Hyatt and I would love to continue to stay there, but the parking literally ticked me off. I want to stay where all the action is, but if they charge much more than the other hotels, offer little in return, and decide to screw people over with parking, then I'll continue to go to ACen but work around the system (or accept the bribe for the parking spot, lol.)
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:52 AM

View PostSTVO, on 04 June 2013 - 05:39 AM, said:

I don't think this is in ACen's control, but I'll repeat a complaint towards the Hyatt. I stayed there but the room wasn't in my name and so therefore I let my friend who reserved the room have the spot. I was very irritated with them making us park by the Embassy on Thursday as I have been able to park a lot closer to Hyatt in years past. Very big inconvenience for me as I have three cosplays, a cooler, etc. I'd carpool but all the people I roomed with came at later times and are from locations out of my way so it's not really a convenience for any of us.

While I'm either going to make a reservation at Embassy or my roommate may bribe me back to Hyatt with a parking spot, one thing I would like to suggest to Hyatt is to negotiate with Donald E (sorry, I'm not sure how things work) to allow people to park in their lot across the street from Hyatt as early as Wednesday or Thursday. Charge a little more if you must, but honestly, I'd rather pay more. I'm usually the guy standing up for the Hyatt and I would love to continue to stay there, but the parking literally ticked me off. I want to stay where all the action is, but if they charge much more than the other hotels, offer little in return, and decide to screw people over with parking, then I'll continue to go to ACen but work around the system (or accept the bribe for the parking spot, lol.)


Question for you... You came in on Wed, right? When we came in on Thursday the lady didn't even ask if we had a room there. I wasn't sure if they were enforcing the rule or not since we weren't asked. She just told us how much it was and let us in. So did they actually check if your room had a car already there or not?
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

I overall had a fantastic time this year at ACen! One of most fun times I've had since I started attending XD

My only gripe was the amount of times I was stopped about my prop, which was literally a two dowels assembled together with an elastic string for my Kikyo cosplay. First I was stopped because an IRT thought it was REAL O_o then it was a little taller than me, then again because it was a little taller than me, and THEN because the dowels that I had in my fake quiver for "arrows" were loose, apparently they are not supposed to be? But I had one with a fake arrow head I made on it that I would pull out for pictures. It was kind of ridiculous the amount of times I was stopped on Friday about my prop, especially in comparison to my friend who was walking around with a very well made, giant Yoko rifle from Gurren Lagann and didn't get stopped once. My mind was blown when she told me that after the amount of harassment I had been getting that day. And not all of the IRT that stopped me were rude, I know two of them felt really bad about it and didn't want to be having to ask and such but, OMG GUYZ! ITS A DOWEL!
I don't know if anyone else was getting the heat for their props but I haven't brought a big prop to ACen since 2011, so I don't know if it was bad like that the year before...?
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:55 AM

View PostJujuFox, on 04 June 2013 - 08:52 AM, said:

Question for you... You came in on Wed, right? When we came in on Thursday the lady didn't even ask if we had a room there. I wasn't sure if they were enforcing the rule or not since we weren't asked. She just told us how much it was and let us in. So did they actually check if your room had a car already there or not?



No, I came in Thursday around 3:30-4:00. I drove to the Hyatt spot they told me the rule of one car per room. Maybe I could have pretended I had a different room but at that time I didn't want to take my friend's spot. My roommate didn't mention them checking on a car though. I prefer to be honest and play by the rules, but if they didn't check, this would be a scenario I would want to park my car there, even if only to have to move later.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:13 PM

View PostSTVO, on 04 June 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

No, I came in Thursday around 3:30-4:00. I drove to the Hyatt spot they told me the rule of one car per room. Maybe I could have pretended I had a different room but at that time I didn't want to take my friend's spot. My roommate didn't mention them checking on a car though. I prefer to be honest and play by the rules, but if they didn't check, this would be a scenario I would want to park my car there, even if only to have to move later.


Oh sorry I must be thinking of someone else. We also came on Thursday. The lady at the booth just told us the total, but she was also arguing with some other person at the time, so maybe that's why she didn't check with us. I remember in 2012 they actually checked our name on a list to make sure we were the only car parking there for our reservation. So I was wondering if they were supposed to enforcing it or not, or what was going on with that.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:41 PM

View PostJujuFox, on 04 June 2013 - 12:13 PM, said:

Oh sorry I must be thinking of someone else. We also came on Thursday. The lady at the booth just told us the total, but she was also arguing with some other person at the time, so maybe that's why she didn't check with us. I remember in 2012 they actually checked our name on a list to make sure we were the only car parking there for our reservation. So I was wondering if they were supposed to enforcing it or not, or what was going on with that.



