The first thing revolves around one convention that I help staff. This took place in January. While the convention went fine, and there wasn't too much drama at the event itself, there was more than enough online from haters.
Haters why? For a convention that hasn't happened yet? Just because one person on staff is disliked by a group of people. And these people were despising that he was running a convention. While I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I will not allow slander to happen. Why? Well for one it is illegal. Two, I do not like seeing people I care about being treated badly. And three, you shouldn't judge something until you actually attend it.
That was the first piece of the bullshit of this year.
The second was caused by someone who hadn't been in my life for more than a few months, and decided they were going to do everything to separate me from friends I had had for about 4-5 years. She lied and told me things that made me question my friendships with these people.
But after about a month and a half of it, I started to piece things together. If anything that this person had said was true, these friends wouldn't associate with me in the first place or be nice to me in any form. While some things did make sense at the start, it was only because I was under stress and a lot of pressure and I was not in a good mindset.
After talking with one of my friends, I found out the truth. And essentially wrote this person out of my life, for causing needless drama, tears, and hatred. Although now months later she is contacting me trying to convince me that my friends are not what they claim to be. At the same time giving my friends a different story.
Strike number two.
The third is much more recent, only happening earlier this month. I work another convention, smaller and further out of the way than the other. Now, I head this convention, and did a lot of work to make sure it would run smoothly, got the venue, set pre-reg up, etc. I did more work than I should have, and it was due to me being afraid to delegate.
After the convention, I found out things about a fellow staff member, several things that they had done that should never have happened. Pissed off vendors, did things with the cash box they shouldn't have done, took credit and more. Now, thinking things through logically, and going over everything that was said and done, I did what needed to be done.
However, they took it far too personally, and only focused on one thing. The most minor of them all, and has been posting regularly since then about what I've done. I'm sorry, but if I did what they had done, and it was found out about, I would expect to be fired/removed. When you have a list of 10 things against you, several of them major, you should know that you have done more than one error.
Every time she posts about it, she gets sympathy from other friends. While she has not mentioned me in any of her posts, I know very well who she is speaking about because there was only one person there when it happened. I wouldn't be surprised to find that she has told friends what I did, and mention my name. I wouldn't be at all.
That's number three.
And then, there's more bullshit from haters for the other convention that I staff that occurs in Toronto, it started up again, with the returning people. Who I honestly wish would get off their high horses and take good looks at themselves.
So as I said at the start, I have had enough of drama and bullshit this year, and I want for there to be none in 2014. Or at least minimal.
To be honest I didn't include all of the drama of 2013, leaving out family drama and drama from a convention I attended. I only listed what was the biggest pieces that have pissed me off this year.
I really cannot take anymore this year. If you are going to bring me drama, kindly leave.