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(CP24 Toronto)   Not News: Drunk guy uses hotel fire hose. News: Water from hose causes extensive damage with 500 guests evacuated. Fark: Water believed to have sparked fire in electrical room. WTFark: Sci-Fi convention cancelled (subby was there)   (cp24.com) divider line 60
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2014-07-06 12:07:39 PM  
Missed a perfect, and rare, opportunity to use "Water Starts Fire".
sad
 
2014-07-06 12:59:23 PM  
Was subby the drunk guy?
 
2014-07-06 01:53:45 PM  
Subby was not drunk guy?

FAIL
 
2014-07-06 01:55:28 PM  
Stranger than Fi?
 
2014-07-06 01:56:41 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-06 01:58:19 PM  
Bi-Mi Sci-fi-Con
Be there AND be square
 
2014-07-06 02:01:22 PM  
Did no one learn anything from Towering inferno?
 
2014-07-06 02:04:07 PM  
Sounds about right.

I have been to two worldcons and believe me, what fans can do when they have had a whole lot too much to drink for several consecutive days staggers the imagination.
 
2014-07-06 02:04:52 PM  
Really cannot fault the drunk guy.  Have you SMELLED how a lot of sci-fi con goers are?  They reek to put it nicely.  Only furries and anime fans have them beat.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-06 02:07:18 PM  
This happened at one of the gencons in Anaheim.
 
2014-07-06 02:09:49 PM  
So that's what happened to Polaris.  I see the Bakka folks were there.
 
2014-07-06 02:12:56 PM  
Did Han Solo squirt first?
 
2014-07-06 02:14:44 PM  

K3rmy: Really cannot fault the drunk guy.  Have you SMELLED how a lot of sci-fi con goers are?  They reek to put it nicely.  Only furries and anime fans have them beat.


The furries I confirm. Was staying at a hotel when a con was going on so went with friends out of curiosity. A lot of the people we met were very nice and welcoming.

....but wooooow the scent on some of them. Some of costumed people needed to take said costume and burn it. Cause that delightful odor of LeButtsweat is never coming out.

/it was summer in Florida.
//but wearing a fur suit still seemed like a good idea
 
2014-07-06 02:17:55 PM  
It's spelled SyFy

FAIL.
 
2014-07-06 02:24:41 PM  

K3rmy: Really cannot fault the drunk guy.  Have you SMELLED how a lot of sci-fi con goers are?  They reek to put it nicely.  Only furries and anime fans have them beat.

[img.fark.net image 500x667]


Thanks, now I have  the image of a hunter trying to remove the musk gland from the backside of a furry stuck in my head.
 
2014-07-06 02:27:20 PM  
I'll be it was Michael Richards. He has a thing for drinking from the firehose.
 
2014-07-06 02:31:54 PM  
The Towering Holiday Inn Express?
 
2014-07-06 02:34:20 PM  
I for one, welcome our new Triffid overlords.
 
2014-07-06 02:38:53 PM  

K3rmy: Really cannot fault the drunk guy.  Have you SMELLED how a lot of sci-fi con goers are?  They reek to put it nicely.  Only furries and anime fans have them beat.

[img.fark.net image 500x667]


I've only been to DragonCon and while some of the grooming standards appeared to be low, I don't recall too many people smelling bad but maybe that was because I mainly went to the science and astronomy panels rather than the fan panels. What I did notice however was an insane level of love for shorts (khaki or denim) and white athletic socks. It didn't matter what the footwear was, it was always paired with white athletic socks, usually but not always ankle length.

/The hacking panels looked like they might smell bad but I never actually attended any of them so all I can say is the smell didn't travel out of the room
 
2014-07-06 02:50:29 PM  
www.badassoftheweek.com
Wanted for questioning...


As far as "Gamer Funk" (as the song by Rob Balder goes) I think part of the problem is that you have these cosplayers who wear the same costume all weekend long. They show up on Thursday to buy their tickets IN COSTUME THOUGH NOTHING IS GOING ON, standing in long lines outside in the summer heat. Then they wear that same costume ALL DAY on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! They may shower, but the costume will still reek of all that sweat!

Myself, I usually just cosplay on Saturday (as the Doctor) which is the main day of the conventions. Though I will bring another costume with me if I'm going to cosplay on more than one day, which I've only done once.
 
2014-07-06 02:51:41 PM  

carrion_luggage: I'll be it was Michael Richards. He has a thing for drinking from the firehose.


img.fark.net

You magnificent basterd, now I have to go watch that movie again.
 
2014-07-06 02:52:44 PM  

Evil Mackerel: K3rmy: Really cannot fault the drunk guy.  Have you SMELLED how a lot of sci-fi con goers are?  They reek to put it nicely.  Only furries and anime fans have them beat.

