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Final words on Nas-Con 2011 in Vegas, and a few of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 3/27 - 4/2 
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We had our first big World Fark Party last weekend. My expectations were definitely above average, but what actually ended up happening blew away the best possible outcome for the weekend. A ton of people, lots of friends connecting, laughter, and enough alcohol to fill Lake Mead.

For those of you who weren't able to make it: first, I hope you can make it next year because we had a kickass time. Second, Naskar's parents and his brother Cam were thrilled and honored to be a part of the festivities, and they let everybody know that they're working with us to set up a community foundation in his name. More details on that later when we have them.

Some thanks need to go out to those who agreed to come hang out with us, most notably our special guests: Bill Corbett of MST3K and Rifftrax, and Paul and Storm, who tore the roof off the sucker. I think I heard the same thing from at least a couple dozen people: "Man, I'd heard their stuff before but I had no idea how good it was in person." Also to Alex with Neatorama, who hosts our Fark Shop provided a lot of free schwag for us and was kind enough to help us get the shirts printed. The Nas-Con shirts will be available in a few days for those of you who wanted them but weren't able to get them on Saturday or Sunday. The staff at Treasure Island in Las Vegas was excellent and treated us right. Especially the five guys at the craps table friday and saturday night after midnight. I woke up both nights hung over with a full wallet AND my butt wasn't bleeding - a Vegas win if there ever was one.


A lot of members of Fark took the lead in helping us get this off the ground and arranging some events. Thanks to Witchydiva for organizing the Vegas Strip Pub Crawl, to smells_like_meat for setting up and managing the Poker Tournament, to aquigley for being our emcee at the Saturday event. Thanks also go out to Yzziefrog for helping with the shirt designs, to E-Brake for offering to help with shirts and setting up the Sunday brunch, and to cyberchp for volunteering to man the sales table. Also thanks to punkrockgirl and Unfreakable for setting up and managing the event.

To everybody who took time out of their schedule and spent their hard-earned money to get here, I hope you had a blast. Everyone I talked to sure as hell did. You all made this party what it was, because you all make this community what it is. I can't say that in any other way without sounding like I'm just spouting sentimental BS, but every word of it is true.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-03-27 to Sat 2011-04-02:

www.fark.com  Indian Navy continues its impressive Cinderella run with another impressive victory over the pirates, including a double-double by its leading scorer with 16 pirates captured and 16 hostages freed    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  VW adds a classic Beetle feature to the Jetta. If you use your horn, the engine shuts off    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Statistics show Scottish wife battering increases dramatically during soccer matches. Those savages will eat anything    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Pro Gay Wrestling Federation not happy that WWE announcer tweeted gay slur and was not punished. In other news, Pro Gay Wrestling Federation and WWE not the same organization    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  April Fools' Day is good for your heart, according to doctors who never woke up to the sight of a giant fake spider    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Ivory Coast rebels now control 99 44/100% of the country    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Residents angry after town's broken clock left unfixed. Wild-haired scientist and teenager who only responds to the name 'chicken' sought for questioning    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Airline flight is diverted after passengers and some of the crew began feeling sick. Why do people keep ordering the fish?    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  95 year-old World War II Veteran will get his U.S. Citizenship, Boston Celtics contract    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Bicyclists dream of bike path to ocean. Drivers dream of even longer bike path    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Treki defects from Libyan government, Ceti Alpha V    img.fark.net


Sports:

www.fark.com  Milwaukee Brewers get new high definition video scoreboard. Zeroes and K's now much easier to see    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Chad Pennington tears his ACL. Man, I hope that doesn't affect his ability to throw the football deep    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Cinderella is murdered. The Butler did it    img.fark.net


Geek:

www.fark.com  FD&C Yellow #6 linked with child hyperactivity. Good thing sugary snacks are never brightly colored    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  NASA releases first image ever taken from orbit of Mercury. Scores about 0.86 on the Lohan Scale of Rugged-Looking    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  IPod and other small devices to be powered by human heart instead of batteries. Subby's ex will still need to use a battery    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

www.fark.com  Roger Abbot dead. Jessica inconsolable    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Adam Sandler's latest film is his 12th to gross over $100 million at the box office. It's looking more and more like the Mayans were right    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Lady Gaga to be fashion consultant for V magazine. For all five of you who wear suits made of Muppet fur, this will be a glorious day    img.fark.net


