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16 May 2010 - 12:4032045
I don't see the issue with them being swapped really. Yeah, it means multiple people can enter with the same band, but they can't be in there at the same time or get two entries.

It's still better than the stamp system where two people could get an entry from passing it along. At least this way the number of people in the hall have all paid to be inside.

As a dealer I wear wristbands anyway, so it's no issue to me. Though I did have a hillarios time last expo when I was in seigfried. I hadn't put my dealers band on because it would be covered in the armour and therefore pointless, and I couldn't wear it over the armour as I wouldn't be able to remove the armour.

I ended up dealing with a very short tempered member of staff, to which I took to the dealers liason and got myself stamped while the dealer liason escorted me. I'm normally fine on the door as I come with the dealers in the morning and ask the staff manning the door to let me in during the day no questions as I am easily recogniseable.

If they're the same wristbands they use for dealers it's not possible to put around your ankle as they're too small.

No real point here, just my experience with actually using the wristbands.

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16 May 2010 - 12:5132046
*waits to see how the wristbands will work - or not work - with people dressed as Gundams or in furry costumes*


16 May 2010 - 12:5732047
Quote Pez:
*waits to see how the wristbands will work - or not work - with people dressed as Gundams or in furry costumes*


Me too.
If they put the wristbands on us, then I should be okay, but if I have to do it myself, I might struggle.

I think Pheebs Gundam should be okay with her gloves as I believe they are constructed as a whole hand unit. I could be wrong though :s


16 May 2010 - 14:1232051
Quote Purplefluffychainsaw:
Eh, I don't want to get in trouble for posting this on the boards, but...

If you make the wristband as big as it'll go, as long as you don't have really big wrists/hands you can slip it on and off. That's what I plan to do if my sleeves don't cover it for photos.

Um, and it'll make it easier to swap then stamps would, in my opinion, but... I guess they didn't think about that.


If it's anything like the gigs/other events I've been to where they wear wristbands, they'll put it on your wrist/ankle for you.


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16 May 2010 - 16:3032058
I'm going with my family but only 2 of us are dressing up.......do u think I have to register my family as a group?

Should I ask that??


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16 May 2010 - 16:4332059
Hi

I would just like to answer some of the points raised so they are not misunderstood.

NO, if you are with your parents you are not classed as a group.

The Wristbands will be put on to your wrist or ankle by a member of the crew as would happen at any concert or night club and so on, they will not be put on so tight to stop your curculation but they will be put on tight enough that you will not be able to take them off to offer them to someone else thus allowing them not to purchase a ticket and to be honest it is quite easy to see if someone has falsed one off as they will be damaged and void.

The group registration is so that Excel have an idea of what is going on, on site and also to let others know about them who may like to join, it is not compulsory for them to go on to our website.

Excel realise that many impromptu activites take place over the weekend and are not looking to stop them, but they will make sure that any organised activities are only enjoyed by tickets/wristband holders and not those who have not got one.

Hope that helps



Last edited by mcmexpo (16 May 2010 - 16:45)
16 May 2010 - 16:5132060
Sorry if it was a bit of a silly question but I cant help but worry about these things.


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16 May 2010 - 17:1032061
It really is not a silly question and we are happy to help if we can.


16 May 2010 - 17:4232063
Ok I read through the rules and found it weird.

I mean I have a bunch of friends who want me to take their photos and stuff and I want photos with my other friends. But have no idea when we are going to do it. Does that mean I have to register it so everyone can know about it as they are all private?

I like the idea of wrist bands but not the idea of regestering everything that goes on. How about all the random people just asking for pictures on the days? We have to say no to them because it wasnt "Regestered" with excel.

Its a bit stupid if you ask me. That is the whole point of expo, being totally random with friends and just taking photos.


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16 May 2010 - 17:4932064
Hi

Excel as a venue realise and accept that many impromptu and random meets, gatherings and photoshoots take place.

They not trying to stop them at all.

They see as everyone else can how many organised meets and so on take place over the Expo weekend and have asked them to register them so they have an idea as far as security is concerned and to have an idea who is on site and what might be taking place and also too Police the trouble makers who more often than not do not even have tickets and ruin things.

In your case you are talking about impromptu, random photos, this is not a problem.

They dont expect everything to be registered.

The main thing that Excel as a venue is trying to get over to everyone is that there is no need for anyone to be on the site unless they have a ticket for an event taking place or are just walking through.

