So, after all the night’s confusion and misinformation we want to give everyone the full explanation of the events surrounding 7-11-2014.
First, we did owe the hotel money, and that is nothing I can get around. It’s extremely common to owe a hotel money for an event at the door, and we made our prepayments beforehand. We have an extremely good track record when it comes to making the appropriate payments for the appropriate things, and doing so in a timely fashion.
We worked out a plan with the hotel to give them money slowly for the entire course of the weekend, which was more than 100% feasible for us. However, 12 hours later one of our admins was unexpectedly pulled into a meeting with higher-level hotel staff, at which point they were informed that convention management had to procure $20,000 by the end of the night. It was an extremely sudden change, especially since we had sent them a number of payments before and a considerable sum the night before.
We could not have been reasonably expected to prepare for the plan to change so suddenly. This sudden change put us in a place where we would not be allowed to open on the morning of 7/12, unless we had the full amount for them the night of 7/11. Unfortunately, the money we needed to pay that amount would not have been coming in until 7/12 in the form of walk-in attendees, as is customary for conventions. Saturday is always the biggest day.
While the hotel was aware of this, they still required the money to be provided by 10 PM CST. I know that many people believed this to be false, but this was largely due to a miscommunication within hotel staff.
The alternative to the route we perused was to allow the convention to be shut down. Below, is an official letter from the hotel proving that this money was indeed owed, and we had no other route to pursue.
Those who donated VIA paypal, we will be refunding you guys after the convention as soon as possible, starting with the largest amounts, and moving down from there. We can’t thank you enough for the quick response, and we really would have been closed down without the drastic measures which were taken.
The hotel it’s self was great and they worked with us extremely well, and they are looking forward to having everyone here this weekend!
Please please please do not give the hotel staff any crap, this change came down from the heavens above.
For those panels which were rearranged, they will be rescheduled to the best of our ability and will be happening tomorrow!
Looking forward to this weekend!
Okay, this is sketchy as fuck, for the following reasons:
- Why is your proof whited-out?
- Why would the founder of DashCon have signed this letter?
- Why does the letter start with re:; this implies the sender is replying to an email sent by DashCon that says “payment addendum”?
- Why is it dated the 12th when the demand was made on the 11th?
- Why is “the total amount owed” in the past tense?
- "All other terms of the contract remain the same" implies the contract has changed, which means both parties need to agree to it, so that makes no sense; if there was an alteration to the contract, there would be a contract attached to the letter
- There’s no receipt with this letter
- That doesn’t look like real hotel stationary
- What hotel takes PayPal as a method of payment, seriously?
- Most of the time conventions are arranged beforehand and money gets paid upfront, so shit like this doesn’t happen
- People are claiming the hotel kicked people out of their rooms, which would already have been paid for and therefore guests would have no reason to be kicked out
- The hotel has been contacted and was unaware of this occurring
You’re not getting refunded.
While I can vouch for the ‘re:’ part because all of my research-related correspondence begins with ‘re’ even if it’s a first hand-written letter — the ‘re’ is there specifically to inform the reader of what the content ahead is about, not indicating that it’s a reply to something — this is an A+ debunking. I’m just reblogging it because I love seeing solid debunkings of things, not because I had anything to do with dashcon. I also like seeing a bad forgery get toasted.
The re is basically the only part of this that doesn’t seem fake to me. The signatures are even in the wrong place.
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST:
THIS PAGE IS POSTING PICTURES OF DEAD WOLVES THAT THEY ARE KILLING AND TORTURING FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN TO SEE THEM DEAD. NOT ONLY WOLVES BUT ROWS OF FOX AND COYOTES AND RACCOONS. THEY LURE THEM IN WITH MEAT AND SMALLER DEAD ANIMALS AND THEN CHOKE THEM AND SHOOT THEM. TO HELP YOU CAN REPORT THE PAGE AND ALSO SIGN THESE TWO PETITIONS TO GET THE PAGE SHUT DOWN AND TO GET THE ADMINS REPORTED FOR UNLAWFUL HUNTING.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE. THESE ANIMALS WERE ONLY RECENTLY TAKEN OFF OF THE EXTINCT LIST AND ARE VITAL ANIMALS TO THE ECOSYSTEM.
