After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.
BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?
BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?
The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.
This. Is. Not. OK.
This is terrifying
Attended NEW YORK COMIC CON this past weekend & had a blast!
It was a record year, with over 150,000 attendees, possibly 100% verifiable as our con passes have RFID tags that we had to scan in-and-out with. I sat in on the WOMEN IN MARVEL panel (BGSD!) and the BATMAN 75th Anniversary panel (Kevin Conroy!) got a lot of comics signed, duck faced (yes it is a verb now) with many of my most favourite people, ate at Shake Shack a lot, walked over 100 km and bought a lot of cool swag.
Didn’t take as many pictures as I usually do, as I was in cosplay myself (What If? Star-lord Gamora! Red pleather! Ack!) but here are some of the snaps I was able to take.
Pretty Deadly - Kelsey B. (Alice) @ChampionofNone (Johnny) @PrettySuited (Ginny)
Steampunk Wonder Woman - Lizmabel Puello - @LizmabelP
Femme!Winter Soldier (aristargirl on instagram) & Black Widow
Thor - @PepperMonster
Misfit - @RedConfession
Storm - @nelsrandomlife
Ms. Marvel (@obiren13) with Madame Tussauds’ Hawkeye
I didn’t get everyone’s names, sorry but please pipe up and send me a message if the cosplayer in these pix = you! Thanks!
Who else attended? What was your favourite panel / cosplayer / meet and greet / memorable moment ?
This year’s New York Comic Con’s official poster features DC Comics’ Dark Knight - Batman, drawn by DETECTIVE COMICS co-writer and artist Francis Manapul (@francismanapul), celebrating the character’s 75th anniversary, and overlaying a map of the five boroughs.
Source: New York Post [x]
New York Comic Con starts next week Thursday to Sunday October 9-12, 2014.
We’ll be in New York City early this year, to participate in Reed Pop’s New York Super Week, as well.
Anyone else going to NYCC this year?
I was up at the Edmonton Expo this past weekend and took some snaps of some awesome and adorable cosplayers while I was there.
Spider-Gwen • Lexi Ly • https://twitter.com/lexi_kist @lexikist lexikist.tumblr.com
Red Sonja • Kasi McLean • https://twitter.com/kasimclean
Maverick • Tom Smith • https://twitter.com/tsmit000
Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel • @allmyprettylittlefandoms & @thelucidfangirl • allmyprettylittlefandoms.tumblr.com & thelucidfangirl.tumblr.com
Didn’t get everyone’s name so if you’re the cosplayer in these photos, please send me a message and I will credit you properly!
that’s Matt Wagner, skottieyoung, tony moore, Matthew clarke and many others.
Love love love this wallpaper & all the contributions to it :)
Update: adding Kelly Sue’s addition:
Edited to add:
This is the wallpaper we used:http://www.grahambrown.com/us/product/52050/taylor-wood-frames