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Offline John Travis

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2014, 03:21:26 pm »
Does anyone know if I can pay for my registration by cheque, and if so, who to pay it to and their address? Have emailed the chair about this but haven't had a reply, and would like to get it done before the price goes up on the first.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #91 on: May 20, 2014, 04:11:54 pm »
Yes, it does say on the website that you can pay by cheque, and says to email the chair if you want to, so if you've done that I'd just wait for a reply.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #92 on: May 25, 2014, 04:20:50 pm »
Have been waiting now almost two weeks for a reply, but nothing. Has anyone else paid by cheque and can give me the details? Have just tried to use the online system for paying but couldn't get it to work. Would really like to get this sorted before 1st June. Thank you.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #93 on: June 09, 2014, 10:07:16 am »
Is anyone actually bothering to read the emails or twitter account anymore? I sent a query in about advertising over two weeks ago and have had no response whatsoever. The website has not been updated since February and considering that this con starts in less than three months its all gone really rather quiet.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #94 on: June 09, 2014, 10:26:58 am »
Is anyone actually bothering to read the emails or twitter account anymore? I sent a query in about advertising over two weeks ago and have had no response whatsoever. The website has not been updated since February and considering that this con starts in less than three months its all gone really rather quiet.


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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #96 on: June 09, 2014, 12:07:44 pm »
From talking to other people, the chair@ email address has not been answered for months and for a while the twitter account was usable as a method of contact, that one seems to have gone silent as well. There has not been, as far as I am aware, any communications sent out about advertising, about readings, about programming or panel slots. People are applying for memberships and getting no reply. Website has not been updated since February. Beginning to get a sense of doom over this convention, because it really does feel like no one is steering the ship anymore.
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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #97 on: June 09, 2014, 02:57:33 pm »
No replies to my 3 emails either (1st email sent in March).

Think I'll save my pennies for World Horror Con next year instead.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #98 on: June 09, 2014, 03:29:58 pm »
I've had no replies either. In the end I got someone to help me out and I booked the thing on PayPal. FCon means a lot to me, which is why I persisted with it. I think if this had been my first look at FCon I wouldn't have taken things any further.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #99 on: June 09, 2014, 06:07:59 pm »
Wow, this sounds bad! I'm going because it's so close to me (already booked, and I think I'm on the list of attending members). But I'd be having serious second thoughts about it otherwise.

I did notice from Facebook that Lee is now away - don't know how long for. But isn't there a co-chair - Sophia somebody?

This really doesn't bode well at all ....  :-\
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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #100 on: June 09, 2014, 06:50:50 pm »
Well, they just responded to the twitter post I made, so looks like there is someone in after all. Apparently they have had some reports of emails going astray and are looking into it

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #101 on: June 09, 2014, 07:07:44 pm »
I tend to put excuses about emails going astray on a par with the dog ate my homework.  :(

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #102 on: June 09, 2014, 07:32:02 pm »
Should be amusing when they configure their email client properly and have four or five months worth to suddenly deal with :) They might even get through them all before the con starts  ;D

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #103 on: June 09, 2014, 10:00:16 pm »
Hmmm. The point of going was to maybe sell some of Andy's glass work and my books, but at another *60* for a dealer table, it's just not going to be economically viable. Just as well I've not booked any accommodation yet as I'm not sure I can afford it.

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Re: FantasyCon 2014
« Reply #104 on: June 09, 2014, 10:11:38 pm »
I tend to put excuses about emails going astray on a par with the dog ate my homework.  :(

I'd tend to agree. In this case, however, they didn't go astray. Around a dozen or so emails were mis-categorised as spam by an over-eager filter. Most of them are sorted, now.  :)
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