Re: Meet & Greets
As you know from our Tweets and video before the event, our intention for the meet and greets was to distribute tickets half an hour before the signing began. However, many people decided to join the queue at the start of the day and wait until tickets were ready to hand out, resulting in queues we had intended to avoid. As tickets are first come first served, these people would always be the ones who received them.
We decided that the best and safest response to this today was to hand out the tickets to those at the front of the queue. This ensures the people who were too far back would not waste the day queueing for a meet and greet they were not going to get tickets for.
To be clear - for a meet and greet with 200 people, the first 200 to queue up would receive tickets, no matter what time they arrived. The others were told they were too far back, so they didn’t waste their time queueing, which as many of you know, was the problem we had last year.
We would also like to remind everyone that Summer in the City has never guaranteed any attendee that they would meet a particular YouTuber, and for this reason it is strictly worded as such in our Code of Conduct. In fact, all of our weekend tickets were sold out before we announced any of our line-up of guests.
We hope that anyone who has missed out on seeing their favourite YouTuber takes the opportunity to enjoy the rest of the day and make the most of the rest of your weekend; as all the time we have other signings, discussion panels, the exhibition hall, and a full schedule of the main stage for you guys to check out.