The Epic Failure of Epic Con Ohio

Contrary to rumor, Epic Con Ohio did actually happen this last weekend in Dayton, OH. Of course, the show it was turned out to be very different than the show it promised to be.

Literally dozens of guests cancelled on the con, mostly because the convention appeared unwilling to cover travel costs. Those who did show up are rumored to have done so out of their own pocket. I could cover more, but it wouldn’t do justice to the write up over at Bleeding Cool. Seriously, read it. It is a tale of mismanagement, poor PR instincts, and just a total clusterf*** of con running incompetence.

You should also read Bleeding Cool’s article about a Nurse who tried to get a refund for her $200 VIP pass.

It’s just… completely amazing.

Thanks for the tip, Joe!

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

One thought on “The Epic Failure of Epic Con Ohio

  • October 28, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Yikes, this almost sounds worse than DashCon or Las Pegasus.


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