It's a shame Judgedreddrocks didn't enjoy the enniskillen con, clearly didn't work for him (or his kids). Conventions are funny things, they all have different flavours and I've never known any convention to be the same thing twice.
"It took ages to get there" is a rather weird complaint though, which would have rather more to do with where JDR was based than where the convention was and I wish he'd led with the post about him and his kids not enjoying it because then at least you could address that and learn from it, rather than going straight for the jugular clearly riling up friends of the con.
Conventions like Enniskillin are not run for-profit (often they're run for a loss), they're usually run by fans for fans (and in the hometown of the fans who run them), they try and improve every single time they're on. Learning valuable lessons from each show, but they're not trying to be the Belfast Comic Con
And a note on that. There are two Belfast "Comic-Cons" the MCM Comic Con and the Belfast Film and Comic Con, run by different companies, run for profit and vast things that often have only a nominal amount of comic book guests - in fact, as a local comic artist, you'd think I'd be a shoe in for a table, and managed to get invited to both cons in their first year, not a peep in the second and despite actually asking if I could pop along being told in no uncertain terms that well.. The film and comic con doesn't really have any sort of comic presence and I'd be the token comic artist... if I still wanted to come along. I declined.
MCM have at least an artists table section and I know a few artists come along to that. Personally, I don't enjoy these things and so rarely if ever do them, and writers never go to them at all.
As it happens the Enniskillen con has a lot more in common with brit comic conventions of old, rather than the Monstrous cash extractors of MCM Belfast or the Belfast Film and Comic Con, less movie spectacle and more comics and the comic guests are actually treated as guests (rather than some appendix to the main event tolerated in order to validly use the words "comic-con" in the title) so we tend to be that little more laid back, happy to chat and you're far more likely to see a writer there as a result.
I hope you give it another chance, I don't think it's unreasonable to give anything or anyone another chance.
On that note, what do you think they could do to improve the experience for the kids?