While we're talking ab old tumblr sins, can you explain dashcon?? Im so curious and scared
Ho buddy, I don’t have all the details memorized, but I’ll give ya what I know
Dashcon was pretty much a convention for tumblr, a crowdfund and everything was raised for it to start and for people to hold tables and such. ($4,000 was the main goal) There was even going to be a live show of something super popular at the time, Nightvale (or, Welcome to Nightvale is the full title I think).
Well they ended up cancelling, and in an attempt to sooth any upset con-goers, they offered an “extra hour in the ball pit”
nothing special, just your average tiny ball pit in a very empty room
This also had ended shortly because someone peed in the pit? I think? and that was a huge mystery™ that tumblr hasn’t solved. Then some emergency fundraiser happened where $17,000 USD was raised, many assumed it was a scheme and a blog @17000dollars came into life as a response on how that much money could actually be used. The whole thing was a tragedy from start to finish.
Tumblr tried to make a con, it didn’t go well