Politics:

www.fark.com  Obama says Libya won't be another Iraq. By which we assume he means it won't be another Afghanistan. Meaning it won't be another Vietnam. Or another Korea. Or    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Is Growing Internet Use Polarizing Political Views? The answer is yes, you smug, sneering, empty-suit commie fascist    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  A collection of pictures details Canadian PM Stephen Harper's ongoing efforts to convince the world that he really is a human being    img.fark.net


Music:

www.fark.com  Miley Cyrus slams Rebecca Black for exposing her proprietary hit-making formula: money, entitlement, auto-tune    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Yanni fires back at his critics. His critics fall asleep midway through reading it    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Minimalist composer Philip Glass + hiphop mashup is better than you'd expect, better than you'd expect, better than you'd expect    img.fark.net


Business:

www.fark.com  Interesting fact: Apple is worth more than the entire GDP of Portugal. Which tomorrow might be $3.89    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Pepsi to meet diet cola drinkers halfway with new 60-calorie beverage called Pepsi Stop Your Damn Whining    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Russian car maker introduces the Yo-auto hybrid. Company expects big sales from its debut model The Adrian    img.fark.net
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2011-04-05 03:35:52 PM
Short answer on the "will this be an annual event" thing:

We would love to make this a regular event, and we're going to try and do it again next year. However, we need to make this financially viable so that we can at least break even, money-wise.
 
2011-04-05 03:36:10 PM

azbubba: But I was still thrilled to meet you and wish we had more time to hang out.


likewise

eyehate: I think brap also felt me up at some point.


I'm sure he made a better lover than I would have anyway
 
2011-04-05 03:36:20 PM

Al_Ed: I found feminism like some people find religion. It changed my life and it made me whole.


Well.

That's nice.
 
2011-04-05 03:36:58 PM

fanbladesaresharp: Wow. Suffice to say there are some parties I don't want to miss twice. When is next year's? Yahoo at my handle.


You sure about that? We booed the one liter that spoke up this year.

Just kidding. I'm sure you'd be welcome you'll subscribe before next year.
 
2011-04-05 03:37:33 PM

Adjective Bird Whiskey: I dryhumped somebody in the ass at the bar but I don't remember who it was.


THAT WAS MY MOM YOU BASTARD

/also, you owe her $50 for that
 
2011-04-05 03:38:10 PM
WTF is a Nas?
 
2011-04-05 03:38:39 PM

Fondle My Sweaters: Three words: Dollar bathroom Doritos.


This pretty much sums up Vegas for me. And craps.
 
2011-04-05 03:39:04 PM

EdNortonsTwin: WTF is a Nas?


Its a large party filled with drunks. But that's not important right now.
 
2011-04-05 03:39:12 PM

smells_like_meat: On April 1, The first annual Farkcon poker tournament was held at the poker room of the TI resort in Las Vegas,

Nevada. The buy in was $65 and there were 51 players.

About half the players took the poker lesson offered by TI.

Here's a link to a picture of the final table.

Link (new window)

I don't know everyone there, but here goes: koalaface, witchydiva, Zandi, Syrynxx, Carol, unknown, Sgt. Cyanide,

Paul from Paul and Storm, unknown, dealer and Aquigley.

The winner was Syrynxx in a hotly contested head's up match with Aquigley. They both took home $950 for their

efforts with Syrynxx claiming the coveted trophy. In third place was Paul, who received $450.

The staff at TI's poker room was great as were Nopokerface, Vegaswench, Cyberchp and Semper Gumby who helped make

it all work.

It was a blast. See you all next year.


i was inbetween paul and the dealer at the final table.
 
2011-04-05 03:40:21 PM

overlord_mike: i was inbetween paul and the dealer at the final table.


thanks
 
2011-04-05 03:40:56 PM
It ruled. Can't wait to see how we'll top it next year.

official Vegas confession thread time

I stole a towel
 
2011-04-05 03:40:57 PM

EdNortonsTwin: WTF is a Nas?


the greatest TFer of all time (new window)
 
2011-04-05 03:41:14 PM

Mike: Someone I was talking to said "ya know, I really hate the overuse of the word 'Epic', but for this, it fits". And it does. :)

/team fake extrovert


You faked us out pretty well, Mike. You should do that more often :D
 
2011-04-05 03:41:45 PM
I am going to do everything I can to attend next year's Fark Con. Whooooo!!!!
 
