Registration is now live for BotCon 2015! Presumably this will be registration for attending
packages only, as was mentioned in the previous update. Just to further warn you, Radio Free Cybertron's John DeLuna reports that there is an additional $7 fee for registering online. But it does at least seem to be functional. Keep reading for the link!
After another abortive try this morning, Fun Publications' Brian Savage has issued an apology and has promised that another try will be happening soon, with only attending packages being offered until the server load has been alleviated. Non-attending packages will occur in a future update, and if this final attempt fails they will go to a "semi-manual" system, presumably the one from JoeCon. Keep reading for more details.
As of just after 5pm Central Time today, a message posted on the Botcon Official Facebook page has confirmed that all attempts at resuscitating the pre-registration system have failed. While a very, very few individuals reportedly managed to complete registration, for most people a series of escalating failures prevented completion of the process, and they will have to wait and try again tomorrow when Fun Publications hopes that all the external factors at work have been dealt with adequately. Keep reading to see a copy of the message.
Today, Tuesday, May 26, just barely three weeks from the opening events of Botcon 2015, preregistration has finally gone online! ...only to be shut back down minutes later. It appears that issues relating to the strain on the server has forced the system to be disabled until their hosting provider can take steps to improve performance. We've included a screengrab of the message currently being displayed. And in the meantime we're just hoping that reactivation at least waits until after most people's workdays are over with!
Hot on the heels of the latest delay in launching preregistration with just over three weeks left until the convention starts, the Fun Pub Video Youtube channel has posted a pair of new videos giving a walkthrough demonstration of the new registration system for both regular attendees and exhibitors. At last report, the earliest registration is expected to possibly go live is now Tuesday, May 26th, following additional complications with bringing the new system online. We have the videos embedded below, so click through to have a look.