Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

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What's Wrong With This Picture?

While walking back from Disneyland earlier in the week, I spotted how this Worldcon was being identified on the convention center's sign board. It seems like convention centers are not capable of listing our event names correctly. ConJose had all sorts of difficulty with getting our convention name listed correctly, and L.A.con IV appears to be no exception.

Lisa and I went back out to the sign this evening (Thursday) after dinner and took these two shots. The first is a wide shot of the entire sign that is hard to see because of the lighting conditions, while the second is a tight shot on the event listing itself.

I don't know about any of you, but this (a) makes it look like the event is held here every year, and (b) leaves out what may be the most important element of the convention name: "World."

I brought this discrepancy to the attention of the convention management, including Facilities liaison, but they've got more important things to deal with, and I do sympathize. It's just that I'm sure it must be pretty simple to fix for someone in the Convention Center's office. This probably sounds deeply obsessive, but it is sort of a Mark Protection issue, as we're not showing our flag properly.

Follow-up, 28 Aug: I spoke with Facilities head Kim Marks Brown, and she told me that they did actually ask the Anaheim Convention Center a couple of times to fix it and got nowhere. In my opinion, this is all they could reasonably expect to do on this. It's annoying, but not earth-shattering. Darn convention centers anyway. But there's only so much a convention committee can do.

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