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Washingtonstuck Moderator Applications are open!

WAstuck is looking for new moderators and helpers. Please fill out the form if you would like to help. Please feel free to send us any questions. We don’t have any quotas and nothing will count against you so please apply even if you are not in western WA or would only like to mod online. We need you!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LbTJQpjc1zrR-4oNcMzvPDGxuBDknKYeIRAgb-5TWRk/viewform

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Sakura con is right around the corner and that means we need to address safety and behavior at cons!

Firstly: Time to introduce the WAstuck Con Safety Page! https://www.facebook.com/WAstuckSafteyDance This page is for you to read up on saftey tips for conventions AND to message and alert us if something is happening at the con (Sakura Con currently). We will be checking our phones continuously over the convention for any messages. (NOTE: any messages sent that are just jokes, ‘trolls’ or non serious matters (example: ‘Mod! Where’s the nearest bathroom on floor 2?’) will be given a warning. This page is made to help everyone and keep in touch if anything serious arises and we would appreciate it if it is not spammed with the above examples.)

Secondly: YOU can make a difference! Hell yeah you can! You see someone who is getting harassed or looks uncomfortable due to another cosplayer? Go get security! Or help the other leave the situation and get them to a safe place! It would also be suggested to message us on the WASD page so we are aware of the situation in case we need to look out for potential trouble makers.

Thirdly: Be a role model! Many homestucks will be going to Sakura Con. Not all of them will be from Washington though! Some may be young or new to the fandom and may not understand what is and is not appropriate. Make a good example or if you see others unknowingly doing wrong, approach them. ‘Hey that’s not ok to do’ ‘that’s inappropriate’ ‘you’re making them uncomfortable’ are gentle ways of letting them know and then maybe take them aside and help them understand why it is wrong and not to do it anymore. If their behavior persists or gets extreme, go find security and inform us through the WASD page.

With these said I hope everyone can have a safe and awesome time at the con! I will not be in Homestuck cosplay but I will be posting what I am dressed as every day as I am sure Margot, Stachia, and Jannah will as well in case you need to know what we look like if you need us in person. I will also be helping out at the Saturday photoshoot, so if you need to talk to me I will be there.  Have fun my sweets!

-Maddy Mod

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tavrosnitramvstheworld asked: Any info on the Homestuck Panel? >:?

Which one? :o There are several this year. Also the Sakura Con Schedule is out so you can see all of the Homestuck panels and events. :) 

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Anonymous asked: is there going to be a 4/13 meetup for wastuck?

Yep! Sunday (4/13) at Noon at the Seattle Convention Center! Currently the location is outside int eh back of the convention center/freeway park area.

Here is a link to the Facebook event page for more information

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Anonymous asked: Are there going to be meet-ups at Sakura con?

There will be a Photoshoot on Saturday at Freeway Park Area 2 at 4pm!

Here is a link to the Facebook even page

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land-of-crossplay-and-squee asked: Heya, I'm a Vancouverstuck member who's heard that there are actually THREATS and HATE being directed at you, including by people claiming to be Vanstucks... I want you to know that by no means do I as a person or Vanstuck as a whole think that way OR condone that kind of hateful behaviour! On a related note, someone just posted a screenshot of a tweet with Andrew Hussie himself DENYING the rumour about being mobbed by fans at ECCC, so it's clear the whole issue is bullcrap. =( Hang in there!

Thank you so very much for the support. It really means a lot. Honestly I am still a bit upset that this was all started because of an untrue rumor. And part of me has realized that no matter how hard I try, what I do as a mod will never be enough. While at cons, I may not be in Homestuck getup, but while I walk about I watch the homestucks and see that they are not in any trouble or misbehaving. I don’t stay with them the whole con to watch their every move. But it seems that’s what the anon hate implied mods must do? No matter how many helpers or mods you have that’s a bit unrealistic to ask for. But whatever, I’ll continue to do my best until I find a replacement for myself. And even then, just as a human being and being a fan, I’ll still watch out for the other stucks. 

But anyways, thank you so much, it really means so much to me to have the support. Things are getting better, however this event has opened up another can of worms. We are getting through it while also making preparations for Sakura Con.I hope to see some Vanstucks there! :) 

-Maddy Mod

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fobonhigh asked: hello! um , i'm kind of new to the whole like meetup-type thing, but i'd really like to go to a meetup and meet some other homestucks... how would i do that? (sorry if this is kind of a dumb question, but i'm just not sure where to start!)

Not a dumb question at all! Are you part of our Facebook group currently? If so events are posted to that page. If you aren’t shoot a request and just let us know who you are if your profile is on private.

From there just check out the details. How to get to and from, is there a theme, and follow the rules. We’re trying to encourage more ice breaking activities so that newer members can join in on the fun faster.

We’re working on getting this page up to date for the people who don’t have Facebook.

If you need more information/have more questions just let us know! :)

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Anonymous asked: Hussie just posted on twitter that it isn't true. I /thought/ it seemed weird that no one was producing any source or evidence at all... :\

We’ve seen this post but thank you for making sure we knew. <3

At this point in time we don’t know anymore than the general internet populace sadly so we can’t add any information. We just ask that people fact check because it can help defuse misunderstanding and like much sooner.

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bqrel:

I’ve seen people posting about a rumor that Hussie was mobbed, resulting in him canceling his appearance at ECCC, so I figured I would upload this. While it’s always good to keep an eye out for people who are insensitive about other people’s personal space, it’s not good to make assumptions with no evidence, and it’s even worse to attack people and/or groups when you don’t have the full story.

Link to the thread as well. https://twitter.com/andrewhussie/status/451450052536725505

bqrel:

I’ve seen people posting about a rumor that Hussie was mobbed, resulting in him canceling his appearance at ECCC, so I figured I would upload this. While it’s always good to keep an eye out for people who are insensitive about other people’s personal space, it’s not good to make assumptions with no evidence, and it’s even worse to attack people and/or groups when you don’t have the full story.

Link to the thread as well. https://twitter.com/andrewhussie/status/451450052536725505

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ECCC related update

So we’ve heard of a post going around saying that we’ve made a statement saying that it’s Andrew Hussies personal fault that he had to leave ECCC. So we would like to address that quickly.

First Washingtonstuck has made no such claim. Individual members may say things but the mod team and the majority of our group do not share these same sentiments. Currently Hussie has not confirmed or denied the rumored reasons for him leaving the con early, and because none of the mod team was present at the mentioned incident we cannot give any of you an accurate report of what happened. For that we apologize.

If the main rumor we’ve been hearing is true, we are disappointed.  Our group has grown so large that we no longer know all of you personally. There is no way of knowing if the group was WAstucks, members of another group, or unaffiliated fans. Either way this is something all of us should learn from even if later this rumor is denied.

So please keep in mind Andrew Hussie is a man and like every single one of you he deserves nothing but respect and kindness. This group is supposed to be a safe place for you all to express your creativity, make new friends, and have fun while sharing something in common. We have been lenient in the past because the mod team was not built to be your watchers, but a unified group that keeps us more organized. We have had to change this some and more changes may be coming.

I would also like to apologize to the Tumblr only members. We have been slow at updating this page due to personal reasons and a thousand apologizes do not mean much even if we do mean them.

There has also been talk about our mod team not handling this con properly.  Our reach is only so far. Three members of our mod team attended ECCC. One was busy as a minion, another was only there for part of one day and the third was perusing some of her other interests. We had thought that any issues would be small and that you would police yourselves/be responsible for your own behavior. Apparently we were mistaken.

We are keeping an eye on information but in the mean time we ask that you reflect on the situation and re-read the rule list.