2011-04-05 03:41:49 PM

TheReverendLei: frickinsweet: YAY REAL AND ACCESSIBLE BOOBS

I apologize for not groping you!

And anyone else who was equally offended by a lack of groping.


*raises hand*
 
2011-04-05 03:42:18 PM
frickinsweet: It's ok. I came home with zero regrets, just as I'd intended.

You should have smacked that dude in the 3 wolf t-shirt. He was a jerk.
 
2011-04-05 03:42:37 PM

Barnacles!: I am going to do everything I can to attend next year's Fark Con. Whooooo!!!!


I'm gonna make 300 nametags. All of them will say kitwilly
 
2011-04-05 03:42:44 PM

Third In Line: And anyone else who was equally offended by a lack of groping.

*raises hand*


That's what you get for hanging out with the married guy. :P
 
2011-04-05 03:42:44 PM
I would not have missed it. Even to have my slot machine money back.
 
2011-04-05 03:42:46 PM

Fondle My Sweaters: Three words: Dollar bathroom Doritos.


Don't even worry about it.
 
2011-04-05 03:42:57 PM

daRog: You should have smacked that dude in the 3 wolf t-shirt. He was a jerk.


I'm sure there'll be another opportunity

/;)
 
2011-04-05 03:44:46 PM
I feel like I should post here so I remember to do this next year if it happens.
 
2011-04-05 03:45:01 PM

Unfreakable: Short answer on the "will this be an annual event" thing:

We would love to make this a regular event, and we're going to try and do it again next year. However, we need to make this financially viable so that we can at least break even, money-wise.


azbubba: Third In Line: And anyone else who was equally offended by a lack of groping.

*raises hand*

That's what you get for hanging out with the married guy. :P


Damn you!
 
2011-04-05 03:46:00 PM

Unfreakable: Short answer on the "will this be an annual event" thing:

We would love to make this a regular event, and we're going to try and do it again next year. However, we need to make this financially viable so that we can at least break even, money-wise.


Kansas. Cheap. And where I am :D
 
2011-04-05 03:46:01 PM

Starryeyes: Fondle My Sweaters: Three words: Dollar bathroom Doritos.

Don't even worry about it.


That's right. I'll buy FMS Doritos next year so a stripper can tell her that her breath smells like cheese. It'll be AWESOME.
 
2011-04-05 03:46:17 PM

Starryeyes: Fondle My Sweaters: Three words: Dollar bathroom Doritos.

Don't even worry about it.


I would, however, worry about that giant cyst on your back.
 
2011-04-05 03:46:22 PM

Third In Line: Damn you!


Bite me. They say all the good ones are married or gay...and I like women.
 
2011-04-05 03:47:17 PM

btrflykate: Starryeyes: Fondle My Sweaters: Three words: Dollar bathroom Doritos.

Don't even worry about it.

That's right. I'll buy FMS Doritos next year so a stripper can tell her that her breath smells like cheese. It'll be AWESOME.


Baby I'll fulfill all of your wishes with my Dorito-flavored kisses.
 
2011-04-05 03:47:33 PM

aquigley: official Vegas confession thread time

I stole a towel


Reported.
 
2011-04-05 03:48:50 PM
repeat
 
2011-04-05 03:51:29 PM

Unfreakable: Short answer on the "will this be an annual event" thing:

We would love to make this a regular event, and we're going to try and do it again next year. However, we need to make this financially viable so that we can at least break even, money-wise.


If you give more notice to the potential attendees and the hotel, it will probably a LOT more financially viable. Granted, this year, because of how the event came to be, the short notice was understandable. I ran and organized an annual convention out of Dallas for 4 years, the only reason I stopped was because I moved away from Texas. The first year is never profitable. The second broke even for me, and I made money the third and fourth event.
 
2011-04-05 03:52:10 PM
Second Vegas confession

One time the Breeze Bar waitress forgot to charge me for a drink
 
2011-04-05 03:52:30 PM

aquigley: It ruled. Can't wait to see how we'll top it next year.

official Vegas confession thread time

I stole a towel


That stripper had my erection between her buttcheeks.
 
2011-04-05 03:52:44 PM

Fondle My Sweaters: Starryeyes: Fondle My Sweaters: Three words: Dollar bathroom Doritos.

Don't even worry about it.

I would, however, worry about that giant cyst on your back.


I wonder if we should have pointed it out to the dude... I mean, he should probably know about it.
 
