[Discussion] Irish game con a disaster.

Irish gaming con a disaster.

How on earth does this happen?

inexperience and greed?

At least they are refunding the ones who didn't get in...

Robear wrote:

At least they are refunding the ones who didn't get in...

That doesn't account for the fact that those people set away time for and traveled cross country to an event they could not attend, though, not to mention the pain of waiting fruitlessly outside a crowded convention center in the rain. I think the organizers need to give more than refund to compensate for those people's losses.

I've been ripped off and gotten less back. That's why I said "At least...".

Robear wrote:

I've been ripped off and gotten less back. That's why I said "At least...".

Hey now, let's not bring No Man's Sky into this.

Nomad wrote:
Robear wrote:

I've been ripped off and gotten less back. That's why I said "At least...".

Hey now, let's not bring No Man's Sky into this.

Too soon man.

Can't have class actions in Ireland. The work around is test cases. Unfortunately somebody has to bring one and given the costs of going to the High Court* means people with deep pockets and brass necks can get away with this stuff all the time. Reform of the legal system has been attempted but there are powerful vested interests.

* I've friends who professionally engage with the High Court at various points and do not describe them as models of efficiency or efficacy. Most solicitors will tell you to avoid the High Court unless absolutely necessary.

Poking around, it looks like there are no conference centers in Ireland that are big enough to hold the advertized 20,000 people at an exhibition.

Something similar happened in my hometown with a comic con a few years ago, where they booked out the local arena and people got upset at not being able to get in. Thought it might be the same company, but on the surface it looks like they're different. Must just be a rush of people wanting to get these sort of things organised due to how popular they are, and more than likely not having any real experience of putting on such events.

Bad for the people who traveled too, especially since Dublin is just about the most expensive city in Europe, and it's more likely to cost them more to try get all the money back than it is to just take the hit and only get refunded for the ticket.