CONQuest Festival 2023 was an event that got a lot of hype, but many attendees went online to share their frustrations about the event.
On social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, there are lots of attendees and guests that shared their experiences at the event. While many shared their fun experiences with the various guest and activities, there are also complaints from attendees regarding days 2 and 3 which saw long lines both within and outside the SMX Convention Center.
Long lines at CONQuest Festival Days 2 and 3
While the day 1 crowd was manageable according to attendees, the weekend days of June 3 and 4 saw lots of people lining up for the event.
— Henriette 🌸 (@henxtie) June 3, 2023
I tried to go into #CONQuest2023 day 2 but the lines are so long I just went home and cancelled my 3rd day shoots entirely, luckily I have this moment with my mates that somewhat kept our sanity after all the struggles pic.twitter.com/ZRXO05ACp7
— Zeitraffer (@im_Zeitraffer) June 4, 2023
the whole #CONQuest2023 reminded me of Rampage 2013.
In fairness unlike Rampage, di naging protest yung CQ. pic.twitter.com/pNWGYkzftd
— 😽🔞Fulmonya (@Fulmonya) June 4, 2023
i’m just sayin this was CONQuest Day 2 last yr and then the other was CONQuest Day 2 today, both at 4 PM. I can roam freely, point and geek out at cosers before, now I couldn’t even get to the cosers I wanted to take pics with cuz everyone has to keep moving #CONQuest2023 pic.twitter.com/sdvcpDwHhe
— b͏e͏r͏n͏s͏ 🐾 (@brnsgobrr) June 3, 2023
In response to this, CONQuest Festival organizers adjusted the queue times as well as the actual event times for both day 2 and day 3.
We apologize for the unsatisfactory queueing situation today.
There are no reasons we can provide when it comes to this other than that we made a mistake and underestimated the fan demand for the event.
While we cannot fully make up for this, we are moving… pic.twitter.com/ZA384lPOxb
— CONQuest Festival 2023 ☁️ (@CONQuestPHL) June 3, 2023
SMX Doors are now closed
There will be NO RE-ENTRY to SMX BUILDING
Exception: Those with MeetZones extending past 6PM may re-enter the SMX BUILDING until 8PM by presenting your MeetZone Stub or Premium Pass.
SMX Floor hours:
1st Floor Hallway show floor – up to 7PM only
— CONQuest Festival 2023 ☁️ (@CONQuestPHL) June 4, 2023
Along with adjustments to the queue, organizers also announced that there will be updates regarding refunds for day 2 and day 3 pass holders.
Several attendees report issues with the CONQuest 2023 MeetZone
Aside from the long lines, several attendees also shared their experience on Twitter regarding the MeetZone experience which is the designated spot for meet & greets with the guests.
Specifically, some attendees claim that there were issues regarding how the MeetZone stubs were given away to those who lined up.
Harassment is always not okay but I won’t forgive how they pulled this Genshin gacha random ass picking session for free MeetZone passes when it’s supposed to be FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis.
— joeds (@joeds_) June 4, 2023
bro im so sad about the angle for my FIRST meetzone, and then:
— rraine☔️ #CONQuestREFUND (@imrrainefall) June 4, 2023
Given these, it’s expected that more details about refund and other measures will be announced by the event organizers soon.