On the longest episode of Nerd & Tie so far, we mourn the passing of John Hurt, Warner Bros wants to make an American live action Attack on Titan, Star Wars Episode VIII finally has a title, the Axanar lawsuit has finally been settled, Jughead apparently isn’t asexual in Riverdale, Comic Excitement Convention flops, Phoenix Comicon has changed its staffing policies a second time, Angry Goat Productions is looking either incompetent or shady, and Evercon has filed for a restraining order against Scott Windorski.
Earlier this month, we talked about how Evercon quickly and professionally handled harassment by artist Scott Windorski. Windorski, after extended Twitter exchanges with other vendors and our own Trae Dorn, had mostly gone silent on social media about his expulsion. And, as we had previously assumed, he has not filed any lawsuit against Evercon.
Evercon, on the other hand, is more than willing to take the bull by the horns and has filed a Restraining Order against Windorski.
Since one of Evercon’s staff had told us that he was consulting his lawyers when we interviewed him for our previous story, this is only to be expected. Especially after Windorski’s social media meltdown and bizarre Craig’s List accusations (featuring a picture of man who is not an Evercon staff member) which are both still online.
We’ll wait for Feb. 3, when a Marathon County Judge will make a ruling on the matter.
Update (2/3): At a hearing earlier today, a harassment injunction lasting four years was issued against Windorski. Windorski is not allowed near any event run by Evercon or the residences of its management. He is also restricted from making any harassing remarks about Evercon or its management, and this includes on social media.
This last weekend was the 17th Evercon, one of Wisconsin’s most established small gaming conventions. This was a historic year for Evercon — It was its first year not only as a three day con, but also the first year it wasn’t held at the DC Everest Middle School in Wausau. For the most part, the move to Central Wisconsin Convention Center was very successful, save for a bizarre and extended incident.
Artist Scott Windorski, who vends under the name “Knotty Cobbler,” was ostensibly there to sell his wares, but began to make the rounds a few hours into the first day of the con, January 6th. As he did so, Windorski apparently began to interact with the other (mostly women) artists. For some, like Bal Flanagan, Windorski was at their booth to not only push his own wares aggressively, but made unwelcome comments that “made everyone uncomfortable.”