I wouldn't doubt that some of these things get put off until the very end simply because nobody wants to take control of it. And it makes sense. Why would any employee stick their neck out and be the one to take charge only to have the blame for all the issues that arise placed squarely on them. I'd like to think that at some point there is a meeting in which these decisions are made, where there is an awareness and understanding that deciding on one strategy is going to create a different set of problems than another strategy. But realistically, it probably just gets put off. Not to mention that a lot of these high profile conventions only get put on once a year. So what might be a major problem experienced by attendees, is likely something that the average employee doesn't care enough about to actually try and prevent ahead of time. Because from the employees perspective, that problem comes, goes, and is over and done with completely within a few days time. Why go through all that effort to try and solve problems and prevent things from happening, when it just isn't going to matter anyway in a very short time. I'm not in any way trying to chastise employees of these companies. It's just normal day to day work life for them. I don't see why it would be any different for them than it would be in any other workplace. I don't know anything about ReedPop's current contract. If it did end in 2018, it wouldn't be hard to extend it another year. Or on a year by year basis. If that does turn out to be the case, then maybe Disney just isn't quite ready to take over the reins just yet. It's definitely coming though. Like I had mentioned before, at SDCC this year there was quite a lot of discussion about whether Marvel and/or Star Wars will ever be returning. Even if ultimately either of those do return to SDCC, the discussion itself just goes to show that we aren't the only ones who think Disney definitely has something in store to showcase their properties in the future. Conventions definitely aren't going to die out anytime soon. When you think about the fact that a lot of people who have been super passionate about conventions over the last 30 years are likely having families of their own now, it's just a whole new generation of con goers being raised with this as their norm. And yet, for companies, all of this is still relatively new in terms of handling the demand of these events. Although, now that I think about it, I kind of like the chaos and the individual nature of each one of these events. It sort of heightens the passion everyone has for whatever it is they are trying to see or get. Dare I say, it's almost like it's part of the fun. Can you imagine if every convention was just this cookie cutter copy of every other one? Imagine if everything was just so streamlined and efficient that no issue came about. That image is a little scary to think about, to be honest. And it might go there one day. Where conventions become just these super efficient drive thru experiences. When you think about it like that, I'm not so sure people would actually want it that way.