World Fantasy Con

Thu, Nov. 14th, 2013 07:20 pm
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Cheryl Morgan: World Fantasy Convention 2013

A number of concerns about WFC, including accessibility: you might have thought that the convention committee would make a serious effort to ensure that mobility issues were a priority. Instead they appear to have done their space planning without any regard for accessibility. The kaffeklatsch area was, I understand, accessible only by stairs and by a staff elevator. The registration area was only accessible by stairs. The cafe area may also have been a problem.

Much of the pre-con displeasure could have been avoid if the convention had presented these issues in a suitably contrite manner and promised to do what they could to help out. Instead the lack of accessibility was presented in way that read like, “tough luck, you’re screwed”, and any offers of help came only as an afterthought once a storm of outrage had developed.

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Date: 2013-11-15 04:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vass
Just to clarify: the part you're quoting above refers to the 2011 WFC, not the 2013 WFC.

Edit: oh wait, no it's not. Sorry. Don't mind me.
Edited Date: 2013-11-15 04:05 am (UTC)

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