1. !vancouverbronies So I'm curious... Does anyone locally have any active involvement with this BronyCan that is meant to be "in BC" this year? As someone who has run 2500+ person conventions in the past, something just seems 'off' about this. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I would love to find out more.

    Wednesday, 09-Jan-13 02:03:44 UTC from web
    1. !bcbronies @spectrumflash Oh no, everything about BCan is going monstrously as far as I can tell. Basically I think our current stance is "Sure, try and do whatever, but we're not affiliated with you"

      Wednesday, 09-Jan-13 09:09:03 UTC from web
      1. @bronymike !bcbronies That's one of the things that doesn't sit well with me about it. From their website, looks like most of their core staff are elsewhere in Canada. Now while that can work for an established convention where the event space is used to dealing with you, for a first year con it's impossible. There's too much back and forth and in-person meetings required with your venue. A large portion of a convention's staff come from the local area, so alienating the local community of your fandom is only going to hurt the convention when you have positions that have to be filled.

        Wednesday, 09-Jan-13 14:15:16 UTC from web
        1. @spectrumflash !bcbronies Not to mention they went to Indiegogo just to get their funding... proving they have no money in the first place. They also already received a C&D from Hasbro for using copyrighted characters on their site. To make things worse, only 1 out of their staff actually has a source of income and most of the staff are very young. (teenage young)

          Wednesday, 09-Jan-13 17:02:18 UTC from web
          1. @jackzhang !bcbronies That's the other thing. I have never seen a convention financed that way. Money comes from organizers taking a risk and putting their own in (often protected by a legal organization such as a LLC - at least in the US), registration fees, dealer table fees, and potentially anything the convention can produce to sell. The idea is that what you make in fees and sales should be enough to a) pay for this year's costs, b) support you for the next year and c) give you base to start on for the next year. With the way this BronyCan looks like it's going, being so secretive about where and when it is, considering it's meant to be 'in BC in 2013', I am skeptical that they will get enough memberships to keep themselves afloat for next year. Canada has a much lower population than the US, and to come into Canada from, say, mid-west to east coast, people need to organize travel plans fairly early on to get decent fares.

            Wednesday, 09-Jan-13 17:16:35 UTC from web
            1. @spectrumflash !bcbronies It probably won't even fly this year. Their Indiegogo is the yay or nay for going ahead with the con. If they don't get to their goal, they're pretty much not doing it. They're secretive because they're figuring out as they go. Instead of pre-planning, they're doing stuff then planning. Case in point, they made the announcements about the con before they even had a solid venue or revenue source.

              Wednesday, 09-Jan-13 17:24:48 UTC from web