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Title: Feedback for EF16
Post by: Foxdie on 08.09.2010, 11:35:02
Hi all, just a quick bullet-point list of feedback and suggestions from myself;

Feedback
Suggestions for a better EF17 (including a reason why)

1 Although everyone was welcome to the pool, a pool party was planned whilst we were swimming, this pool party included oversized inflatable toys which left the whole pool feeling way too cramped, me and a couple of others felt "bullied" out of the pool. It would have been nice if these parties were scheduled so some of us could plan to avoid it.
2 For those of us who had late departure, it would have been nice for the public WiFi to be still there until the last minute, just as a courtesy.
3 There was a lot of unused space in front of the Fursuiter Lounge which would have been ideal for the Dealers Den
4 I noticed that there were many times where allocation of time between main stage events was too little, leading to events over-running and causing a "domino effect". Those who plan these schedules should possibly double the anticipated time between events so as to give people time to prepare for the next one (and subsequently prevent keeping people waiting for hours).
5 Some of us didn't want to go into the main stage because the seats were too uncomfortable, what would have been nice was if there were either a projector or some flat panel TVs showing the main stage events on EFTV so we could relax in a more comfortable atmosphere whilst watching performances. The rooms are often too small / compact when you've got 6 or more friends watching it together.

Title: Re: Feedback for EF16
Post by: Onkel Kage on 09.09.2010, 18:13:41

  • Erect some flat panel TV's or a projector in the lobby areas with EFTV
Are you volunteering to purchase, store, and transport the TV's for them? 
Title: Re: Feedback for EF16
Post by: SibSerag on 09.09.2010, 22:39:26
Are you volunteering to purchase, store, and transport the TV's for them? 

I volunteer to store and transport them :)

Same for the new Jaguar EF shuttle Car.
Title: Re: Feedback for EF16
Post by: Zefiro on 10.09.2010, 00:26:17
Having had some time now to regain consciousness and read other persons feedback, here is mine. Parts have already been said (though I'm repeating from my PoV), parts I've surely forgotten. In summary I've got quite mixed feeling about this year's Eurofurence, with the downsides mainly being too much time spent backstage / not participating in the con, and even when I had time not having that cozy 'full of fluff' feeling aka big social meets most of the time, and the overall impression still being on the positive side :)


Ok, some things which me might be able to improve

Sadly, I heard more voices questioning their return next year than I heard the previous years. Though I don't fear we'll be shrinking, it's sad to see people turning away.

*purrrr*
Title: Re: Feedback for EF16
Post by: nifelan on 10.09.2010, 02:17:37
I pretty much agree with most things Zefiro listed here.
I did not find the dance to be too loud, the previous dance was much too loud. This time I found it quite acceptable, even without earplugs.

  • The stairs. I haven't seen the elevators actually work they way Kage described them (and how normal ones do), they seemed to act rather randomly at times. But even then access to all floors through stairs would be appreciated. Recommondation: make all stairs visible (put signs there, not only the emergency-exit lights, and floor numbers from the inside) and open all doors. They had little turn-knobs which could be used to hold them open, or tape the latch open, etc.
There was one staircase - the one right next to the reception desk - which allowed access to all floors. That was the only staircase that did that.

  • Ask the hotel to not put "afraid of heights" persons on 6th floor next, front-side - thus either being forced to use the glass elevator, walk alongside the atrium or use the stairs each and every time. (the minimum what could have been done for those would have been to allow them to use the hotel staff elevators, better to give them a room at either lower level or backside of the hotel). Since we explicitely asked our guests to only choose this option when they really, really mean it, please also ask the hotel to take this seriously.
Oh hell yes. I was very annoyed and frightened. Thanks to the hotel staff for putting me on the 6th floor, shrugging and telling me, that it was my problem - not theirs.

Also thanks to the britfur who jumped in the elevator that was already close to not working and slowly crawling from the 3rd to the 4th floor while I was in it. Now I know that I'm not only terribly afraid of heights but also somewhat claustrophobic.
Title: Re: Feedback for EF16
Post by: Vixus on 10.09.2010, 07:05:56
Also thanks to the britfur who jumped in the elevator that was already close to not working and slowly crawling from the 3rd to the 4th floor while I was in it. Now I know that I'm not only terribly afraid of heights but also somewhat claustrophobic.

Omg that stuff was annoying the piss out of me too, to the extent where I told someone to "Seriously, stop fuckin' doing that!"

So yeah, for all those jumpers: Please consider what consequences your jolly bouncing can have on the elevators themselves -and- those who travel in it.
Thanks ^^