Elizabeth and Kori are back having recovered from post-con crud after an amazing weekend at ClexaCon! We’re talking cons, from the highs of ClexaCon to the weekend debacle of Universal FanCon, and what to and not to do.
*Editor’s Note: With new information available, we’d like to correct what we’d initially reported for the WICOMICON pop-up event. Universal FanCon attendees with proof of ticket will only be charged $5 for admission.
Below are the tweets and threads mentioned in the podcast, and we’d like to encourage you to take a look at the vendors we’ve posted on The Fandomentals twitter account. Please support them if you can after this trying weekend!
— The Nerds of Color (@TheNerdsofColor) April 21, 2018
Our official statement on the status of Universal FanCon, including FAQ can be found at: https://t.co/Q17gkWzko7
— FanCon (@UniversalFanCon) April 21, 2018
The line we were given was essentially ‘we couldn’t give you the Con we imagined so we bailed’
And that is hurting a LOT of people. Because what about the con we were thinking of? The small nerdy con that was going to be the blerdest twitter meet ever?
— 35 yrs of Bitchcraft&Niggatry (@ArnicaxRoss) April 21, 2018
I’m having an increasingly difficult time seeing a world in which FanCon is able to provide the experience they promised people who bought tickets at any time. I hope I’m wrong. I’m still rooting for this con.
— Jeremy Whitley @ MomoCon (@jrome58) April 21, 2018
So, Thai Pham who was until today listed as VP of Conventions Operation and Entertainment on the #FanCon site actually has a history of running kickstarters for cons that never happen.
— Jaz (@jazmine_joyner) April 21, 2018
I shelled out $2,362.18 to build a civic engagement booth for #UniversalFanCon that would allow participants to register to vote, recruit their networks and other civic engagement activities
— L. Joy Williams (@ljoywilliams) April 20, 2018
UPDATE: Wellllp it’s looking like these two events are definitely linked, thanks to this little mishap in the questionnaire that #UniversalFanCon sent out to all of its guests, GOOD LORDT
If you were a guest, you were most likely emailed this exact formhttps://t.co/DKMQkd5gFW
— Jonna 🦎 (@jonnabutts) April 22, 2018