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Dashcon, The Aftermath

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 16, 2014, 7:52 PM
Okay, I didn't actually attend this event (thank god), but however I heard a ton about it recently. This event has given me even more reason why to stay away from Tumblr and not get an account there. I figured most of you should be informed about it too.

Well to start, last weekend was the Dashcon. This was the first ever Tumblr convention, and by that, I mean an actual convention held outside the internet, at an actual hotel. It was run by Tumblr's community and some of the representatives of it's multiple fanbases. The Tumblr community thought that this would be one of the best moments in the history of Tumblr, but turns out, it was anything but that.

The convention went from bad to worse, with the whole thing all going to hell rather quickly, and it soon became an absolute disaster of a convention. Some of the terrible things that happened at Dashcon are as follows.

- The head organizers asked for $17,000 in donations upon arriving at the convention site, because they never made concrete plans with the hotel it was to be held at, and said that they had to pay if they didn't want to be kicked out.

- There was a dealer's hall that was completely empty save for a few tables, a bouncy castle, and the infamous ball pit, which was basically an inflatable kiddie pool with plastic balls in it.

- The Scheduled performers walked out because the con organizers where unable to pay their appearance fees, thus forcing them to pay out of pocket for their own travel expenses and interrupt their tours.

- They did not refund the con goers who paid for tickets to see the performers, but instead just allowed them entry into a raffle and an extra hour in the ballpit as compensation (total cheapskates).

- Underage children were allowed into panels at the place that were about totally not family-friendly stuff, such as sex and erotic stuff.

- Someone peed in the ball pit during the "Extra Hour" and, what do you know, posted on his own Tumblr about it afterwards.

- Last but not least, the hotel reported that they had never asked the con organizers for any money, so the part where they had to raise $17000 is suspected to be a big get-rich-quick scheme.

Dashcon has been considered to be the most poorly run convention ever. This was mainly due to the utterly incompetent, and inexperienced, moderators of the convention, and multiple debacles throughout the weekend.

I never really liked Tumblr much before, and I am not a member of Tumblr either, but after hearing the news about this atrocity of a convention that they started, I don't think I ever want to start a Tumblr account at all!

Read more about what happened at Dashcon here. -->…
I'm sure that by now, there are plenty of other news articles all over the internet about it as well.

  • Listening to: Turmion Katilot
  • Reading: Strike Witches Manga
  • Watching: Sonic X
  • Playing: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Drinking: Monster Energy

Check out this Sliding Scale of "Viewpoints on Alternate Continuities" by my friend, General-RADIX, at this link here. --> [… ] After reading it, where do you think you rank on that scale 

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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner 6 days ago
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Thanks so much! You did a splendid job on this!
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Nice to see you again too. Your online appearances have been rather sporadic lately.

Unfortunately, I'd rather you not. From what I've seen, your recent TF artworks have been, well... unique, but I really would rather not see the sort of transformations you've been drawing happen to any of my characters. Nothing against you, I just don't want to have my characters used in those sorts of things. I hope you understand.
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