Shoudaku Con - Shane Holmberg's consent con has been cancelled

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Shoudaku Con was a convention created by Shane Holmberg that was to have taken place on May 23rd-25th, 2020. It was intended to be the quintessential Kick Vic con for the #MeToo era, where enthusiastic consent is king. It failed due to infighting, backstabbing and intentional sabotage on the part of the organizer.

Announced in June of 2019, information about the event was sparse going into 2020. They had done some virtue signaling by establishing strict anti-harassment and pro enthusiastic consent policies and by promising a day for the LGBTQ+ community, but there was nothing in the way of guests other than a proposed Law Twitter panel. Shortly after the new year, all the drama going on behind the scenes was revealed.

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While in the initial planning stages, Shane consulted with Amanda "Jinnie" McManus about who should chair the convention. They both agreed that it couldn't be him. She thought it should be a woman who was not associated with the Kick Vic discussions happening on Twitter, someone with connections, an on the ground runner people would unify behind. Shane came to her because he knew she was the right person for the job. He asked her to be the face of his convention.

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Jinnie is an experienced industry veteran, having staffed conventions in high-level positions for 16 years. She is the founder of We Run Anime Cons, a private Facebook group for con runners worldwide. She books guests at conventions through her company, Point of Contact Booking, and has many voice actor clients. She is currently on the staff at Anime Milwaukee and Colorado Anime Fest. She wrote an affidavit for Monica and Ron about Vic's appearance at Anime Milwaukee in 2019 that was mutually cancelled two weeks after Kick Vic began. She said that while there had been rumors about Vic, she had not personally heard substantiated, actionable accusations.

Although she was publicly on the side of the defendants, privately, she told Shane that they should shut up and let the courts handle things. She said that Jamie Marchi and Monica Rial were very polarizing, even to other folks in the industry. The general consensus was that they were their own worst enemy. Shane agreed with her assessment of the situation, though would later claim that he was floored by what she had said.

On October 14th, 2019, Shane told Lynn Hunt that the reason he hadn't started event planning for Shoudaku Con yet was because he was standing up to Jinnie about Jamie. He apparently no longer wanted to work with her, though would not tell her that.

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At that time, Lynn Hunt was waging a one-woman war against Anime Milwaukee and Jinnie over their association with Ryan Kopf, a staff member who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at their convention in 2018. He was a friend of Jinnie's and she alleged that Jinnie had put profits over people in covering up what happened.

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On December 12th, Shane publicly defended Jinnie on Twitter against the accusations Lynn had been making about her over the past few months. Privately, he and Jinnie were pissed off that Ron Toye had noticed Lynn's comments about Ryan Kopf and was liking them, though he would never be public about it. Jinnie said that every time Shane quoted her, he was validating all of her crazy.

(The line cut off below reads: Im pissed at Ron too for liking the Kopf comment but I am never going to be public about it)
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That same day, Jinnie tweeted that she and Shane were working together to make things better at conventions. She also tweeted insincere messages of support at Ron.

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On January 1st, 2020, Lynn Hunt leaked a DM she had with Shane in October and outed his apparent dislike of Jinnie. The next day, Shane said fuck it and leaked a couple DMs he had with Jinnie and publicly came out against her. He criticized her for warning a client of hers, Chuck Huber, about an article that Anime News Network was in the process of writing about Ryan Kopf, his business partner at Anime Dallas. Chuck reportedly sold his shares in the convention in advance of the article's publication on June 26th 2019.

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Jinnie would drop Chuck as a client after July 19th, 2019, when his attempt at mediation was leaked by Ron and Monica in their TCPA motion. She pretended to have been shocked at what he had proposed, though it was all for show. Shane's leaked DMs showed that she already knew. He probably told her. She waited until the news was made public because she wasn't supposed to know about it and couldn't do it any earlier. She said she didn't want to give Chuck any validation.

