Cyber Bullying - Gamer Girl gets mistreated by Con Staff

K MacKinnon
K MacKinnon Whitehorse, Yukon Territory 22 Comments
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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!

  • 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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