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Re: Monster-Mania 39- March 9-11, 2018- Cherry Hill, NJ

Post by capman » March 10th, 2018, 8:31 am

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To those hoping to have seen me at the 🍒 Hill event - you can DM me and I’ll call and say howdy instead. If you left disappointed please know I was coming, but Santa Barbara horror prevented my appearance at last minute. My love to all.


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Re: Monster-Mania 39- March 9-11, 2018- Cherry Hill, NJ

Post by Btvsp3 » March 10th, 2018, 1:22 pm

Anyone else here? This is insane. Event is WAY over capacity. The line for the IT group op is out the building! No way am I going to be able to get everything done.
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Re: Monster-Mania 39- March 9-11, 2018- Cherry Hill, NJ

Post by 16times » March 10th, 2018, 4:47 pm

Btvsp3 wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 1:22 pm
Anyone else here? This is insane. Event is WAY over capacity. The line for the IT group op is out the building! No way am I going to be able to get everything done.
Friday night was my first MM experience, and I was bewildered that THIS was the show everybody talks about be so well organized. It was way overcrowded, short staffed, and lines and frustration everywhere I went. MM Old Timers I talked to said the show had never been like this, and staff I talked to said they didn't know how they were going to deal with Saturday. I hope you post a report and let us know the details of how your day went.
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Re: Monster-Mania 39- March 9-11, 2018- Cherry Hill, NJ

Post by 16times » March 10th, 2018, 4:49 pm

capman wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 8:31 am
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To those hoping to have seen me at the 🍒 Hill event - you can DM me and I’ll call and say howdy instead. If you left disappointed please know I was coming, but Santa Barbara horror prevented my appearance at last minute. My love to all.
I wasted an hour in his line Friday night, and when I asked, his staff assured me that not only was Randy coming, but he was already in the building. All lies.
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Re: Monster-Mania 39- March 9-11, 2018- Cherry Hill, NJ

Post by sunsetgraphs » March 10th, 2018, 5:35 pm

I DM'ed Quaid just to see what would happen and he sent this back
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Re: Monster-Mania 39- March 9-11, 2018- Cherry Hill, NJ

Post by Greg2600 » March 10th, 2018, 5:55 pm

Yeah he was sending that to everybody
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Re: Monster-Mania 39- March 9-11, 2018- Cherry Hill, NJ

Post by Btvsp3 » March 10th, 2018, 7:03 pm

16times wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Btvsp3 wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 1:22 pm
Anyone else here? This is insane. Event is WAY over capacity. The line for the IT group op is out the building! No way am I going to be able to get everything done.
I hope you post a report and let us know the details of how your day went.
I’ll post a report tomorrow hopefully. I’m dead tired after this.
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Re: The Monster-Mania Mess

Post by Greg2600 » March 10th, 2018, 9:20 pm

The "admission is capped" post on the FB page has well over 1000 comments. One thing I can say though, from afar, is that the Hagan's simply booked too many names that people wanted for their dinky hotel. Reminds me of the Norman Reedus Chiller, from which Chiller never really recovered. They could have moved to a larger venue and expanded, but instead shriveled.
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Re: The Monster-Mania Mess

Post by lanza218 » March 10th, 2018, 10:19 pm

Meh same shit

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Re: The Monster-Mania Mess

Post by AJLe » March 10th, 2018, 10:58 pm

Greg2600 wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 9:20 pm
The "admission is capped" post on the FB page has well over 1000 comments. One thing I can say though, from afar, is that the Hagan's simply booked too many names that people wanted for their dinky hotel. Reminds me of the Norman Reedus Chiller, from which Chiller never really recovered. They could have moved to a larger venue and expanded, but instead shriveled.
MonsterMania booked Reedus and other big WD names, back when main cast WD people were making their first con runs since the show got hot, and it was NOTHING like this weekend. I've never been to a con venue more over it's "safe" capacity. I honestly wouldn't have blamed the fire marshall if he had just shut the whole thing down. It was that bad at times.

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Re: The Monster-Mania Mess

Post by Greg2600 » March 10th, 2018, 11:04 pm

Well again, will Hagan offer apologies? I doubt it. They'll just whitewash the whole thing.
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Re: The Monster-Mania Mess

Post by AJLe » March 10th, 2018, 11:09 pm

Greg2600 wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 11:04 pm
Well again, will Hagan offer apologies? I doubt it. They'll just whitewash the whole thing.
I agree they'll try, but the backlash is SO overwhelming on their Facebook, that he'll be forced to at least address the issues, even if it is with token regret (and blaming of the fire marshall, the hotel, and everybody else but the con management).

Usually, even the smallest of Hagan criticism on the Facebook is met with swift defense by the more ass-kissing of the followers on the page, but this time it seems that even the ass-kissers have thrown in the towel, and it's like 90%+ angry responses.

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Re: The Monster-Mania Mess

Post by Greg2600 » March 10th, 2018, 11:13 pm

I was banned awhile ago myself! It's not them being greedy, Dave and his family truly love having these names, but they just overdid this one. They should have known better. Carpenter hasn't appeared in like 7 years, and Pee-Wee had big lines in RICC, and the IT kids are hot right now. Add the Friday 13 actors, many are elderly, and it's a recipe for disaster. The photo op situation just sounded insane, especially since normally Wolf Studios does a good job.

PS: They're Line Capped announcement had 1000 comments earlier today, now just 500. Hmmm, what a shock.
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Re: The Monster-Mania Mess

Post by AJLe » March 10th, 2018, 11:20 pm

Greg2600 wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 11:13 pm
The photo op situation just sounded insane, especially since normally Wolf Studios does a good job.
I heard that a camera broke early in the day, so that likely contributed to the backlog. But I think the big problem is that logistically, you can't accommodate big-demand photo ops in upstairs hallways. You need a large ballroom with lots of floor space to space out the various lines, and then bang them out through the photo room. Instead, you have staffers yelling up a hallway the name of the next guest's ops, and then trying to cram the various lines throughout a relatively small room filled with chairs. That would work in small-demand situations, but when you have the It kids, Carpenter, Pee Wee, and the Jasons all having sold in the hundreds, there's going to be a problem.
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March 10th, 2018, 11:13 pm
PS: They're Line Capped announcement had 1000 comments earlier today, now just 500. Hmmm, what a shock.
My friend was bringing up the Facebook page while I was driving back home, and I joked "Watch, by the time we get home, there will only be 13 comments left!"

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