[img.fark.net image 500x667]

Thanks, now I have  the image of a hunter trying to remove the musk gland from the backside of a furry stuck in my head.


What makes the fanboy guard his musk?  Courage!
 
2014-07-06 03:22:58 PM  

olddinosaur: Sounds about right.

I have been to two worldcons and believe me, what fans can do when they have had a whole lot too much to drink for several consecutive days staggers the imagination.


images2.static-bluray.com

what suspect may look like
 
2014-07-06 03:23:27 PM  
What con is this?
 
2014-07-06 03:28:55 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: What con is this?


If I'm not mistaken it was the con Toronto Trek, then Polaris used to be, now called Polar Chill billed as a small 'relaxacon'.
 
2014-07-06 03:36:03 PM  
You want to know how to properly use a hotel fire hose ask him:

content8.flixster.com
 
2014-07-06 03:40:32 PM  
Let us not forget the Disclave Flood of '97.

http://www.wsfa.org/journal/j97/6/#inwwyt
 
2014-07-06 03:40:49 PM  
Yeah, not the first time.  This is a more popular tactic for the assholes than it should be.

Years and years ago at - Disclave, was it? - the mundanes at the hotel seemed to have a real hate on for the 'freaks', so Saturday night, one of them got drunk and decided it would be hilarious to trigger the sprinkler system.

Of course, according to the hotel, this was all the fault of the convention, so the con got dragged to a halt in the middle of the proceedings, no money refunded.
 
2014-07-06 03:42:54 PM  

K3rmy: Only furries and anime fans have them beat.


I work lead medical/disaster management for a moderately sized furry convention. One year we gave out soap and a note that said to use it to con goers as part of their swag bag.
 
2014-07-06 03:50:41 PM  
I bet it was George RR Martin.
 
2014-07-06 04:08:58 PM  

spoontasic: ....but wooooow the scent on some of them. Some of costumed people needed to take said costume and burn it. Cause that delightful odor of LeButtsweat is never coming out.


I would wager that full body mascot-type costumes are a biatch to clean and expensive to do so. And that many people who partake in the furry lifestyle have neither the diligence nor resources to keep their shiat clean.
 
2014-07-06 04:19:25 PM  

germ78: spoontasic: ....but wooooow the scent on some of them. Some of costumed people needed to take said costume and burn it. Cause that delightful odor of LeButtsweat is never coming out.

I would wager that full body mascot-type costumes are a biatch to clean and expensive to do so. And that many people who partake in the furry lifestyle have neither the diligence nor resources to keep their shiat clean.


Can you imagine if they were/are dry clean only? Just picture a guy walking into a dry cleaners with a fox costume and handing it over the counter, I'm guessing it would embarrassing, but then again grown ups dressing up like furies probably have a pretty high bar for what actually embarrasses them.

/Still picturing a old Korean lady seeing the costume and going "what the herr?"
 
2014-07-06 04:23:15 PM  

softshoes: You want to know how to properly use a hotel fire hose ask him:

[content8.flixster.com image 404x460]


Satisfied.
 
2014-07-06 04:41:08 PM  

Xythero: Bi-Mi Sci-fi-Con
Be there AND be square


Came in for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-07-06 05:00:29 PM  

germ78: spoontasic: ....but wooooow the scent on some of them. Some of costumed people needed to take said costume and burn it. Cause that delightful odor of LeButtsweat is never coming out.

I would wager that full body mascot-type costumes are a biatch to clean and expensive to do so. And that many people who partake in the furry lifestyle have neither the diligence nor resources to keep their shiat clean.


Bring it to a costume shop. They clean their stuff quite regularly.
 
2014-07-06 05:00:35 PM  

tjsands1118: germ78: spoontasic: ....but wooooow the scent on some of them. Some of costumed people needed to take said costume and burn it. Cause that delightful odor of LeButtsweat is never coming out.

I would wager that full body mascot-type costumes are a biatch to clean and expensive to do so. And that many people who partake in the furry lifestyle have neither the diligence nor resources to keep their shiat clean.

Can you imagine if they were/are dry clean only? Just picture a guy walking into a dry cleaners with a fox costume and handing it over the counter, I'm guessing it would embarrassing, but then again grown ups dressing up like furies probably have a pretty high bar for what actually embarrasses them.

/Still picturing a old Korean lady seeing the costume and going "what the herr?"


Exactly that. They don't get embarrassed by it. My understanding is that some people create whole background stories and everything for the character. The suits seem like quite an expensive investment, so I guess you should be in it to win it.

The day we went was the day they were having the costumed folk doing a parade around the hotel. It was quite hot out so I asked one of the people if any of the characters had ever passed out at a con he had been to before.

He got like really uppity about it. Apparently if you see one fall you are not supposed to remove the mask, even to help. It crushes the identity and makes it worthless. It's insulting.

