If the signs were mythological creatures:
Aries: Werewolf
Taurus: Hell hound
Gemini: Doppelgänger
Cancer: Banshee
Leo: Fairy
Virgo: Angel
Libra: Nymph
Scorpio: Siren
Sagittarius: Ghost
Capricorn: Mermaid
Aquarius: Vampire
Pisces: Shapeshifter

homuratrash:

jade got right the fuck to business like, step 1, look cute, step 2, look like u can kill a motherfucker jade harley doesnt fuck around

knoodler:

when the manga gets an anime and the anime gets a reboot and you get to watch your favorite character die three different times

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revorocketnails:

Bust commission for FA user SCOUT! Thanks for the help friend!

kiu1023:

HICCUP MEET JACK

candlemon:

CHILI PEPPER DAT BITCH YAS

dennys:

normcore-dad:

dennys:

welcome to dencon. on your birthday you get an extra hour in the pit.

I don’t know how much Denny’s pays their social media team but however much it is, it’s not enough

$17000

onceapaleontologist:

This isn’t transparency so much as a word salad of blame-shifting.

Claiming “we can’t controvert any rule lest all rules look invalid” is abiding by ridiculous technicality at best. This isn’t a higher court weighing whether a specific ruling will literally change legal precedence. What’s being said is “we don’t want to go back on one rule for anything, regardless how specific, in case people challenge something else we don’t want to deal with.” That’s almost lawyer speak, but I would fire that lawyer.

It’s also not a binding contract. It’s a statement of policy, one that yes attendees agreed to, but is feasibly and without exposing the organization to vulnerability open to customer best-interest interpretation. Terms should apply to the point-of-sale, not a retrograde amendment.

"When you were seated we brought your table complimentary chips and salsa but change in restaurant management in the past 10 minutes means we’re charging you for them. It’s right here on your bill so everything is clear, and we feel bad about it but not our fault you know how it goes."

Let’s not forget that WTNV payment was partially raised, and then refused by WTNV, and so then kept by dashcon, who further decided not to issue refunds using that money they didn’t have to part with.

Refunds can be awarded by a business on an individually decided basis without ever admitting fault or being held responsible for actions done by the business represented. In business ethics and culture that’s part of the function and point of refunds. Just ask any hush-up job by a big corporation or a desperate fast food manager saving her blameless cashier from being further berated because ‘this is more ice than I wanted.’

No one likes being stuck with fees, being given an extra packet of peanuts in consolation for departing five hours late, or getting stranded at the airport [except maybe for richard dunn] when the airline goes “Welp!” And for good reason. Which puts Dashcon in league with the carnival of terrible-or-worse that is today’s airline industry. Inspiring.

After all this, what talent is going to want to show up in 2015 and be perceived as affiliated with Dashcon, I abstractly ask while walking in nature.

I did convention running in my day. Things didn’t always go perfectly or smoothly. But we dealt with it as a committee, with clear roles and purposes, and never, ever did we assail our guests or attendees with the problems and cause panic, insecurity, or ruin the fun. Never be unprofessional in your duties, including how you speak to/about guests or attendees, regardless how those guests or attendees might be, or are seeming to be, behaving. If you’re running a con you gotta make a duck — calm on the surface and paddling like hell underneath.

Long story short: Running a convention is hard work. Newbies can do it. But you have to plan based on fact not assumptions no matter how optimistic you feel, take criticism and responsibility for whatever happens in as sangfroid way you can muster, and rally on-the-ground with alacrity.

Responses I liked in no particular order.

the-doctor-wtf

fuckno-con

zieel

angryfangirlsdobadthings

augustinesycamore

islandofmisfitbloggers

chapscherofnightvale

beanseller:

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team aqua is still better than team magma

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