conventions and hotels

Kama Seusstra

Author: @girliesportsjunkie

Rating: M

Status: Completed in March 2015

Word Count: 42,149

Summary: When erotica author Kurt Hummel follows the hot guy from the book convention party back to his hotel room, he thinks it’s simply a chance to spark his lackluster sex life. But when a scheduling change finds him sharing a speaker’s podium with his one night stand, he discovers that he has hooked up with Blaine Anderson, America’s darling of children’s literature. Can the writer of a popular erotic serial find love with the author who has made bow ties the literary and fashion trend of children everywhere? Kama Seusstra follows both their efforts to navigate an unlikely relationship as well as their stories: “Out at Home”, an online erotic serial set in the world of professional baseball, and “The Brave Little Bow Tie”, a children’s story about a bow tie trying to find his place in the world.This is a story of sex, love and the hard choices we make to balance happiness and success.

Tropes/Genre: writer!Kurt, writer!Blaine, angst, romance

Lynne’s review: Very hot, very sweet, very romantic, with a few dashes of inevitable angst. 

Read at: AO3

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P.S.A ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL COSPLAYERS 
This is why we cannot have nice things.

(i took this from a post on facebook i saw someone put up that had to be shared elsewhere)
“1: Broken Light Fixtures on a couple different floors.
2: Busted Exit Sign cause some fuckwad thought it would be A Good Idea to high-five it.
3: Actual fucking flooding in a room.
4: Punching a hole in the bathroom door and writing “One-Punch Man was here.”
5: Writing “Katsucon 2016” all over the stalls on the main floors.”

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THIS NEEDS TO STOP, THIS IS LITERALLY DISGUSTING. 
This beautiful hotel is holding an events for cosplayers to enjoy time away and this is how you repay them? you wonder why they raise prices?. This is totally fucking immature and disgusting and the cosplayers that did this make our community look like shit 

Spread this like wildfire, this is not okay stop destroying things. 

Unintentional Chapter Three: Not Now, Not Today

Chapter Summary: History that you have with someone might conflict somethings when it comes to Jensen.

A/N: Whhhaaaat I’m posting on a Sunday? Someone stop the presses.

Pairing: Jensen x Reader

Warnings: Sexy stuff/almost smut, language?

Word Count: 2.1k

MASTERLIST

Originally posted by iwriteaboutdean

You set your tea down and looked at him, trying to maintain a straight face as you played the innocence card. He didn’t know, he couldn’t, right?

“I don’t know what you’re talking about Mish.” You said as you picked up your tea again, sipping from the mug before it got cold.

Misha looked at you, with what had to be one of the most serious looks he’d ever given you- “You have feelings for Jensen, don’t you?”

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You practically spit out your tea.

“No, Misha. I don’t” you deadpanned. And you weren’t lying, you didn’t have feelings for him. What you felt was strictly sexual, you were…pretty sure of it.

“Yes you do.” He responded, and unfortunately, you weren’t going to get out of this one. But if you had to let him think that you had a crush on Jensen so that you didn’t have to tell him about the whole phone sex thing, so be it.

“I don’t know.” you sighed as you set your now empty mug down.

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These are photos of Japanese capsule hotel called Nine Hours. They are located in the Kyoto and Narita airports. A capsule hotel that features a large number of extremely small rooms intended to provide cheap, basic overnight accommodation for guests who do not require the services offered by more conventional hotels.

Shape of You

Word count: 1, 111 

Summary: Photo op sessions are bit too NC17 for Sebastian’s liking.

Pairing: Reader x Sebastian Stan

Sebastian has his eyes on you. Actually, you think that his eyes are casted at the crowd behind you; with their fandom shirts, and Bucky costumes, and nervous laughter that slips off the edge of their velvet tongues. The smell of the photo op room is a mix of tears, sweat, and the scent of pine that is causing bumps to rise on your skin. It’s not that you haven’t done this before. Your father has been taking you to conventions since you were fifteen. In a house full of sport fanatics; really, that wasn’t at all an overstatement. There was yet a time where at least one room in the house either had a game playing, or buzz words that were associated with whichever current sport flew through the small, but lively house.  But, somehow, you had found one interest with your dad, and this was it. Now, years later, that interest had latched onto you so tightly that you knew that it was never going to be pushed into the background.

The line moves, and the two girls before you walk as if they’re floating on cloud nine to three of the people that made up a little of the MCU squad; Mackie with his gapped grin, Chris with his blind moob grabbing, and then Sebastian, still, with his eyes on you. One of the girls perks up, and asks for a piggy back ride. And whilst the boys agree, rather eagerly, the convention’s staff usher them off rather quickly. So much so that you aren’t exactly thinking you’ll get much out of the troublesome three when you walk up to them. But Sebastian looks at you first, and without even saying anything, pulls you towards him. You realise rather quickly that the scent of pine belongs to him, and with his fingers brushed against your arms, it’s like an electric shock. Chris takes the place on your right, and Mackie is behind you. Yet, when the camera just goes off, and you’re now repeating ‘stay calm, stay calm’ in your head like a mantra; Sebastian slips. In effect, his hand that is curled entirely around your waist shifts you closer to him.