Please signal boost this it’s so important to me
I thought this picture was a little bit too “journalist” or “newspaper”
so I google image searched
you people have officially given in to shitty fucking facebook bait and gotten this post to 30 thousand notes and have created two separate petitions based on this bullshit
are you people proud of yourselves??
The truth has been revealed
It’s practically 2014 and you guys still don’t know how to google if an article is real or not before giving it 100,000 notes
Sadly, this is true. Out of these 116, 36 are living in America. However things are looking up for the sand cat, as we are now able to breed them in captivity, something that was very difficult at first.
Tested this one out myself, had a friend with an iPhone text my Android, and the word Obama was still there on both of our screens.
It’s total BS. What’s most likely to happen is the machine will read any correct answers as incorrect because of the extra substance on the paper, or will say “Error - Hand Grade” which will lead to someone manually grading your test, finding out you tried to cheat, and throwing out your score.
This rumor is DEBUNKED.
Much like the infamous butt image, this one is not a manipulation per se, but the image is often credited as Jensen Ackles and the Impala from Supernatural. We were unable to find the model in this picture’s name, but he appears to be the same man used throughout the entire set of images (x). Also, on close inspection, the car in the picture is not even an Impala—it’s “an early 1970s Oldsmobile Cutlass” (x). But if you, like us, aren’t really a car person, you might still notice that there are fuzzy dice hanging from the rear-view mirror and the interior is black instead of tan.
Since this image is discernibly not of Jensen Ackles and/or Dean Winchester (and his impala) we consider this rumor DEBUNKED. If we’ve missed anything, please drop us a line!
- We’re a little rusty on our Polish, so we may have misinterpreted some of the websites we visited. Please feel free to correct us!
- If this photograph truly depicted Jensen Ackles, more information would be available. Especially if it were Supernatural-related!
- Sometimes this image is presented in the format seen here as well, with the shadow of what appears to be Castiel and his wings. This version is a manipulation of the above image.
Updated 8/27/2013: Thank you to the anon who corrected our Polish translation, we had “late 2009” instead of spring and summer 2009. Also thank you to annaheartsruby who pointed out that although the names of the models in this campaign aren’t given, the man in the picture appears to be the same model used throughout the entire collection of images; and is definitely not Jensen Ackles. (x)
Tumblr user thepartyponies also pointed out in a comment on the original post that the car is a 1970’s Oldsmobile, and we’ve updated the post with that info as well!
dandelio-n asked: Hey, i dont know if you’ve already busted it or not, but that downright ridiculous photo set of the winnie the poo characters. Each one has a mental illness? Like christopher robin has schizophrenia and tigger has adhd and i think rabbit has ocd and piglet has anxiety. Please tell me its fake, it sounds like the dumbest thing i have ever heard but i dont know anyone that is suspicious of it? (i could be wrong it could be real, but it seems more logical to be fan(?) made) THANK YOU love the blog
Submission from solus-esse-nolo:
The origin of the idea that each Winnie the Pooh character represents a different psychological disorder originates from an article by the Canadian Medical Association, wherein they examine the characters with a modern view on mental health. However, the article isn’t intended to be very serious.
They don’t suggest that A. A. Milne wrote them to have these disorders. In fact they say that perspectives on mental health have changed from when the stories were written in 1926; a lot of the diagnoses won’t have existed back then.
The characters are also based on his child’s stuffed toys, so it’s not likely that he wrote them to have mental problems, but they do have quite exaggerated personalities, so it’s possible that readers in the modern world could interpret them as having these disorders.