I thought it might be helpful to go over the notes taken during the 2010 Feedback panel.
The following things were requested by thoughtful attendees:
1 ] Screening Room Schedules, printed or made available in portable format
2 ] More activities requiring physical interaction, in addition to the LARP, dance, 4-Square, Combat for Cosplay, and DDR/rockband gaming.
3 ] Better projectors, as the viewing room displays were dark.
4 ] Listings for anime clubs that may be local to the attendees and event.
5 ] Bands, or other musical events, in addition to the dance and karaoke.
6 ] More guests, especially voice actors.
7 ] That notice of possible absences be given as early as possible.
8 ] Clear panel outlines to ensure the quality of fan and staff panels
9 ] Game shows with educated participants and presenters.
10 ] That staff preview and review future MSTA3K films for (1) Appropriateness, and (2) better ratio of pain vs. hilarity
11 ] That it be made clear if viewers of MSTA3K are allowed to join in.
12 ] More intensive guide organization and proofreading.
13 ] That the schedule be available in an online format, compatible with portable devices.
14 ] More screening "hosted" by guests.
15 ] Advance notice of these "hosted" screenings, so that attendees could familiarize themselves with the show(s).
16 ] The possibility of moving con to a later weekend.
17 ] Illuminated clocks
18 ] Some way to identify Volunteers for the benefit of staff and attendees
19 ] That Sogen remain a "dry" Con, free of open alcohol.
20 ] That the concession stand keep more reasonable hours and prices.
21 ] illuminated clocks in con rooms, for the benefit of panel timeliness.
22 ] An art show
23 ] Name and or number on badges.
These are the specific things mentioned during the panel, which attendees felt Sogen had done well:
[ + ] Video Game room was well-stocked and set up.
[ + ] Viewing Rooms were timely, and ran smoothly.
[ + ] Schedule Boards were visible and helpful, especially for moved or canceled panels.
[ + ] Panels were equipped properly for their content, and in a timely fashion.
[ + ] Security was very timely, and responsive, even in the face of a very difficult crowd mixture.
Also mentioned during the panel:
[ = ] Split registrations, where a deposit is placed to secure a badge at a particular price-point.
If you have anything to add, now would be an excellent time! Your feedback helps Sogen Con to improve