Because MAGFest's data security is still a joke, and they rely on Google docs for just about everything, here's the result of the COVID-19 survey they had earlier in the year. "No Jab, No games for you" - https://docs.google.com/document/d/164VgU0P8yrwLn_go0Y1s9u_7FLfOSgxdeHIIa8UAmTw/edit# - Screenshots below for when they figure out their screw-up.Expect staffers constantly screaming at you to put your mask back on despite already having the vaccine.
Hotels open up blocks yet?
>>10667467Definitely not going in 2022. They have no real excuse to go back to normal. This is super virtue signaling instead of making up for lost time.I'm not paying over 100 dollars to wear a mask 14 hours a day. Hell no!
>>10667467I have to wear the muzzle enough at work as it is. I don't want to go on vacation to a place where I have to wear it to escape being reminded of corpo hell, let alone deal with this nonsense. Oh well, I guess the memories I had of Magfest were enjoyable while they lasted.
>>10667472Kek at boosters not being required, proving that the entire charade is just lip service.
>>10667475Jeeze, they're still trying to force shitty memes, even with their passcode to register. Was dumping a ton of baked beans on a staffer really that funny during your fundraiser? Don't get me started on the stupid mag-donut thing either
MAGfest went from having fun playing games 3am drunk as fuck to shame and blame lgbtq+ panels 24/7 and now the faggots have every excuse to be dicks to people and kick them out of events or forbid them from attending outright. This shit started in 2014 and has progressively spiraled into worse and worse conditions since.
>>10667467And there it is officially. - https://super.magfest.org/covidGo fuck yourself, MAGFest.
>>10669633We really need a competitor to MAGFest at this point...
Just get the jab you chuds.
>>10667922>>10669721For an organization who constantly espouses "no politics" because of their non-profit status, they sure do love finding subtle ways of excluding people who don't align with their politics. I just want to play games and hang out with people, not be berated for my views that have nothing to do with video games.
>>10669721Do they not realize that the gaylord is very easy to ghost?
>>10667467Someday, the people who have collaborated with this so-called "public health" farce will be held accountable for their actions.
>>10669721>Buzz Words : Alt-Right / Libertarian>Literal Wojack face and beard style>Y'allChrist, I'm so glad I don't use social media. I almost forgot how retarded the convention scene was on it.
PAX West required vaccine or testing (testing is basically impossible though because they said you have to do it 6 hours before going).PAX was fucking DEAD. Almost nobody showed up, you wouldn't even know it was there unless you already knew. I saw like 6 people hanging out outside. The videos from inside are so sad. Basically no major booths and halls were barren of people.Yet they still sold for full price (they only sold out of Saturday tickets).
>>10669633Welp there goes this con. Maybe next year they'll stop playing into this hysteria.
>>10669882>The videos from inside are so sad. Basically no major booths and halls were barren of people.>Yet they still sold for full priceBecause there was a fighting game tournament there. And everyone, even the presenters were wearing masks as a massive virtue signal>>10669963If they're still in business...Because they enjoy virtue signaling.
>>10669963>Maybe next year they'll stop playing into this hysteria.Not a chance. Magfest has been a twitter tranny shithole for the longest time now. They'll run the con to the ground before admitting they were wrong.
>>10670066Which is really sad: Because I come to the convention for the video games, arcade, and the concerts and the spontaneous events occurring, especially the mini dj dance parties in the hallways.I rarely attend the panels.
are there results of the polls screenshots, or just the rough draft policy screenshots? i wanna see how many ppl said no mask, yet still they put this "must have paper vax card in hand" shit through.
>>10670101Rough draft of the policy before release to the public. They won't release the covid survey results, even staff at large couldn't see those results.
>>10670112So it could mean that MAGFest higher ups may have ignored the calls of a return to normal and imposed this superwoke policy as a virtue signal.
>>10670066I don't understand how magfest went to shit so fast with all this tranny shit. 3000 lgbt panels, gender neutral bathrooms, pronoun badges? Ffs it's about videogames. Now it's just dashcon with a better arcade.
>>10670149Its happening to all cons. They are political tyrants and destroy everything that isnt a propaganda factory.
>>10670149And now with coronachan and lockdowns, they're going all in on the corpo sponsored woke.
>>10670152The only anime cons that have not been affected are anime matsuri and collosalcon.The rest have been compromised.
