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The Dashcon debacle [Jul. 13th, 2014|07:25 pm]
Xiphias Gladius
This past weekend, the inaugural Tumblr-themed convention Dashcon happened. Just look around the rest of the 'net for detals -- I wasn't there.

The thing is: dear Tumblr users, the scariest thing about this is that Dashcon doesn't even make the top ten worst cons. It's certainly going to go down as one of the top hundred worst, and might be in the top 25 -- but not top ten.

Essentially failing to put on a convention at all and scamming an extra $17,000 out of attendees, and abandoning your guests and members in a basically empty hotel may SOUND bad -- and, indeed, it IS bad -- but, as far as I can tell, there have been few arrests, relatively few drug busts, and no property damage. And only $17k in direct fraud.

Sadly, we can point to worse.

[User Picture]From: mangosteen
2014-07-14 02:36 am (UTC)
Yeah. That's a pretty garden-variety "in over their heads" failure, with a extra cluster for the scam.
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[User Picture]From: yehoshua
2014-07-14 03:34 am (UTC)
Hell, that wouldn't even be the worst con I've ever been to.

Which probably explains why I stopped going.
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