Originally Posted by shadowbuster44
Now you come and you need a badge to get everywhere. That's no longer very welcoming.
I'm going to have to disagree with you there. Conventions, especially
small ones, needs
to make those badge sales. I have seen small "welcoming" conventions die after a couple of years because of people showing up without buying a badge. Conventions need to make money and it kind of boggles my mind that you're complaining about this when you and your friends have not contributed to ALA by buying a badge.