No worries. Looks like your group got lucky! Jealous, lol. While I'm kind of curious on trying Embassy for free breakfast and a Happy hour, I do like being in the center of the action, so if my friend is really serious about allowing me her parking spot if she reserves, I may be inclined to take it. LOL. The time I got there, it was a guy practically shooing parking people away to the Embassy parking spot.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

View PostSTVO, on 04 June 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

No worries. Looks like your group got lucky! Jealous, lol. While I'm kind of curious on trying Embassy for free breakfast and a Happy hour, I do like being in the center of the action, so if my friend is really serious about allowing me her parking spot if she reserves, I may be inclined to take it. LOL. The time I got there, it was a guy practically shooing parking people away to the Embassy parking spot.


Well, actually it was just me and my husband. :P

As for the Embassy my interest is peaked, but I don't think we're going to leave the Hyatt just yet. Everyone speaks so highly of it and the infamous free breakfast.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:49 AM

My only real complaint was that the speed dating panel was waaaayyy too crowded; the room was horribly hot and stuffy, and they removed all the chairs and tables as apparently there weren't enough for everyone. Which, I can understand would make some room, but a lot of us had costumes on and even those who didn't found it uncomfortable after a short while.

However I was told that this was only the second year they had this panel, so I'm guessing the first year had a lot fewer people due to it being so new. So hopefully this is something that will prove an easy fix for the staff next year (I'd suggest booking multiple rooms downstairs; like, 20 people per room x 3 rooms?).

Otherwise definitely not a bad year IMO; a lot of over-crowding but hey, that just means everyone want a piece of that epic ACen pie, right?

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:52 PM

Bigger room for SOAP bubble and synergy!!!! Convention hall, arena, something to address capacity issues since this has the biggest draw for the time its at. This would be the biggest improvment (imo) ACen(MAPS) could do for next year. I dont even care if its a ticketed event, some cool things could be done with that.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:53 PM

I could not find the panels for the guests, my guidebook app didn't update with them until late Saturday afternoon, which was after all the guests I had wanted to see were already over. Could we maybe have them all set up and ready to go by the day before ACen so people have the chance to meet/see the guests they look forward to seeing?

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:16 AM

View PostDomino, on 20 May 2013 - 01:05 PM, said:

The first point is kinda mute since Anime Expo is held in LA, Anime Boston an Pax East in Boston, Pax Prime in Seattle, NYCC in New York, Anthrocon in Pittsburgh, Otakon in Baltimore, etc. Plus, we're kind of spoiled with the Hyatt and it's infrastructure. AX seems to hold out fine with it's nearly 50k attendance and rather distanced hotels. Pax East has 3 close hotels and the rest are at least 1.5-5 miles away. C2E2 has gotten about the same attendance (though now I think it might be higher) as ACen and it does fine. If space is becoming really that much of an issue, then McCormick place seems very ideal to me except for the late night stuff. That I don't know about, but at the same time, the raves and whatnot happen in the hotel, not the convention center, so I don't see why something similar can't be figured out.

If we really want to keep it in the Rosemont area, I'd suggest utilizing more of the convention space. Right now, most panels are held in the Hyatt and much of the convention center goes unused. The dealer's room could also be extended all the way to the walls so we could have larger gaps in the aisles between booths. I see this done at Anime Boston and Pax East, so I don't see why we restrain it so much here, especially with such a large attendance. For food, maybe have some sort of [hopefully free] shuttle service to the Rosemont restaurants and whatnot north on Mannaheim.


Yes, the raves, Anime hell, and many other events are held in the hotels. What makes it work, for the most part, is that the events ARE held in the hotels. If the con was to move to McCormick, then the majority of events would have to be scheduled there. You would not be able to, or it would be cost prohibitive, to hold the main events there. If you look at a map of the hotels near the center, you would see that there is a Hyatt located on the north central side of the complex. However, the rest of the hotels are over a mile away.

One of the main draws for ACen is that there are activities going on 24 hours. You cannot do that at McCormick.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:43 PM

View PostRowan, on 20 May 2013 - 08:07 PM, said:

I want to know why you are using emergency contact numbers to call people and get them to do surveys. I am messaging to complain about that since people are using parents and their home numbers as emergency contacts ONLY. And when you use that information, parents answer and have no idea WHY they are getting phone calls on THEIR phone that is not for them. I want to know why you are abusing that information we HAVE to give out and using it for things OTHER than its sole and only purpose.


