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Tumblr does a con. It's going as well as anyone could hope.
>Con organisers ask for $17000 dollars in an hour otherwise the con will be shut down because "upper management doesn’t like the people at the con"
>turns out Dashcon didn't read the contract properly and it said payment due on day one
>Saying they'll refund donations once money's in from walk-ins
>Main draws of the convention, Welcome to Night Vale, walk after not being paid
>Anyone who forked out for extra-cost reserved seating for the event gets an extra hour with the ball pit
>an extra hour in a tiny, timed-entry, homestuck-paint-filled kiddie pool with some plastic balls in a giant empty room
>there's a bouncy house too
>Time Crash (who they?) concert and BDSM 101 panels later
>THE BALLPIT deflates
>Webcomic artist flees.
>No one on tumblr knows what dashcon is.
>We are waiting for someone to die or be eaten.
>Murder? Suicide? BDSM Gone-Oh-Wrong? Place your bets, kids.
>high chance of rats/shillers (still undecided) SMH and The Ballpit (Dashcon staff) getting murdered
> THE BALLPIT IS DEAD AND THERE ARE NO PICTURES
>They file for LLP in Ohio
>They operate in Illinois without the proper paperwork to operate as an out-of-state business.
>Run the convention at a Mariott hotel
>Mariott requires all events planned to pay the fee in full 5 days before the event.
>Day 1 fundraiser for $17k
I am thoroughly convinced that this is all being run by Bernie Madoff from within Butner Federal Correctional Complex. The shit like illegal movie screenings is probably just unrelated, but you can never be sure.
apparently they're having another con in '15. I hope this is an annual thing, I haven't laughed this hard in a while
The chick in the Mishapocalypse dress was goin around groping people's junk.
She was probably so sheltered that she didn't even know that's something that you're not supposed to do. Or she thought that it's a-okay because she's an OPPRESSED WOMYN
we still don't know whether they have permission to operate in illinois
the tumblrite that posted it didn't realize that out of state companies with permission to operate in illinois are not listed in the illinois company registry listing, because they aren't registered as having an office in the state, they are just filing a notification that they will be doing business there.
the dashcon tag on tumblr is actually pretty much everyone bashing the entire thing with a few attendees going "WAAAAH STOP BASHING IT IM HAVING SUCH A GOOD TIIIIIIIIIME"
i'm going to go out on a limb and say 90% of tumblr users want to see dashcon burn in hell forever
>sorry if i misunderstood your post
By the way, you can pre-order tickets to Dashcon 2015. They cost more than the Saturday ticket for Dashcon 2014, at $50.
They expect five to eight thousand (5,000 - 8,000) people in attendance.
You did, anon. they were describing a hypothetical and humorous situation where all the admins sneak out and leave tje con and tons of posts appear in the dash saying that haters made them do it.
Are they still pretending that's how many people they had in attendance this year too? Because that's the only way to rationalize their expectation that they'd gather over 10x the people they did this year after their abysmal performance.
Are they really this bad at management or do they not realize deposits on rooms are not refundable, and therefore, they'd need to pay 17K to everyone who donated out of their own pockets...?
No wonder this is a mess.
We should make a mock dashcon every year. A shitty ballpit, pay people to be fake british actors and have a fake donation drive where everyone just pelts (paid) "con operators"
it would be amazing..
Can this one just off herself already?
That's my Sunday bet.
That and cops.
the WTNV guys already knew it was a shitshow on July 8th and watched the ripple effect of a ballpit hell go down https://twitter.com/NightValeRadio/status/486704940442587136
whoever runs this blog must be here right now
If you haven't already, you should find and follow the staff's twitters so they see that acct and feel some infinitisemal bit more mocked.
>For the record, because apparently this board auto archives?
Dashcon drama has been the best thing to happen in AGES. All glory to the ball pit. May it's glory last for all eternity.
Have you guys seen this? (Account of how they went about securing the very first funds involved, used for down payment and reservation). Assuming it was already posted here in one of the earlier threads, but...damn, this was doomed from the start.
i do wonder that myself, actually being treated and medicated for depression and anxiety.
it's really sad how some people use real mental illnesses/disorders as adjectives for emotions.
Because he's the only actual guest who showed up and was paid and didn't get fucked over somehow. A goddamn miracle.
I've been reading these threads since the morning and it's fucking ridiculous just how much fun it is reading the shitstorm happening over there. I can't believe I read all six threads non-stop but hey, I have no life, so.