>>10670112I wanna see what the REAL results were. I bet they were not nearly as unanimous as mag pretends them to be4
>>10670149They complained about gatekeeping, and keeping out those who wanted to change everything back in 2014. We now see the result. "Friends of MAGFest" last year was a flat-out power grab play, lead by Debra, the one office staffer who was fired for insubordination. Who previously was working with/fucking Nick, the ousted director, to set office staff up to fail, to give them a reason to fire/eliminate people who didn't agree. Paul Birtel, the replacement for Nick, started cleaning house and firing dead weight. And then the calls of bigotry, racism, and gatekeeping began again...
i was planning on magfest being my first con but from the sounds of it its going to be DOA with such a strict policy, should i just wait? what other cons would be the most comparable?
>>10670169I would guess 70% said masks were okmaybe 15% or less said they needed vaccinesThey probably are thinking "we need more people to take the vaccine!" so they think this will "help" people somehow.Also, we need to stop calling it vaccine when it clearly isnt. Its ruining the reputation of real vaccines. How many shots do you need to keep taking? 5? 9? And it doesnt even stop you from getting it or spreading it. Its all bullshit.
I hope that ten years from now we discover that the vaccine gives you ass cancer so I can show up to Magfest and laugh at all the people who are dying of ass cancer.
>>10670174Almost all anime/fan conventions are going to be like this until they snap out of it (which they cant because they're addicted to virtue signaling) or go out of business. They rather go out of business than return to normal with basic common sense policies (if you feel sick, just stay home and mask optional policies) and blame coronachan and consumers.
>>10670182Unlike vaxxed zombies say about unvaxxed, I dont want them to die, I just want them to stop being fucking insane.
Remember when magfest used to be good? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmOIFsoKJZ4
>>10670158>Colossalcon.I missed out on this year, there was a no mask policy there too. (Ohio) saw a bunch of trannies complaining about it over twitter but that’s par for the course. I might go next year if I have the PTO, but I’m making due with Colossalcon Texas this year. It’ll be nice to do shit without having to worry about out of touch twitter trannies ruining it.
This convention is not going to be fun anymore.Probally going to be dead like PAX West.
>>10671534>Let's F-cking party but let's be safe during it
>>10671536>Let's F-cking party but let's be safe during itThey mean "but lets virtue signal while during it"Also they can't say fuck anymore?
>>10671537I don't know dude, I'm kind of numb to this entire mess. >Twitter replies is just angry LGBTQ cosplayers hunting down people who QRT and trying to cancel them>People saying "HEY MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR CARDS LAMINATED">The entire cancerous part of the con culture going "mmmm yaaasss daddy jabbed and masked">Magfest literally trying to make free money off of masks.There's no real signs of hype, no real signs of a party going on. Just... signs of virtue signaling everywhere. I'd actually be angry if I didn't know any better but as I said before, I'm more numb about this entire affair if anything. Anyways twitter people are fucking broke, I highly doubt any of these folks are actually going.
>>10671540>Twitter replies is just angry LGBTQ cosplayers hunting down people who QRT and trying to cancel themThank god I just mentioned the announcement and screencapped it. If I did QRT it, I would have blocked them. Sutorippu's law easily observeable in this case and you can easily tell which people are rampant virtue signalers that will immediatly persue anyone that dissents.So many cosplayers have a mask and jab fetish over the past 18 months by the fear propaganda.>Anyways twitter people are fucking brokeOr if they're are not broke, they won't support or attend. Their only hobby is either facebook or twitter or watching netflix.
>>10671554.... I know that typing style. Call sign Chopper?
>>10671555So you found out...
>>10671560Relax. Miku here, we're on the same page regarding Magfest 2022. Entire place is going to look like dogshit in compared to the previous years and as I stated, I highly doubt that half of these nerds will actually cough up the gas money let alone the room money to go. >Virtue Signal with Masks>Still Room Stuff.calling it now.
>>10671564It will be dog shit with the rules in place.Only people that will come as cosfamous folk on twitter and children and youth. Who wants to actually attend with these people virtue signaling about masks and vaccines?
>>10671540It'll be great once they crowd everyone together and sing out "we are the champions" as they saved magfest.
>>10671687I love irony.