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On January 3rd, Ron Toye had seen what Jinnie had said about him, Monica, and Jamie, in the leaked DMs and was not happy. He removed her from his followers list rendering her unable to see or respond to his tweets on his protected account.

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Shoudaku Con announced it's first guest, Kiba Walker, that same day.

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On January 4th, Jamie started following Lynn and a user from her discord publicly shamed another Kick Vic member who wasn't supportive of Lynn's efforts to expose Jinnie. Shane flogged himself on Twitter for keeping quiet while Kick Vic gaslit Lynn, who she says had made her feel crazy.

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In the days after, Shane and Lynn continued their tag-team attack on Jinnie and Chuck Huber over something he knew about for a long time. It seems like he was content to not talk about it until she forced him to.


Jinnie initially took the high road, opting not to do any damage control. She made a short statement saying she wasn't perfect, that she sometimes made mistakes and would learn from them.


When Shane and Lynn started leaking her Facebook posts, she played the race card, telling the white people to shut up and attempted to make this her own #MeToo moment.

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On January 9th, Lynn leaked more posts from Jinnie's Facebook.

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A few hours later, Jinnie put out a statement saying that she was being harassed by a cyberbully.

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Shoudaku Con was cancelled less than an hour later.

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Despite Shoudaku Con's imminent implosion, Shane and Lynn kept trying to cancel Jinnie. They solicited gossip about her from anyone who was willing to talk. One person claimed that she had hijacked Pacific Media Expo's PR web account after she had been fired in August of 2010. They apparently consulted with a lawyer, who suggested sending her a nastygram to turn over info and other assets.


Date: May 22-25, 2020
Location: Westin Dallas Park Central in Dallas, Texas

Shoudaku Con (しょうだく)

A conference intended to promote the exchange of ideas, opinions, and views; with the intent of laying the necessary foundation to construct an archetype convention for the 21st Century.

Welcome to The Era of Enthusiastic Consent.

Shoudaku Con is about more than just consent in in real life spaces, but how consent, sexuality, dating, and interactions are appearing in our online spaces, anime, media, and video games.
Shoudaku Con strives to inform, educate, and evolve perspectives. We aim to improve every branch, offshoot, and affiliate of the convention culture, Anime or otherwise.
Our team is, ambitious maybe, but dedicated to laying the foundation necessary to design the archetype standard that strives to protect attendees from unwanted attention and/or contact while fostering an environment that exemplifies the safest convention space yet.
Shoudaku Con promotes inviolable safe spaces, and emphasizes the necessity of Enthusiastic Consent when interacting with Convention Attendees, Guest, and Staff alike.

Anti- Harassment and Pro Enthusiastic Consent Policy

Shoudaku Con is dedicated to creating a fun and safe environment for all attendees, staff, and guests regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, national origin, marital status, military status, or religion.

We will not tolerate harassment of guests, attendees, or staff in any form. Anyone found violating these rules will face consequences up to and including expulsion and banning from this and all future Shoudaku Con events.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Offensive comments
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately, and without argument.

Enthusiastic Consent

At Shoudaku Con, we follow the ideals of enthusiastic consent. So, when thinking about consent, remember the following:
  • Consent is informed
  • Before taking a picture of someone, giving a hug, or any physical contact at all, remember to ask and tell the person what you would like to do (take a picture of their cosplay, give them a hug, etc).
  • Consent is enthusiastic
  • Remember ONLY YES MEANS YES. Consent is a full body experience, so pay attention, and if a person seems unsure about you taking their picture, or making physical contact, realize that that is a Be graceful in accepting this answer, and move on with the interaction normally.
  • Consent is mutual and continuous
  • Throughout an interaction, any party can state they would like the interaction to end at any time. If at any time someone decides to end the exchange, then that means that consent is revoked and the situation should end with respect immediately. Just because you consent to a photo does not mean you consent to a hug, or anything else.
  • Consent is without coercion
  • Power imbalances cause many of our difficulties with consent, and all consent should be 100% done free of any manipulation, head games, or blackmail.
Reporting of Attendees, Vendors, or Guests

We have staff trained to take your reports confidentially and with serious respect. You may report anonymously, or personally.

