Just for the record, @Shane_Yes_That_One There has been absolutely zero hate against the convention I'm involved with, and we're very openly supportive of the LGBTQ+ community.
Is he really gonna make Neo DashCon: KickVic Forever? Will we randomly get Scott Freeman, Brad Wiedenheft, and Illich Guardiola as guest speakers to call Vic a pedo rapist and brag about becoming better people? Will a ISWV sped make an ass of themselves there? Find out next time on Social Justice Warrior Z!
If one of the surprise guests is a medical device manufacturer there to show off Manual Scrotum Removers and Vagina Plug Hose Attachments, then yes, I hate it. That's just pandering, kids should see a doctor if they want to amputate their genitals.
Honestly, anyone who uses that as a promotional point is probably a closet homophobe. If the mentality is that the LGBT should be grateful and gracious that Papa Smurf has thrown them a tablescrap, that isn't support. That is treating a group like a payday.Most cons these days are pro LGBT.
A convention I've attended and worked with is in a pretty religious area but they donate to and have helped organize Pride. And in most cities there will be a convention or two representing at Pride and setting up a booth or having a float in the parade.
He thinks he's special.
To be fair, the people who run it probably aren't vocal pedophiles like Shane. Also, gaming conventions tend to have a lot more people who care about them because they're so small and at times more niche with the only large convention being GenCon (which has turned to shit over the years). Comic and anime conventions tend to only be good if they're at least somewhat large, at least large enough to have a fair amount of various types of guests and a vendor hall. Don't get me started on how Shane wanted rooms to talk about LGBT idiocy than to have rooms for watching anime.A local gaming convention operating out of one of the buildings in the fairgrounds has twice the likes on Facebook.
Good job with the PR.
Anyway, did Shane accept his loss and bow to the convention agents?
I agree with everything you said.Honestly, anyone who uses that as a promotional point is probably a closet homophobe. If the mentality is that the LGBT should be grateful and gracious that Papa Smurf has thrown them a tablescrap, that isn't support. That is treating a group like a payday.
Most conventions I know all support LGBT, and literally none of them put it on a flag and wave it, because it's not 1950 anymore.