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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thoughts on D23 as a Convention

I had mixed feelings on Disney's first convention effort. On one hand I give them an A for all of the great stuff that they presented. on the other hand they received a D for organization. On their website it stated that people with a Disney Twenty Three membership would get in at 8am. Those that didn't have that could register at 8am and get in at 9am. Well we weren't allowed to to even register until 8:30 or 8:45am. Not a huge thing, but not what the website said at the same time.

The bigger issue for me was their policy that if you went in to big presentations that you had to turn in you camera and cel-phones. I could kind of see that because of internet leakages, but it seemed extreme. Comic-Con just patrols the room for that sort of thing. But to make it worse they weren't prepared. I got in line to see a 3pm panel on The Princess and the Frog at 2:15 I waited as they put us in a room and had our line snake back and forth. It was about 3:15 when I saw people come in with buckets to put our stuff in and they announced that they were going to start padding us down and checking bags. I noticed at 3:25pm at the line hadn't really moved at all. So at that time I started noticing people leaving the line and decided that it was getting pointless to stay so I went to watch a screening of the first episode of ABC's Flash Forward. I'm so glad that I did, because it was great and who knows how long I would have been there. Disney need to study Comic-Con before they attempt this next year.

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