I swear, someone should just fork/respawn MAGFest back into what it used to be.>>10671540They are completely banking on people being desperate to come back to MAG, and relying on the old method of word of mouth that got MAG to the place it is now. They've chased off most of the people with actual multi-year/multi-con staff experience, and replaced them with woke drones. 8 weeks out, and they still don't have shit ready for virtual MAGWest.
>>10671725>they chased off most of their staffers.Funny enough, I have a dude in one of my fediverse circles who used to staff went on about MAGFEST’ staff being pozz’d so that lines up. It being replaced with office workers is kind of hilarious to me though. That tells me that MAGFEST got big enough to become a “corporation” if it was able to replace con volunteers with actual pr drones.
>>10671725It's sad really. The slack channels for the most part are dead. Anytime they post its the office saying something about how they're so busy. All the old staffers that used to shitpost, gone. All thats left are West staffers, and even they got shafted. They have their planning con next month, let's see how many people show up.
>>10671744Data security is also still a continued joke. Here's MAGWest's 12 slide presentation to Department heads, in Google Docs. Nice unsecured JIRA links, MAGFest.https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hOAhmKNG44paKFWd-87y2uP2ag1Q4qWgAkWg_B44Mig/edit?pli=1#slide=id.p
Oh, here's the MAGWest draft schedule, too.
>>10671744I used to be one of those old shitposters in slack, then ragequit at the growing idiocy at the top back in 2017. Still getting flak from the current administration every time I try to hold an opinion about mag. Can't believe I put more than 10 years into that, just watch it all go to hell anyway.
>>10671554Especially when the badge price is gonna be a lot higher this year. Here's the upcoming badge prices, along with dealer/AA costsRegular badge price: $110Dealer badge price: $801st table - $1802nd table - $300 ($480 cumulative)3rd table - $500 ($980 cumulative)4th table - $700 ($1680 cumulative)Apps open: Friday September 24Apps close: Monday October 4
>>10672714Yeah fuck that noise.
>>10672714And I bet there won't be a swadge for this year, not to mention the base badge is basically paying more for less with the covid theater going on.
>>10672714>120$ to wear a muzzle for four days straight.
>>10672714They're filtering the complainers out with this. They know that they can rely on enough of that DC area tech/gov/law money to still show up to MAG.
>requires trumps vaccineKEK may as well be MAGAfest
>>10672850Or if you are coming out of the dc metropolitan area, showing your much you "care" by virtue signaling.
>>10672729Oh, they're gonna have swadges. They're doing QA on the firmware right now. Still haven't come up with the regular badge design. M-Points are going to have PCBs, for some reason.
The entire convention scene is the notion of "Get woke, go broke" playing out in real time. It's sad that people who claim to want to "tear down the system" are doing exactly what the system wants. If anyone still believes that this is about public health and also knows what's happening at the US southern border, then they are supremely brainwashed tards.
>>10672953PCBs?At least they should have the dignity to mail them out to those who can not attend due to their covidwokeness.>>10672964They never cared about actual issues.Now the entire convention scene? Yes, they are going woke and broke and instead of admitting theyre going overboard theyre going to go all in and when the event fails they will blame anything. But not their self imposed rules
>>10672972circuit boards. For m-points. wut?
I hope Magfest and Katsucon dies next year with sudden thunderous applause.
>>10673450>GAZEBO LIBERATED DUE TO CHINESE OP.
>>10673450>>10673452This and fuck these faggots.
This thread is weird. I always figured /cgl/ was probably one of the most left leaning boards on this website. And MAGfest itself being a pretty left leaning convention. Sorta expected everyone in a MAGfest thread on /cgl/ to be pro-jab. Interesting.
>>10673467You also got to remember that Reddit tourists and tumblr tourists exist nowadays. But there are is a few folks on /cgl/, at least I am, who are conservative.
>>10673467It doesn't matter any political bs the problem lies how far Magfest is so far up in their asses that could kill this con completely and I'm willing to see how this shit is gonna end in disaster due to low attendance.
>>10673551Just let it burn dude. MAGFEST and Katsu will be good examples on how Titans can sink if they can’t read the mood. Sure, loss of two extremely mid cons, but the amount of chud blaming and onions tears will be worth it for me.
I'm super free shrugs on masks restrictions, outside of the con and "public spaces" nobody actually gives a shit. 99% of people will just take off their masks and chill/drink/party. I don't really care about wearing them, I'll wear them only to appease the constaff, but I'll still likely go since I'll spend most of the time around people that couldn't care less. Also, I'm vaxxed, so COVID isn't that much of a problem for me.
