The Official Concellation FAQ & Link List
WHAT IS THIS?
It's the official Concellation FAQ and link guide. We would have thought the title made that clear, but hey, perhaps your first language was Klingon.
SO HOW DID THIS MONSTROSITY GET STARTED?
Christopher Ambler had the idea and voiced it in a conrunner's group. Craig Glassner had the presence of mind to create the group and gave the gag a venue. Within 24 hours, the group had almost a thousand members. Silly jokes and memes about a convention that was cancelled before it could even be announced turned into a gathering place for fans to connect and get their con on, knowing that we wouldn't be meeting in public any time soon. As of 12 April, we've passed 30,000 non-members (and more who read and participate). It's taken on a life of its own.
WHO IS RUNNING THIS THING?
Christopher is your non-chair, but he considers himself first among equals when it comes to running almost anything. The admins and moderators are here just to keep the bad stuff at bay. Our code of conduct is pretty simple, and tends to boil down to Wheaton's Law when possible. Feel free to contact any admin or moderator with any questions. We try to moderate quietly. Only Christopher has a big mouth, and it tends to get him in trouble, but only in the best ways.
IS THERE A CODE OF CONDUCT?
There is. Facebook calls them "rules," but you get the idea. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/concellation/about/ and scroll down a bit. We try to make these rules pretty simple. Remember, we're here just to connect and have some fun. Let's keep it that way and treat each other with respect.
CAN I PROMOTE MY BUSINESS / CHARITY / CAUSE / FRIEND?
Absolutely, but within reason. Anything commercial should go in the dealer's room group. Promoting your art is more appropriate in the artists' gallery group. If you're asking for money, even charitably, the dealers' room will be best. It keeps the main group clear and avoids the noise.
CHECK OUT THIS KILLER MEME!
The first few times we see it, we'll post it. But the 43rd time we see the alien facehugger mask or the red shirts being asked to go to the market, we're going to gently filter the post. Read the group a little before you post that meme. If you really want to post it, we created a group for that, https://www.facebook.com/groups/concellationmemes/ that doesn't have the duplicate or relevancy filtering. Go for it!
IS THERE MERCH?
There is! We created a shirt just for fun (we wanted it ourselves) and to our amazement, it's selling pretty well. Once that was seen, we committed to sequestering profits to donate chunks of change to good causes. We like saying "chunks of change," as well as "filthy lucre." Mea Culpa. The logo and our art was created by Matt Zanzibar with very confusing art direction from Christopher. Unless you don't like it, in which case it was a very expensive commission by some pretentious artist we won't name.
Merch is at https://www.concellation.com/merch
After a badge? https://www.facebook.com/groups/concellation/permalink/167031094344363/ are the con badges, both regular and VIP. Of course, what a VIP badge gets you at a cancelled convention is an interesting topic.
CHARITY? TELL ME MORE!
After the first batch of shirts, we donated $1000 to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). After more sales, we donated $1000 to The Chicago Food Depository (with help from Wil Wheaton in randomly determining which food bank to benefit). And our most recent donation of $1000 went to No Kid Hungry.
There is no question that we will be donating more as long as Concellation continues.
DOES THE CON HAVE A MASCOT?
The hapless astronaut on the image here is Crash Facepalm. You can get to know him better in the very amateur serialization, The Adventures of Crash Facepalm.
How about a youtube channel?
and a twitter?
You got it! https://www.twitter.com/concellation
WHERE'S THE LINK LIST?
Here is a list of all the threads and groups you might want to know about
- The Dealers' Room Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/concellationdealers/
- The Artists' Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/concellationart/
- Gaming: https://www.facebook.com/groups/concellationgaming/
- The Masquerade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masquerade/
- Open Meme Season: https://www.facebook.com/groups/concellationmemes/
- Merchandise! https://www.concellation.com/merch
- Badges? You need a stinkin' badge: https://www.facebook.com/groups/concellation/permalink/167031094344363/
- The Adventures of Crash Facepalm: https://www.facebook.com/groups/concellation/permalink/176022493445223/
- Wil Wheaton's Charity Roll Post: https://www.facebook.com/itswilwheaton/posts/2690515114408347
Help Us To Help You!
Have a question for the FAQ? Post in the comments and if it's legit, we'll get it added!