A sad thing happened on the way to the Walker Stalker Con in London this weekend. Quite a few fans were left angry and disappointed by the lack of planning, overcrowding, cancelations, and even the food. 🙁 It’s really sad when a convention ends up disappointing fans. Instead of having a fun, relaxing weekend, things went wrong for some. The convention in London was March 30-31, 2019, and fans have taken to social media to share their disappointment. Here’s a look at what happened.
On March 27, one fan voiced a concern that would end up being prescient. Mrs Anna Dixon (named after Daryl from The Walking Dead) wrote: “Starting to wonder if the actors cancelling @WalkrStalkrCon know something we don’t. I appreciate that things can’t be helped at times but just seem odd how many have cancelled this year.”
Starting to wonder if the actors cancelling @WalkrStalkrCon know something we don’t. I appreciate that things can’t be helped at times but just seem odd how many have cancelled this year #walkerstalkercon #walkerstalkerlondon #gutted
— Mrs Anna Dixon (@AnnalovesDaryl) March 27, 2019
Responses showed that others were worried too:
And this fan wrote on March 27:
You know it's bad when you've had more big names cancelled in the last 24 than you have announced in months 🤔
— Josh (@Josh_Chambers_) March 27, 2019
It’s important to share that not everyone was disappointed. Some fans had a lot of fun.
— charlotte mount (@boblita2000) March 31, 2019
And some fans still got to see actors they were excited about.
Because of you guys I met my inspiration. So thankful for you guys pic.twitter.com/wNxxRr79Gf
— katie.surridge (@surr_k) March 31, 2019
i really can’t explain my happiness in words. steven is really the kindest person alive and i’m so happy to have him in my life. these 2 days were simply amazing and i really have to thank @WalkrStalkrCon for this. i hope to come back soon🥺♥️#WSCLondon #WSC pic.twitter.com/rP7iqehfYC
— Aidan owns my heart🖤 (@fivaidan) March 31, 2019
Even the original author of the worried tweet shared happy photos later on Twitter. But despite this, there were still quite a few fans who were saddened about the event.
First, there’s the problem of refunds being rejected and emails not getting replies, according to this fan:
#WalkerStalkerLondon is becoming more and more of a joke. Refunds are being rejected, guests are cancelling days after being announced, emails aren't being replied to. Just looks like a shambles.
— Charlotte Amelia Poe 🏳️🌈⚤ | HOW TO BE AUTISTIC (@smallreprieves) March 27, 2019
Others said the event felt unorganized.
— Tracy B (@monkeymouth) March 30, 2019
I never experieced a Convention more overcrowded than #WSCLondon2019 . There are people in front of the autograph booths just staring at the actors. If you want to buy a autograph you have to get past them first and thats nearly impossible in some cases.#walkerstalkerlondon pic.twitter.com/d4F2Wj6lzD
— I.am.not.a.part.of.this (@Iamnotapartoft1) March 30, 2019
Pep wrote: “…The event is one of the most unorganized events I’ve ever been to. The floor is empty with at least 10 stalls selling the same stuff. The prices for photos etc. is ridiculous. Wouldn’t recommend.”
#walkerstalkerlondon was interesting. Had fun seeing friends but the event is one of the most unorganized events I've ever been too. The floor is empty with at least 10 stalls selling the same stuff. The prices for photos etc is ridiculous. Wouldn't recommend.
— Pep (@Mozambiquehere_) March 30, 2019
Others felt like things were really overpriced, such as autographs and selfies having separate charges.
#walkerstalkerlondon firstly, poorly organised, can believe how much everything costs, there’s no convention prices here, complete rip off, actors charging, £50-£100 for an autograph and then wanting another 50 for a selfie, piss takers, remember who got you there
— neil porter (@neilpor83233332) March 31, 2019
One of the concerns was Walker Stalker announcing that Jeffrey Dean Morgan couldn’t attend. They said he hoped he could come for a few hours but just couldn’t. One fan said she heard that he had said he wouldn’t be able to come months earlier, but Walker Stalker Con announced just a few days beforehand. Fans were very disappointed that they wouldn’t get any type of refund, even for Platinum and Gold members.
DITTO. The actors/actresses are not the problem here, the company that is supposed to deliver The Walker Stalker experience is. They should at least partly refund Platinum and Gold VIP passes as a gesture of goodwill.
— Emanuela S (@ElphabaLondon) March 27, 2019
Others said that JDM had even tweeted in February that he wasn’t likely going to be able to go:
My gold has no more value than a standard vip…. I've been going since year one, this is my last. You say you try, JDM tweeted in Feb he wasn't likely coming anyway… Refunds should be given or at least partial. I could go vip buy the ops etc and spend less than I have on gold
— ❤Jade ❤ (@JadeHotDixon) March 27, 2019
And it looks like it’s been confirmed according to this tweet. The reasons the con didn’t announce earlier aren’t known:
JDM has known for ages. You have willingly been taking money low-key for lesser guests pic.twitter.com/nCMzDipqbB
— chris CzU (@CandcgamingCzu) March 27, 2019
Here’s another screenshot of the February tweet:
Someone else responded:
Oh my god!! Christ I hope our platinum lunch consists of lobster and salmon to try make our ticket worth something 😂
— Trace Gardner (@TraceGardnerB) March 27, 2019
Narrator: It didn’t.
Shaun Sadler wrote that he was very disappointed with the results of the Platinum Experience that he purchased. He wrote, “This is the supposed platinum experience at
#walkerstalkerlondon. Menu of cold pizza, a can of coke if you beg for it, dirty tables & the celebs you were meant to dine with partitioned off out of site. All for the princely price of £1,300 each. Bargain.”
This is the supposed platinum experience at #walkerstalkerlondon. Menu of cold pizza, a can of coke if you beg for it, dirty tables & the celebs you were meant to dine with partitioned off out of site. All for the princely price of £1,300 each. Bargain. pic.twitter.com/yN16uvuDoj
— Shaun Sadler ❌ (@ShaunSadler) March 31, 2019
However, some fans concluded that even though the convention is poorly organized, they still had fun:
we safely arrived in paris and took a uber ride home… well. I guess this wsc weekend is officially over 😞 I already miss it, no matter how bad the organisation is before the con, I always end up having loads of fun during! I’m already looking forward to atlanta 2019 ❤️
— Love, Sarah (@KeptinOnZeBridg) March 31, 2019
Were you there? We’d love to hear what your experience was like. Let us know in the comments below.
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