>>10673556>Also, I'm vaxxed, so COVID isn't that much of a problem for me.I'm vaxxed too the problem is lies with Katsu/Magfest for being such absolute assholes that I just cannot fathom for them doing this to virtue signaling instead of balling out. >Also, I'm vaxxed, so COVID isn't that much of a problem for me.FYI more vaccinated people are admitted in the hospital than unvaxxed people.
Dragoncon had a vax/neg test requirement and it cut the crowds in half making the con manageable and more enjoyable without being packed like sardines. I hope less people show up to Katsu and MAG so I don't have to deal with the hot scramble of trying find a hotel in the harbor. MAG was getting overcrowded to the point that people were camping in cars, vans and RVs. Prior to the WuFlu there were plenty of complaints about cons all across the country being overcrowded. WuFlu and the vax requirements solved the con overcrowding problem.
>>10673604So, basically you want the cons to die.
>>10673652But they were fine years ago with that population...?The silver lining is that the *really* annoying people won't even come because they're terrified of the coof. Colossalcon barely had any mask restrictions since it was pre-delta, and the population there was *way* down as well with tons of people bitching on FB about how it was irresponsible to run a con during a pandemic. The same people did that with Dragoncon, and the same people will do it with MAG.
"Staff Bandwidth" is a shitty way of saying you don't have enough staff to properly run Marketplace
>>10673669>Invitation only vendor hall>Staff Bandwidth>Vaccine proof + mask anyways weekendOH BABY
>>10673652No. Just bring the crowds back to 2010 mumbers. This year's Dragoncon was absolutely comfy not having to be packed ass to ass with 80k people.
>>10673552Some of us old con farts already want to see it all burn, especially with how longtime creations have been stolen away, just to be corrupted into virtual signalling corpo meets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkAp5gAYDUQ
>>10673721Holy shit, my brothers were here the entire fucking time. Did I become the last of the dinosaurs forced to watch my hobby become a shallow shell of itself while you guys watched from a distance?
>>10673668>>10673719You really have no idea what con finances look like, do you?
>>10673719That would only work if every panel in the programing tracks gets recorded or streamed and have people record random event or occurrence they see
>>10673669>Staff BandwidthAnime Matsuri had their usual volunteer staff cut from 400 to 200 due to people bailing out due to coronachan hysteria and paid staff from 400 and 200 due to super unemployment benefits and it didn't stop them from holding a almost full exhibit hall. The reason why MAGFESTe complaining about staff bandwidth is the fact that staff members are quitting over the vaccine mandate. So it's a virtue signal. They know it sucks but they do not give a shit. Virtue signaling and coronawokeness is all that matters instead of returning to normal.
>>10673775It's not worth fighting for any longer. The fest is dead. It's all con now. Higher ups want so badly to kill the Colossus Roar with their own shitty doughnut/bean memes. When the X-Men arcade cab is allowed to finally break down and not be repaired, is when the soul of MAG is truly dead.
>>10673796MAGFEST is like the only convention I knew of to have a legitimate Megaman X meet up. Thanks China, thanks Reddit very cool.
>>10673652Yes, since they are being taken by insane leftists and mentally ill corrupt fucks since they are pushing vaxx passports and other personnel bullshit that would turn away a lot of people.
>>10673792>They know it sucks but they do not give a shit.They will give a shit when MAGFEST dies and I'm looking forward to someone getting fucked.
>haven't been to MAGfest since 2015 due to personal issues>was going to attend 2019 but friend bitched out last minute and I didn't want to attend alone again, fuck that noise>meme flu hits along with all this controversy going on about MAG>convention is mostly likely good as dead nowI mean I got sick as FUCK back in 2015 but I shared a room at the gaylord with randos I didn't even know so that was my fault. All these restrictions will kill the the whole vibe of the convention which is suppose to be a party con. MAG should die and a someone should start up a better version in a noncucked state like Florida.
>>10674255seriously, stop. why would you link your youtube channel to your own post? I know who you are
>>10674255>Linking your YouTube channel.That wasn’t the best of moves bro.
