That’s what makes these fiascoes so unsettling—somebody is getting driven to financial ruin and having their wildest dreams crushed.
What’s far more troubling, though, is that each failed convention yields a group of gobsmacked fans, who believe they’ve witnessed an unprecedented, unrepeatable debacle. Which makes sense, if you think about it. The odds aren’t great that My Little Pony fans would know about WrestleFanFest. Minecraft gamers aren’t likely to remember a Star Trek convention from over 30 years ago. So fandom as a whole is never fully inoculated against this problem….