Anime Central 2013 Feedback Form
Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:59 PM
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Convention Officer:Secretary 2008-2014
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:41 PM
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:05 AM
The unfortunate thing is that I couldn't find my way to any events other than the exhibit hall. The map was pitifully unclear as to where photoshoots were. I asked for directions from staff members to areas for things like photoshoots and the gaming room only to be sent to the wrong area. (For the videogame room, one staff member sent me to the Hyatt. After not being able to find it at the Hyatt, another staff member said it was at the Hilton.)
There need to be multiple signs pointing to areas clearly and effeciently. I am highly disappointed with my experience at the con because I couldn't find my way anywhere. Simple signs like "___ panel this way" or "____ photoshoot this way" would be so immensely helpful.
This is not relevant to this particular question, but I feel it needs to be addressed. My first night at the convention (mind you I am not at all familiar with the area), I got separated from my friend while she got registered and staff started closing down the area. I was sent multiple times by a staff member to a dark parking garage, by myself, to try and find my way to the front of the convention center. Not being very strong or bulky, I was not about to do that.
I returned three times, each time saying I couldn't go that way. Eventually, the staffer payed attention when I said my friend was in registration, and allowed me to stay with him in the hallway until she was done. A couple minutes later, he had another staff member escort me to registration to be reunited with my friend.
As someone completely new to the area and who is prone to panic attacks, this was an unnecessarily stressful experience and was my first impression of the convention.
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