I knew MAGFest was dead when I was throwing a banger in one of the suites, the red concept suite at the gaylord, and after 8-10 people chilling on the main bed, it collapsed. After telling staff about the bed collapsing due to being made of shitty material, they assured me all was good. Got an e-mail afterwards saying I was banned from booking a suite at the gaylord due to "destructive behavior" and charged $400 additional dollars ontop of deposit.Get yourself fucked hard.
>>10674478The whole concept suite thing is now pure nepotism amongst MAG staff, only doling out concept suite reservations to whales/friends of staff. Honestly should have called the hotel and told them immediately, instead of mag staff.
Good riddance to this rapey ass con and their molester nerd bands. Hopefully they never come back after this year.
>>10674480You aren't kidding about the nepotism part. The same year I was having a good time in the red suite, I went to check out the green/yellow.Was just bullshitting with the owners of the room asking details about the room and got the "If you have to ask, you'll never find out." response.Cunt, I have a suite also. But I realized that some of the suite owners were just given it as a weird fucking "gift" for being a loyalist to the new staff and knew I couldn't even get the satisfaction of snitching on their room to anyone due to their most likely protected nature.If I knew I was going to get charged with the bed, I would've been hellbent on ruining that rooms rep. But hindsight is 20/20.If I got to MAGFest now I book across the way outside the gaylord and pretty much keep to the older circles that still go, which is essentially dying/dead. Luckily the discord has a bunch of the old heads in it, but as was previously said they don't really listen to any complaints or take it as "being negative to someone" and instead ban the use of reaction emotes.I could go on for hours about the behind the scenes stuff, but I pretty much lost interest and access a while ago so all my shit talking is old news for most.
>>10674608Was that red suite named Cinnamon? The one with the outdoor hot tub, in the center of the Gaylord "A" layout?
>>10674622That's prob the staffops suite where food is prepped.Ask about how the chili was made in the bathtub.
>>10674255Maybe you should be in a spot where you aren’t begging for money on gofundme before you start bitching about cons lmao
>>10674639I sure as hell hope not. I've witnessed some pretty messed stuff in Cinnamon suite, including the "puppy party", complete with pee pads... and half the room was upper staff.
>>10674622Red and cinnamon are different. Red is "Red and gold trim" executive suite. They redid all the concepts so not sure what is actually existent anymore. This one was right below the penthouse nightclub.
>>10674759are we talking full on deergasm, but worse here?
>>10674920Almost. Full-on leather puppy masks, demanding pets while crawling around on all fours. And the pee pads were being used. Oh, and a paint shaker with dildos attached to it. This was back in 2017, so I have no idea if it's gotten even worse.
>>10669882I think the bigger issue is a huge event like pax takes a tonnn of planning and commitment from companies to exhibit their games and that process probably needs to start wayyy before the actual convention. So like a lot of corporate policy is still very conservative in terms of approach to covid so no companies wanted to commit to exhibiting go PAX a full year before when they wouldn’t be able to gage how the world would look in a year.
>>10675003Why do we allow furries to share and breathe the same space as us?
>>10675003>paint shaker with dildos attached to itjesus fucking christ,
Notes from the September advisory committee meeting: Now that the entire BoD has been ousted, they are all trying to come to a consensus as to what a BoD member should actually do. They still have the very thing in place they originally complained about: . The only people that can elect people to the BoD, are the BoD.
This page, is full of so much chagrin/cringe/idiocy. Once again, great work on your internal data security MAGfest. Putting everything into a single Google Drive, and constantly forgetting to password it is brilliant! Also, MAG now has "crisis managers"
Remember, being on the MAGFest BoD should not require any experience with MAG itself. Because MAG will now be just like every other convention out there. Board member at any other non-profit? Perfect! Go right ahead and dilute the original intent of MAG even further!
>>10674505I so wish I had saved a copy of their one MAGFest 9 Promo... it was CalArts animation from the "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?" crew, describing what MAGFest had to offer, with Ashley interjecting "You're gonna get raped!" constantly. It ended with a photo of Ashley Burch mock-raping a bent-over Jon St. John.
>>10675297forgot pic. (Thanks Archive.org!)
They don't care. They are gonna get paid, even if the org goes down, and they already are going to line up their new jobs with their friends at another con, org, anywhere and say how they "changed the world".And you chuds are going to sit here and whine, and still get a ticket. Bring cash you fuckers.
>>10675299>And you chuds are going to sit here and whine, and still get a ticket. Bring cash you fuckers.How bout kill yourself faggot.
