dashcon:

DashCon is having a costume contest! Get pumped! Watch your fellow attendees strut their stuff for all the world to see, and strut your own stuff too! We’re now accepting entrants into our contest. We will be accepting entrants until June 11th, 2014! You will not have to interview prior to appearing in the contest, but you must fill out this form and carefully read over the rules! 
Best of luck, and may the best costume win! 

dashcon:

DashCon is having a costume contest! Get pumped! Watch your fellow attendees strut their stuff for all the world to see, and strut your own stuff too! We’re now accepting entrants into our contest. We will be accepting entrants until June 11th, 2014! You will not have to interview prior to appearing in the contest, but you must fill out this form and carefully read over the rules! 

Best of luck, and may the best costume win! 

jellyfishforbrains asked:

Hello there! I'm really excited for Dashcon but I have some concerns that its just gonna be a superwholock con? The video game committee and others haven't been active in like months. Anything to reassure me? Thanks guys!!

dashcon:

Hi! I would be more than happy to ease your concerns. As the convention grows nearer, the committees are becoming less active as we really don’t have much for them to do at the moment. But just because the committees aren’t active doesn’t mean there won’t be any events for that particular fandom. Some fandoms don’t have committees, and many of the panels are not even tied into a fandom (Like the fashion, crafting, or photography panels among many others.)

Since you mentioned Video Games, I thought I would include some panels related to that topic that I pulled from the schedule:

~Video Game Plots

~Hidden Treasures: Video Games You’ve Never Played

~Who’s Game is it

~Otome Games (and Otome Games 18+)

And these are only a few of our amazing panels! The schedule with descriptions of all the panels can be found  here 

I hope that helps! 


We’re hosting auditions for AOT/SNK Cosplayers in our ATTACK ON TITAN PANEL AT DASHCON 2014!
If you want to see AOT/SNK programming at DashCon, we need your help! We are in need of qualified panelists for the following panels:

Attack on Titan: an in-character Q&A with costumed panelists roleplaying as the cast of Attack on Titan series.

Qualified panelists should be at least 18 years old by July 11, 2014 and willing to sit in a video Skype interview with at least one member of the DashCon admin team.
You must fill out a panelist application form and must be 18 years old or older to be a panelist.

{Panelist Perks:
Full-house (100 bodies or a full room): Badge refund for DAY OF PANEL.
YOU ALL WANT A DAY REFUNDED TO SPEND MORE MONIES. 
Head count is cumulative: 50 bodies in two separate panels held the same day = 1 full-house
[Need to buy a badge/register? Click Here]


PANEL: Attack on Titan » PANEL TIME: 2 PM - 3 PM 
WHEN: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 » ROOM: Schaumburg A
[Source: DashCon 2014 Schedule Final]

We’re hosting auditions for AOT/SNK Cosplayers in our ATTACK ON TITAN PANEL AT DASHCON 2014!

If you want to see AOT/SNK programming at DashCon, we need your help! We are in need of qualified panelists for the following panels:

Attack on Titan: an in-character Q&A with costumed panelists roleplaying as the cast of Attack on Titan series.

Qualified panelists should be at least 18 years old by July 11, 2014 and willing to sit in a video Skype interview with at least one member of the DashCon admin team.

You must fill out a panelist application form and must be 18 years old or older to be a panelist.

{Panelist Perks:

  • Full-house (100 bodies or a full room): Badge refund for DAY OF PANEL.
  • YOU ALL WANT A DAY REFUNDED TO SPEND MORE MONIES.

Head count is cumulative: 50 bodies in two separate panels held the same day = 1 full-house

[Need to buy a badge/register? Click Here]

PANEL: Attack on Titan » PANEL TIME: 2 PM - 3 PM 

WHEN: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 » ROOM: Schaumburg A

[Source: DashCon 2014 Schedule Final]

Disability Services and Medical Care at DashCon

dashcon:

DashCon has just solidified it’s Disability Services! We’re committed to providing the best care we can for our attendees and our D.S. program is part of that. You can read more about accommodations we can provide, how to get accommodations and more here

dashcon:

Made rebloggable, because this is important.

dashcon:

Made rebloggable, because this is important.

DashCon Volunteers UPDATE!

dashcon:

Since we’ve experienced difficulties in making contact with some of the people who applied to be volunteers at DashCon, there are still positions/hours available.