2011-04-05 03:53:35 PM
Wil Wheaton had a great time.
 
2011-04-05 03:54:10 PM

Adjective Bird Whiskey: aquigley: It ruled. Can't wait to see how we'll top it next year.

official Vegas confession thread time

I stole a towel

That stripper had my erection between her buttcheeks.


really? I didn't know they allowed that kind of stuff.
 
2011-04-05 03:54:26 PM

aquigley: Second Vegas confession: One time the Breeze Bar waitress forgot to charge me for a drink


Mine: the reason I made sure to shove you back on stage for Paul & Storm's write-a-song-on-the-spot thing is because I'd heard 'em do that gag before and I knew exactly how it'd end, and didn't want someone else to pick, for example, Nasser's mom :)
 
2011-04-05 03:55:11 PM
(also, E-Brake has a video of that.)
 
2011-04-05 03:55:11 PM
Ah, I see!

Well, is it a party for of large drunk people, because I like to be able to safely sit down when I drink and not have to worry about falling drunks.
 
2011-04-05 03:55:15 PM

Mike: aquigley: Second Vegas confession: One time the Breeze Bar waitress forgot to charge me for a drink

Mine: the reason I made sure to shove you back on stage for Paul & Storm's write-a-song-on-the-spot thing is because I'd heard 'em do that gag before and I knew exactly how it'd end, and didn't want someone else to pick, for example, Nasser's mom :)


Why? Would that be wrong?
 
2011-04-05 03:55:47 PM

aquigley: Adjective Bird Whiskey: aquigley: It ruled. Can't wait to see how we'll top it next year.

official Vegas confession thread time

I stole a towel

That stripper had my erection between her buttcheeks.

really? I didn't know they allowed that kind of stuff.


She found it through my pants. Her butt was like a dick-sniffing butt. I think I heard it beep.
 
2011-04-05 03:56:14 PM

Fondle My Sweaters: btrflykate: Starryeyes: Fondle My Sweaters: Three words: Dollar bathroom Doritos.

Don't even worry about it.

That's right. I'll buy FMS Doritos next year so a stripper can tell her that her breath smells like cheese. It'll be AWESOME.

Baby I'll fulfill all of your wishes with my Dorito-flavored kisses.


Blazin' Jalapeno Doritos please, so your kisses are just as hot as DAT ASS. OW OW!
 
2011-04-05 03:56:20 PM
Thanks to everyone who helped put it together. Had a blast and it was so good to meet so many new people.
 
2011-04-05 03:56:20 PM

TheReverendLei: Thanks to whoever gave me the t-shirt on Saturday night.

I'd tilt a drink to you, but I'm not drinking for a while.


Wise choice.
 
2011-04-05 03:56:21 PM

aquigley: Second Vegas confession

One time the Breeze Bar waitress forgot to charge me for a drink


I saw what you did to her under the table, Quig.
 
2011-04-05 03:57:27 PM

Mike: aquigley: Second Vegas confession: One time the Breeze Bar waitress forgot to charge me for a drink

Mine: the reason I made sure to shove you back on stage for Paul & Storm's write-a-song-on-the-spot thing is because I'd heard 'em do that gag before and I knew exactly how it'd end, and didn't want someone else to pick, for example, Nasser's mom :)


Funny, that's pretty much exactly the same reason why I yelled out his name when they asked for volunteers / suggestions. :D
 
2011-04-05 03:57:36 PM

aquigley: It ruled. Can't wait to see how we'll top it next year.

official Vegas confession thread time

I stole a towel


I bought a drink at Kahunaville after one long island at the Saturday thing.
 
2011-04-05 03:59:05 PM

20 percent gay: TheReverendLei: Thanks to whoever gave me the t-shirt on Saturday night.

I'd tilt a drink to you, but I'm not drinking for a while.

Wise choice.


Drew? You made an alt??
 
2011-04-05 03:59:24 PM

btrflykate: Baby I'll fulfill all of your wishes with my Dorito-flavored kisses.

Blazin' Jalapeno Doritos please, so your kisses are just as hot as DAT ASS. OW OW!


LOL...oh lawd. Next time I'm gonna tip the strippers with Doritos. Make it rain nacho cheese.
 
2011-04-05 03:59:37 PM
Had a lot of laughs, a lot of fun, and got to meet and talk with great people.

So, yeah, definitely worth it.
 
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