sakurathekeyblademaster, on 17 October 2012 - 11:53 PM, said:
I have to totally agree with you. This years panels were just outragous. I did try to abide by the "30 Minute" rule but everytime I'd get there within 30 minutes before the panels were supposed to start, the lines would be very long. I missed a lot of panels cuz of that (Ask a Nation, Castlevania, FMA, ect.). There were times I had to leave some of the panels because there were too many heads and I couldn't see. I did however for the DMC panel get there an hour early so I wouldn't have to be all the way in the back and not really guarentee myself a decent enough seat. So I do have to agree that the 30 minute rule should be taken down because even if you get there in 30 minutes and 40 minutes before, the there are people just huddled around the doors just waiting to get inside. It would make a big difference if the rule changed. It's just a thought as well but that'd deffinitely help for next year.
Firstly as one of the panelest for the DMC panel I want to applogize for being late at the start. We have things set this year so we'll be on time. Although I do agree that there should be something done about the lines, there should be a way of enforcing the rule regaring the wait. Could there be like tickets or something at the door?
What I'm thinking of could work like this. Person A goes up to the guy at the door, says, "I want to go to X panel that's in this room." Person incharge of door then writes a ticket for the person going to the panel. Tickets could be very simple, Name of panel and number that they are to be let in the room. These tickets could be handed out an hour before the panel starts, no earlier, and you can't line up to it. You are in charge of your ticket, if you lose it, well then back of the line please.
Could something like that work?