>checks out /cgl
>find these epic threads about a con never heard of full of tumblrtards
>cant sleep might miss things
>thank you /pol for leading me here
please get this man a glass of water immediately
I am genuinely concerned about any of these kids thinking that DC will be the regular expectation for cons, if this is their first. But at the same time they can also just stay away from other cons if the aesthetic of DC was appealing to them, that's 100% fine too.
>nobody chants it
>blue wig girl is trying to chuck a ball at him as video ends
wow so amazing, stop spamming your shitty video. The $35 or whatever pass wasn't worth it if this is all you got.
The guy is trying way too hard and just comes off as super obnoxious and rude.
>that piss video
Nail in the coffin. /pol/ confirmed for just as, if not even more autistic than Tumblr
This whole fucking meltdown is fucking gold. Its like the old cgl is back.
Would you guys prefer to live in the goat tower or the ball pit?
OP of the first four threads here. Damn, /cgl/, you guys aren't fuckin around. I only slept for like 5 hours.
>/pol thread on the worst board lead me here
>mfw regardless of their beliefs they raid better then /b
That's because there is a level of impulsive autismal jackassery wherein you simply have so much brazenness and so little sense of or respect for social norms that you just walk up to whoever the fuck you're "raiding" or "trolling" in real life and be incredibly repugnant directly in their face, like our filmmaker here. And perhap this level has been reached by more /pol/ people than /b/tards.
also I see you didnt put the end slashes on the names there...that's...pretty unusual, what board are you usually from?
Thank you former OP.
That image you made lead me to this happiness.
There's one planned, actually (Alternicon) and it will probably be a clusterfuck too, though this'll be hard to match.
Dashcon seems 80% Superwholock, and 10% Homestucks, if that, judging from the available photos and videos. The Homestuck fandom is dying, which everyone is undoubtedly glad about, including Homestucks.
Always glad to be of service, anon
>Leaving uni dorms today and Haven't packed most of my stuff because I've been glued to this shit going down
>Also eyes hurting due to over-exposure to screen and lack of sleep
>Priority choosing level: Dashcon 2
>huuurrrrrr is that, like, pod, peopplllle? (insert a dozen forced heaven's gate mentions)
How does this man function in day to day life. How does his malformed sense of humor and social interaction allow him to interface with any human being correctly ever.
Holy fuck is that what it tried to pull? I closed the video the second it tried to ask what the fuck a podcast was, gdi that's embarrassing. And literally a video of pissing on a toilet, fucking /pol/.
the con goers will be good goys and not say anything negative about the con because it might trigger someone.
Not to mention it's the hotel's toilet and they had no idea this was going to happen, nor did they condone it, as evidenced by previous events. Regardless, this piece of shit literally left his piss for some poor, unassuming Mexican woman to clean up. Animals
>Okay I’ve just been informed by my inside man that 4chan single-handedly ruined Dashcon and are now infiltrating Tumblr to spread misinformation and pin the blame on Dashcon organizers and attendees.
>They hacked the email of the Dashcon organizers and hotel manager to make it seem like this money dispute actually happened, and then used it to scam con-goers out of $17k, which they then distributed among themselves after converting the money to Bitcoin. The stealing of funds is also what caused WTNV to cancel their event.
>Not only that, but they got into the con files, rearranged the schedule for some events/vendors, while cancelling others. So please. PLEASE.
>PLEASE DO NOT BLAME THE DASHCON ORGANIZERS!!! IT WAS ALL 4CHANS FAULT!!
Hahahaha what the fuck. this is gold
probably (hopefully?) a joke on the posters part but there were people in the notes trying to spread awareness
I got 2 pics of their sing along panel.
Someone was trying to say people were getting "verbally assaulted" for singing Let It Go. I'm not sure if it's related to this or not.
...wha? Who's defending anyone?
That person probably posts here or on another board, and made a b8 tumblr post. We're pointing this out. A few naive tumblrers are sincerely reblogging it.
>Welcome to Jojocon, there are no panels or activities whatsoever. Just posing. Lots and lots of it. All we have been doing is posing for the last two days. Send help.
I'll admit, this'd be a lot more fun
>I do not EVER want this con to come back. DashCon, please do not return next year. Let it die. No one will miss you.
Another review-type post. And you guys thought they'd all be nicey-nice.
half of which are calling you sad, half of which are you replying every 60 seconds. Please an hero, your life is a waste and even your compatriots see nothing of value in your existence
I know that earlier a lot of people were asking about the Vendor Hall/Artist Alley, but then people stopped really caring. I'm not there in person but I can compile a list of first hand things vendors have been saying from the Artist Alley facebook thread if anyone is interested.
