While I thoroughly enjoy all the photos and videos that are now cruising through the internet thanks to some wonderful fans attending the Eyecon event last weekend, I'll also have to say how grateful I am that I decided against spending an exorbitant amount of money on going.
I've been thinking of going to a convention for years now, mostly looking into the ones in the UK, because it's closer. And in all these years, people have never been as upset afterward as they have with Eyecon. Not only did they seem disorganized and unprofessional, apparently they also stole money from sponsors: Vee
explains her experience on vampire-diaries.net.
From all the comments I have read I can only come to the conclusion that Eyecon is literally stealing your money. They advertise grand things on their website (Masquerade ball, Miss Mystic Falls pageant, etc.) which then don't even happen or only happen in a way that is disappointing and ridiculous to all attending. They don't even hire trained staff or volunteers they know, apparently they don't even work with the volunteers that they work with. They just put them in some place and tell them to hold the fort for three days.
Since I wasn't there, I cannot personally decide how horrible it was. So I won't say much more, except this: I won't ever go to an Eyecon event, unless Vee or Ruthie or the majority of future attending fans can convince me otherwise. I advise everyone else to do the same. Unfortunately, I have heard on more than one occasion that someone spent more than $1000 on their experience with Eyecon and what they received wasn't even worth $15.