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Why fans think TanaCon could be making a comeback

Published: 17/Apr/2020 19:16

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Tana Mongeau held her own version of VidCon, TanaCon, in summer 2018, which infamously went down in flames — but despite its controversy, some fans think the event could be making a surprise comeback.

VidCon is one of the world’s largest events for online content creators, featuring top YouTubers and drawing crowds of thousands of fans who hope to meet their favorite internet personalities.

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However, Mongeau hoped to create a rival to the famous convention, prompting the inception of “TanaCon,” which promised to feature such names as ex-Disney star Bella Thorne, YouTuber Shane Dawson, and other celebs.

Tana Mongeau, Instagram
YouTuber Tana Mongeau’s rival to VidCon ended up going down in flames – but some fans think the event might be making an unexpected comeback.

Although the hype surrounding TanaCon was very real, fans found themselves ultimately disappointed in the event, with many waiting outside in extreme heat for hours without tickets before the convention was ultimately canceled.

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Despite TanaCon’s now-infamous status as a disaster, some fans think it could be making a comeback in the near future (current global events aside), with one internet detective discovering a curious development two years later.

Michael Weist, the CEO of event organization company Good Times that helped run TanaCon, reportedly registered the trademark for the convention on April 7, 2020, as evidenced by an entry on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website.

While Weist has apparently begun taking steps to bring Mongeau’s event back into the public eye, his social media shows that he is currently working on JuiceKon, with no other trace of the YouTuber’s VidCon rival in sight, otherwise.

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United States Patent and Trademark Office
An entry via the United States Patent and Trademark Office website shows that Weist has registered a trademark for TanaCon, leaving some fans curious to see if the event is making a comeback.

It is also noteworthy that Mongeau and VidCon are back on speaking terms, after she initially created her own version of the event after expressing frustrations with not receiving a Featured Creator badge and being able to interact with her fans safely.

Having starred as a featured creator at VidCon London just this year, it seems that TanaCon’s supposed revival is coming out of left field — and a quick look at the comments section shows that fans are a bit wary of its alleged comeback.

Mongeau likewise has yet to speak on the subject, leaving the matter as mere fan conjuncture for now — forcing many to be suspicious as to what’s really happening behind the scenes.

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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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