Dashcon

Jul. 14th, 2014 07:56 pm
carmen_lj: (river; unicorns and rainbows)
[personal profile] carmen_lj
Anyone else glomping down every detail of the Dashcon wank and feeling like it's about ten years ago when, lo, there was much and merry wank, and fandom was often and greatly amused by it?

THE BALLPIT.

It's awful folks got fucked over, but this train wreck...it's maybe even more compellingly awful then MsScribe.

Date: 2014-07-14 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girlofprey.livejournal.com
I feel like there was another con really recently that was a huge flop and possibly a scam, but no-one's bringing it up, so eh. But yeah. It's all pretty spectacular in the Dashcon tag right now.

Date: 2014-07-15 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabra-n.livejournal.com
Yeah, there was a bronie (brony? I have no idea) con gone terribly wrong in similar ways...I want to say last year? But those fandoms don't really overlap, so I guess no one in that corner of Tumblr heard the cautionary tales.

Date: 2014-07-15 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girlofprey.livejournal.com
Yeah, I thought it was something to do with the Bronies, but...there've been a few disasters with them and it's hard to tell apart. MLP was actually at Dashcon - as much as ANY fandom was at Dashcon - but yeah. Lesson not learned.

Date: 2014-07-15 09:43 am (UTC)
ext_17485: (river; unicorns and rainbows)
From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
Oh, the Brony one! Yeah, that was an actual scam...this seems to be overwhelming amounts of naivetie.

Date: 2014-07-15 12:54 am (UTC)
nonelvis: (DW Martha)
From: [personal profile] nonelvis
That would be Las Pegasus Unicon.

Date: 2014-07-15 09:42 am (UTC)
ext_17485: (river; unicorns and rainbows)
From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
There does seem to be some schadenfreude, but it also looks like such a clusterfuck behind the scenes, and with great handfuls of ridiculousness thrown in.

Date: 2014-07-14 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabaceanbabe.livejournal.com
I've been reading about DashCon on Fandom Wank all day. It's been glorious.

Date: 2014-07-15 09:44 am (UTC)
ext_17485: (river; unicorns and rainbows)
From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
Ooh, Fandom Wank lives?

Date: 2014-07-14 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chocolatepot.livejournal.com
It's pretty amazing. I feel bad for the kids, but "an extra hour in the ballpit" is the best new meme I've seen in years.

Date: 2014-07-15 09:46 am (UTC)
ext_17485: (river; unicorns and rainbows)
From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
Most of the attendees seem to have had a decent time, which is lovely, even if they did get shaken down for cash. *And* it's provided much joy for fans all round the world!

Date: 2014-07-14 07:28 pm (UTC)
nonelvis: (DW Martha)
From: [personal profile] nonelvis
Probably by next week I'll be sick to death of the phrase "ball pit," but right now it's still cracking me up.

Date: 2014-07-15 09:46 am (UTC)
ext_17485: (river; unicorns and rainbows)
From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
WE SHALL NEVER TIRE OF AN HOUR IN THE BALL PIT.

Date: 2014-07-15 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girlofprey.livejournal.com
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE AN EXTRA HOUR IN THE BALL PIT.

Date: 2014-07-14 07:29 pm (UTC)
elisi: (Fannish Inquisition by scarah2)
From: [personal profile] elisi
I have literally no idea what you're talking about... There is good wank? Where?

Date: 2014-07-14 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] masakochan.livejournal.com
Fandom Wank's got a pretty good write up on this trainshed full of trainwrecks (http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1306987.html).

And there's these two (http://not-burnie.tumblr.com/post/91652615460/alright-gather-round-kiddies-and-let-me-explain) posts (http://not-burnie.tumblr.com/post/91759584170/this-is-the-final-revised-post-of-what-happened) as a quick write-up of stuff that went on.

And a picture of the ballpit (http://thehufflepuffwholeaptthroughtime.tumblr.com/post/91687087558/sexybritishllama-every-time-that-photo-of-the) that everyone's talking about.

Date: 2014-07-14 09:06 pm (UTC)
elisi: (I can't even by stradiwhovius)
From: [personal profile] elisi
...

Ballpit.

I might not recover.

Date: 2014-07-14 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] masakochan.livejournal.com
Would a funny image help?

Image

Date: 2014-07-14 09:26 pm (UTC)
elisi: (Eleven1 by eclecticmuse)
From: [personal profile] elisi
*dies*

jackLOLS

(I also just realised that I hadn't friended you back. I guess cause I see you all the time at Owls'. Have rectified this mistake now.)

Date: 2014-07-15 09:47 am (UTC)
ext_17485: (river; unicorns and rainbows)
From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
*DED O LOLS*

Date: 2014-07-14 08:03 pm (UTC)
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (teh interwebs)
From: [personal profile] sabotabby
All of the preliminary wank happened while I was off in Mennonite country and I'm so sad. Now I'm just seeing ballpit memes and am horribly confused.

Date: 2014-07-15 09:48 am (UTC)
ext_17485: (river; unicorns and rainbows)
From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
Someone has posted links upthread to write-ups!

Date: 2014-07-14 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurashapiro.livejournal.com
What I love best is that that extra hour in the ball pit sounds like something that would happen to you in Night Vale.

An extra, COMPULSORY hour. In the ball pit. Don't worry, we have already informed your loved ones.

Date: 2014-07-14 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neadods.livejournal.com
I would not in the least be surprised if Night Vale comes up with some veiled smack at Dashcon. Just a throwaway line like "and then the horror of the pit of balls."

Date: 2014-07-14 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurashapiro.livejournal.com
IDK, I'd like to think that they'll rise above it. Not that it wouldn't be hilarious.

Date: 2014-07-15 11:45 am (UTC)
cyprinella: a red octopus on a white background with a red star above it (threegoldfish)
From: [personal profile] cyprinella
Apparently the WTNV crew wasn't even offered a chance at the ball pit while they were not being paid. Deeply, deeply tragic.

Date: 2014-07-15 01:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-07-14 09:57 pm (UTC)
ext_6531: (LoK: Lin (head tilt))
From: [identity profile] lizbee.livejournal.com
It has been far too long since fandom came together to laugh at absurdity and bad behaviour.

Date: 2014-07-14 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laura47.livejournal.com
i've been offline at a wedding at a buddhist retreat in the mountains (best excuse ever) and just started catching up a few minutes ago, this is insane.

Date: 2014-07-15 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rose-griffes.livejournal.com
I know the gist of this fandom wankery, but IMO NOTHING has yet to compare to the, er, incomparable MsScribe.

Date: 2014-07-15 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] masakochan.livejournal.com
That, or the whole thing with Cassandra Claire (or however she spells her name).

Date: 2014-07-24 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justtheficsmaam.livejournal.com
I saw someone reading one of her books on the bus and had an overwhelming urge to go up to them, throw the book out the window and say "no, do not support this horrible, horrible person"

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