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Anybody know where I can get one of these? Because I fucking need it.

Okay, so this happened:


I know, BFD, right? It’s not a convention that I could have attended, so why give half a damn? Well, because a friend of mine did and he let Prime in on a little news. See, there were Hasbro reps there and they let it slip that Hasbro wants to start doing another convention. Namely, a Transformers convention.

HasCon is just a one and done now, it seems. But then again, I figured that out two years ago. It was fairly obvious.

When Prime told me, I couldn’t help but do a sarcastic slow clap in Skids. As I told him, Hasbro had a sweet damn deal with FunPub and they basically shitcanned it for the worst reason possible: thinking they could run their own convention. Yeah, that went so well. 🙄

Prime admonished me for that; I shouldn’t curse a horse that does finally finish the race. He’s right. But it feels a little hypocritical to me. Hasbro had it good; they had people who were willing to do whatever it took to run a damn good show, then they pissed it away and said, “Hey, we’re gonna do a Hasbro convention!” Because apparently, if you like one Hasbro property, you like them all. Oh, and this wasn’t going to be held in different parts of the country. Nope, it was going to be Rhode Island and Rhode Island alone for all eternity. Also, the guests didn’t necessarily have anything to do with any Hasbro brands–Flo Rida, anyone?–but they’d be invited anyway to fill seats and sell tickets. As for the tickets, pre-registering early wouldn’t get you a deal. Nah, if you waited, you could get cheap tickets via Groupon but anyone who got on board early was screwed out of a shit-ton of cash.

Yeah, that was a freaking debacle. The more I heard about that “convention”, the less I wanted to go. I skipped. Prime skipped. DA went and was able to get us goodies–thanks a million for that!–but Prime and I couldn’t justify it. However, if we do get an actual, official Transformers convention again, there’s no stopping us from going. I may have an actual use for my vacation time!

Which reminds me: I found out an interesting little something at work yesterday. Okay, there was a job posting for a position in Member Service; it was the position held by Dennis. Well, the opening was posted, taken down and then, nothing. Peg asked our current manager, Katie, who was hired for the spot.

No one. Not one person in our building put in for the position. No one applied. So, it looks as though we’re going to get a seasonal hire to fill in but ten to one that won’t be permanent.

It was all I could do not to burst out laughing. Sure management, go ahead and move me to the Front End. Please. I’m fucking begging you guys. Because when you do, you’ll have even less coverage at the door, and with Christmas coming up, you’ll be massively screwed. Remember, I was the one who came in early, stayed late, and had no problems with the schedule. I didn’t complain about any of that shit, never complained about getting extra hours and longer shifts, because I wanted to be there! But sure, go right ahead and piss all over one of the few loyal employees you have. See what that gets you.

I’m willing to bet that this whole idiotic incident is going to blow over now. But even if it doesn’t, I refuse to let it bother me anymore. Hey, management wants to be stupid, let them. It’s not my fucking problem anymore.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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