>>10675299They really are completely clueless, just how much "internal" documentation is freely available
>>10675303>How bout kill yourself faggot.Nice try edgy boy, but you still need your vaccine card if you want to get in. See you at Nandos.
>>10675315>See you at Nandos.I'm in a diet right now so please get fat and die bitch.
>>10675316>I'm in a diet right now so please get fat and die bitch.Ah, if COVID doesn't kill you, then cardio will?
>>10675292ah yes. the non-profit educational 4 day alcohol fueled gaming bender known as Magfest.
So, why is Child's Play Charity, giving money to MAGFest? Shouldn't it be the other way around, since MAG raises quite a bit for Child's Play? Is there such a thing as charity kickbacks?
>>10675612Is this completely normal in the charity industry, or a scandal in the making?
>>10675646You tell me, man. I just (don't) work here...
>>10672714And now it's official. And mag can officially go fuck itself. Maybe if they managed their finances better, and didn't go with the clusterfuck that is MAGWest, they wouldn't have to raise the badge prices
>>10675780the price of badge plus the mid-tier supporter merch pack went up from $160 to $205. (85 to 110 badge, 75 to 95 merch) that's not insignificant. even in 2020, the merch pack was very meh, but this year is even worse value.
>>10675808So what are the pixelated items?
>>10675964It's shit they havent announced yet. If history is correct, the blue thing on the right is some sort of doom themed stress ball.
>>10676073Calling it now: It's the Doom health potion
And prereg got delayed due to "IT issues". Good luck trying to get a damn hotel room.
>>10680187>Good luck trying to get a damn hotel room>This con is going to filter out all the mask trannies and vaxx tardsWhich one is it people
>>10680265Schroedinger's hotel room: no one will try to book a room because they know everyone is going and is gross and rona, therefore no one will book a room.
>>10680286When confunk hits day 2, who will be responsible for creating the new rona variant?
>>10680408My money is on some basedjack who virtue signaled on Facebook and thought blaring pop punk at a room party was a good idea. God loves a good schadenfreude after all.
>>10680187"IT Issues" translation: Backend programmers don't keep up to date on current VMWare updates, and assume everything is the same when you tried the code a month a go.
>>10680423the least autistic room parties ive been to are those pop punk/ "emo" parties. ill take those over nitecore anime themes.
>>10680628>I’ll take these over nightcore anime room parties.Nah dude, the more autistic, the more wild the party is. Otherwise you’re just hanging around college hipsters and they’re fucking boring.
So who got their badge? More importantly, who is booking a suite for the maskless room party?
so lets make a list of cons that arent twitter tranny shitholes. ill be honest i saw this coming a few years back, covid just expedited it considerably. im mainly worried about the show me your papers gestapo. straight up lunacy. which cons are adament about protecting human rights?
Who's ready for the shitshow that is the hotel lottery tonight?
>>10688947>Hotel Hunger games>No refunds>con whaling>vaccine papers pleaseMAN, YOU CAN CALL ME A SKITZO, BUT I KNOW A BAD HAND WHEN I SEE ONE.
>>10688947Fuck that, I got a room through my job's corporate account with marriott.
>>10687191I like this idea, but making a list on a place with reddit tourists like /cgl/ usually means the list is going to get compromised pretty fast / some underage tranny from twitter will find some way to openly bitch about 'these cons being a hazard to human health as a whole'
>>10688954That work for the Gaylord? Also the queue maxed out at ~4500 or so, which ain't that different from last time they did this lottery iirc. Maybe it won't be a dead con?
>>10689331>That work for the Gaylord? Yes, but I always use the corporate rate for the Residence Inn across the street.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PWoPULw1GUThe whole MAGCon meeting stream. Here's the Notion notes of relevant points during the meetinghttps://www.notion.so/Fall-MAGCon-2021-273170cf888b4121b6509be5b6c14842
This COVID shit is going to be permanent, isn't it?We're never going back to normal. So long as the virus exists we'll all be pressured to wear masks and distance and whatever. This is our life now.
>>10690594>Spends over half an hour going on about COVID and mask policies>isn't wearing a mask at all in a confined space with other people, who are wearing masksHypocrisy, thy name is MAGFest
>>10675612Charity organizations pay other organization to be hosted in the form of a stipend, such as a percentage of whatever money is raised. This is also how the people who run Games Done Quick make millions.
