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Rumour controlEver since shortly after BroNYCon January, ugly rumours about me, and about the con, have circulated over and over throughout the Internet. (They have been accompanied by frequent LGBT-bashing attacks and bigotry.) This isn't a coincidence or the random work of disinterested trolls. It is a deliberate and prolonged smear campaign.
Shortly after BroNYCon January, five staffers made a power grab, attempting to obtain financial and logistical control over the con. I did not let them seize control. They walked; only two returned even temporarily to the staff. These now ex-staffers have been leaking documents and spreading lies and distortions about me, and about BronyCon, ever since. Their aim was to destroy my reputation and that of the con.
When I was on the staff myself, I wasn't allowed to react to any of this. I was under tremendous pressure from the staff to ignore these rumours. But the people spreading them are very persistent. It's late March, and the rumours are still swirling. A
Advice for prospective convention organisersRecently, I was asked on Twitter for advice for a prospective convention organiser. Here are some tidbits I wish somepony had told me around a year ago, before I started BronyCon (and long before I stepped down due to my distaste for sauropodian interference). The below is adapted and expanded from my Tweets.
 Have lots of money.
 Be prepared to lose it.
 Have a good psychotherapist.
 Invite local brony celebs as guests before you get to the stage where you can invite VAs and show staff.
 Dealing with a multibillion-dollar toy company (you know which one I mean) is like dancing with a dinosaur.
 Be prepared to spend 40 hours a week working on the convention.
 Be prepared to not see a penny for it.
 Be prepared for conventiongoers to think you're getting filthy rich anyways.
 Any ticket cost is 'too high'. (See )
 You can't please all of the ponies all of the time. No matter what decision you make, somepony will HATE it. Furthermore, many of those will
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[transmissions of a dead girl]i am the
moon: i am
the silver pill
to weigh down
into leaden eyes--
i am the
of the dark.
the stars are
all dead in their
you'll be safe, dear,
as i am the moon,
with all of your
(i am good bye and yet,
you think only of romantic
i am the moon.
i am the crescent
and dead altogether,
i still die.
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