Bad MCs and Situations
> From: "Cathy Holroyd" <cathcguk@...>What kind of convention would allow a Q&A session for a masquerade? That isn't
> A worrying trend at some conventions I have attended in the UK is the
> celebraty guests (usually actors) judging and insisting on doing a Q & A
> with each entrant.
a masquerade. That's a Miss America pageant. I'm willing to bet that most
costumers did not sign up for that.
I'm all for celebrity guests judging or being able to hand out special awards,
but I don't see the need or advisability for anything else.
> At times entrants have been humiliated or becomeI agree. I wouldn't stand for that, either.
> secondary to the guest or got pulled back on to "interact" with another
> entry on the judges whim. This is why I stopped entering the Masquerade at
> these events.
> The audience was naturally pissedGood. Maybe they'll get the idea next time if they ever decide to do it again.
> by this and when asked by one of the actors the next day during his talk
> what they had thought of the Masquerade let him know in no uncertain terms
> their displeasure at the judging.
Then again, I'm hoping they won't get the opportunity because people will have
> Unsurprisingly the con organiser gave myNot the same thing as winning, but at least they were trying to make up for it.
> friend and the two other oustanding entrants "consolation prizes" at the
> closing ceremony.
I'm willing to bet that the con organizer won't be as likely to do it again in
the future. I wonder if enough people blasted the concom for that?
Here's to better events in the future--