Listening to: Yui - My Generation
The following is not an official statement from AX and just my own opinion:
So my staff work is finally over. The new system seemed to benefited pre-reg more because a larger amount of computers devoted to them. Less were for At-con this year because of complaints last year, so Preregister ALWAYS! I hope we dont' get too many complaints about At-con, because there are actually other conventions that punish it by devoting only TWO computers. Other than the HORRIBLE miscommunication on Friday, all the following days went pretty well. From just day zero within the 6 hours we had around 9000 so that's around 25 ppl per minute! So that was a great start, let's PRAY the badge cardstock design is settled early so we can actually mail it out WAY sooner for next year. This year mailing didn't work out because of another mishap that was beyond our control (why does this always happen). I hope we have more staffers for registration because most of the squads came in with no shows and so we were actually understaffed and had to cover more hours for it.
I'm just kinda sick of all the hate in the forums for our division head guy who worked the hardest and longest than anyone, and if it wasn't for him registration would have been as crappy as it was before 2006 (last year he took over). LBCC staffers are NOT part of our staff, and we staffers also had MANY problems with them. We're sorry we had to use them, and were unable to control the ridiculous prices for food. It was hot, the waiting was ridiculous, we all could have just ran on in an hour or less before the concert started and it would have been fine. Let's hope next year this will be possibly eliminated (bring up some suggestions in the forums), if not at least we'll have air conditioning for waiting. I just wish we were able to tell attendees why certain things weren't running on schedule but we're forced to shut up, be professional and apologize for the inconvenience even when sometimes it's not our fault. But it seems overall the Guest of honors seemed to enjoy their stay and wish to return. I'm just so surprised we had so many concerts and even mini events as well this year. I keep hearing mixed reviews about how Artist alley was run this year, but hey it's not my division so I have NO idea how things go and why. I kinda wish attendees didn't assume all staffers know everything cause we don't. It's worse to give you wrong info (like during reg lines) then just blatantly saying I don't know. We had quite a few bad apples in staff as a whole so I hope it gets resolved. We never seem to have enough staffers so we try with what we have. Thanks volunteers for your hard work~ we had some great helpers in reg hall.