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are escorted to safe location and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You will never be asked to confront the person and we will never tell anyone who you are.

To report anonymously, you may do so at safety@shoudakucon.com . We promise to investigate every report fully and to whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence. Of course, with an anonymous report we will not be able to follow up with you for more information or resolution.

Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Reporting of Staff

At Shoudaku Con we understand that our staff are the first points of contact for all attendees, vendors, and guests. We hold any staff member or volunteer to the highest of standards. Any acts of harassment or rudeness will be taken extremely seriously. If you have a concern or complaint you may instantly reach out to directors@shoudakucon.com . This mailbox is monitored 24-7 and a response will be as immediate as possible, even at the event.

Shoudaku Con will update this policy with a list of live phone numbers at the start of each event, where you may also reach out for immediate assistance.

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shoudakucon.com

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Question: Why hasn't Shane Holmberg's "consent con" (Shoudaku Con) announced any guests yet?

Answer: Allegedly, there's been some behind the scenes drama. Someone working with Shane had asked Amanda "Jinnie" McManus to be the face, but Jinnie wanted the defendants (Jamie) to shut up online and now they are standing up to her.

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It's almost like they want to do business but are too stupid to do business.

Now that he's mentioned again, did the rape incident ever happen with Kopf? IIRC there was a police report but it was claimed that the encounter was consensual because he had audio footage of it.
 

Garm

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Think it's funny this idiot assumes that when someone gets doxxed people show up at your house or call or whatever.

Imagine thinking you're relevant enough for that sort of attention.

He is as stupid as he looks.
The information provided was pretty disturbing. He is trying to downplay it by pretending that doxxing is some huge event and since his life is still together clearly they doxxed the wrong guy.

Of course now anyone who knows him might start asking questions. Questions that he really doesn't want to answer.

Question: Why hasn't Shane Holmberg's "consent con" (Shoudaku Con) announced any guests yet?

Answer: Allegedly, there's been some behind the scenes drama. Someone working with Shane had asked Amanda "Jinnie" McManus to be the face, but Jinnie wanted the defendants (Jamie) to shut up online and now they are standing up to her.

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As I suspected Shane is getting cock blocked by internal politics.

It's almost as if a movement driven by women who never moved on from high school isn't conducive to business.

Shane stuck his dick in the glory hole of KickVic and found a blender on the other side.

But circular firing squad commence!
 

PrinceofAllCucks

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Question: Why hasn't Shane Holmberg's "consent con" (Shoudaku Con) announced any guests yet?

Answer: Allegedly, there's been some behind the scenes drama. Someone working with Shane had asked Amanda "Jinnie" McManus to be the face, but Jinnie wanted the defendants (Jamie) to shut up online and now they are standing up to her.

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So the reason his con is dragging feet is because someone had the audacity to ask the defendants to stop fucking up their own PR so that people will actually want to go? How awful.
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Dumb Bitch Smoothie

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LMAO

This is poetic. Absolutely poetic.
Jinnie is right, you know. They are quite literally fucking their case over the more they talk because not only are they blowing holes in their testimony, they're showing just how unlikable they are.

It's funny how once you peel back all the excuses someone can give for their behavior and attitude, they are absolutely unlikable because they are unwilling to change.
 

The Wisdom of Bassets

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As I suspected Shane is getting cock blocked by internal politics.

It's almost as if a movement driven by women who never moved on from high school isn't conducive to business.

Shane stuck his dick in the glory hole of KickVic and found a blender on the other side.

But circular firing squad commence!
You can always count on death, taxes and intersectionalists turning on each other. Which is a story as old as communism. IE: "We're all one big equal movement until one of us steps outside the lane we assigned them."
 

