I know that sounds super harsh but when will you learn to not only treat the fans who are paying you a lot of money for your event with respect, but the talent as well? A celebrity shouldn’t have to miss a flight or sign until the lights go out because you overbooked everything. Like you always do. I understand that things can run behind but when photos are an hour, or two, or hell even more, late that is a huge problem. When someone misses a photo op by mere seconds because the schedule board isn’t updated and everything is late to begin with, that isn’t their fault. It’s yours. When your talent is saying “Why is everyone yelling?” during a photo op set up, you know you have a problem. I heard fans mention that they were going to miss flights home. I heard a staff member tell someone that they’ve waited 4 hours, what’s 5 more minutes? Really? Are you fucking kidding me? I even had a friend who when she picked up her photo it was BLACK. There was NOTHING. How did the photographer not notice that when they took the photo? What kind of professional are they? I have no problem waiting a few seconds in order to make sure that another fans photo actually took. I personally know that people came from as far as the UK to attend this convention. And bless the people who came with children. I don’t know how they survived this. I’ve toyed with the idea of bringing my nephew to a show to meet his heroes, but after this weekend I know it won’t be one of your shows. I’d rather fly him to another city to attend a non-Wizard World even then deal with your clusterfuck of a convention. You know what flying with kids is like, right? I think that alone says something.
It might sound ~*entitled*~ but when someone spends a lot of money to meet a celebrity, you’d think they’d be treated with a little respect and not yelled at throughout the weekend. I know that there are people out there that would have killed to be able to do what I did, and I do understand and get how lucky I am, but instead of amazing and happy memories I’m sitting here ranting and seething. Did I have good interactions with people? Yes, but it wasn’t because of your company. It was because of the actor and their agent and my friends. You may have provided the outlet for meeting them, but you aren’t responsible for any of the positive outcomes that happened. And you may think that I’m the only fan feeling this way but you’re wrong. Just go look on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. You will see plenty of other fans that feel the same exact way. Hell, you’ll probably find some that even had a worse experience than me. I mean, I did manage to get everything done that I paid for but I promise you there are people out there who didn’t. Oh wait, that’s right. I never did get my Anthony Mackie autograph that I bought because of the mess of a schedule.
This wasn’t my first Wizard World event, or even my first time at the Philly show but it will be my last. I refuse to give you anymore of the money that I work hard for. There are a few celebrities out there that I love that have yet to do conventions, but even those names wouldn’t get me to open up my wallet. I doubt you’ll read this, or even care, but if I can help one fan save their money (and sanity) then my job here is done.