I actually like /pol/ better now considering they have the same opinions about you
Dashcon is a beautiful disaster. On one hand I feel bad for the people who were legitimately looking forward to it, particularly the people in the artist ally. On the other I can't wait for what glorious shit Sunday will bring.
what is crowley is that the chick with the tie and eye on forehead?
I wasn't able to catch waht shes from when he asked a podcast? I know nothing about this please explain really curious.
oh man, I do have a horror story.
My cosplay got a lot of attention from the SPN fandom, many people asked for photos and hugs, which I was fine with because they asked. Then while someone was signing the contract, a Cas cosplayer comes up and asks me who I was. I told them I was Crowley and they immediately latch onto me, it sent me into a shellshock sort of state. She kept on kissing my cheeks and calling me "my King." She also kept trying to hold my arm and hand. She asked for a photo and at the last moment she lifts a leg and wraps it around me, which completely shocked me once again. Afterwards I go back to my friends who were nearby and she followed me. She sat next to me and started to try and take selfies with me. Fortunately, I believe her friends were calling her, so she left. I immediately left the con after this.
The only good thing /pol/ has done, if you ask me.
Anyway, do people seriously believe that fake conspiracy theory floating around? I wouldn't be surprised if they are believing that. It is tumblr after all.
>$150 for a table, which is ridiculous for first year
>Didn't even come with badges? (not clear)
>There's a large ton of empty tables, so clearly they didn't anywhere near the 100+ number thrown around earlier.
>Huge empty patches of tables scrawled around the room.
>Superwholock selling super well, with some artists already breaking even first day, so the hall isn't completely dead
>Anime and Vidya artists aren't making any money
>Friday was relatively busy
>After the dash4cash, the attendees were pretty much left broke and no one's selling anything anymore because they donated all of their money.
>Contract says that vendors aren't allowed to leave early.
>Not that anyone cares, people are just packing up mid Saturday and leaving
>Artist Alley head would greet them in the morning then disappear for the rest of the day
>Hall not policed in any way, there aren't even staff members in there.
That's about all I can find for right now from verified sources and not just speculation. At least one artist was a first time vendor, so it feels pretty bad.
>After the dash4cash, the attendees were pretty much left broke and no one's selling anything anymore because they donated all of their money.
Even the artists were herded into the main ballroom?
I'm really curious. Do you think tomorrow we'll get a murder, or a suicide?
A rape isn't sufficient here, and molestation is pretty much an expected event at conventions. This was such an enormous disaster of a hotel convention that I'm certain someone will not be waking up tomorrow to see day 3.
Oh yeah, one other thing, apparently the AA Director changed between Friday and Saturday.
Also higher res of >>7677486 cause I'm a fucking idiot.
Not sure if this is what you mean, but I meant the attendees donated all their money, so the vendors couldn't sell anything to them. Which is why Gingerhaze probably tweeted earlier
>I think I've sold more to other vendors today than to actual attendees
Unless your quote had nothing to do with your question in which case, I can't answer that.
the idiotic tumblr conspiracy about 4chan organizing the dashcon to make tumblr look bad? I think some tumblr idiots believe it but hell some of them fell for the system32 and the exploding spoon so I would not be surprised
>regular of tumblr
>what the fuck is dashcon?
>remembers jokes about a tumblr convention consisting of socially awkward rejects who just sit in their own corners the whole time with maybe a few weebs desuing up the place
>Actual events better than the joke
Holy fucking shit I wish I'd known about this when it started! I needed a good laugh!
The fact that they're already planning for a second con just makes it so much better!
Hands down the least organized anything I have ever seen.
Holy shit, do people actually believe that?
There's a post floating around from someone who originally tried to help plan Dashcon, previously Tumbl-con. Shit, I remember a post about Tumbl-con from way in the day (probably late 2012/2013). 4chan does not have that sort of long term planning (though neither does Tumblr apparently)
I saw about 4 people on my follow list who reblogged the "delete system 32 because it's a virus from tumblr" post.
Only 1 of them is still regularly posting.
I am having a lot of secondhand embarrassment from these fucking morons
Ball pit from AX
just for comparison
>4chan does not have that sort of long term planning
This. You'll either get a single individual who plans extensively far into the future, or a group who just so happen to use 4chan as well doing something in conjunction. Random faggots on /b/ aren't going to band together and keep in constant contact for a theoretical convention a full year into the future.