>Has $100,000 fundraiser>raises badge prices even more>"What do you guys think about official corporate sponsors?"
>>10690600The alternative is paying more tax so that the healthcare system isn't always on a razor's edge. What do you prefer?
>>10693263Magfest sponsored by White Claw.
>>10690600Many other events are going back to normal. It's just cons (and video game tournaments like fighting games) that won't.
>>10693263Ah yes, the con where one of the headline bullet points was "no corporate sponsors." Duplicitous cunts. we all got duped by the magfest metoo.
>>10690600No but Southern anime cons are gonna get a ton support if they continue this charade. Also off topic, congrats to Glenn Youngkin winning VA GOV race, mask mandates will end in Virginia.
>posts parking lot reservation info>doesn't even sanity check to see if the lot is open for online reservation... when it isn't>people calling the lot directly get info that the lot is closed due to COVID-19 with no reopening in the future
>>10694994Too bad MAGFest isn't in Virginia, it's in Maryland.
>>10694994OT: masks mandate have been done away for months in Virginia. probably limited to schools
>>10690600Good, you’re all fugly anyways
>Only 3,700 people out of normal 20,000+ attendance responded to survey>based decisions on the survey results of Twitter virtue signalersFinally decided to release those COVID survey results, huh MAGFest? This is rich considering how much upper staff likes to "ignore 4chan"
>>10696897you know there are people out there that will ignore the survey? i had to conduct field work for a study done a couple of years ago. maybe 1 out of 5 would decide to fill out a survey. we got a good number of responses for a sample size that we could be confident with in deciding how to plan and fund projects.3,700 responses is a decent sample size to work with. that's a better confidence interval compared to some telephone poll for a political race
>>10696928Last count for badges sold was 7100.
>>10697246you can’t get everyone to fill out a survey. stressing again that 3,700 responses is a good sample size. you’re not going see the percentages change that much if more responses were added. welcome to statisticsthe study I did, we barely got 2,000 responses. 1,300 were from handing out surveys in person over 6 weeks, 700 were from an online survey over that same period. were we going to throw out the data? no
Damn you cant even use a picture of your vax card to get in? Why is that not acceptable when even Dragoncon accepted picture taken vax cards?
>>10697341trannies want to flex authoritative muscle... it's the only time they get to flex any kind of muscle.
>>10697246show hard proof or GTFO magstaff larp
>>10697410We can remove or blacklist them out of power, no one isn't gonna put up with their bullshit. Magfest will die because of them and Leftists ideals.
>>10690600>>10694994I've gone to two big cons this year so farDragoncon and AWA. I barely wore a mask for either of them. Most of the staff are too cowardly to do anything beyond meekly ask you to put one on, the cops walking the venue don't even have them on for the most part so who's gonna kick you out?I only wore a mask when walking in between checkpoints and panels just to avoid any needless confrontation. My friend didn't give a fuck and just muttered 'uh-huh' and motioned his hand covering his face.With the small crews cons are running this year I can't imagine mask enforcement is even feasible unless you do it in the most retarded way. Also carry a drink around (I always did regardless), that probably helped me a bit too.I used to be concerned out about mask enforcement at cons, but after these last two experiences I don't worry about it.
>>10697430>>10697509definitely not Faith. Just a former Lumberjack that hung up their helmet. I just find it funny as hell mag staff comes here to try and control the narrative, without providing any hard proof, despite them "not caring" what 4chan has to say.
I hope the attendence will be terrible enough Magfest to die.
>>10698387Tons of Tech/Law/IT bros/trannies in D.C/Maryland have already whaled it up by buying $500 kick-in merch packages of crap. MAGFest is banking on the whales to keep it going.
>>10698446Not only that, the Gaylord will do everything in their power to keep them there as MAG and Katsucon are the events that 100% sellout the hotel.
>ONLY a vaccine card or a STATE-PROVIDED QR CODE verification are acceptableThis is going to cause so many problems at badge pickup. Very few states actually have a QR code verification (apparently Maryland stopped doing theirs for some reason lmao). This means that physical cards are the only option, and people are going to lose or forget them before the event. They might even reasonably assume that pictures of the card would be acceptable since, you know, most other cons have done it that way, and they'll be fucked. "They should have read our email/website!" may be true, but it's still going to cause issues at registration because there's just going to be a certain percentage of people that missed it and are now stuck with no options. I feel bad for the volunteers doing reg, as they're going to have to deal with a lot of pissed off people because of this stupid policy.At the very least they should allow QR codes from large chains like Rite Aid are doing that for the vaccine. Requiring them to be *state-issued* just reflects leadership that is out of touch, IMO.
