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Denver Comic Con Reverses Course; Will Allow GamerGate T-Shirts

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, April 28 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Denver Comic Con Reverses Course; Will Allow GamerGate T-Shirts

However, the situation may be looking even more tense for the con.



Over the weekend, we reported on some tweets from the Denver Comic Con saying that the convention would not allow GamerGate t-shirts, calling them "hateful symbols" and a violation of the con's dress code as "offensive slogans/groups." I also put my nuts in a meat grinder and serenaded GamerGate in an attempt to calm tensions (ain't that fresh?). It didn't work, but you can read about it here. In any case, here's the tweets:

 

The tweets were soon deleted in response to GamerGate backlash on Twitter, and the con promised a response soon. As no further info was listed on their Twitter, I did some Google searching, and found the following Facebook posts archived on The Ralph Retort, which appears to be a GamerGate or heavily GamerGate sympathetic blog:

 

"Here's the bottom line: wear shirts with GG on it or don't. If it causes no issues, well then your point is proven, right? But if it starts a bunch of trouble, the people starting said trouble can go right back out the way they came in, sans badge."

 

So it looks like the con has bowed to pressure and will allow GamerGate shirts, though they appear poised to eject anyone wearing one that causes trouble. On GamerGate's subreddit, KotakuInAction, some GamerGaters are advising each other to be on best behavior, while others are suggesting GamerGaters record all interactions or be prepared to record them at a moment's notice.

 

Others still suspect that "SJWs" will engage in false flag operations, wearing Gamergate t-shirts and causing trouble on purpose in order to defame Gamergate, or claiming to be harassed by GamerGaters who are not doing anything wrong.

 

 

Sorry, GamerGaters. I try to save the Alex Jones pic for special occasions, but you really earned that one.

Finally, at least one GamerGater suggests turning the tables on their SJW rivals:

 

Whatever happens, this is likely to be a messy affair next month, and I suspect it's going to repeat itself at every convention from here on out for the foreseeable future. So that should be fun and not at all tiring. And I'm not sure anyone is really going to win in the end, as regardless of who wins the Con Wars, the comics community and geek community in general may be irreparably fractured by all of this, and I really don't see how we can put it back together again.





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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.


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