for at least five weeks, more or less! I might pop in every now and again, but I’m officially a part of FEMACorps and the campus I’m staying on currently has no internet access. None. When we move to the new campus in Baltimore after a quick spike in Mississippi, I should be back.
Just wanted to let you all know! Thanks for sticking with me!
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.
Gingerhaze: [shop] (no donation link found - please contact me if I’m just missing it.)
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!
After everything that’s happened with Dashcon, I think a cool thing for people to do if they are into the Nighvale fandom and want to show their support for those folks is to donate some money to them (if you can) to try to help pay them back for their flights and hotels which they paid for out of their own pockets in order to be there for their fans. Source
Although I am not sure the amount of money that was put out for the endeavour, they do have a donation page here and I’m sure they would appreciate anything. Even just a note thanking them for trying to be present for Dashcon would probably make their day.
In order to become the supreme adult, you must perform the seven wonders:
- Public speaking
- Not being afraid of teenagers
- Calling the doctor yourself
- Arguing without crying
- Having a normal sleep pattern
- Having an answer to the question ‘what do you want to do with your life?’
Holy shit, I did it.
a guy walked into the board room and said
"hi sweetheart if you could fix me up a coffee real quick im meeting with the regional reports manager in like five minutes, thanks darling"
and i just stared at him and coldly said
"i am the regional reports manager"
we are now twenty minutes into this board meeting and i dont think i’ve ever seen a man look so embarrassed and afraid in my whole life