The last several months have seen a flurry of discrimination by conventions. Worldcon shamefully and unprecedentedly banned me over my being a political figure, Readercon removed guests over their age, and now ECCC is giving preferential treatment to people based on sexuality, gender and race.
Their programming says it all:
You’ll immediately note what’s missing — any industry mixers for straights, whites, or males. Also none for Christians. As the industry moves more and more to excluding these groups, the conventions are celebrating their lack of inclusiveness.
When asked about it, ECC took their time and responding:
The discrimination is clear. I’ve asked if they intend on having an industry mixer for white males next year and offered to host/moderate. I doubt I’ll get a response.
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Richard Paolinelli says
I wonder what their response would be if a white/ white-male only mixer was announced?
Rhetorical question folks.
Man of the Atom says
Attendees should set it up. Post the following notice outside the room:
___ Industry People of Color Mixer
___ Industry Women & Genderqueer Mixer
_X_ Industry White Male Mixer
___ Industry GLBTQIAXYZPDQ Mixer
___ Industry Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian Mixer
Serve whiskey (neat) and passe out cigars, even if you can’t light up.
Man of the Atom says
Oh, and be sure to refuse entry to any who are not white males. Call security and police if violators can’t understand the writing on the card.
Clayton Barnett says
Did the cucks (R. Fernandez excepted) at PJMedia clean lift your post for their article?
Or is this just coincidence?*
*Which, after 15 yrs of fatherhood & 5 yrs of writing, I no longer believe in.
PJ Media are friends. They asked permission and I gave it.
Jacob S Blaustein says
“A source attending the event who asked to remain anonymous for safety reasons spoke to PJM about the blatant discrimination.” Yeah if you gave them permission then why this line.
Second source. I didn’t attend ECC. 🙂
On ECCC website they state”
What is your harassment policy?
Emerald City Comic Con has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:
offensive verbal comments
physical assault and/or battery
harassing or non-consensual photography or recording
sustained disruption of Panels, signings, and other events
inappropriate physical contact
unwelcome physical attention
in relation to, but not limited to:
If a person engages in harassing behavior ECCC staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from ECCC with no refund. Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, fans (attendees), speakers, guests, professionals, press, staff, Minions and security are all subject to our Anti-Harassment policy and will be held to the same standards and disciplinary action.
From our ECCC legal team they state:
“The Attendee acknowledges there are hazards and risks of physical injury or illness to Attendees of the Event and that not all such hazards or risks can be fully eliminated. By accepting this Badge and attending the Event, the Attendee freely and voluntarily agrees to assume the full risk of bodily injury or property damage, regardless of severity, or death that Attendee may sustain as a result of attending the Event, whether or not caused by the negligence or gross negligence of ReedPOP.”
So Even if you are hurt by the negligence of the organizer you agree to assume full risk.
That’s how all these go. It’s amazing these cons still exist with the way they act.