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Offline Ecumene

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« Posted 2014-08-14 05:20:53 »

An unofficial minecraft convention, 'MineOrama' has disappeared with $500,000 a week ago, and no refunds. The twitter page was taken over by a '16 year old' and has since posted nothing but garbage.

Kotaku article;
http://kotaku.com/shady-minecraft-convention-disappears-ticket-money-mis-1620813226

PC Gamer article;
http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/07/09/unofficial-minecraft-convention-canceled-at-last-minute-organizers-accused-of-fraud/

Twitter account (Probably suspended soon)
https://twitter.com/mineorama

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Offline BurntPizza
« Reply #1 - Posted 2014-08-14 05:22:51 »

Quote from: Thomas Tusser
A foole & his money,
be soone at debate:
which after with sorow,
repents him to late.

EDIT: Seriously though, let those charge backs flow.
Offline Elusivehawk

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2014-08-14 09:08:06 »

Wow, first Yogsgate, now this. Hide yo paycheck, hide yo 401k, everybody be scammin' Minecraft fans...
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2014-08-14 10:12:58 »

It may be something to do with the fact that most Minecraft fans are teens and pre-teens and thus almost by defnition, utterly naive. Or, as my old friend Colin puts it, "with shit for brains."

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Offline Cero
« Reply #4 - Posted 2014-08-14 13:30:58 »

I havent read the description of the con but why the hell was it $150 ?

Currently the GamesCom is in cologne, 30 minutes from my place, and they charge you like 20 bucks

Offline PandaMoniumHUN

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2014-08-14 14:06:14 »

But whyyy? Why people are throwing $150 at their screen for something that looks shady and they've never heard of it before?!
Of course I know the answer, it's just that I keep losing faith in humanity.


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Offline Cero
« Reply #6 - Posted 2014-08-15 10:59:36 »

Well to be fair, the prospect of people faking or screwing up whole conventions is a new thing, as far as I can remember I never heard about that kinda thing back then

Offline PandaMoniumHUN

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2014-08-15 11:13:19 »

Well to be fair, the prospect of people faking or screwing up whole conventions is a new thing, as far as I can remember I never heard about that kinda thing back then
I see your point, but come on, the $150 should have at least made them a bit suspicious.
3 days ticket to PAX costs $75, and Gamescom daily ticket costs about $20 IIRC.

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Offline jmguillemette
« Reply #8 - Posted 2014-08-18 15:16:09 »

Im going to FanExpo in Toronto.

That one is 50 bucks to get in (for 1 day) and another 40 to participate in the Dr. Who session..

so 150 was not so extreme that it would raise eyebrows.


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