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This was originally just for practice as a warm up for teaching a small group wire wrapped jewelry. Rather pleased with how it turned out and am going to focus on making more pendants. It’s more of a challenge than ear cuffs.
Just wanted to take a moment to post our policy on harassment on tumblr, it is also on our website, and will be in the program guide. The image attached is the sign we will have displayed throughout the convention.
Emerald City Comicon’s mission is to create a safe, awesome environment where geeks of all kinds can come together. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to race, gender, sexual orientation, body size, disability, appearance, and religion), overly sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.
Exhibitors, sponsors and guests are subject to our anti-harassment policy as well and have also been informed. In particular, exhibitors should not use images or material that surpasses a PG-13 rating at their booths. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use over-sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes.
If a person engages in harassing behavior, ECCC Directors and Department Heads may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from Emerald City Comicon (with no refund). If you are being harassed, witness someone else being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Emerald City Comicon staff immediately (identifiable by green Minion t-shirts or black polos/Staff badges). We are happy to contact our security or local law enforcement, provide escort, a safe place, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the convention.
All attendees, exhibitors and staff are subject to this anti-harassment policy and are expected to follow these rules at all Emerald City Comicon events.
Emerald City is one of my very favorite shows in the world, and this is the iceberg-tip of why.
Obligatory panel plug: On Saturday, at 12:40, in Hall D, Laura Hudson, Janelle Asselin, Bobby Roberts, and I will be talking about harassment in geek communities.
Thank you, Emerald City Comic Con for being a positive example for other fan conventions when it comes to harassment issues.
Oh look: a clear and concise policy.
Note to self: awesome.
Tonight in Dublin
That is an, uh, oddly dystopic thing to say.
Glad you liked it. I do hope that we see more of Lois - whether we do or not is dependent some on the sales of the book.
A really good one-shot, also gotten on DCWomenKickingAss’s recommendation. Some clunky bits, missteps, but overall I wanted more. So that’ a good sign. :)
Gail Simone’s Tomb Raider #1 certainly stays true to the spirit of the game
Important inside joke is important!
I keep reading that first balloon in Sterling Archer’s voice…
Started in March 2012 and maintained by WorldIrish, the @Ireland account switches from person to person every week. This rotation it’s found a powerful voice in Janet Ní Shuilleabháin, a feminist who has taken the opportunity to declare her support for legalized abortion across the country.
In Ireland, abortion rights are deeply contentious. Approximately 84.2% of the Republic of Ireland self-identifies as Roman Catholic, according to central government surveys taken in 2011. Largely, as a result, abortions that are performed for any reason other than to save the life of the mother are illegal. Under a law originally passed in 1861 and which stands to this day, abortion is punishable by life imprisonment. Since 1980, an estimated 138,000 Irish women have traveled abroad (mostly to England) to terminate pregnancies.
Janet is awesome. Some of you might know her as the woman at Octocon 2013 who would run in at the end of panels and do jazz hands to tell you there were 10 minutes left. :)
Here she is discussing bisexuality on Ireland AM: http://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/184/75655/1/Ireland-AM
There have been so many amazing people with uteruses and without who have been fighting for reproductive rights in Ireland for years and it’s really great to finally see Ireland receiving the shame it deserves for forcing people to travel overseas for basic medical services. This not only shames people who seek abortions, but often causes financial and personal hardship, and there are many people who can’t legally or financially leave the country (asylum seekers for example). After the death of Savita Halappanavar, and massive public outcry, and demonstrations, we finally got a bill into law that allows for termination where the life of the pregnant person is at risk, but not the health. And even then, there are difficult hoops to jump through. The bill introduced a lot of horrible provisions, but it’s a start. Now Ireland must repeal the 8th Ammendment which states:
The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.
You can find out more about why here.
um you guys
IF THIS ISN’T THE GREATEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN THEN YOU’RE LYING
this is the culmination of the entire history of classical music
are you serious
Somebody made a piece for an orchestra arranged around a cat messing with a piano. This is wonderful.
I’ve been going to anime/comic conventions for eight years, yet I still can’t explain what the significance of conventions are to people without having to go through a 20 minute explanation. It’s truly a life changing experience, I can tell you that for sure!! Here’s just a small example, but when I was younger I thought I was the only person on this planet that used Deviantart, until I attended Sakura Con. I ended up collecting over 50 business cards that had their DA links that year, and I thought that was the just coolest thing to know that I was not alone. Countless other moments had occurred that year where I met more and more people who knew of and appreciated the same things that I did. So I hope most of you can relate to that feeling of absolute bliss and joy of attending a con. uvu
Why do you like conventions? I’d love to hear your stories!!
Conventions are where I met people I felt a real kinship with for the first time. People who are thoughtful and funny and geeky and often encouraging. I get to learn stuff and meet people I admire and get inspired by seeing other people be creative and and and. I love conventions.
A redraw of an earlier comic, since I was thinking of putting it in my next little collection thingie. The original was just a quick doodle thingie. This is a more carefully made quick doodle thing. :P
michaelcarroll said: I’d watch that! (Or, rather, listen to it, if it was on the radio.)
Me, too! It was for Masterchef Ireland I think. Which doesn’t sound as good as Mastercriminal Ireland. Sigh.