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Leaving Las Vegas by PixelKitties Leaving Las Vegas by PixelKitties
This past weekend Las Pegasus Unicon took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. By now I think most everyone is aware that there were serious problems with finances leading to a significant amount of problems. VIPs came away with no payment or reimbursement of expenses, charities found their funds gone, and attendees in reduced-rate room blocks were confronted with full priced bills and demands for immediate payment.

The situation has left many fans and guests who showed up in good faith struggling with their own personal finances. To this end the fandom community is attempting to raise the funds to help out those whose wallets have took a beating.

If you want to help, the best place to go is here- [link] The LPU Relief League is currently overseeing a wide range of auctions, offering everything from art to games to autographs to a complete set of Enterplay trading cards. Funds from these auction will then go to folks in need of immediate financial assistance due to unforeseen convention expenses.

Beyond that, your best source for info is this article over at Equestria Daily- [link] There you'll find info on the situation, links to auctions, and a request for assistance form for those affected by the convention fallout (Not to be confused by a Fallout convention, which would be post apocalypticly awesome!)

Finally you can keep up on recent conversation and developments by following the hashtag #LasPegassist on twitter.

Oh, and have some Limbo-inspired art!
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:iconstar-struck-studios:
Star-Struck-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please no giant spiders.
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:iconhezaa:
hezaa Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOVE. cause I love that game. <3<3<3
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:iconbi0hero:
Bi0Hero Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Artist
So cool!
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:iconrozga-chan:
rozga-chan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
OMG Wow I kind of wish Las Pegasus was like this but it really was not. I am sad I went there but as a "vender" I didn't loose any more. made it all back.
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:iconsilnev:
Silnev Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
What happens in vegas, stays in vegas.
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:iconflameabel:
Flameabel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
This is rad! Really cool!
Gives me those lovely, but frustrating, memories of Limbo.

Hope those who took a financial beating get back up and manage this rough situation!
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:iconvelgarn:
Velgarn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Limbo + MLP is very cool. i had the same idea in the past [link]
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:iconwinged-stone:
Winged-Stone Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Saw the thumbnail for this and liked it before clicking. Good show.
A perfect scene for Pinkie as well. I can imagine her bouncing around the ruins of glitter and lights...and death.
Sooo much death... *curls up in the corner*
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:icondonut-fun:
Donut-Fun Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh Limbo, such a great game.
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:iconstarry-bat1:
Starry-Bat1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think Pinkie Pie realizes where she is (-_-lll)
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:iconvlk-q-195:
VLK-Q-195 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Imagination Becomes Reality

[link]
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:icondragonturtle2:
DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
What was your inspiration for this? Seems like some kind of caper.
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:icondaedric-pony:
Daedric-Pony Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Digital Artist
It's based off of a video game called LIMBO.
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:icondestinydecade:
DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I already know but this picture sums everything up in a nutshell. I really feel bad for everyone there. I mean that. :(
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:iconxelmon:
Xelmon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Alright, that's it.
Somepony call Playdead and ask nicely if they'd be willing to do a pony version. :)
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:iconlookman3733:
lookman3733 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I heard they skip town with all the profited. it that true they need to be arrested for fraud
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:iconrookieowl:
RookieOwl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta love that game, pretty picture :D
I'm young so the only thing I can really do is hope the best for the afected :(
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Gulleko Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would donate if I could, but since I'm broke all I can do is spread the word.
And Limbo Pinkie (+Gummy) looks awesome.
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:iconanime-underdog:
anime-underdog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh shit, that sucks that this happened.

Here's to hope anyone that was involved with this convention can be able to get there money ASAP. :)
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:iconyoshimon1:
Yoshimon1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I remember that level. I died way too often because of those stupid open wires...
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:iconspittfireart:
spittfireart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Ahhh I love this! Limbo is one of my favorite games.
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:icondicemasterom3g4:
DiceMasterOM3G4 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Woah, I've seen like 3 limbo related things in the last few days, it was definitely a fun game
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:iconmig111:
MiG111 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Why do I suspect some greedy bronies were involved? Love the art as I love limbo!
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:iconflyingdoombunny:
flyingdoombunny Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Literally just finished pewdiepie's limbo videos. Pretty ironic from my perspective
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OHCF Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Con could have been planned better.
The only ones that were unaffected were the normal con attendees, and those that DIDN'T stay at the Riviera hotel and casino.

