The World's First Tumblr Convention Was a Disaster

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Oh that's where the ball pit meme started.
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I heard the convention was a bigger disaster than the Oso Mudslide
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Depends on the organizers. Vidcon (for youtube creators/fans) has grown and grown over the years, and always seems like a huge success.
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Mixed reports are coming out. Apparently some of the disastrous elements did happen, but other "disasters" were entirely made up. I wasn't there, but reading stuff from people who were, it probably was an okay, but not great con that made a bunch of newbie mistakes, some of which were pretty serious. But it probably wasn't the worst con ever.
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Sheesh, last time I ran a convention I just had to pony up many thousands of my own money to make the thing happen. Emphasis on the *last* time I run a convention. And we only had tens of people.
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So, just like Tumblr itself then
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Is it wrong that I take delight in the failures of shallow overly-twee, and/or self-righteous tumblr-ites?

Seriously though, Tumblr can be a lot of fun if you can avoid the people who make it terrible.
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fletch, please do tell, what area of interest prompted such an investment from yourself? Girls' button up sweaters?
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They need to get a bitchy hard-nosed middle aged lesbian to put it together. They get shit done.
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Convention planning is sort of a logistical nightmare, especially one targeting "internet enthusiasts". I'm not surprised. Sure, there are ones that work, and ones that are self-funded, but the majority would seem to be shittily run and moneylosers.
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If only someone had thought to bring a $10,000 poatao salad!