If I could get a Moderator to answer this or direct me to someone who CAN answer, I will be grateful. I am feeling very aggravated that ACen is taking advantage of that information that we have to give out, even though the registration paper you fill out says "optional".


My mom too just received an email from comic-con, and we are both confused as to why she received this email. I can only assume ACen as this is the only con I've ever been to.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:03 PM

View PostAllison, on 18 July 2013 - 08:43 PM, said:

My mom too just received an email from comic-con, and we are both confused as to why she received this email. I can only assume ACen as this is the only con I've ever been to.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

View PostVoltaire30, on 18 July 2013 - 10:03 PM, said:

We do not sell, give, or otherwise provide your information to anyone or any organization, EVER. It did not come from ACen or MAPS and that is a 100% guarantee. We take our privacy policy incredibly seriously, and you can review it here. http://www.ACen.org/.../privacy-notice In fact, you can consider this the official Anime Central stance on the matter as well.

That being said, there are multiple ways people and companies can obtain your phone numbers. We would strongly advise you to make sure you haven't accidentally completed a survey or other form from other organizations that required you to give that information out.



Understood, but you have to admit that the email my mom received and the phone call the parent of the person I quoted does seem a bit suspicious considering they were both from anime/convention related companies.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

View PostAllison, on 19 July 2013 - 11:21 AM, said:

Understood, but you have to admit that the email my mom received and the phone call the parent of the person I quoted does seem a bit suspicious considering they were both from anime/convention related companies.


To be honest, I don't find it suspicious in the least bit, because I know for a 100% certainty that it did NOT come from ACen or MAPS providing, giving, or selling anyone's information.

There are a number of other ways that companies can obtain your personal information. I can't speak for those companies, but what you are experiencing is proof enough that they obtained it through means not from ACen or MAPS.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:52 PM

This was the first time in 8 years that my friends and I attended and a lot has changed some for the better some for the worse. The biggest let down for us this year was our issues with the Kalafina concert and the autograph session afterward. To start with I ordered 3 tickets and was only given 2 by the attendent at the theater. When I informed him that we had been shorted a ticket he stated it wasn't his problem, that the tickets I was supposed to get were in the envelope and that if they weren't in the envelope he couldn't do anything about the problem. So my friends and I went to the convention center to try resolve the issue at customer service. When I informed an IRT member about my problem and asked what I should do they told me to get in line that was for registration and badge pick-up. There was no reason I couldn't have been taken to the customer service line which was extremely short, instead of waiting in a line that took 3-4 hours before even getting to the customer service area. This also could've been avoided if someone with the ability to deal with concert tickets issues had been at the theater instead of someone who clearly didn't care what happend to the ticket he was supposed to have. When we finally got to customer service we recieved 3 new seats, which were further back than the ones I had originally purchased, and I didn't recieve any compensation for the time I had to spend in line or for the change of seats which I felt pretty wronged over.

The next problem we had was the autograph session after the concert. We were really excited to meet the members of Kalafina and get a cd and have it signed by the members. We waited in line for the autograph session for 2-3 hours got as close as the door and were informed that the session was over for the evening. This was a huge let down for us. Then we were informed by IRT that people who had waited in line all night would recieve priorty access to the next session the following day. We waited to have badges marked and were assured that there would be cd's available and would be the allowed to the front of the line as long as we showed our marked badges. This did not turn out to be the case, we showed up at the signing informed the IRT member what we were told the previous evening and were told that priorty signing had already happend and to wait in line that it was moving fast. When we got through the line there were no cd's available to purchase so the only thing we had to sign was the ticket from the show the previous evening.
I wouldn't have been so mad had I not been told explicitly the day before that not only would be able to skip the line if we showed the marked badge but cd's would also be available to purchase.

Those were the only major things I have to complain about of my trip, but I do hope that next year for the masquerade line is handled a little more strictly, waiting in line to have a group of people push forward when the line changes where it is going to be is bad form and should be handled a little better. Hope to be there next year and have an even better time thanks for everything.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:29 PM

I have a suggestion for the soap bubble and synergy. I went to Anime North this past year, they have have two dances going on at the same time. One inside that starts around 8pm and one outside that starts at like 1pm and goes to 11pm. Now I don't know if that's even possible to do but would be nice to have options with the convention that may take 2nd biggest next year.

