GottaHaveFaith wrote:You need to estimate better the number of people attending. Surely it's better to have a little too much space so then people have breathing space?
Or you need to limit the numbers coming in if you can't cope. It's just not safe.
The whole event is contstantly monitored by the Health and Saftety also the fire officers.
It is there call as to whether the numbers are to high at any time.
People tend to congregate in certain areas which make those areas look over crowded, for instance the entrance we try to move people through the event but people stay by the entrance inside the main doors and also around the Anime Village area.
We estimate numbers and apply this to the future event, once we have opened the current event there is nothing that we can do.
As I have said earlier and it is not that I am being defensive about the events I make the same point which is, we have to consider foot fall on the Sunday as well as the Saturday not just on one day.
When the above foot fall is taken in to account spread across the weekend then that is one of the ways we come to the floor space needed not the only one.
The event space for this May 08 event was larger than for the October 07 event and the October 08 floor space will go up again subject to new additions we have in the pipeline.
As I said if some people feel that the Saturday is a little busy for them then I would suggest visiting on the Sunday which is a little less crowded, granted this may not be convenient for everyone but the fact is the event is popular and getting more so, so I would imagine this subject will come up again and again.Admin