@I can't imagine chances are good that all Shane did was give people their badges. It's why he doesn't have a clue what he's doing. I still have my old documents for running a gaming convention that's more in depth than what he had down. Why didn't he talk about vendors? Guests? Events that were anime related? Work shops for things like learning how to do cosplay? What about room size? What the location has to offer, hotels and restaurants near by. How many guests his location can have (by guests I mean convention staff and convention goers). Would it have any swag, even a nice badge can be decent swag as many convention goers keep them. Any door prizes? Is there room for any games? There was so much information missing about his convention that it really shows that he didn't have a clue what he was doing.
He didn't mention any of those things because he didn't have anything in place. His con was 3 months away and the only thing he had announced was one guest who is just starting out in voice acting and has done mostly bit parts. Shane wants you to believe he had all these amazing things nailed down and ready to go but it just wasn't the right time for his convention and it just needs to be postponed a bit. At least he was able to swallow his pride and admit his con was doomed instead of forging ahead and losing even more money.