Newcon PDX - Putting the "con" in "convention"
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Newcon aka AnimePDX is an anime convention in Portland, Oregon with a history of scamming guests, stealing money, and making half assed apologies when they start feeling the pressure. This con is entering its 6th year and they just can't stop fucking up.
A few years ago, they hosted a WCS, and when the winners arrived at the airport, none of the flights were booked and an outside individual had to step in to pay. WCS had to sue Newcon in order to get the money.
Last year, they overbooked artist alley, had to overflow artists into the halls, and nobody made money because of the tiny con attendance.
This year, Newcon breached their contract and stole money from Lolita guest Wunderwelt. They issued a hasty "oops we are working on it" statement after people started getting mad, 3 months after they were supposed to pay up.
With a history of scamming cosplay guests, vendors, artists, and more, it's time we boycott this shitty con. The con head doesn't need any more of our money, so let's not give it to him.
Newcon PDX pt 2: Meltdown/abandon ship edition
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Last thread is here: >>9394992
Archive of last thread (when it is eventually pushed off the board) can be found here: https://archive.rebeccablacktech.com/cgl/thread/S9394992
Newcon aka Anime PDX is an anime convention in Portland, Oregon. The convention head has not only cheated guests and individuals out of payment every year, but they have also personally gaslit, cheated, stolen from, attempted rape, and defrauded people in the Portland cosplay community.
The convention is committing payroll tax fraud, misallocating funds on purpose. In addition, they recently switched from a "nonprofit" organization to a "for profit" organization, but are running under an expired business license. The convention head is embezzling money from the convention by using the Newcon PayPal for his own personal banking/fun money. He has made a living out of dodging lawsuits and leeching off of innocent people, leaving them in the dust when it's time to move on to the next group.
Every time when under enough pressure as to why the fuck Newcon hasn't paid their bills, the convention will issue an excuse that retreads the same half assed apology about disorganization, citing "miscommunication", and that they are a "young convention" of 6 years. This is a pattern of behavior, and they're going to keep at it for as long as they can. The convention will only pay once it's threatened with legal action or actually sued.
Since the last thread, artists and vendors are canceling tables, the Portland Lolita community has boycotted future attendance, guests are backing out, and an executive has quit. Keep the momentum going, spread the word, don't let this convention continue to steal money.
Report the convention/convention head for tax evasion/fraud through this link: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/how-do-you-report-suspected-tax-fraud-activity
New Aliexpress thread
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A generation of fat edition
Old thread: >>9365521
Aliexpress a great alternative to ebay, and small order alternative to Taobao.
>Read customer reviews
>Makeup, sex toys, food, and things that go in/on you aren't guaranteed to comply with safety standards
>You won't be able to claim compensation on Aliexpress if products harm you, use your discretion.
>Electronics? Visit >>>/g/ and search for /csg/ and ask your questions there
>Large Order? Check out the Taobao thread
>Ask questions and buy at your own risk.
>Remember there is a lack of quality control on AE products
>If a lack of quality control on a product can hurt you (ex: faulty wiring on electronics, chemicals in cosmetics), use common sense and don't buy it
Why Does Lolita Have Rules?
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Inb4 "bait", I'd actually really like to have a discussion about this.
Every other street style evoles and changes noticably, except for Lolita.
While oldschool and "newschool" are very different, the change took the best part of a decade. Outside of fleeting trends, change and innovation is so slow. We're so reluctant to accept new standards or ideas. Remember when polka dots were ita? Remember when tights were ita? Remember how it took until brands literally spoonfed us those two ideas that people started accepting them?
This isn't a "screw the ruelz I'm gonna make a bedsheet dress if I want!" thread, I just think it something that would be interesting to discuss. What keeps the fashion so rigid? What do you love/hate about it?