Everyone makes mistakes.
Wasabi Anime (Green Mustard Entertainment) has been designing and hosting conventions and events since 2001. In that time we’ve had our fair share of “oops” moments. You’d think, though, that the “professionals” would be a little more polished than us at this point. You see, when you run a fan convention, there are three things you should always spell correctly:
- Your convention’s name.
- Your convention’s website (URL).
- Your convention’s guests’ names.
SO – Botcon showed up today on my Twitter to try and counter mine and Joey Snackpants “Beast Wars Sucks” mantra. (You can see it on my Twitter feed today starting at this tweet.) You know me – I LOVE arguing folks into a “fanboy rage” on the Internet… especially when it’s coming from an “official” business Social Media source.
So the BotCon Twitter led me over to the BotCon website where I saw this:
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That’s right folks… They spelled Gregg’s name wrong on the website. They got his name right in the rest of the bio (which, I assume, is from text submitted by his representation that they copy/pasted) but not at the top. It seems this error has gone unchecked for almost two weeks.
Gregg’s a great guy deserving of a little more respect that this IMO.
Oh well… BotCon continues to perform to the level we have come to expect after visiting last year. So it goes.
So the official BotCon Twitter replied to this blog post’s title appearing in my Twitter feed by saying I “don’t show up on their radar.” I’ll let the failure of logic in that statement speak for itself.
That said… as of this writing, they’ve had time to post snarky replies on Twitter – but not time to fix the name spelling issue. Hasbro must be DAMN PROUD of the professional social media and web campaign that the folks at BotCon put on in their name. WINNING!