He looks at you, eyes perhaps as blue as you’ve seen in a while, with an almost apologetic look. Chris grins. And you’re gearing up to the second photo because the photographer muses that the three of you look more like a drunken gang of college students. But, then the second click goes off, and Mackie repeats his actions. Only this time he’s overestimated how far his legs can actually slide forwards, and he’s now on the floor behind you. Your body twists to notice the site behind you. At that, your gaze softens. Mackie’s lips are caught into a mischievous smile, teeth toying with his bottom lip, and the both of you just know that he’s been caught in the act. This is what causes the first time that you’ve heard Sebastian’s laugh up close. And while you’re memorised with its sound; magical, soft, lilted. It’s Chris that has your attention; with his hand falling towards his left boob, giving him a bit of his own action.

“I don’t know what to do –”

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COSPLAY 101: Booking a hotel room

Now a lot of people think it’s really easy to book a hotel room, and it can be, but many don’t really think too deeply into what they want in a room. Things like internet, breakfast, pool, hottub, elevators, parking and professionalness don’t usually cross the minds of people who aren’t very familiar with hotels.
If you’re just looking for dirt cheap, you don’t care about any of the above then by all means book through a 3rd party like Expedia or Hotels.com, but fair warning, you’re going to get the cheapest room at the cheapest hotel in the area. So you might get a pet room or even a smoking room and you won’t have a say in it because you’re getting a cheap rate.
What I do suggest if you care about ANY of those things above is to book directly through the hotel, whether by phone or by website. Lots of things play into picking a hotel and a room:

  • DISCOUNTS. Look at the convention website for a special convention promo or listed hotels that will automatically give you the con discount. Ask the hotel/look on the website for deals like booking in advance for a special discount and check what the “catch” is for that special discount.
  • FEES. Be honest with how many people are in the room, you can get charged expensive fees for unaccounted bodies. Some hotels have automatic optional charges that unless you tell them you don’t want it, they charge you, an example is safe fees or parking fees.
  • LOCATION. Are you walking, biking, busing, are you getting a ride are you driving? Are you going to have to pay for parking?
  • INTERNET. Do you want free internet or are you willing to pay per night?
  • BREAKFAST. Do you want free breakfast in the morning? Are you willing to get up early enough for that free breakfast?

AND FINALLY

  • READ THE FINE PRINT ON YOUR RESERVATION. Make sure you are getting exactly what you asked for. Call up the hotel and double check that they only booked you for exactly how many rooms you want, exactly the price, exactly the day, exactly the amenities, don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Not getting a good hotel room can really mess up your convention experience, So do your homework and get what you want!

If you have any questions other questions on getting started on cosplay, please send me an ask and I’ll be happy to reply the best that I can!

everlastingmarch  asked:

I know the whole thing is already a disaster, but don't you think it's a bit immature to harangue the staff on Facebook?

Not really.

This is the team that

They changed the name to avoid answering questions or actually compensating people despite

But despite all of this, Emoti-Con

If you want to know more, there’s a three-part behind-the-scenes explanation from someone involved in the planning stages. It’s beyond hilarious. It’s terrifying.

And to add insult to injury (because no-one on the team seems capable of acting in a professional manner), they’re still spruiking their early bird party with “ballpit themed bracelets” (a clear reference to Dashcon) for a whopping $40 despite not having any sort of schedule or guest list.

Because, you know.

All hail the ballpit.

But for real, if you’re in the area and want to go to a convention, check out Indy Popcon instead.

UPDATE #1:

UPDATE #2:

Umm no. She still doesn’t have hairy legs wtf. Why are you so exclusive.

UPDATE #3

…business ethics are probably not my strong suit. But personally, I’d rather work with Satan and have him get the job done then sit holier than thou with the angels who do nothing

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caramelcoffeeaddict  asked:

I believe the fic where Kurt writes erotica & Blaine is a children's author is "Kama Seusstra" (archiveofourown*org/works/3091181)

Thank you very much! Also thanks to @pamelalansburykk, @okaykayen and the two anons who also sent this in. Much appreciated!

Kama Seusstra by GSJwrites

When erotica author Kurt Hummel follows the hot guy from the book convention party back to his hotel room, he thinks it’s simply a chance to spark his lackluster sex life. But when a scheduling change finds him sharing a speaker’s podium with his one night stand, he discovers that he has hooked up with Blaine Anderson, America’s darling of children’s literature.

