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We all know by now that the @vulture article on #UniversalFanCon/#Fancon is just... so far beyond wrong in every possible way, and that @DarthGeekonius has some f’ing nerve.

But I also want to talk about the finances of another con run by Thai Pham, their finance guy. (Thread)
This is a link to the financial disclosure form for Anime Expo in LA, run by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (a nonprofit), in 2009 while Thai Pham, #Fancon/#UniversalFanCon’s finance VP, was head of finance for the SPJA: irs990.charityblossom.org/990O/200912/94…

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(Remember that Pham was also head of PrideCon, which cancelled a week before and kept $15,000, and senior in TouhouCon, which promised to pay for talent’s hotel rooms and... didn’t.)

#fancon/#universalfancon

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Some quick thoughts about Universal Fan Con, Wicomicon, and visibility.
If you're one of the people who is still pissed, and likely rightfully so, about everything that went down with Universal Fan Con and the continuing fall out, good.

You should be.
And if you've noticed, a lot of entertainment news sites that weren't covering Fan Con before it's death suddenly have lots to say about it.
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[THREAD] Hey #FanCon fam... if you're facing financial hits for travel and lodging due to #UniversalFancon , I've had a lot of success recovering funds using the following methods...
Even if that ticket says nonrefundable, CALL your airline/Amtrak/bus co and explain the situation. Offer to provide documentation. Many will at least give you a credit if not a refund.
If you booked nonrefundable lodging through Priceline, CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY FIRST. Tell them the situation and that you booked though Priceline and ask they would be willing to cancel the reservation under the circumstances. Get the name of the person you spoke with.
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Ok so I am awake after a few hours sleep cause this #FanCon situation got me fucked up. I was hopeful till I saw the Statement & FAQ that went up last night. It’s at the site if you haven’t read it. [Thread]
So first off, full disclosure. @INeedDivGms was an affiliate organization to the event. I then joined as staff on the Interactive Events Division. (Gaming) My hotel was supposed to be covered. I was doing panels as well, so that’s out in the open
As for the postponement, I found out not much before the Kickstarter backer email went out due to the Hyatt cancelations & folks breaking that on twitter.
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