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New video from CEO of company behind Tanacon details what led to riot at the event

Published: 6/Nov/2018 1:22 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 1:29

by Mitch Reames

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TanaCon was a disaster and the new video from Good Life CEO Michael Weist, the company that set up the event, goes behind the scenes to show what went wrong.

For the uninitiated, TanaCon was an event held in competition with VidCon, happening the same weekend in the hotel next door to the massive event in Anaheim, California.

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It was led by YouTuber Tana Mongeau and promised appearances from big-name YouTubers like Shane Dawson, Casey Neistat and Bella Thorne.

Before long, the event completely fell apart. Fans had to wait hours outside without food or water vendors leading to people passing out and a massive amount of sunburns.

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Once inside, the event didn’t actually have much to do. It quickly reached capacity and the first day was shut down by the police with many people still waiting outside.

The second day was canceled and fans clamored for refunds. Somehow, Weist, not Mongeau, ended up on the hook for refunds and he had to file for bankruptcy because of how many refunds were demanded. 

Mongeau mocked Weist with a Halloween costume featuring him and joking about his impending bankruptcy. In return, Weist dropped this video:

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Thus far, the video features unseen raw footage of the initial planning meetings with Mongeau, Weist, and the rest of their team. 

As it’s a YouTube live presentation, it’s unclear exactly what else will be uncovered by the end of the live stream, but Weist is promising that this will clear the air as to “what really happened” at the infamous event. 

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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