Can the writer of a popular erotic serial find love with the author who has made bow ties the literary and fashion trend of children everywhere?

Kama Seusstra follows both their efforts to navigate an unlikely relationship as well as their stories: “Out at Home”, an online erotic serial set in the world of professional baseball, and “The Brave Little Bow Tie”, a children’s story about a bow tie trying to find his place in the world.

This is a story of sex, love and the hard choices we make to balance happiness and success.

anonymous asked:

reader x tyler, "Alright. Get up here." please?

- Traveling to a convention with Teamiplier
- And the hotel fucks up the reservations because they over booked so they put all of you in one suite
- So Amy and Mark are in one room, Ethan took the couch which left another room for you and/or Tyler
- Tyler grabs a pillow and a blanket and lays it out on the carpet
- “What are you doing?” you ask
- “Sleeping on the floor?” His response is hesitant.
- “Alright.” you pause, thinking it over. “Get up here.”
- Tyler’s eyebrows shoot up. “What?”
- “This is a queen bed, I’m sure we can share it. Unless your that opposed to sleeping with me.”
- His face is bright red but he still joins you

SHARING A BED STARTERS

anonymous asked:

so, ive been doing conventions for about a year and a half now but ive never really been great at keeping track of my expenses and profits. at this point i have a pretty good stock of merch and dont have to reorder/make more every con, so i have a hard time figuring out how much money i actually spend/make per convention. any tips on how i can find out what my profits actually are?

Nattosoup:  Make it a point to keep better track of your sales and inventory.  Seriously.  Anything else is trying to put the fire out after it’s an inferno.

Maybe you’re a visual person, I sure am.  I like having my merch where I can see it, so it’s stored on shelves in my studio.  Every time I pass it, I can see at a glance how I’m doing.  I track what sells and for how much at cons, but the visual stock reminder helps with my online sales throughout the year.

Make notes before the show how much you’re bringing of what, count how much you have left after the show.  Not just your sales- stock gets damaged, sometimes stock walks, sometimes you might trade stock.  

Take a page from the bullet journalists, if you like doing things by hand, and set up an inventory notebook.  Or track all your sales using Square or another card reader’s app- they have options for cash transactions.  Or download a spreadsheet app for your phone (or Google Docs) and keep track there.  

To really understand your profits, you need to figure out:

  • How much you’re spending ordering new merch, and which sites/coupons offer the best deals
  • The amount of time you spend per piece
  • The amount of money you spend on materials per piece
  • Assign your time a monetary value, and figure out how much money each piece is costing you to create
  • The amount of shrink you see (damaged pieces, stolen pieces, unaccounted for pieces)
  • What you sell each piece for
  • How many of each piece you sell

Then you need to multiply Number of Pieces Sold*Amount Pieces Sell For, and deduct (Materials+Time Value Creating Piece)+(Cost of individual merch items)+(Value of Shrink) to get an estimate of your profit.  This is a rough estimiate, you should also deduct table cost, food cost, time spent at con cost, hotel cost, travel cost, ect from that total.

But seriously, in between cons, please sit down and figure out what you have on hand, get that organized, and try to set up a system for recording sales.  It’ll only get more difficult, the longer you wait. 

Kiriska: Bookkeeping is a topic I’d like to write a really in-depth article/document about someday, but the short version is definitely do it! Track everything you can think of tracking, by whatever means works best for you.

The simplest profit formula is, of course, Total Revenue - Total Expense = Net Revenue/“Profit”. You can determine this on a per-con basis or an annual basis.

Total Expense can include everything relevant to your business, including travel, lodging, supplies, merchandise, table fees/registration, promotion (website domain registration, paid ads, business cards, etc), and hell, studio space/a portion of your rent.

For expenses that are general and not for a specific con, you can count them on an annual basis, then divide evenly between the number of cons you have per year. So if in 2016 you spent $1000 on merchandise and you did 5 conventions, you can count your merch expense as $200 per con.

Do include time expenses like Becca suggested. If you spent 20 hours on a piece of work and want to be paid $20/hr, add $400 to your “production time” costs, which can be tabulated on an annual basis and divided by con.

So say your expenses specific to Convention X were $100 for hotel, $30 for gas, $100 for food, $150 for table/badge. Your per-con expenses for the year for merchandise was $200 and your per-con time expenses for the year was also $200. That’s $780 of expenses for Convention X. So if you made $1000 there, your net revenue is $220.

Most artists probably don’t calculate their time costs because it’s the thing that can balloon costs the most. In addition to the cost of production time, you should consider other time costs, like travel time, convention selling hours, time spent doing promotion, bookkeeping, etc. These are all hours you spend on your business.

