This article has been making its rounds on my Facebook lately.
Mike of Florida SuperCon does do a pretty good breakdown, and really hits the nail on the head.
To summarize, a journalist goes to PalmCon, and breaks it down, citing low attendence, and how horrible the costumes were, and etc. Basically, this is a grown woman acting like a child:
"I had sort-of high hopes for my first comic book convention -- not
because I like comics (ew) but because I really love dumb hats and
costumes... That said, some people there were having a lot of fun. I don't understand it -- but hey, I really wish stacks of old Duck Tales comics were enough to shake me from my jadedness and misery. "
PalmCon, along with a lot of the cons down here in Florida, aren't as big as SDCC or NYCC, true, but cons down here in Florida are experiences, treks, fun things to do for a day or over the weekend. You buy a ticket, hang out with like minded nerds, then walk off grounds to get a bite to eat at a local fast food joint or Starbucks, and come back for all the 18+ panels.
They're about FUN, something the author of the article refused to have, lest she ruin whatever cred working for a local news blog has.
I believe our friends Suburban Legends have some words of wisdom:
I'm reminded of a similar story, when a journalist from Gawker wrote up a story on dating a pro Magic: The Gathering player via OKCupid.
Reading back, it was nowhere near as cynical or hateful I remembered it being, but that caused a bit of a shitstorm in its day. The Gawker article could be interpreted as, "Hey, if you have a hobby that takes up a good chunk of time and money, let someone know, as it's important in a relationship", the PalmCon article was like "This is lame and boring, I don't care, hahaha"
What I'm saying is, don't be a hater (cuz haters are so nasty) and make any threats or call her out on her looks or anything like that.
Call her out for her terrible attitude, call out the publication for letting run, because that's the only way they'll get better.
Though, $4 almonds PalmCon? REALLY?