>Fits 7 fatasses with plenty of room to spare
>Walls surrounding it to assure the balls do not fly all over the place
>Solid foundation to avoid deflation and popping
>Located among dozens of other photo op venues in an Entertainment Hall
Why is AX so based?
...Y'know, apart from floor staff of course.
Ball pits aren't that expensive, You make a foundation, three walls so that balls dont spray everywhere. What you see in doshcon is an unstable pit that is currently on life support
The ballpit, like Dashcon as a whole, was hastily scrabbled together minutes before the convention on about as cheap and thoughtless a budgeting system as could be conceived. It looks like they filled an inflatable pool with a bunch of whiffle balls.
>Laughing at this con mess for ages
>Browse through the Tumblr tag just to see the hilarity
>Play Mount and Blade for a few hours
>BALL PITS EVERYWHERE
I'm savoring every second of this.
I just spilled hot coffee all over myself laughing at this. Send me 17000 American dollars to pay for my PTCSD (Post Traumatic Coffee Spillage Disorder).
With your help, one day I will be able to drink coffee again.
>tfw your friends who also browser tumblr could also be at dashcon
I need to work on my cosplay but these threads are updating so fast and the Con is going to open up soon it's just too distracting.
I honestly wonder what they mean by this. Because at a convention like this, it cannot possibly be drunken parties or sex.
Maybe the BDSM panel 'inspired' some of the attendees to try out an orgy with their transmorphic genderfluid biosex friends that identify as 'slice of cake'
>Those greasy teenagers experimenting with amateur concepts and understanding of BDSM
>Morning fuckfest between nine homestucks
>mixture of sweat and unsealed body paint and spit and cum
>That mixture of substances
>In someone's bed
>Someone will inevitably sleep in it and wake up with it on their skin
not sure if anyones shared this yet
Got something from the Dashcon tag straight from the Dashcon blog.
"We are receiving quite a bit of negative feedback from our fans about this year’s DashCon, and we would like to inform you all that DashCon 2015 will be much, much better. Here are a few of our promises:
A major celebrity. This might be Welcome to Night Vale, or possibly even our own Benedict Cumberbatch.
An expansive collection of video game consoles, including but not limited to an Xbox One, Playstation 4, and several Nintendo consoles.
A panel for each fandom, which will now include Superwholock and Homestuck.
Thanks for your consideration and time. Next year will be so much better!"
I want an extra hour in the ball pit, not this shit.
"our own Benedict Cumberbatch"
Oh god I hate Pasty McAlien face but jesus fuck you do not own him at all. And do they have any idea how much it would cost to get him to show up? Dude strikes me as the type not to give a fuck about his creepy underage obsessed fans.
LOL at the concept of WTNV ever coming back, or panels that aren't complete shit.
I want to think
>implying anyone will support them next year
but then I remember that tumblerites are dumber than a sack of potatoes, so they may very well buy into the "It will be better!" empty promise
>Looking forward to next year's train wreck
I've always wondered about this, because I've been to ACen a couple times, and going to the hotel cafe or whatever for a coffee you always see disgruntled airline pilots and businessmen who were just staying there for work or whatever, and maybe knew there was a convention going on, but didn't expect an influx of poorly behaved children partying all night. I mean sure hotels tend to put all the rooms for convention kiddies in the same area of the hotel, but still the noise probably carries everywhere, and there are common areas of the hotel for everyone.
oh goodness, I want to drive 2 hours and buy a badge just to be able to film this panel
>i need $180,000,000 to start DAVCON 2014 pls halp!
>~~Heres what we have planned at DAVCON!~~
>THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND will be dropping a fucking MASSIVE early 90s Jungle set
>ROLF HARRIS will be teaching people how to milk a cow blindfolded!
>SETHISTO will commit Sudoku LIVE ON STAGE!!!!
>FECES THROWING! The family fun activity where you eat a kilo of dried prunes and let everyone spray and throw their smelly chocolate milk across the room. There will also be finger painting at the same event!
>WHY YOUR FANDOM IS SHIT - An interactive panel where I will be throwing bricks at people trying to defend their shithole of a fandom. Grenades will be thrown at the Homestucks
>LAUREN FAUST will be breaking down in tears as she searches E621 for her name.
>ROBIN THICKE will be teaching us the importance of feminism in modern society
>CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE! An interactive panel show where contestants will defend themselves from the audience (who are also throwing bricks (we like bricks at davcon)) for being …themselves.
>COSHITE COMPETITION! We’ll be giving half a gammon steak to the shittest cosplay. We wont announce when we’re doing this, we’ll just do it randomly and make all of you really paranoid.
