Ok, as I understand during the run of Fub Pub, their systems were hacked leading to all credit card numbers were leaked. Then after they apologized it happened again.
Now to complain about Botcon:
During the last year, the credit card system used for the club store was barely working so hundreds of TF nerds had to hit up the unprepared hotel ATMs.
Having the con in Chicago was cool, having it miles away from Chicago in a small town with a bad transit system was weird.
The cosplay contests weren't great, going by audience-applause to decide the winner just favors G1 over talented crafting.
The video contests, even in 2016, entries must be submitted by mailing in a video CD-ROM. Like, FunPub, you're telling me this over the internet, you know the internet is a big deal, you have a goddamn youtube channel! Consequently I was one of the 3 people who entered, and had a pretty easy victory.
Lines, so many infinite lines. This is the nature of conventions, and at least I'm in the lines in good company. Having retail-availible stuff in the club store was odd.
It was just straight-up better during movie years.
The exclusive were great, but what started as exceptional toys produced with the involvement of fans, for the fans, is now irrelevant when the mainline toys started to go nuts and give us Straxus and Jhiaxus. Now we have Fans making stuff for Fans without Hasbro involved at all! So we're left with a quirky idea stolen from Star Trek, and then even more of that. Honestly 10+ exclusives went well past reasonable function of Commemoration.
Club fiction was so caught up in itself that it's a whole 'nother teir of inaccessible. A blur of text stories
dimensional-shuffling and unfinished sagas. Retroactively giving it structure is an ongoing project from Jenny. The big exception to this is that Animated story they did.
Edited by Zodberg, 01 February 2020 - 07:02 PM.