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You can always count on death, taxes and intersectionalists turning on each other. Which is a story as old as communism. IE: "We're all one big equal movement until one of us steps outside the lane we assigned them."
Intersectionalism is an invitation for intercecine warfare because it is overtly framed as a contest as to who can be the most oppressed. Collect the most marginalized identities and you win and everyone who disagrees with you has to shut up.
 

FluffyTet

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Jinnie isn't an attraction for conventions, she books guests at conventions. Her clients have included: Christopher Sabat, Stephanie Sheh, J. Michael Tatum, Kara Edwards, Caitlin Glass, Ian Sinclair. She's also the founder of We Run Anime Cons, a private Facebook group for con runners worldwide.
so she's the one who casts the casting couch
 

Dumb Bitch Smoothie

Any time now, faggots.
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so she's the one who casts the casting couch
Well she's the one who likes to think her voice is the say all end all when it comes to other convention owners and their choices.

Manjaw seems to assume that everyone is going to follow what Jinnie says because of her position as a talking head and that's why a lot of her animosity is aimed at her. Manjaw wants to use Jinnie's influence and is trying to bully her into caving and parroting the Kopf bullshit.

Jinnie feels she's handled that situation enough, people are aware, there really isn't much else she can do but stupid Manjaw can't get that through her head. I kind of feel bad for Jinnie but I can't excuse the fact that she has been part of the push against Vic even though she knows deep down it's all he said she said.
 

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Question: Why hasn't Shane Holmberg's "consent con" (Shoudaku Con) announced any guests yet?

Answer: Allegedly, there's been some behind the scenes drama. Someone working with Shane had asked Amanda "Jinnie" McManus to be the face, but Jinnie wanted the defendants (Jamie) to shut up online and now they are standing up to her.

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>cons need to be rid of people only in it for themselves

You mean like sabat at kamehacon taking 40K out the pockets of vics fans. Then deciding to say this months later.

Bunch of two faced fucking snakes

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>cons need to be rid of people only in it for themselves

You mean like sabat at kamehacon taking 40K out the pockets of vics fans. Then deciding to say this months later.

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Always stuck with me that he called him an asshole and not a sex pest or any of the other popular slags at the time.

From what we've seen, Vic is an asshole to the right people.
 

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LMAO

This is poetic. Absolutely poetic.
Jinnie is right, you know. They are quite literally fucking their case over the more they talk because not only are they blowing holes in their testimony, they're showing just how unlikable they are.

It's funny how once you peel back all the excuses someone can give for their behavior and attitude, they are absolutely unlikable because they are unwilling to change.
Let's be real here, we all knew Shane's stupid fucking con was going to fail because no one is going to want to be a guest in or go to a con run by shady ass people who like to make enemies and who embarrass themselves on a ritualistic daily basis that it's pathetic to an atomic degree. So it is not surprising in the absolute LEAST that it's failing in the face of people actually being smart because they care about making actual ethical business practices to make more money rather than lose it like any normal person who wants to do business does. Who'da thunk!?
 

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Question: Why hasn't Shane Holmberg's "consent con" (Shoudaku Con) announced any guests yet?

Answer: Allegedly, there's been some behind the scenes drama. Someone working with Shane had asked Amanda "Jinnie" McManus to be the face, but Jinnie wanted the defendants (Jamie) to shut up online and now they are standing up to her.

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After all the white knighting he did, if he doesn't get Monica or Jamie (at least one), he's even more of a complete and utter failure. Until then, I stand by my observation that even KV thinks he's a sped.

I am still curious as to whether he'd invite Wiedenheft and let her brother come along. I would laugh my ass off if he did.
 

Garm

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After all the white knighting he did, if he doesn't get Monica or Jamie (at least one), he's even more of a complete and utter failure. Until then, I stand by my observation that even KV thinks he's a sped.

I am still curious as to whether he'd invite Wiedenheft and let her brother come along. I would laugh my ass off if he did.
Shane is probably oblivious enough to do it. "Yeah, he may be convicted but he doesn't have a history which is the real metric."
 