I don't know how true that is. Maybe I just like lucky and met the ultra crazy in the bunch that day.

Personally that's not the way I would want to go.
 
2014-07-06 05:06:25 PM  

EngineerAU: K3rmy: Really cannot fault the drunk guy.  Have you SMELLED how a lot of sci-fi con goers are?  They reek to put it nicely.  Only furries and anime fans have them beat.

[img.fark.net image 500x667]

I've only been to DragonCon and while some of the grooming standards appeared to be low, I don't recall too many people smelling bad but maybe that was because I mainly went to the science and astronomy panels rather than the fan panels. What I did notice however was an insane level of love for shorts (khaki or denim) and white athletic socks. It didn't matter what the footwear was, it was always paired with white athletic socks, usually but not always ankle length.

/The hacking panels looked like they might smell bad but I never actually attended any of them so all I can say is the smell didn't travel out of the room




What color socks should you wear with shorts?
 
2014-07-06 05:10:20 PM  

germ78: And that many people who partake in the furry lifestyle have neither the diligence nor resources to keep their shiat clean.


And those people are typically shunned, or asked to leave the convention by staff. Seriously, what you see on CSI doesn't really happen, and a fursuit represents upwards of two to three thousand dollars for a quality full body, and hundreds of dollars for a partial unless someone makes it themselves, and it still represents a significant investment. If the person happens to be physically disabled, custom suits can run into the 5 to 10 grand range.

The majority of people in the furry fandom don't fursuit, partial or full. The most they'll typically do is ears and a tail that straps on to their belt loops.

/doesn't own one.
//fiance and friends makes them for commissioners. $$$.
 
2014-07-06 05:39:55 PM  

spoontasic: The day we went was the day they were having the costumed folk doing a parade around the hotel. It was quite hot out so I asked one of the people if any of the characters had ever passed out at a con he had been to before.

He got like really uppity about it. Apparently if you see one fall you are not supposed to remove the mask, even to help. It crushes the identity and makes it worthless. It's insulting.

I don't know how true that is. Maybe I just like lucky and met the ultra crazy in the bunch that day.


Among professional mascots, there's the concept of not "ruining the magic" of the character you're portraying; especially when in public and/or interacting with the public. Removing your mascot head in public is taboo and "ruins the magic." Most mascots should have a handler with them in case the character gets hurt or ill, that way they can go to a discreet location, and remove their head and/or suit to get appropriate aid.

Others might not give a rat's patootie and take off their heads right there if something is wrong. It depends upon the person, really. That being said, many of the fursuiters I know prefer to take the more professional route and not "ruin the magic" if they can at all help it.

/Yes, I've been to many furry conventions since 1993 and have helped run a few of them.
//Yes, I've also been a "handler" a number of times.
///Yes, slashies.
 
2014-07-06 06:05:03 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: EngineerAU: K3rmy: Really cannot fault the drunk guy.  Have you SMELLED how a lot of sci-fi con goers are?  They reek to put it nicely.  Only furries and anime fans have them beat.

[img.fark.net image 500x667]

I've only been to DragonCon and while some of the grooming standards appeared to be low, I don't recall too many people smelling bad but maybe that was because I mainly went to the science and astronomy panels rather than the fan panels. What I did notice however was an insane level of love for shorts (khaki or denim) and white athletic socks. It didn't matter what the footwear was, it was always paired with white athletic socks, usually but not always ankle length.

/The hacking panels looked like they might smell bad but I never actually attended any of them so all I can say is the smell didn't travel out of the room



What color socks should you wear with shorts?


No socks with shorts
 
2014-07-06 06:09:45 PM  

daha: Let us not forget the Disclave Flood of '97.

http://www.wsfa.org/journal/j97/6/#inwwyt


Which was started by a cop who tied his girlfriend to a sprinkler built into the ceiling.  The cop was with some BDSM folks who piggybacked on Disclave for the cheap room rates for their own micro con.
 
2014-07-06 06:17:58 PM  
I must be getting old.  40 posts into a flooded hotel/scifi con story and I am the first to reference  Disclave 97?    Sighhh........


Short version: couple on 4th  floor using sprinkler head as attachment point for ropes for bdsm games caused multiple thousands of gallons of water to flood their rooms, the better part of the 4th floor. Causing a significant part of the ceiling of the hotel lobby to crash down at 4am and set off the fire alarms evacuating the whole hotel

Longer version  even more amusing
 
2014-07-06 06:44:55 PM  

Magorn: I must be getting old.  40 posts into a flooded hotel/scifi con story and I am the first to reference  Disclave 97?    Sighhh........