Excel is a commercial company as are all shows that take place at Excel and as such they are protecting their interests and those of the events on site at the time.

Hope that helps?

Quote NightmareWings:
Ok I read through the rules and found it weird.

I mean I have a bunch of friends who want me to take their photos and stuff and I want photos with my other friends. But have no idea when we are going to do it. Does that mean I have to register it so everyone can know about it as they are all private?

I like the idea of wrist bands but not the idea of regestering everything that goes on. How about all the random people just asking for pictures on the days? We have to say no to them because it wasnt "Regestered" with excel.

Its a bit stupid if you ask me. That is the whole point of expo, being totally random with friends and just taking photos.


16 May 2010 - 17:5232065
Ah there just being ants at a picnic


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16 May 2010 - 18:0132066
Ah ok I got it now I think. Ta MCM!

One more thing, on the friday night me and my friend are doing a little get together. Would we have to get that regestered? We are not setting a time limit or group limit because we dont know who will turn up.


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16 May 2010 - 18:3932068
No problem,

No you would not need a ticket to do that as it is outside of the Expo or related event days as they are at the moment.

Hope that helps.

Quote NightmareWings:
Ah ok I got it now I think. Ta MCM!

One more thing, on the friday night me and my friend are doing a little get together. Would we have to get that regestered? We are not setting a time limit or group limit because we dont know who will turn up.



Last edited by mcmexpo (16 May 2010 - 18:44)
16 May 2010 - 18:5732069
You know, alot of people really went to far when they heard about this.

I don't really see much wrong here. As long as there isn't an additional charge.


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16 May 2010 - 19:0332071
There is no additional charge for the wristband, all it is doing is taking over from the ticket and handstamp which was open to abuse.

Quote Ice-climber:
You know, alot of people really went to far when they heard about this.

I don't really see much wrong here. As long as there isn't an additional charge.


16 May 2010 - 19:3632072
Hello,

I hope this doesn't open a giant can of worms (As I've yet to find anything to ever complain about the expo)!


With Semi being at the expo on Sunday, is security being increased with the likelihood of a larger chance of violence against cosplayers?


Thankyou.


16 May 2010 - 19:4432073
We have already aired our views about the other event taking place and the kind of people who attend it, that is why it will not fall on the Expo weekend again.

This is the same as a few years back when Global Peace and Unity took place and people were abused we were assured we would not be on the same weekend as them either.

In answer to your question Security for the next event will be from we are told stepped up due to the clash or potential clash.

This is why it is another reason wristbands and ground control is coming in at Excel as a whole, as the venue grows so do the types of shows that will run.

The only people really complaining are those who do not buy tickets for the event.

We have to fall in line with Excel as a show as well as the people on site.

So all the gesturing in the world will not faze the Venue, that is why it is pretty pointless.

We can't change things, so if people want to go head to head with Security who are then backed up by the Police who are stationed on site then feel free to do so, as the only people again who will suffer are those who are not toeing the Excel venues line as we have to and the ticket holders.

No one is trying to stop anyone having fun but if people don't want to listen to the venue then they have the right to control their property as they feel fit.

Hope this helps.

Quote RanmaSyaoran:
Hello,

I hope this doesn't open a giant can of worms (As I've yet to find anything to ever complain about the expo)!


With Semi being at the expo on Sunday, is security being increased with the likelihood of a larger chance of violence against cosplayers?


Thankyou.



Last edited by mcmexpo (16 May 2010 - 19:45)
16 May 2010 - 19:5032074
Quote mcmexpo:

The only people really complaining are those who do not buy tickets for the event.


i'm totally with you on that one.

i do have a single really complicated question though, and i wanted to avoid trying to cut through the swathe of crying freeloaders on the mcm site...

i intend to not be "in costume" at the start of expo, mainly because doing regular stuff in my costume will be a pain in the bum. i totally understand that the wristband is a good step, and support it... but...

if the wristband is put on me out of costume, my costume will, undoubtedly, swallow it. i have fully enclosed arms that are sealed, and they are considerably bulkier than my real arms, which any wristband will inevitably be placed on.

the case is the same for my ankles, and every other part of my body.

is there any leeway for us complicated costumers?


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16 May 2010 - 19:5232075
Quote mcmexpo:
We have already aired our views about the other event taking place and the kind of people who attend it, that is why it will not fall on the Expo weekend again.