Captain Manning

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Shane is probably oblivious enough to do it. "Yeah, he may be convicted but he doesn't have a history which is the real metric."
I'd like to think that's a bridge too far, even for him, but who knows. If anybody were to lower the bar even further, it would be him. I note nobody has been dumb enough to invite Scott Freeman anywhere after his CP conviction.

The thing with Shane is that I am absolutely positive he has skeletons in his closet that we have yet to see. He claims he talks to cons and is some influential guy (x to doubt), but cons also talk to each other. He's not telling the truth about A-kon. Of that, I'm convinced. It's more than ISWV and KF that doesn't like him.
 

Garm

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I'd like to think that's a bridge too far, even for him, but who knows. If anybody were to lower the bar even further, it would be him. I note nobody has been dumb enough to invite Scott Freeman anywhere after his CP conviction.

The thing with Shane is that I am absolutely positive he has skeletons in his closet that we have yet to see. He claims he talks to cons and is some influential guy (x to doubt), but cons also talk to each other. He's not telling the truth about A-kon. Of that, I'm convinced. It's more than ISWV and KF that doesn't like him.
Nah, I'm just thinking Shane won't think about it if Widenheft asked. Or that Shane has the ego that he can keep Widenheft in control just to show that some people can be redeemed, except Vic.

Shane wants to project the image of the great ringmaster but he can't pull it off.

No. He is not telling the truth about A-Kon. He deflects and obfuscates. He has a reputation at conventions that's why any of the actual movers and shakers of the industry aren't helping him with consent con. They know that he'll smear tar on them that will never come off.
 

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UPDATE:
More Consent Con fallout between Shane, Jinnie, and Lynn Hunt.

Background information:
Amanda "Jinnie" McManus is associated with Anime Milwaukee and is the founder of We Run Anime Cons, a private facebook group for con runners. She wrote an affidavit for Monica and Ron about Vic's appearance at Anime Milwaukee 2019 that was mutually cancelled last January. She said that while there had been rumors about Vic, she had not personally heard substantiated, actionable accusations. Lynn Hunt is currently boycotting Anime Milwaukee and demanding her resignation, calling her a liar, a bully, a fake and a fraud. Read the #BoycottAnimeMilwaukee section here for more information.
Ryan Kopf is a con organizer that was associated with Anime Milwaukee, until he was booted from their convention. ANN wrote this article about him on June 6th: Convention Runner Ryan Kopf Banned from Anime Milwaukee Following Alleged Sexual Assault
The client Shane is talking about is Chuck Huber. Jinnie also books guests at conventions through her company POC booking.
Jinnie was allegedly informed that ANN was working on a Kopf article and she told her client, Chuck Huber, so he could quietly cut ties with him at Anime Dallas (Chuck served on the board), and withdraw from other Kopf cons (Liberty City Con) as a guest, before the it was published.
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Lynn Hunt has been trying to cancel Ryan Kopf for a while. Jinnie says that Shane validates all of her crazy when he quotes her [cancel kopf tweets].
AD = Anime Dallas. Chuck Huber is/was a board member at Anime Dallas
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So Shane has more or less confirmed now that people in the con industry are realizing how bad for business the defendants and those involved are. It's almost like if you act like a toxic waste dump, people are gonna treat you as one.

Edit: I've said this before and I'll say it again: Every time Shane releases receipts for one thing, he fucks up and reveals something even more fucking funny than anyone could've initially imagined.
 

LawTwitter is Dumb

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So Shane has more or less confirmed now that people in the con industry are realizing how bad for business the defendants and those involved are. It's almost like if you act like a toxic waste dump, people are gonna treat you as one.

Edit: I've said this before and I'll say it again: Every time Shane releases receipts for one thing, he fucks up and reveals something even more fucking funny than anyone could've initially imagined.
As Nick said before, that theres people in the dub and con scene that have wanted the defendants out of the game for the longest time due to how fucking toxic and terrible they are. I really want to know who the one is that if Monica figured out she would feel exactly what Vic felt at around this time last year.
 
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