Heading to DC. We are just leaving Denver. Only got two hours sleep. Everybody on the flight looks like monsters.
Doc “Skylark” Smith as Northwest Smith at 20th World Con. 1962
Biggest rock event in decades…
Finished October Faction #1. Now I send it to the editor and Damien and hide under the bed.
I’m really glad people are opening up and talking now, because the degree to which people think shit like this is acceptable is ridiculous. Industry professionals need to make huge changes, but so do consumers and fans. We just all need to be better than this. Jesus Christ.
Adding these last tweets too because it illustrates perfectly how this stuff goes even beyond “internet harassment” to creating a culture where women don’t feel safe doing their day to day lives because of the way that men get away with this shit ( and without being challenged or silenced!).
My biggest hope from all these conversations is that they will not just go away, like so many previous ones, and that things will start to change, because. I mean how many other ways are there to say this? Unacceptable and abhorrent in every way.
This is terrible and really has to stop. As the blog by Andy pointed out this is not women’s problem, this is OUR problem, boys. We make some changes.
I’ve had death threats and threats of violence and it really did make cons kind of miserable for a while, never knowing who’s out there of if the hand I’m shaking wrote the threats.
Basically this is sexual terrorism and it shows how big a threat women are to these losers. It’s even worse in the gaming industry.
Im not sure what the solution is but it starts with education. These creeps have to learn that they are the ones not wanted in comics.
buckrogersinthe21stcentury asked: Your pet is a dinosaur.
Yes. Yes he is.
Read More: Fake Geek Guys: A Message to Men About Sexual Harassment | http://comicsalliance.com/sexual-harassment-online-rape-threats-comics-superheroes-lessons-men-geek-culture/?trackback=fbshare_mobile&trackback=tsmclip
Twitter has been driving me nuts for a week now. I can’t get to the site and then when I can (after 20 attempts) it won’t let me post or check my DM’s. If you have messaged me maybe try Tumblr or Facebook or email from my website. Or if you know me send me an email or pick up the damn phone and call.
I’ll post to Twitter from Tumblr but I’m sick of trying to log on. Tumblr’s better anyway. Much less talking. :)
Twitter reminds me of my high school cafeteria. That’s why I always ate outside.
Hope you guys are having a great Wednesday. Thanks for all the notes about Frankenstein Alive, Alive #3! One more issue to go!!
Happy Birthday, Ian