I'm mostly upset with their treatment of Zechs. They aren't his boss. Zechs doesn't work for them. But they scolded him like that was the situation. Or maybe like we was in their school.
That's not cool. And since Zechs was in the position of reporter at the time, that whole thing was basically an interview. I woulda asked more questions, Zechs.
That's my problem too.
Essentially, the way I see it is that our site is a "for fans by fans" site. We do the poke-fun stuff, but we do the serious stuff. A lot of really great site content gets overlooked, like Royal's reviews, Super Reads (when he reads
), Doomie's podcast, etc.
When you shit on guys like Zechs, especially in the manner they did, you essentially shit on the people who do all of this comic book journalism stuff. It's pretty well known that pretty much everyone doing what they do is doing it as a labor of love and their expenses are coming out of their own pocket. Even though Zechs got a press pass for the con, I'm pretty sure he paid his travel expenses out of his own pocket. And his intention in going was to provide honest coverage of the event. They denied this and as a result, they made themselves look almost dictatorial.
That's why, as a fan, I'm telling people to stop buying their product. When you consume something and don't like it, you have every right to bitch about every aspect of it. After all, your consumer dollars are contributing to the salaries of those involved in the creative enterprise, including the PR people. They want to deny fans access to their creators, then fans should deny them access to their dollars.