>… and MUCH MUCH MORE! will be hosted at davcon. PLS DEPOSIT ALL UR MUNNY HERE if u WaN2 make dis a reality <33 <£3<3 <3 <£ <£ <3<£
I left last night for work on the first thread.
I apparently missed a whole lot of good stuff.
Why would anyone even bother with this after they asked for donations to keep the hotel off their back?
I understand dumb young kids on the internet but how foolish do you have to be?
This whole Dashcon debacle made me research about other failed cons
So far I read up on Las Pegasus Unicon, which most of you are familiar with, and Tentmoot, the '03 cancelled LOTR convention that if you have the time go read up on it, it's fucking crazy
Any more recent or even more despicable con cons?
I've been a regular on tumblr for the past few years and I have never been so embarrassed to be a part of a website in my entire life. With that being said, I've also never laughed so hard at a clusterfuck like this one.
I'm glad I don't have anything to do with the huge fandom parts of Tumblr, although a part of me doesn't want Dashcon to end just because I want more horror stories.
What about the Mine-O-Rama con from a week or so ago? Granted that con hasn't actually happened. They just delayed it the week before con weekend...
There's also another minecraft convention I heard about while following the drama for Mine-O-Rama in which it was basically a small building with a few tables and some crafts.
What I've learned from all this is don't trust fan-run conventions.
Saw this post on tumblr and after I had my laugh I checked the page and that's from dashcon-staff, which isn't the official dashcon blog. As hilarious at is it, I'm pretty sure this is just somebody screwing with everyone.
What would be worse being forced to go to Dashcon or the gathering of the juggalos?
>say goodbye to DashCon by letting us know how much fun you had
>The first faint "what" when she said WTNV walked.
I was going to ask why no one on Tumblr seems to have realized dashcon-staff is a troll account, but then I remembered it's Tumblr.
(ftr I have a tumblr with 100+ non-fandom blogs followed and had never heard about Dashcon until Friday)
The facebook group is hilarious.
>I am physically hurt from the tumblr tag. I'm >so sorry to all the admins that this is being >said. I'm so very sorry that everyone is >getting upset and I'm so very sorry to anyone >feeling attacked for going to this wonderful >con. I just want to thank the staff for making >this a possibility and I would like to say that >no matter what, this has been the best >weekend of my life! And I especially want to >thank everyone who has made this such a >big thing for me! I love everyone that I've met >here and I'm excited to come back next year >if I'm able!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM >THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!
>best weekend of my life
it can't get any sadder than this
there's probably more to their lives than what they blog, but something tells me that
>gee, it sure does feel great to not be blogging 12 hours in a row
might have something to do with why they felt better
apparently hotel staff has been following this whole thing unfold on twitter and tumblr.
and supposedly dashcon has gotten in touch with the hotel to square away the hotel costs for at least he baker street babes? we'll see.
I spy with my little eye something begining with Homestuck.
And well obviously Clark worked who wouldn't date superman.
What will happen is that a ton of people wanting to experience the trainwreck firsthand, causing Dash to sell out. It will be shit but in a slightly less hilarious way and Dashcon will become the joke con of the convention world. It will keep happening, it will be shit, and people will get cash because they organize a shit con.
>DASHCON WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT ITS STAFF
It was actually always like that. It's gently funny and surreal rather than containing any actual jokes and plot; it's nice to just listen to and relax. Reminds me of stuff from the 90s
Night Vale is a good podcast, just plagued by a mostly-terrible fandom like any flavor-of-the-year.
can anyone confirm/deny the orgy? my bet's on it being a rumor, but i'd still like to know for certain
That kinda actually DID happen at a con I went to; the bathrooms on the second floor had some kind of event and had to be closed for a while (rumour was it over-flowed).
The other restrooms were unaffected and the con chairs did not try to raise $17k among attendees to fix it.
I just went to /b/ and it's all over there. It's getting a lot of attention on the Facebook Page subculture as well
Also apparently at the BDSM panel people were actually all naked masturbating everywhere and doing bondage stuff on stage top lulz
SINCE you asked, here's a few things posted by others.
None of these people are people I know personally, so don't ask me how legit or trustworthy they can be
https://twitter.com/UltimaCon (the last tweet is my favorite. They fired everyone)
Unfortunately, the local news interview with jilted steampunk dealers has been since taken down.
they are like 12 years old. y'all all too newfag to remember the multitude of 4chan posts about system 32 deletes that kids fell for on 4chan. the point of the meme is that kids fall for it.