If:

  • You are interested in being a volunteer
  • Have already purchased your badge
  • Will be at least 18 years old by July 10

Email us at DashConVolunteers@gmail.com. Please put “DashCon Volunteer” on the email’s subject line and include the following information:

  • Full Legal Name
  • Preferred Name / Pronouns
  • Email Address (that you check regularly)
  • Current Tumblr URL
  • Days Available (when you’ll be in Schaumburg and willing to help out between Thurs, July 10 and Sun, July 13)

The volunteer perks are as follows:

  • 12-19 hours: badge reimbursement
  • 20+ hours: badge reimbursement + comped hotel room (so long as you’re staying at the Renaissance Schaumburg)

If we require any additional information, we’ll send a follow-up email to attain it. Thank you in advance. Can’t wait to see you all in July!

dashcon:

Just because someone is in cosplay does not mean that you have permission to violate their space. Something as simple as a hug can break a fragile cosplay or make someone terribly uncomfortable. Remember to ask permission! 
Cosplayer: LowlySnackPack

dashcon:

Just because someone is in cosplay does not mean that you have permission to violate their space. Something as simple as a hug can break a fragile cosplay or make someone terribly uncomfortable. Remember to ask permission! 

Cosplayer: LowlySnackPack


We’re hosting auditions for AOT/SNK Cosplayers in our ATTACK ON TITAN PANEL AT DASHCON 2014!
If you want to see AOT/SNK programming at DashCon, we need your help! We are in need of qualified panelists for the following panels:

Attack on Titan: an in-character Q&A with costumed panelists roleplaying as the cast of Attack on Titan series.

Qualified panelists should be at least 18 years old by July 11, 2014 and willing to sit in a video Skype interview with at least one member of the DashCon admin team.
You must fill out a panelist application form and must be 18 years old or older to be a panelist.

{Panelist Perks:
Full-house (100 bodies or a full room): Badge refund for DAY OF PANEL.
YOU ALL WANT A DAY REFUNDED TO SPEND MORE MONIES. 
Head count is cumulative: 50 bodies in two separate panels held the same day = 1 full-house
[Need to buy a badge/register? Click Here]


PANEL: Attack on Titan » PANEL TIME: 2 PM - 3 PM 
WHEN: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 » ROOM: Schaumburg A
[Source: DashCon 2014 Schedule Final]

We’re hosting auditions for AOT/SNK Cosplayers in our ATTACK ON TITAN PANEL AT DASHCON 2014!

If you want to see AOT/SNK programming at DashCon, we need your help! We are in need of qualified panelists for the following panels:

Attack on Titan: an in-character Q&A with costumed panelists roleplaying as the cast of Attack on Titan series.

Qualified panelists should be at least 18 years old by July 11, 2014 and willing to sit in a video Skype interview with at least one member of the DashCon admin team.

You must fill out a panelist application form and must be 18 years old or older to be a panelist.

{Panelist Perks:

  • Full-house (100 bodies or a full room): Badge refund for DAY OF PANEL.
  • YOU ALL WANT A DAY REFUNDED TO SPEND MORE MONIES.

Head count is cumulative: 50 bodies in two separate panels held the same day = 1 full-house

[Need to buy a badge/register? Click Here]

PANEL: Attack on Titan » PANEL TIME: 2 PM - 3 PM 

WHEN: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 » ROOM: Schaumburg A

[Source: DashCon 2014 Schedule Final]

coleslawsicle asked:

Was the Rave cancelled? o.O

dashcon:

Unfortunately the Rave was cancelled. We’re sorry for this disappointment this could’ve caused you, but we do still have a ton of fun events! Don’t forget about the Prom on Friday night!

Featured Authors Update:

dashcon:

Tim Vaulato

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Tim Vaulato was born in 1966 and lives in the Midwest. At a very young age, he started to draw on restaurant napkins to ease his boredom when his parents would drag him out to dinner. Around second grade, he became obsessed with comic books, and that obsession sparked both his interest in drawing and writing. By high school, he was enrolled in art and creative writing classes, which were the only subjects that his attention deficient mind could focus on. Entering college, his grades improved greatly and, after a number of years at Elgin Community College, he transferred to Northern Illinois University to major in printmaking and art education. He has been an art teacher since 1991 and has taught every level, Kindgergarten through 12th grade, as well as every subject in the art realm, including jewelry, sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, cartooning, and animation. He has played bass with the band Harlem Klapsaddle, recording four albums, was with the band Wishbone Jones for fourteen years, and The Stork Club Band for four. He has written over 200 songs and one rock opera, which he is currently recording. He is married with two dogs, one pet python, and two wonderful children that have been named after characters in his books.

Find his book here!

Elizabeth Stilley

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Elizabeth Stilley is a twenty-year-old author hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. She participates in National Novel Writing Month annually, and has self-published three novels via CreateSpace (and is working on a fourth one that will hopefully be completed by June). She is a college student studying Illustration and Writing, and her life goals include actually finding a job in either of those fields. She is also president of her university’s writing club, and works in the Writing Center there, so most of her life revolves around writing and art. When she’s not writing or drawing, she’s either sleeping or in class. 

Find her books here, here, and here!

MadLori

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Lori is a longtime fangirl veteran of more than a dozen fandoms.  She’s written fanfiction in the Doctor Who, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Brokeback Mountain, Criminal Minds, and Sherlock fandoms among others.  Her Tumblr history is mostly in the Sherlock fandom, where she is the author of several fics.  She is also a published novelist, a scientist, a crafter, and wishes there were more hours in the day.

