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. So... what the fuck happened? 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.