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Cyber Bullying - Gamer Girl gets mistreated by Con Staff

K MacKinnon
K MacKinnon Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
44 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Equality.

Understanding.
Responsibility.
Public. Responsibility.
Accountability.

They are all absent from the below statement from Cherry City Comic Con who has seen fit to feel 'put upon' by the public for having reacted in what (a great number of intelligent folks) is a very unreasonable and unsuitable way to a very polite con-goers request.

For anyone, GENDER EXCLUDED, who has ever been bullied, denied a reasonable request, please sign this petition to ask that Mark and his Wife be removed from the Con Staff. Thank you.

Concerned Gamer
http://imgur.com/a/QySbx

http://sideshowhousewife.blogspot.ca/2014/04/cherry-city-comic-con-debacle.html

http://www.strongandfree.org/cherry-city-comiccon-turns-refund-request-into-pr-disaster/ <-- DOWN - high traffic

Alternate articles
http://www.dailydot.com/geek/cherry-city-comic-con-mocks-safety-issues/

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comicsandcosplay/11381-How-Cherry-City-Comic-Con-Created-a-Cosplay-Crisis-Before-First-Day

*UPDATE* As of May 1st, 2014 all comments regarding this have been removed from the CCCC's Facebook pages and they have since silenced any nay-sayers abilities to voice their reasonable opinions citing 'abuse' and 'harassment' from the public. Disagreement is something that comes with life, if you are in a business, or run one, or are a part of a public group your actions and accountability are always going to be drawn to question. The fact that they're silencing us tells me that we're doing the right thing. Keep it up!

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May 2
Thirty plus, AWESOME! Keep it coming you wonderful savvy people!
May 1
as a con goer as well as someone who has volunteered this is ridiculous. Childish, abhorent behaviour that has no place in geekdom. perhaps the first year will be the last at this rate.
May 1
This is a prime example of what board members of a con should keep an eye on. There were a few cons that went belly up cause of behavior and actions like this taken by individual(s) who let the power of being on a board go to their heads. By all means CCCC's board should not condone the individuals actions taken when a person was requesting a refund cause she didn't feel safe? And said person(s) reacted by publicly shaming and bulling the customer?? I wouldn't be surprised if attendance is very low to non existent. But CCCC's board should make a public statement without the person(s) input on it.
May 1
It bothers me so much that the comments have been closed (is it everyone, or just me?) and that the criticisms have been largely removed. This sort of "transparency" is nothing short of revolting. I had thought about attending this event, but I'm definitely not going to now. As someone who has suffered through sexual abuse, this situation is abhorrent. No female should inflict this sort of hostile environment upon themselves. I sincerely hope that this event falls apart. I hope that the Oregon State Fairgrounds takes notice about the deplorable lack of security. And, I hope the general public continues to make their opinion clear about this situation. Mark, his wife, and all of Mark's alter-egos need to be shown the door.
May 1
Wrong is wrong....as a long time Con goer this kind of attitude is unacceptable. taking a private conversation/ comment public is NOT a mistake..it is a deliberate attempt to publicly shame a person, no matter the gender...which is bulling... in this day and age it is beyond belief that the person who did so could not realize they were doing something wrong.. much less a person place in authority for an event. Totally unprofessional and it speaks volumes of his/ her character. If this is not put right by the organizing managing group I can't see this boding well for the Con in future. This person should not be in any way allowed to continue on staff..in ANY capacity.
May 1
We've reached 20+ signatures! Keep it up!
May 1
We are now live!
  • Laura Burns
    Laura Burns Canada, Peterborough
    May 02, 2014
    May 02, 2014
    Poor behaviour by an individual with a bad attitude = poor image for this event. Seems that the guilty Con staff wanted to turn it into their own personal adult playplace for their own "kind". Why not find a more appropriate host/convention organizer?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 02, 2014
    May 02, 2014
    Mark's behavior is an embarrassment to Salem.
  • Dave
    Dave Australia, Sydney
    May 02, 2014
    May 02, 2014
    Unprofessional,
  • Rachel Sohn
    Rachel Sohn Australia, Rockdale
    May 02, 2014
    May 02, 2014
    Looking at the overall situation, I see an event organizer attempting to draw attention with a selection of images that were not obtained apporpriately, not curated appropriately, and did little to promote a family event. In attempting to point this out as a reason for seeking refund privately, an event organizer bullied an innocent person viciously in a public social media space without impunity. This is incorrect behavior on the part of an event organizer, and suggests that female attendees should be concerned for their rights and wellbeing should they attend this event. It also suggests that the only type of woman desired at the event is a submisive sexually availble one. I am surprised there is not more heat on this issue. Women being bullied in gaming communities is a hot topic...it's gaining attention in academic circles as well. However I am unfamiliar with it as an issue in CC circles. This presents a unique opportunity to demonstrate that sleaze has no business in the business of CC events.
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