Short version: couple on 4th  floor using sprinkler head as attachment point for ropes for bdsm games caused multiple thousands of gallons of water to flood their rooms, the better part of the 4th floor. Causing a significant part of the ceiling of the hotel lobby to crash down at 4am and set off the fire alarms evacuating the whole hotel

Longer version  even more amusing


Apparently, this is the new thing... http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/hotel-prank-causes-115000 -damages

As a personal anecdote, years ago we had a guy who put a few bottled beers under a running tap in the sink, and then passed out. Once all was said and done, half a dozen rooms were rendered unusable for nearly a week, during the busiest month of the year. FYI, beer bottle labels make good sink stoppers once they're saturated with water.
 
2014-07-06 08:13:51 PM  

Magorn: I must be getting old.  40 posts into a flooded hotel/scifi con story and I am the first to reference  Disclave 97?    Sighhh........


Short version: couple on 4th  floor using sprinkler head as attachment point for ropes for bdsm games caused multiple thousands of gallons of water to flood their rooms, the better part of the 4th floor. Causing a significant part of the ceiling of the hotel lobby to crash down at 4am and set off the fire alarms evacuating the whole hotel

Longer version  even more amusing


See the comment directly above yours.
 
2014-07-06 08:17:08 PM  

Jgok: Apparently, this is the new thing... http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/hotel-prank-causes-115000 -damages

As a personal anecdote, years ago we had a guy who put a few bottled beers under a running tap in the sink, and then passed out. Once all was said and done, half a dozen rooms were rendered unusable for nearly a week, during the busiest month of the year. FYI, beer bottle labels make good sink stoppers once they're saturated with water.


I got my job with MFM as emergency preparedness because in the 2012 Con, they had an idiot who misrepresented his credentials as a licensed MS EMT-Basic (Actually an Arkansas Medical First Responder), and went around sending everyone into a panic because there was a tornado warning in the next county. MY girlfriend at the time (now fiance) was attending as a vendor, and I had just gotten off a 36 hour shift, so I was taking a shower in her room when the power died, and he started banging on our door demanding us to get out and go to the central auditorium (which was the weakest building point in the first place).

I answered the door, half naked and angry, and informed him if he slammed on the door one more time and screamed at me, I would punch him in the face as soon as it opened.

He actually went to the con head and demanded total control over the con so he could "Get the national guard in to support us". No, I'm totally serious here.

/He was banned as an attendee the next year for going into an after dark/adult panel on BDSM and trying to fondle one of the demonstrators.
 
2014-07-06 08:54:27 PM  

PunkTiger: spoontasic: The day we went was the day they were having the costumed folk doing a parade around the hotel. It was quite hot out so I asked one of the people if any of the characters had ever passed out at a con he had been to before.

He got like really uppity about it. Apparently if you see one fall you are not supposed to remove the mask, even to help. It crushes the identity and makes it worthless. It's insulting.

I don't know how true that is. Maybe I just like lucky and met the ultra crazy in the bunch that day.

Among professional mascots, there's the concept of not "ruining the magic" of the character you're portraying; especially when in public and/or interacting with the public. Removing your mascot head in public is taboo and "ruins the magic." Most mascots should have a handler with them in case the character gets hurt or ill, that way they can go to a discreet location, and remove their head and/or suit to get appropriate aid.

Others might not give a rat's patootie and take off their heads right there if something is wrong. It depends upon the person, really. That being said, many of the fursuiters I know prefer to take the more professional route and not "ruin the magic" if they can at all help it.

/Yes, I've been to many furry conventions since 1993 and have helped run a few of them.
//Yes, I've also been a "handler" a number of times.
///Yes, slashies.


Well that's good to know.
 
2014-07-06 09:08:14 PM  
You guys keep telling me how awesome it is to be drunk.  I'm.... not seeing it.
 
2014-07-06 09:25:35 PM  

whatshisname: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: EngineerAU: K3rmy: Really cannot fault the drunk guy.  Have you SMELLED how a lot of sci-fi con goers are?  They reek to put it nicely.  Only furries and anime fans have them beat.

[img.fark.net image 500x667]

I've only been to DragonCon and while some of the grooming standards appeared to be low, I don't recall too many people smelling bad but maybe that was because I mainly went to the science and astronomy panels rather than the fan panels. What I did notice however was an insane level of love for shorts (khaki or denim) and white athletic socks. It didn't matter what the footwear was, it was always paired with white athletic socks, usually but not always ankle length.

/The hacking panels looked like they might smell bad but I never actually attended any of them so all I can say is the smell didn't travel out of the room

What color socks should you wear with shorts?

No socks with shorts




Now that makes for some smelly shoes.
 
2014-07-06 09:53:37 PM  
Hmmm.... Clearly, I have been missing out on some of the darker sides of the Sci-Fi Cons!! I just thought I was having a good time before.
 
2014-07-06 10:21:19 PM  
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