It's been awhile folks, but we finally have some brony convention drama for you. And not just any kind of drama: we're talking about two night in a row of theft from a supposedly secure vendor's room over at Fiesta Equestria. More details below the break.
Let's start with the basics, shall we? Vendors at Fiesta Equestria were promised a 1,000 attendee convention and instead received what is closer to 400 people (including ~60 vendors and staff), and even that estimate is on the high end according to various sources at the convention. Some speculate that it's as low as 200 at the moment. After Sunday I'm sure the real number will be somewhere in between.
|"Of course the giant empty space in the middle of the vendor's room is a good idea, every other con is just stupid!"|
|A good way to tell a vendor to fuck off is to steal their shit. Another is crappy table placement. This guy got double trouble!|
A lot of vendors set up Thursday night, only for a few to find out they had goods stolen Friday morning. The stolen items were reported to convention staff, but none of the vendors actually saw or heard any progress on the matter. Then Saturday morning arrived and it seemed like every vendor and their mom got hit.
|And when I say "got hit" I mean literally for this busted up cash box.|
- Cutie Coral- Gummy, Tirek, and Crazy Eye Twilight. $270 Retail
- Table F1- Trigun Cat Toy. $10 Retail
- Table A2- 2 RD and 3 Vinyl Jerseys. $114 Retail
- Table A2- Damaged Cash Box, As pictured above. Retail not disclosed.
- Linda ____ - Chrysalis Plushie. $75 Retail
- Firebrand Kun- 5 Different Mousepads. $75 Retail
- Firebrand Kun- Over a Dozen Buttons. $24+ Retail ($2 Each)
- Anonymous- Laptop stolen, details not known.
- Circle Art Designs- Applejack Purse. $40 Retail
- Purple Pumpkin- Splatoon Hat. $30 Retail.
|You'd think with this many poles and lack of lighting here there'd be some late night entertainment, but no.|
Oh, and have I mentioned yet? That list is actually incomplete. Not even half way through talking with other vendors, convention security told him to stop what he was doing. Security considered real, actual theft at the convention to be defamation. While he did stop immediately, the head security staff member still dragged him to a corner and yelled at him for 20 minutes straight.
|Defaming the convention? What convention?|
Another vendor tried to get him out of it, but the security staff told them that no one was to interfere while this was going down in front of the other vendors. Remember, this poor guy was just a vendor that trusted the convention to take care of his merchandise over night only to find things stolen. If anyone should have been yelled at, it should have been security. And people wonder why no vendors ever ratted out Drawponies publicly until Horse News reported on it... It's shit like this, folks.
|I guess their souls are as empty as their average panel.|
|Although based on their turnout I doubt Fiesta Equestria can even afford such luxuries as dog treats.|
|Yeah, give vendor staff their own table so that they can sit on their asses all day. That'll make 'em efficient!|
|"Oh sorry, we left the keys where we keep our fucks given."|