Dashcon: The Tumblr Convention

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  1. Gahars
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    I was going to put this in the Strong Womyn thread, but some failures are so spectacular that they deserve their own threads.

    And so, I present to you... Dashcon.

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    So... what the fuck happened?

    :arrow:Source [TW: Tumblr]

    Here's an account from one attendee [TW: Tumblr, too: Electric Boogaloo]


    The hotel supposedly threatened to kick the convention goers out unless they raised $20000 dollars. The organizers asked for $17000, a goal which was met with cringeworthy applause and celebration.

    The problem? Turns out the hotel never actually asked for the money at all. The organizers dashed with the money, and put the "con" in convention.

    This page has even more juicy details [TW: Tumblr 3D], like...

    And finally, yet another page if your schadenfreude has yet to be quenched. [TW: Tumblr 4: The Revenge]

    All in all, Dashcon was a complete and total disaster in just about every conceivable way. This is the sort of failure that is so egregious you'd think it was deliberate. You'd hope that no one could fail this much from sheer, honest dedication. You'd hope.

    TL;DR: Tumblr tries to hold a convention. Incompetence, swindling ensues.
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!



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  3. Gahars
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    This is a thread for observing cancer, not spreading it.
     
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  4. Flame

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    But when we so close to tumblr..... a url way...


    HOW CAN THE RADIATION NOT GIVE US CANCER!

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    So guys, I'm making this really cool con called TempCon and I need $50,000 to make it happen and I have like 50,000,000 people attending but make sure you all show up!
     
  6. Gahars
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    IT ALL COMES DOWN TO NOTHING,
    IT JUST KEEPS TUMBLING DOWN, TUMBLING DOWN, TUMBLING DOWN

     
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    "The weight must go on"
     
  8. Gahars
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    Also, for added shits and gigs:

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    Congrats, America. Teenager bloggers get more emotional support and outreach than our veterans.
     
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    Have several friends that went. It was more family reunion than con. I've been to better cons and the only cons I go to are open on halloween night and take place at someone's house.

    ..................no, wait, that's a fucking halloween party.
     
  12. BORTZ

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    More like sad-con
     
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    ;O;

    EDIT: ITT we make fun of tumblr. GO
     
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  15. Gahars
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    Hey, we've already got the Strong Womyn thread. This thread is just for a very specific gathering of strong womyn who don't need no man oppressor.
     
  16. GameWinner

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    Tempcon or riot!
     
  17. Veho

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    I got as far as the first paragraph and stopped reading right there because it's bullshit. If you've ever read a discussion (i.e. shitstorm) on 4chan, you know it's chock-full of as much self-aggrandizing, self-congratulating, logic-ignoring, statistic-manufacturing, evidence-faking proof-avoiding fallacy-spewing ass-ticks as any Tumblr circle-jerk.

    >implying they are all actually trolling
    kek

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  18. Lemmy Koopa

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    pax > dashcon
     
  19. Ammako

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    Tempcon would probably not even have 25 people hehehe
     
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