Inside sources say there's infighting with the mag board again. Something about the leader cracking under pressure and they're trying to figure out how to get rid of her
>>10700223Oh, the cunt who was fired by Paul Birtel before for insubordination, then made the whole "Friends of MAG" SJW campaign to get back in? You don't say... 'Course, it could also be the same SJWs who got into power with her actions, now wanting to kick her ass out since she's no longer useful to 'em. Either way, you don't test things on the live production server.https://super2022.reggie.magfest.org/guests/bio?guest_id=08680d3f-0a8b-414c-8922-e5e76d9feeaf
>>10700302SJW or liberals always fight for the most stupidest things but I'm not surprised. MAGfest is going to die because of this stupid bitch and others. I hope Paul makes a new event while this organization dies without applause.
>>10698446You’re not wrong, they already lost CPAC, if MAG goes under they’ll have to get by with just Katsu. Used to be they could make their whole operating costs back in the first two months of the year now they could be well and truly fucked.
>>10700302Debra is not the President, she's director for MAGsuper and head of the office.President is Carrie, followed by Jason and Cody on the BOD. Who are you getting your information from? Sounds like you're not staff anymore.
Since I know you fuckers lurk here this is a direct warning to you lot. I am not pleased with the way you fucked me over in the past years as well as what you have done to me on a personal level. I can and will sabatoge shit next year and for a very good reason. Like own up to your actions and take responsibility for once. But you wont as I am just another cog in the machine and no one important. But thats alright me and my friends are going to make sure your lives are very hard for the weekend and I will ensure that massive fuckups will happen. I swear it. To the regular attendees. Pay no mind to this for it does not apply directly to you. I will have my revenge and I will have justice. -A very angry woman-
>>10700709Doesn't matter who runs what at this point, it's still a giant in-fighting dumpster fire.
>>10697512Rez, you need to move on. It's really embarrassing at this point.
>>10700821Someone's assmad that someone keeps pointing out their fuckups, huh Mark?
>first act announced>lacey johnsonLiterally whomst
>>10698457Gaylord needs stop with the bullshit and end those vaccines mandates in a year or two the Gaylord Hotel will close down because of this.
>>10701684Mandates will not last beyond next year, one of three things will happen:> they try to mandate the boosters, mass noncompliance follows, mandates become unenforcible. Quietly removed.> Chief Justice Thomas uses the OSHA mandate case as a cudgel to beat cheveron doctrine to death. Corporate counsels all see the writing on the wall, mandates become legal liability.> a red wave to end all red waves happens, new GOP Congress wants scalps, impeaches cabinet/CDC/agency officials with 51/49 votes. Agencies get quiet, corpos get the message.
>>10701864Oklahoma governor already overrode Pentagon orders regarding the vaccine mandate when it came to National Guard, and last I checked they were working on a bill where employees can sue companies due to Vaccine and Mask mandates. There's hope.
>>10674255>jsh*d>even more autistic than I remember him>linking his youtubeSHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESH
>>10700733damn this sounds like a bomb threat. In the MAGfest minecraft server no less.
>>10701864Theres the 4th event: A supply chain collaspe leading to a economic collaspe forcing the feds to resign en masse. Then they will have no real choice but to end all mandates or go out of business. I'm speculating that they will double down anyway.
>>10702128>I'm speculating that they will double down anyway.If that happens there's will be blood in the streets and civil chaos.
>>10701684The Gaylord and the National Harbor is Prince Georges County's "crown jewel" development. It ain't going anywhere.
What kind of SXSW shit is this, and what in the fuck does it have to do with video games?
>>10702266It maybe the "crown jewel" but it's losing since last year during the pandemic and they will a lot more coming year.
>>10702273you know the "M" in magfest stands for music right? Music AND Gaming festival.
>>10702273Beggers cant be choosers. Aint no one wanna go to cons with Omicron killing everyone in sight.
>>10702301>Aint no one wanna go to cons with Omicron killing everyone in sight.I need to watch that Transformers movie soon?