This is the same as a few years back when Global Peace and Unity took place and people were abused we were assured we would not be on the same weekend as them either.

In answer to your question Security for the next event will be from we are told stepped up due to the clash or potential clash.

This is why it is another reason wristbands and ground control is coming in at Excel as a whole, as the venue grows so do the types of shows that will run.

The only people really complaining are those who do not buy tickets for the event.

We have to fall in line with Excel as a show as well as the people on site.

So all the gesturing in the world will not faze the Venue, that is why it is pretty pointless.

We can't change things, so if people want to go head to head with Security who are then backed up by the Police who are stationed on site then feel free to do so, as the only people again who will suffer are those who are not toeing the Excel venues line as we have to and the ticket holders.

No one is trying to stop anyone having fun but if people don't want to listen to the venue then they have the right to control their property as they feel fit.

Hope this helps.

Quote RanmaSyaoran:
Hello,

I hope this doesn't open a giant can of worms (As I've yet to find anything to ever complain about the expo)!


With Semi being at the expo on Sunday, is security being increased with the likelihood of a larger chance of violence against cosplayers?


Thankyou.



In honesty this was my thinking behind as to why the wristbands were being introduced. And thankyou for the mcm and the excel for stepping up security due to this event clash.


16 May 2010 - 19:5532076
No problem, I think that will be a hard one.

But then again it would have been a hard one with the old system of ticket and hand stamp but I am sure there must be a way of getting around it.

But ultimately the band will have to go on either your ankle or on your wrist otherwise if it goes anywhere else it really defeats the object.

Sorry I could not be more helpful on that.

Quote xaerael:
Quote mcmexpo:

The only people really complaining are those who do not buy tickets for the event.


i'm totally with you on that one.

i do have a single really complicated question though, and i wanted to avoid trying to cut through the swathe of crying freeloaders on the mcm site...

i intend to not be "in costume" at the start of expo, mainly because doing regular stuff in my costume will be a pain in the bum. i totally understand that the wristband is a good step, and support it... but...

if the wristband is put on me out of costume, my costume will, undoubtedly, swallow it. i have fully enclosed arms that are sealed, and they are considerably bulkier than my real arms, which any wristband will inevitably be placed on.

the case is the same for my ankles, and every other part of my body.

is there any leeway for us complicated costumers?


16 May 2010 - 21:3432086
never mind.


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16 May 2010 - 21:3932087
Quote mcmexpo:

The only people really complaining are those who do not buy tickets for the event.



not all ppl who are complaing are the ppl who dont have tickets, i have my ticket have for months so realy you shouldnt be saying that as you have no proof, i didnt complain about the wrist bands i only complained about the regestering (the same with most ppl) as no-one realy understood it.
thank you to mcm for clearing up the regestration and im sorry if this message sounded harsh.

(plz excuse my bad spelling lmao)

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16 May 2010 - 21:5332090
Quote mcmexpo:

The only people really complaining are those who do not buy tickets for the event.


So MCM, what your basicly sayin is that everyone whose raised a complaint about this are freeloaders? As far as I'm concerned that's slander.

Quote xaerael:

i'm totally with you on that one.

i do have a single really complicated question though, and i wanted to avoid trying to cut through the swathe of crying freeloaders on the mcm site...


Thats a rich statement coming from someone I know for a fact has copied stamps off of others to gain free entry in the past.


I know have a question for the MCM guys about these wristbands.

Wristbands maybe a good idea to avoid people sneaking in free, but expo gets extreamly crowded and busy. Things get caught and trapped and wristbands will get broken when walking around the expo. What do MCM plan to do then? Chuck people out?


16 May 2010 - 22:0732092
oh look. the father of my ex's child has posted. how's the xbox habit jimbo? still stopping you from supporting your child?

you might want to add some context to that matter before firing your mouth off, instead of posting libelous tripe.


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16 May 2010 - 22:2332094
No problem I am glad that I could help


Quote Rwylin:
Quote mcmexpo:

The only people really complaining are those who do not buy tickets for the event.



not all ppl who are complaing are the ppl who dont have tickets, i have my ticket have for months so realy you shouldnt be saying that as you have no proof, i didnt complain about the wrist bands i only complained about the regestering (the same with most ppl) as no-one realy understood it.
thank you to mcm for clearing up the regestration and im sorry if this message sounded harsh.

(plz excuse my bad spelling lmao)


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