Things that could have gone better
I’ve already shared one way of making Sasnak City better, just a little more organized. Keeping people in one or two places to make it easier to let everyone know what’s going on and keep the flow when it comes to the photo ops and autographs.
One of the biggest downsides was the lack of panels during Sasnak City 2019. The only two that seemed guaranteed were the opening and the closing panels. All others were hit and miss. We got one on Saturday, and apparently there was one on Sunday but everyone missed it due to being in line.
There were some people only there for panels. They wanted to hear the Outlander actors share stories on the stage. Sadly, they wouldn’t have felt like they got their money’s worth, and I can understand that. Just having one or two actors on the stage do a panel while other photo ops are going on would make some sense. The backdrop could have notices show up of which tier was being called for photo ops or the meet and greets that were starting.
Some were saying that if it was a choice between panels and a photo op, they would choose to go to the panels. Others would choose to go for the photo op. It all depended on their preferences but having the option would have been better than nothing at all.
Communication could have also been a little better. You would think the people at Registration would know everything that was happening. They could be an excellent point of contact to find out what was happening when it was happening, and whe you had to go. Sadly, they tended to know less than the con-goers.
This is something that does come with time. But in the future, it could be worth just making sure the people who run reception know what’s going on. That way they can help make people feel at ease.
But these suggestions are just things I’ve noticed happen at the bigger cons. And I know for a fact those bigger cons learned as they went. It’ll all fall into place for Gina and her team.
I do believe overall the event is worth the money. But that’s when you get the bigger ticket extras. When it comes to just a small tier and only there for panels, it was certainly disappointing for many. This is where a few changes could be made for the better.
What did you think of Sasnak City 2019? What do you think could have happened better? What did you love the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Sasnak City runs yearly. We’ll keep you up to date with when the next event is.