I figured I’d make a few comments about the events that took place during BABSCon 2014. If you’re interested in reading what BABSCon has to say on the matter, you can find it here. Since my name was dropped in this release, I found it only fair to give my comments on a few things.
Why was I mentioned in this release? A week or so before BABSCon, a email was sent asking for media to select what VIPs we were interested in interviewing. I got together with my fellow Everfree News folks and decided on who to interview. We filled it out and sent it off to BABSCon.
I follow up with WeAreBorg a few days before con to ask when we’ll know about the interviews so I could plan accordingly. (for the record, this was my first pony convention) He responded saying that they were still working with the VIPs and their handlers to get the interviews scheduled.
Fast forward to convention time, I had spoken to FinalDraft we had not heard anything back about interviews. We decided, as EFN, to take it upon ourselves to see what we could do. FinalDraft has connections with the VIPs and we were able to use those to our advantage to approach them and ask for interviews. All the VIPs we approached seemed to be up for interviews with the exception of a few. I personally told them that they didn’t need to worry and they they should enjoy the con and forget about the media interviews.
On Saturday morning, I get an email from WeAreBorg saying to text him so we could schedule interviews and find out where to meet to do them. By this point, we had almost everyone we wanted scheduled to be interviewed so I responded with this:
“Thanks but we’ve already taken care of the interviews ourself.
I couldn’t continue to wait for BABSCon because I wanted to get a lot of things done in a short period of time. Again, this was my first time meeting all the VAs and friends I’ve talked to online for months. At the same time, I was there as media and needed to fulfill my duties to cover the event and bring awesome content to our readers.
I won’t be making comments about FinalDraft or why I left EFN. I was there to have a good time, be a media person and cover the convention. Unfortunately events took place that prevented me from being able to properly cover the con. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I’ll try my best to answer them. You can also reach out to me on twitter.
And for those asking, I never did get those interviews… I also missed out on meeting Ashleigh Ball which I will continue to hate myself for :/
Note: forgive me if there are misspellings, writing on the mobile client is difficult.