It can be worthwhile to track everything but only factor some expenses into your profit equation. For example, you can exclude all time-related expenses in your calculation – say this comes out to $500 net revenue for Convention Y. If you spent 30 hours working the convention over the weekend and 4 hours traveling, that’s 34 total hours, so your hourly rate, given your profit, would be $500 / 34 = $14.71/hr.

You can calculate all sorts of things once you have the data, but the first step is just tracking and logging everything so you have the data! Inventory-tracking aside, it shouldn’t be difficult to keep all your receipts and set aside a day a month to log all of them in a spreadsheet or whatever. 

Or just track as you go. That’s what I do, so I don’t have the opportunity to forget. I always ask for a receipt making purchases at a store (or buying coffee at a con!) and receipts only leave my wallet once I’ve recorded them. Email receipts stay in my inbox until they’re logged, etc. Get into the habit and go from there.

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WonderCon 2017!

Hello Everyone! I attended WonderCon 2017 with my brother Ridell, Kevin and Gerald. It was the first time i’ve ever been. I initially wasn’t too sure if I was gonna go in the first place but I’m glad I did! Seeing how the only convention I go to is Anime Expo I was in for a treat. This was definitely a good change. I can honestly say I enjoyed my time at WonderCon compared to my recent Anime Expo experiences. Probably because I haven’t watched any anime lately and been more into Comic books/Super Heroes more just because of all the movies that have been coming out. It was great being able to stay in a hotel for 3 days to experience the fun without having to drive back and forth from home to the convention center. The Exhibition hall was legit I bought a bunch of awesome souvenirs. I’m already looking forward to next year’s Wonder-con. Thanks again Kevin! I took a whole lot of photos throughout the weekend. Hope ya’ll enjoy! Until Next time. Sayonara! :)

anonymous asked:

Atlanta filming is talking shit an Sebastian on twitter

Hm I’d say take it with a grain of salt. I mean bunch of people met him outside conventions (around the set/outside hotels etc) and he was always nice so perhaps he only did that to paparazzi. No one knows, I guess?

TalesFromTheFrontDesk: The Blue Fox and the 79 year old LP Officer

I’ve been thinking of posting this one for a while. So here it goes.

About 3 or 4 years ago I worked in the mid range leadership at a very large convention hotel. Not Vegas big, but big by the standards of any other city in the U.S. I’d actually been dreading the Furry convention for months. I’ve had internet access my entire adult life. A friend of mine in college was into the scene and absolutely loved to send me the most fucked up things he could possibly find, because I was raised a sheltered little snow flake and he enjoyed making me cringe. So my opinion of the community was some what tarnished by my now decades long friend.

So the fateful day arrived. I scheduled myself a nice long 2 to 2 shift so as to act as the MOD in case of issues. I walked in and greeted my front desk staff. Began to inquire of any issues when I hear rapid footsteps back and to my left and then a yell was basically akin that “YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH” from the of The Who’s song Won’t Get Fooled Again. Or the theme song from CSI Miami for those of you who aren’t fans of ye olde rock n’ roll. So there is the “YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH” and then running past the front desk from left to right is a man in his very early twenties in his boxers with a fluffy blue and pink fox ears, fluffy blue and pink paws, fluffy blue feet and a fluffy blue tail with a handle of Fireball whiskey in his right hand/paw. This guy is running fool tilt. And fresh on his heals is one of my favorite people in the world a man I shall refer to as LP as even though he has long since retired, I don’t think he’d want his name online and he earned my respect enough to honor that on a hundred different occasions. LP was 79 at the time and life long Army. He spent years in working their training programs and was more in shape at 79 than I am today. Not to Mention a Korean War Vet. The guy is amazing.

So the Blue fox runs by full tilt “YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH” and LP is 6 steps behind him. Running in silence with a look on his face that was basically the entire Liam Neeson speech from Taken 1 minus the kidnapping parts.

The Blue fox looks back over his right shoulder to see where LP is and seems shocked he’s so close. But being cocky and a bit drunk he underestimates LP. A mistake. He thinks he can fake left like he’s going to run outside and then run right and make it to the elevator to escape. A mistake. He made it to the elevator and hit the up button just as LP grabs him by the arm, swings him around and pins him against the wall with his fore arm on the guys neck. Not choking him, simply making a point that if he wanted to…he could.

Silence fell over the packed lobby as I started to make my way towards the elevators as I remembered I’m a Manager and this event had lots of paperwork written all over it.

I get over there and I realize LP is talking very quietly to the Blue Fox. I hear “…if I so much as THINK you’ve done anything like this again, I’ll kick you out of this hotel and have you escorted out by the police. If I SEE you do something like this again, you’ll beg for them.”

God I miss the guy.

While I don’t condone employees threatening guests. I must admit, I must have been having memory problems, because I “accidentally” left that part out of my report.

So TLDR

79 year old man runs down a man roughly a quarter of his age and damn near makes him piss his boxers.

By: Brcomic