Has Oni-Con always been this disorganized?
Doesn't matter if anybody cares or not, I just really need to get this off my chest because it's been bugging me for a while. And I'm already expecting to be bashed for this, so let me say beforehand; I do understand organizing an event of this size takes a lot of time and effort, but what I don't understand is the need to mislead us into thinking they've got things handled.
When I first heard about Oni, I looked them up and then waited 2 months for their 2011 site to go online. But what struck me as odd was; why did they publish an incomplete website? On the first week of the new site, "Check back soon!" and "Will be updated shortly" and "Will be posted very soon!" was all I could see. Which, turns out, has been nothing short of forever. It was plastered all over the site. I checked back for AA information every day, hoping that 'soon' really did mean 'soon'... but it didn't. A month goes by and I stop checking back regularly since the site is STILL incomplete and they're still saying 'very soon' like it means anything anymore. Now two months pass; site's still at 40%. At this point, the staff on the Oni Facebook page have said, "Oh, AA registration will be up very soon!" or "We plan to release it shortly." numerous times.
A few more empty weeks go by, and FINALLY one of them announce an actual anticipated release date for AA information, which they said "AA and Dealers registration will be up between now and Monday night" (it was Friday at the time). Well, obviously they don't actually mean it'll be any sooner than Monday night... so a day or so later, guess what? Dealers registration is posted! but- wait, what's this? No AA page? Oh wait, here we go; "Artist Alley will follow in the next day or two". Nope. Four days go by, and still, no AA... OH, wait! HERE we go; "AA Reg should be up today along with all the information you'll need"! FINALLY! It's finally going to happen! Wait a tick... wasn't that comment posted 22 hours ago...? Aaaand isn't it 2:00 in the morning now? Was that supposed to mean 'today' today, or 'not today' today? CONFUSED AND DISAPPOINTED.
I mean, why keep posting "VERY SOON" and "it'll be up today... I mean next week... actually, I mean in a FEW weeks..." when they really don't have any idea when they're going to release the information. Why post a bare-naked site with only a fraction of what is planned when you still have 6 months(it was at 6 months at the time) until the event in the first place? It just really seems unprofessional to me and looks very disorganized and scattered. How many times have I been let down now? Five? Maybe six time? I'm not even excited anymore.
So here I am, now hesitating on even going to the convention - because the only way I could pay off all that I would end up spending on the badges, the food, and the hotel would be through selling things at AA, and I doubt it'll be up within a reasonable time with some to spare for preperation.
Anyone else having issues with this whole "very soon" nonsense?
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