They shot way into space with their expectations, despite being a first year con.

I think more detail can surface if they'd stop stalling and allow the situation to further degrade into unsalvageable waters.

As a local Vegas resident, I am dissapoint at how badly the con went for online friends/contacts/attendees and vendors at Unicron.

Hopefully, when Las Vegas gets another shot at having a con, it'll be:
1. during the summer break, so everyone can properly attend.
2. Not get overconfident and sign ALL the VA's and studio staff.
3. Be on a day I can attend :V
5. NOT at the Riviera or other property owned by the one that owns the Riviera.
8. Mixed vegetables.
I could say downtown for hotels, but that's farther from the airport, and people usually need to be close to it in case they need to high tail it out of town.
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sparklepeep Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, it was bad, but it's not Limbo bad! We still had colors and there weren't any giant spiders. =)
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cobaltu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pursuing childlike amusement and finding real world terrors. Yeah, Limbo is pretty much an allegory for the situations like the LPU scandal.
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WhellerNG Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My question is. How the hell does something like this happen? Were the organisers ignorant of how much the event was going to cost? Were they taken advantage of? What happened? Whose fault is this?
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:iconarconius:
arconius Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   General Artist
Now I'm remembering all the times I got electrocuted by that 'HOTEL' sign.
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:iconzixserro:
zixserro Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Limbo? This reminded me more of Highlander than anything, oddly enough...
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Yeah I was shock about it :( I wish help to something.
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:iconjoeengland:
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Beautiful picture, by the way.
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:iconjoeengland:
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Hmm... is there any way to donate directly? I've always been hesitant where bidding is concerned.
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:iconmrbarthalamul:
MrBarthalamul Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really is crap that all that happened. But Limbo pony is an awesome combination of which there's not enough of! Great job!
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:iconmistypine01:
mistypine01 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even in Limbo, Havok thy name is Pinkie Pie. ;-)
Excellent and funny art, PK.
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:iconmatty4z:
matty4z Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
pinkie in limbo....where cant she go lol XD
I realy like these limbo cross overs and the
limbo X portal ones =^_^=
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:iconlinusgale:
LinusGale Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
LIMBO!
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I will try my best to help, once I know about my own financial situation. ^_^
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I love Limbo!
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:iconsunyup:
SunYup Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student
Bronies stranded in Las Veges... This is newsworthy.
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:iconlurks-no-more:
Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Nothing goes wrong like a mismanaged con.
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
"charities found their funds gone"...
seriously?....
thats realy, realy fucked up....

i whish i could help those -literaly- poor dudes stranded in las vegas...
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multifish Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Really, this is one of the most inspiring things this community has displayed so far. It fills me with pride to see high level community members and show-maker guests actually take over the convention in a responsible manner, AND THEN all of this to assist those stuck or completely out of pocket.

This situation could have gone far worse, but seeing the community strive to right a wrong is simply beautiful!
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:iconlanceomikron:
LanceOmikron Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Artist
I agree. It's great to see everyone working together like this.

...Y'know, methinks this theme song would be pretty appropriate: [link]
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Seeing the Twitter buzz, there was one thing that really got me in the heart. As the smoke dissipated over the shattered remnants, countless stewn in its heaving wake, there was an air of respect, a truce if you will, between Purple Tinker and Final Draft.

Did we...did we just reenact the ending of Watchmen?
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
[link]
just read that tweet, and im like... woah.


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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Already put an auction up for one of my prints! [link]
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And one for a custom pony flank mousepad, cause I couldn't stop giggling at the idea! [link]
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:iconapplecider1412:
AppleCider1412 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you free now? for alittle bit? o.o
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:iconanirichie-art:
AniRichie-Art Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Still shocking that that had to happen. :(
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