GamerCon at the Dublin’s National Convention Centre in Ireland promised video games, eSports, PlayStation VR and cosplay. All that was at the event but that doesn’t mean a lot for some of the attendees. After selling 24,000 tickets to the 9,000 capacity venue, a lot of unhappy gamers and families were forced to stand outside in the rain according to an RTE report. The event organisers were allowing new people into the event as people left, so as you can guess, it was slow going.
As you can imagine, those that had travelled to get to the event were less than happy at the delays of getting inside.
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Show founder Ferdi Roberts explained the queues in a statement:
GamerCon sincerely apologises for the significant delays that our attendees experienced this morning.As a first-time event we underestimated the traffic flow that we forecast for the event and have very strict health and safety-related capacities which we must adhere to.
That temporarily impacted our ability to process the queue which resulted in longer-than-expected wait time for our attendees.
The organisers have said that they will be refunding tickets for those that didn’t get scanned at the event. Be sure to contact the organisers if you were one of those affected and expected to stand in the rain for hours.