I used to read the Hey, Answerman! column at ANN, but I eventually gave up because Answerman is well, a dick. It would make me really angry when he’d make fun of (what I’m assuming was) a kid who’d ask a question like “HOW CAN I BECOME A CHARACTER IN NARUTO?” or “what do u have to do to get a job as an anime creator” or say that someone’s not a true fan for whatever reason.
But this time, oh man. Answerman interviewed Chase Wang (lol “wang” lol), who is a PR rep from an outside agency that handles AX’s press, guests, and so on. Wang’s responses to Answerman’s questions were eye-rolling, spin-filled bullshit. Among congoers, AX was considered a huge mess, and even Halko Momoi blasted the organization of the con on her blog. Naturally, Wang’s reponse was that AX “was a very good year”. So if this was a “very good year”, what were the years before this year’s, which from what I’ve been reading, never had huge problems? Abso-fucking-lutely amazing years?