So, after the shit-show that was DashCon 2014, a lot of LOVELY people invited as guests were not paid, nor compensated and generally forced to pay out-of-pocket something that had been promised to them (whether hotel fees, travel costs, or just plain money for a performance.)
This is INEXCUSABLE and downright WRONG.
This being said, there are some avenues Tumblr could take as a way to make it up, to help pay for those hotel costs, travel costs, make up for the time away from friends, family or work!
I thought about a donation page but with what happened with Dashcon I was concerned about how that would look. A random person saying: I’m TOTALLY NOT AFFILIATED WITH DASHCON SO YOU SHOULD THROW MONEY AT ME AND I PROMISE IT WILL GET TO THE ARTISTS.
Of course, I still say that but I thought of something better.
Something more direct.
The three people/groups most affected by this disaster were: Welcome to Night Vale, Gingerhaze, and BakerStreetBabes.
People in the tumblr community that we know and love and look out for.
So, it’s time to show them how much we care.
Linked below are the shops and donation (if applicable) links for the three groups listed above. If you have funds to spare, please think about giving them just something for their time.
Welcome to Night Vale: [shop] [donate]
Gingerhaze: [shop] (no donation link found - please contact me if I’m just missing it.)
Baker Street Babes: [shop] [donate]
So please, if you have the means, think about donating DIRECTLY to these lovely people (and groups) in hopes that it will offset the cost they incurred and make this weekend a little more pleasant for all. Sadly, we can’t do this for everyone that attended nor the vendors that didn’t make sales but if for some reason I’m missing someone important PLEASE contact me and I will edit this!