Find her AO3 here and her novel here!

dashcon:

Just because someone is in cosplay does not mean that you have permission to violate their space. Something as simple as a hug can break a fragile cosplay or make someone terribly uncomfortable. Remember to ask permission! 
Cosplayer: Enerjax

dashcon:

Just because someone is in cosplay does not mean that you have permission to violate their space. Something as simple as a hug can break a fragile cosplay or make someone terribly uncomfortable. Remember to ask permission! 

Cosplayer: Enerjax

dashcon:

Watch back all the Cecil Baldwin action, hear the names of the winners, and generally flail in the direction of the video! We know we had a blast, hope you did as well! 

DashCon Volunteers UPDATE!

dashcon:

Since we’ve experienced difficulties in making contact with some of the people who applied to be volunteers at DashCon, there are still positions/hours available.

If:

  • You are interested in being a volunteer
  • Have already purchased your badge
  • Will be at least 18 years old by July 10

Email us at DashConVolunteers@gmail.com. Please put “DashCon Volunteer” on the email’s subject line and include the following information:

  • Full Legal Name
  • Preferred Name / Pronouns
  • Email Address (that you check regularly)
  • Current Tumblr URL
  • Days Available (when you’ll be in Schaumburg and willing to help out between Thurs, July 10 and Sun, July 13)

The volunteer perks are as follows:

  • 12-19 hours: badge reimbursement
  • 20+ hours: badge reimbursement + comped hotel room (so long as you’re staying at the Renaissance Schaumburg)

If we require any additional information, we’ll send a follow-up email to attain it. Thank you in advance. Can’t wait to see you all in July!


We’re hosting auditions for AOT/SNK Cosplayers in our ATTACK ON TITAN PANEL AT DASHCON 2014!
If you want to see AOT/SNK programming at DashCon, we need your help! We are in need of qualified panelists for the following panels:

Attack on Titan: an in-character Q&A with costumed panelists roleplaying as the cast of Attack on Titan series.

Qualified panelists should be at least 18 years old by July 11, 2014 and willing to sit in a video Skype interview with at least one member of the DashCon admin team.
You must fill out a panelist application form and must be 18 years old or older to be a panelist.

{Panelist Perks:
Full-house (100 bodies or a full room): Badge refund for DAY OF PANEL.
YOU ALL WANT A DAY REFUNDED TO SPEND MORE MONIES. 
Head count is cumulative: 50 bodies in two separate panels held the same day = 1 full-house
[Need to buy a badge/register? Click Here]


PANEL: Attack on Titan » PANEL TIME: 2 PM - 3 PM 
WHEN: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 » ROOM: Schaumburg A
[Source: DashCon 2014 Schedule Final]

We’re hosting auditions for AOT/SNK Cosplayers in our ATTACK ON TITAN PANEL AT DASHCON 2014!

If you want to see AOT/SNK programming at DashCon, we need your help! We are in need of qualified panelists for the following panels:

Attack on Titan: an in-character Q&A with costumed panelists roleplaying as the cast of Attack on Titan series.

Qualified panelists should be at least 18 years old by July 11, 2014 and willing to sit in a video Skype interview with at least one member of the DashCon admin team.

You must fill out a panelist application form and must be 18 years old or older to be a panelist.

{Panelist Perks:

  • Full-house (100 bodies or a full room): Badge refund for DAY OF PANEL.
  • YOU ALL WANT A DAY REFUNDED TO SPEND MORE MONIES.

Head count is cumulative: 50 bodies in two separate panels held the same day = 1 full-house

[Need to buy a badge/register? Click Here]

PANEL: Attack on Titan » PANEL TIME: 2 PM - 3 PM 

WHEN: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 » ROOM: Schaumburg A

[Source: DashCon 2014 Schedule Final]

DashCon Volunteers UPDATE!

dashcon:

Since we’ve experienced difficulties in making contact with some of the people who applied to be volunteers at DashCon, there are still positions/hours available.

If:

  • You are interested in being a volunteer
  • Have already purchased your badge
  • Will be at least 18 years old by July 10

Email us at DashConVolunteers@gmail.com. Please put “DashCon Volunteer” on the email’s subject line and include the following information:

  • Full Legal Name
  • Preferred Name / Pronouns
  • Email Address (that you check regularly)
  • Current Tumblr URL
  • Days Available (when you’ll be in Schaumburg and willing to help out between Thurs, July 10 and Sun, July 13)

The volunteer perks are as follows:

  • 12-19 hours: badge reimbursement
  • 20+ hours: badge reimbursement + comped hotel room (so long as you’re staying at the Renaissance Schaumburg)

If we require any additional information, we’ll send a follow-up email to attain it. Thank you in advance. Can’t wait to see you all in July!