My #DragonCon 2010 Report, Part 3 of 3: The Ugly
I mean, COME ON Dragon*Con.
There are dozens of blogs, Livejournal posts, forum discussions and websites all preaching the reasons why Dragon*Con’s registration sucks. Instead of some epic post going on and on forever – I prefer to just illustrate the problem and solution using math.
I have never preregistered for Dragon*Con.
Here’s the math: If I did preregister, it would save me about $40. Then I would have the privilege of standing in line for about three hours.
If I show up with $100 in cash, then I don’t wait in line. I walk straight up to the window, give my money, and get my badge… all in less than 10 minutes.
170 minutes of my time > $40
Dragon*Con is attended by about 40,000 unique paying attendees each year… give or take. The average ticket price clocks in at about $50. The event (not including revenue from dealers and advertisement sales) grosses about $2,000,000.
$2,000,000 = enough money to hire a professional paid staff to run registration instead of volunteers
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