motherhensdetective said:Please explain it, for I am confused.
Dashcon is a convention organised (and I use that term very loosely) for Tumblr users and the whole thing is extremely sketchy. Apparently acts weren’t paid for performance, accommodation or expenses (Welcome to Night Vale were scheduled to perform but had to pull out for example), panels started late, didn’t take place at all and when they did they were very poor, the games room consisted of two tables, one console and a telly and there was a BALL PIT. Now, when I think of a ball pit, I think of a gigantic, colourful playground of wonders. The ball pit here was a sad little inflatable paddling pool with a few plastic balls in it.
The worst is that when attendees turned up at the hotel they were told that they would have to raise an extra $17,000 (after already being charged $65 a pop) or the convention would be kicked out. The convention organisers said that the hotel changed their payment agreement at the last minute (which would be illegal under contract law), while the hotel management are denying any such thing. The attendees chipped in and raised the money but no one seems to know where the money has gone. But the people who donated were promised an extra hour in the ball pit, so that’s totes okay then!
The whole thing is just like the classic fandom wanks of old…Only with a ball pit.