A report over on Kotaku is detailing a rather public bout of disappointed attendees of the Oz Comic-Con event which took place on Sunday.
The Melbourne event saw almost 40'000 attendees, and a raft of complaints on the official Facebook page led to organisers Hub Productions issuing a comment to Kotaku in an effort to quell the tide.
The statement reads: "[W]e were completely in awe of the sheer number of people who turned up, with nearly 40,000 attendees coming through the event over the weekend. Contrary to the rumour mill, the event was not oversold, with less than half the attendees on pre-purchased tickets. What we didn’t count on was the sheer volume of fans who turned up all at once, hoping to buy tickets at the door."
“This is something we will learn from – and again, we thank the fans for the patience that was shown at the time and apologise for any disappointment for those who were unable to purchase a ticket."
Another statement was issued on the Facebook page, reading: "As this was our first major con in Melbourne, we were in awe by the response from the fans, and we thank everyone for their patience and feedback; which will be inculcated into future events.”
Whether or not fans and attendees will be satisfied with the response remains to be seen. Hub Productions is not affiliated with Comic-Con International.
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