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ACen 2007 – Rocky Beginnings


So far, so bad. Sabrina and I paid $41.50 for our “early registration” weekend badges back in the middle of March. That’s almost two months ago. We paid an extra $1.50 to have them mailed to us before the convention so we wouldn’t have to wait in hours of lines to get our badges. Great idea, but in true ACen fashion, they completely fuck it up.

Sabrina was lucky and got her badge yesterday. Me? No such luck. We waited to leave town until the mail showed up today thinking that my badge would be here. Not at all. So we’ve waisted time in town for essentially nothing.

What is ACen’s solution? Raping us for another $5.00 when we get there to wait in line with all of the other people who didn’t get their badges in time. Wait. So we get to pay extra for something they screwed up? Glee! ;( “Oh, but the $5.00 is refundable when you return the envelope with your badge in it if it ever shows up.”

One question. How the FUCK does that make ANY FUCKING SENSE?!! So they’re charging us extra money just to refund it later? Doesn’t that seem like an ass-load of extra work? What The Fuck?!

Since the website (www.acen.org) Has veritably NO useful contact information, I did some research for anybody who wants to try and get a hold of them.

Midwest Anime Promotion Society: 1-847-268-4589

I sent an email to regsupport@acen.org three days ago, but did not receive any sort of response.

There is a line specifically for people who didn’t get their badge in time. Problem is it’s only open until 9:00 tonight, and we’re not going to make it to Chicago by then. So I have to get there at 7 fucking 30 in the morning to fight it out.

I get the sinking feeling that there are going to be hundreds (if not thousands) of people who are going to get screwed from this deal. I don’t know what they had in mind, but they are losing people.

This person at least. ;(


2 Comments so far

  1. liz May 10th, 2007 10:24 pm


    *kicks them*

  2. Mancer May 11th, 2007 12:07 am

    Major boning. At least try to enjoy the Con, since it may be last you go to there.

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