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(io9)   Not news: A Sci-Fi convention is cancelled. News: Because the hotel didn't agree to the convention's anti-harassment policy. FARK: The hotel staff called the attendees "costumed freaks"   ( observationdeck.io9.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, science fiction convention, hotel staff, harassment  
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4263 clicks; posted to Geek » on 15 Jan 2014 at 2:34 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-15 02:52:57 PM  
3 votes:

Pocket Ninja: So the hotel lost $100,000 in business, and another hotel will get it.

What's the problem, again?


It's gonna cost more than $100,000 to get rid of the resulting smell.
2014-01-15 04:40:34 PM  
2 votes:

Ant: ongbok: Most of the women at those conventions are about 20-30 pounds, or more, heavier and trying to squeeze into a costume the size of the one the girl in your picture is wearing.

OMG! They should be banned from showing themselves in public! They should live in shame!


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2014-01-15 04:37:36 PM  
1 vote:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: pxlboy: Ant: insertsnarkyusername: What exactly was the hotel's duties in the harassment policy? It didn't seem very clear. It kind of seems like they wanted to be able to use hotel security every time someone got their feelings hurt?

They just wanted to be able to kick out people who were making the con miserable for others. I don't see a problem. Keep your asshole comments to yourself and/or don't be a lecherous creep. Is that really so difficult?

For some people, it is.


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FYI that's Jessica Nigri. She does cosplay and conventions for a living. She probably has had to deal with perverts and creeps on a scale I can't imagine. I would pay cash money to find out what would make her react that way.


It's a joke. The concept of "hover hand: is when awkward geeks try to get their picture taken with celebrities/girls in cosplay, but are shy/awkward about where to put their hand so it hovers just around the shoulder of the person whose picture they want. The picture posted is one that's been staged where the guy told her about "hover hand" and they exaggerated it for comedic effect.

/make checks payable to Dr. Hunk Steadman...I have a tax thing....
2014-01-15 04:06:11 PM  
1 vote:

AspectRatio: Oh, no! The most materially privileged social demographic in history is being oppressed again!


The Catholic Church?
Ant
2014-01-15 03:32:54 PM  
1 vote:

ongbok: Most of the women at those conventions are about 20-30 pounds, or more, heavier and trying to squeeze into a costume the size of the one the girl in your picture is wearing.


OMG! They should be banned from showing themselves in public! They should live in shame!
2014-01-15 03:17:00 PM  
1 vote:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: redsquid: So SF stands for "snow flake' now?

It didn't before?


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I've loved to aim for their small thermal exhaust port, just below the main port.
2014-01-15 03:09:23 PM  
1 vote:

madgordy: back in the 80's I attended a few SciFi conventions, V-Con, NorwestCon and the like.  there was a contingent of Republican Jesus types who would walk in and accuse everyone of being Satanists, go through the merchant rooms and claim that every piece of merchandise was Satanic,  even crosses.   I recall walking up beside them and asking about Satanist discounts, or posting room numbers for black mass.

those were the days.


See, this is why you get several people cosplaying as Jesus on Sunday at the cons.
2014-01-15 03:05:01 PM  
1 vote:
back in the 80's I attended a few SciFi conventions, V-Con, NorwestCon and the like.  there was a contingent of Republican Jesus types who would walk in and accuse everyone of being Satanists, go through the merchant rooms and claim that every piece of merchandise was Satanic,  even crosses.   I recall walking up beside them and asking about Satanist discounts, or posting room numbers for black mass.

those were the days.
2014-01-15 02:20:57 PM  
1 vote:
The ghost of Disclave still haunts the halls of the New Carrollton Ramada.
2014-01-15 02:02:59 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, that's a tenuous situation.  Scifi geeks overwhelmingly tend to be Grammar Nazis as well, so misspelling the word "costumed" around them might be a bad idea.
2014-01-15 01:57:49 PM  
1 vote:
Let's be honest here - those sci-fi conventions scare most of us.
2014-01-15 01:55:11 PM  
1 vote:
Sounds like a furry situation.

Sounds like the fur was flying
.

Sounds like someone got their back hair up.

I could probably go on.
 
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