2018 TanaCon Attendee Claims She Was A ‘Makeshift Mom” For Kids At Event

The failure of 2018’s TanaCon social media influencer convention in Anaheim, California, made international headlines when Michael Weist, who organized the event, says he was forced to shut it down on its first day. Reportedly, more than 15,000 unregistered guests showed up unexpectedly, which became a security issue for the TanaCon venue. Amanda says she attended TanaCon and claims she waited more than five hours to get inside. She also claims that security and concessions at the convention were problematic even before the unanticipated crowds that caused it to be canceled arrived. “This was an event that was mostly attended by children and young teenagers,” says Amanda, who was 20 at the time. “I ended up becoming a makeshift mom for half of the kids that were there because no one knew what was going on,” she claims. Michael apologizes to Amanda for what she says she experienced at TanaCon but disputes her claims regarding security and the availability of food and water for convention attendees. How does Michael respond when Amanda claims that TanaCon was planned in under a month? Watch Monday’s Dr. Phil, “Social Media Outcast: The Organizer of TanaCon Speaks Out,” as Michael comes face to face with critics. Then, on Tuesday’s conclusion, “More Allegations Against TanaCon Organizer Michael: How Will He Respond?” Michael is confronted by friends, former employees, and others who share their varying perspectives on past interactions with him. Check your local listing to find out where to watch. WATCH: Michael Weist, Organizer Of TanaCon, Says He’s Still Getting Cyberbullied Nearly Three Years After The Failed Convention TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Outrageous news story in your town?