Quick Honey Badger Brigade vs Calgary Expo & The Mary Sue Update

We wanted to post a quick update on the lawsuit MRA group “The Honey Badger Brigade” filed against Calgary Expo and The Mary Sue back in Fall of 2015. If you recall, the suit was filed because Calgary Expo kicked the MRA group out during their 2015 event as they misrepresented the artist booth they were occupying and were disruptive to the event. The Mary Sue is also named in the suit because they wrote about it? I guess?

That bit’s never made sense to anyone.

We bring it up again because a hearing was held last week, and the judge has decided to let the case move forward. Apparently, and this is according to The Honey Badgers themselves, the judge felt they needed more time to prepare their case. Personally, I think the judge just wanted it to be someone else’s headache.

The case is scheduled to proceed in late November, and we’ll continue to follow it.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

5 thoughts on “Quick Honey Badger Brigade vs Calgary Expo & The Mary Sue Update

  • April 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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    If Calgary Comic Con was smart, they’d negotiate a settlement. This is going to go badly for them and will likely kill the organization.

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    • April 20, 2017 at 12:27 am
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      It seems like the Honey Badgers aren’t going to accept any settlement. At least, no settlement with an NDA.

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    • October 27, 2017 at 11:06 am
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      Here’s hoping. They’re run by repressive social justice warriors who want everyone involved to conform to their Official Organization Ideology.

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  • October 27, 2017 at 11:00 am
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    The Tweet referenced saying “it was obvious we’d need more time” was referring to everyone involved in the lawsuit – not just the honey badgers, but the court in general. The entire day’s hearing on the Thursday (and Friday, IIRC) in January was simply over a motion by the defence to have the case tossed out. The judge ruled on that motion – saying that the case did, in fact, have merit and would be allowed to proceed. It had nothing to do with the “honeybadgers needing more time” at all.

    The November trial date was the earlier of two dates offered. The later of the two would have had the same judge, while, if they wanted the case moved along quicker, November represented the first available time slot which had enough courtroom time clear to hear the case in full.

    I know this because, while I am NOT a participant in this case, I, being interested, was physically present at the court when all this was going on.

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    • November 9, 2017 at 9:22 pm
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      Just glad Honeybadgers got past the first hurdle. Donated to the funding and hoping their able to go for the jugular. This culture has been absolutely ludicrous in how they claim to be all about fair treatment but have no issue treating people not in their circles as absolute trash. I can say without a doubt though it feels like they’re making waves what with this case and the events at Mythcon.

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