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Okay, so as far as reports go from Tumblr… there was a bit of a kerfuffle with the whole DashCon (first Tumblr Convention) thing.
>Someone asked for $17,000 in donations (paid) for the hotel or something, and that was fraud, it’s being investigated.
>A few of the big-name celebrities/group set to turn up couldn’t because their travel costs weren’t met.
>It was like, $65 a ticket, from what multiple sources have said.
Going to Supanova is like $30-ish.
>There was a thing with a ballpit, apparently it was just a joke, having the ‘whole hotel filled with balls’ (which isn’t feasible and I don’t know who thought that would be literal). So there was a small inflatable pool full of balls… and I’ll be honest, I’d sell my soul to go play in it, I’m not sure what everyone was complaining about.
>People keep saying that panels were continuously held on ‘mature subject matter’ or ‘mocked fanfiction’, but panelists and other people who went report otherwise. Badges were checked for age, no one got into the mature ones that weren’t supposed to, and it wasn’t mockery… most of it was the panelists own works or ones they’d asked permission to read.
>Basically what tumblr got shown of DashCon was a picture of a semi-empty hall with a pool of balls. That’s where it began.
Some sassy little shits tweeted a whole bunch of random things on Twitter that put down the whole affair, and tumblr picked it up, and ran with it.
Thus why there are ballpits everywhere.
So, apparently ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ didn’t turn up because their costs were not met, and therefore I think the joke that arose out of that was that everyone got ‘an extra hour in the ball pit’?
This whole thing could have been managed better, and I totally volunteer to give a hand next time, but sincerely I think reports of how ‘bad’ it was were exaggerated.
We never got photos of panels, of cosplayers, of the huge gaming hall they apparently had, or anything… just a photo of a ballpit thing and one angry stallholder’s tweets.
That’s not really much to go on.
For further info, you may have to ask someone who was there… this is all I have gleaned through going through countless reports both positive and negative from DashCon, so it may not be entirely correct.