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Title: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: kelley on May 30, 2011, 11:35:17 AM
Next year, could fanime please include an event/panel schedule in their booklet? I couldn't find one anywhere and got hecka confused.
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on May 30, 2011, 03:09:14 PM
This. A million times this. The small booklets from last year were so convenient and awesome and we were bombarding Fanime with such praises for it last year I was honestly baffled when I found out that not only did they not make a comeback, but there were no printed schedules at all. As I mentioned in the feedback thread, I got the idea that a LOT of people were just wandering around aimlessly because they had no idea what was going on except for the main big events.

I think from all the complaints that Fanime has gotten and will receive going forward regarding the schedules that they will make a comeback next year.
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: Kertus on May 30, 2011, 03:16:55 PM
This. A million times this. The small booklets from last year were so convenient and awesome and we were bombarding Fanime with such praises for it last year I was honestly baffled when I found out that not only did they not make a comeback, but there were no printed schedules at all. As I mentioned in the feedback thread, I got the idea that a LOT of people were just wandering around aimlessly because they had no idea what was going on except for the main big events.

I think from all the complaints that Fanime has gotten and will receive going forward regarding the schedules that they will make a comeback next year.

Agree
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: microgamer2vs2 on May 30, 2011, 05:33:02 PM
At the very least, put up a giant printed schedule on the wall right in the middle of the convention center.
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: Tsu on May 30, 2011, 06:45:25 PM
Also agreed. If paper/money is an issue, just ask if the attendee wants one when they pick up their badge, noting that its also online. Some people might not want it, and it'll discourage the zillions of extra copies from being wasted like in 2010.
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: Rhornez on May 30, 2011, 07:44:18 PM
This. A million times this. The small booklets from last year were so convenient and awesome and we were bombarding Fanime with such praises for it last year I was honestly baffled when I found out that not only did they not make a comeback, but there were no printed schedules at all. As I mentioned in the feedback thread, I got the idea that a LOT of people were just wandering around aimlessly because they had no idea what was going on except for the main big events.

I think from all the complaints that Fanime has gotten and will receive going forward regarding the schedules that they will make a comeback next year.
I was one of those people, I literally wandered to each panel/room to see what was going on it was tedius not knowing whats going on  >:( :'(
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: chifunii on May 30, 2011, 08:43:02 PM
Yes!! Having a hard copy of the schedule is useful beyond all comprehension. It IS a waste of paper (and therefore ungreen) if we had to make one for EVERYONE, since not everyone will want it/need it/use it, but at least have hard copies available to the people who need it.
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: .::midnight.maiden::. on May 30, 2011, 10:05:02 PM
This. A million times this. The small booklets from last year were so convenient and awesome and we were bombarding Fanime with such praises for it last year I was honestly baffled when I found out that not only did they not make a comeback, but there were no printed schedules at all. As I mentioned in the feedback thread, I got the idea that a LOT of people were just wandering around aimlessly because they had no idea what was going on except for the main big events.

I think from all the complaints that Fanime has gotten and will receive going forward regarding the schedules that they will make a comeback next year.
YES.
Also agreed. If paper/money is an issue, just ask if the attendee wants one when they pick up their badge, noting that its also online. Some people might not want it, and it'll discourage the zillions of extra copies from being wasted like in 2010.
Agreed.

Imagine the look on my face when I did not see that godsend mini-booklet schedule in my reg bag.

I know there can be troubles with panels with all the cancellations and changes, but in the long run, it can totally be useful for large events like musicfest and keeping an eye on the times for the exhibit halls. I always forget how early dealers hall closes :/
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: Epika on May 31, 2011, 02:59:58 AM
I agree 100%! Just ask the attendees after receiving their badge if they want a schedule or not.

This was my first Fanime convention so I was so disappointed at the lack of schedules. I had to check out of my dorm room (with no time to print one out) and go straight to a friend's house where she didn't a printer working. Well I still had a good time at the artists alley & dealers hall even when I didn't get a chance to go to any panels...
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: Direnkei on May 31, 2011, 09:04:26 AM
i herd from a staff if was a publications  error is why there was no schedules and such so i hope next year they do not go though company again haha also i was thinking a App for smartphone would be cool i used the 3er party condroyd one this year and it was great even had 15 min reminder it would be cool to make that put on the program info and have paper ones as an option too. 
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: Himeno on May 31, 2011, 07:08:52 PM
i herd from a staff if was a publications  error is why there was no schedules and such so i hope next year they do not go though company again haha also i was thinking a App for smartphone would be cool i used the 3er party condroyd one this year and it was great even had 15 min reminder it would be cool to make that put on the program info and have paper ones as an option too. 
I've been told that info desk thought they were coming 'soon', programming said they weren't coming at all and con ops had no idea what was going on.
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: elflady_2001 on May 31, 2011, 07:22:21 PM
A thousand times yes.  I loved the little schedule booklet last year so was shocked that no schedule was available this year.  My daughter and I missed so many things because we didn't know what was going on when and standing at the Information Desk trying to figure out what to do the next day was a little difficult when everyone else was trying to do the same.
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: lurker9000 on June 01, 2011, 05:59:31 PM
We are very aware of the schedule issue and truly sorry :[
Title: Re: Schedule Please!!!
Post by: ewu on June 01, 2011, 06:54:57 PM
What he said ^...


We know and have heard it and will follow up...and so locked:)