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When Web-Born Fandoms Attack

Web-born "fandoms" (devoted fan groups) have never had more opportunities to bond in the real world. Yet, as this weekend’s DashCon 2014 illustrates, large gatherings come with significant risk for organizers and supporters. “DashCon was originally known as Tumbl-Con USA, a convention aimed specifically at Tumblr culture enthusiasts,” The Daily Dot reports. This weekend, however, “it only took a few hours for DashCon 2014 to degenerate into the most catastrophic fan convention in recent memory.”

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