For those For those of you who do not know, Colossalcon has a policy about a year old for photographers to apply for a badge to take photos in and around the convention. For the want of a better term, a "lower level press pass". The link below this post explains it all.
I had applied for the pass and despite their claims that "The purpose of the application process is to verify your service as legitimate, not to judge quality of work.", I received the letter below:
We would first like to thank you for applying for a Colossalcon photography pass to be an approved photographer for the 2015 convention. Sadly, after reviewing your work, we have decided not to endorse you.
With that being said, this does not mean you are not allowed to take photos at Colossalcon. In fact we want you to come take photos, have a great time and grow as a photographer. We encourage you to apply again in the near future and look forward to seeing you grow.
It is more then clear the a certain word can be used here, hypocrisy! The other word I can use can be found in farmland.
I have been told that the convention may be limiting the number of badges given to photographers, but if that is the case, I was late and that's my tough luck. But at least, the con should have the decency to post that on their website instead of looking like a bunch of two legged lobotomized jackasses and sending insulting form letters
I am still going to this convention with camera in hand like I have done before this policy was set in place!
So for anyone who is interested in a shoot, contact me.colossalcon.com/information/ph…
Update. It appears that they have had a change of heart after a certain degree of hellraising from a group of people. Hopefully, there will be others who have been accepted along with me!