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Episode 49 – Starting a Gen

On this fortnight’s excursion into the world of Geek, Gen Prock is sitting in for Nick (as his Skype just absolutely refused to connect tonight). We discuss the cancellation of Tron 3, the announcement of Fallout 4, the possible remakes of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Big Trouble in Little China, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy 2 getting a script.

We also discuss the “Women in Comics” panel calamity at Denver Comic Con and the overwhelming harassment issues at MomoCon.

Which are, y’know, not good things.

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MomoCon Responds to Harassment Allegations… Sort of

On Sunday we reported on how Cosplayer Luna Lanie was harassed by MomoCon staff after complaining about… well… really gross sexual harassment by other attendees on social media. Also in that article, we posted an account of another cosplayer who was inappropriately touched by MomoCon security personnel as well.

So yeah, it’s a pretty bad situation.

Well, MomoCon has now issued an official response. Nerd Reactor is reporting that MomoCon has put out the following official statement: Continue reading MomoCon Responds to Harassment Allegations… Sort of

MomoCon Attendee Reports Harassment, Gets Harassed By Staff

When you find yourself being sexually harassed at a convention, you usually assume that reporting it to the con’s staff is the best thing to do — that you’ll find a sympathetic ear that (at the very least) wants to make you feel better and tries to help you out.

Well that’s not exactly what happened for cosplayer Luna Lanie at MomoCon this weekend in Atlanta, GA.

You see, after being physically groped by a harasser, not only did MomoCon staff give her an initially lukewarm response, but then the con’s security staff began to repeatedly harass her and tell her that it was her own fault for wearing revealing cosplay.

She goes into detail in the video embedded below, and has made additional statements on Facebook since:

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Now this is clearly unacceptable behavior for a convention staff, and it’s just mind boggling to try to figure out why exactly any of this was considered a good idea by MomoCon’s operators.

Mostly it’s just disappointing to see a con in this community treat one of their attendees like that.

Update: Another cosplayer has come forward to report that con security staffers slapped her butt without consent (around the 8 min mark).

Update 2: MomoCon has issued an official response.