Blinded by greed? Forbes’ ’30 under 30′ honoree draws flak over chaotic ConQuest 2023

Pop culture fans and cosplayers are furious at the organizers of ConQuest2023 for mismanaging the convention, which was marred with long lines, thick crowds and long waiting hours.

The second and third days of the convention were a nightmare for ticketholders, as they had to endure hours of waiting to get inside SMX Convention Center.

Several visitors opted to go home despite having tickets because of the chaotic management of the event.

ConQuest 2023 was touted as a comic con, anime expo, and gamers’ conference in one event.

Broadcaster Julius Babao called out ConQuest’s organizers for overselling tickets beyond the venue’s capacity.

Many were infuriated with the apparent lack of empathy among organizers.

It all started when ConQuest 2023 tickets, which had been declared sold out, were suddenly “refilled.” It had gone so bad that weekend pass holders opted not to return in succeeding days.

The fans’ conclusion: ConQuest organizer Justin Banusing and company over promised and underdelivered.

Banusing, 23, was included in Forbes “30 under 30” list in 2022 for being one of the co-founder