I also thought the police should have worked the crosswalk longer in front of the convention center. I left like we were playing frogger when they left. I'm temped to make signs that say "Play Frogger at Your Own Risk" for people crossing the street.

I had a hard time finding water stations in the Hyatt this year also, was wearing a hot costume and I had trouble finding water.

Other than that I saw some improvement this year, more space finally in the convention center, using the concert hall, more IRT than previous years.
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:20 PM

Kent, just for next year, All of our panel rooms have water in the back or side of the room. We pretty much have the Hyatt constantly refilling them so if one room is empty the next will have water. This should go for our TTG rooms as well. There is also a water fountain outside of the men's washrooms by the Rosemont Ballroom on the main floor, it's the ballroom next to the Elevators.

As for dances, we don't have enough outdoor space to hold one outside, most of the outside areas are parking lots, and the properties won't let events in them for the most part. The Hyatt main ballroom where Hardcore and Soap are held is actually the largest ballroom in the area. We are trying to alleviate the attendance by offering a lot more other night time programming this year, with more seating so not everyone will be going to the dances. I'll have an announcement soon in relation to that. :)
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:20 PM

I forgot to make this comment earlier, but I figure better late then never. The Korra Nation panel (Saturday 1:30) was less than stellar. While I understand it was supposed to be "A discussion panel" - it just was so disorganized. Most of the time was spent with one guy(The guy who is featured in the half time show for the masquerade as the one who pulled the fire alarm. I do not know his name.)shuffling through his computer and mubbling things. He sort of went through random pictures, which were in no order and he had problems finding them on his computer. It had no real format and he was the only one who did any talking at all. In my opinion this is a prime example of people who were just in to get the discounted/free badge but I could be wrong.
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

Thank you Kirby for the feedback, that is exactly what we like to know so we can consider it when reviewing panels for next year. If a group seemed unorganized, or members of the group didn't do any part of the presentation, we want to know so we can find better panels in the future. :)
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Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:07 PM

Absolutely remove Synergy and move Soap Bubble to Friday, leaving saturday evening mostly CONGESTION-free for Masquerade and/or Madness.
Two dances is outrageous and it clearly causes issues more often than not. There is no way to check for ages of attendees for the dances, and this becomes an issue of safety and legality with minors raving into the early morning and having run-ins with people that do not posess innocent intentions. Simple as that.

Make age restrictions with color-coding the badges or a sticker on the badge prior to printing it, etc.
This is a safety issue. and With that said, kick one of the dances. I know both dances are there to spike attendee numbers, but at what cost? People are fading from this convention because it is falling from its glory days. There is less Anime, less ANYTHING true to the nature of the convention (raves? two of them? really?) and less integrity to show for it. Get back to basics.

Was anyone apprehended in any way for the fire alarm fiasco in 2012? I am not sure if anyone was, or if it was broadcasted here or not. But it seems every other year or so, a crazy dilemma like this occurs. 2010 I believe ACen was shut down for friday night or at least an hour or so because of people darting across the streets, congesting walkways and lingering in unsafe places.
IRT does a great job every year keeping this stuff in check, but what can we do to just stop it from happening? People are so ignorant; defacing property, wandering in the streets, being insanely loud at odd hours when OTHER guests are at the hotel trrying to sleep...It makes me sick.


IRT needs megaphones as well. At least those working the street over by the Hyatt. NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU BELLOWING AT THEM TO GET OUT OF THE STREET. NO ONE. Use a megaphone before you blow your vocal chords wailing at idiotic attendees. Please. Put some funding into that. You need to be heard to keep attendees safe.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:30 PM

View PostSiren_N0el, on 26 November 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:

Absolutely remove Synergy and move Soap Bubble to Friday, leaving saturday evening mostly CONGESTION-free for Masquerade and/or Madness.
Two dances is outrageous and it clearly causes issues more often than not. There is no way to check for ages of attendees for the dances, and this becomes an issue of safety and legality with minors raving into the early morning and having run-ins with people that do not posess innocent intentions. Simple as that.


What "issues" exactly have these dances been causing? Because they've been a part of ACen for a long time and are a big draw for a lot of people. If they were really that problematic I'm sure they would have been reformed/removed by this point.
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

http://www.ACen.org/...tions-for-2014/

Siren_N0el is pretty much double posting from the thread listed above to which many of the same issues have been discussed/disputed.

This post has been edited by DJ Jeffito: 29 November 2013 - 09:50 PM

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:03 PM

As pointed out in the other thread, this is a viable topic for both threads.

Let the mods judge what's double posting, okay? Thanks.
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