Emerald City Comicon sued for not paying ‘volunteers’

Jerry Brooks is initiating a class action suit against Emerald City Comicon. He alleges the convention broke Washington state employment laws. They used volunteers to do tasks normally performed by paid employees. The convention referred to these volunteers as “minions.” Emerald City Comicon did not pay minions. Legally, they were not in a position where they … Continue reading “Emerald City Comicon sued for not paying ‘volunteers’”

Brianna Wu had blogger removed from RavenCon panel for taking her picture

RavenCon, a science fiction and fantasy convention, is taking place this weekend in Richmond, Virginia. One of the guests is Brianna Wu, iPhone game developer and vocal critic of GamerGate, the leaderless consumer revolt against unethical behavior in the video games industry. Wu claims GamerGate is a hate group and that she has received over … Continue reading “Brianna Wu had blogger removed from RavenCon panel for taking her picture”

DragonCon finally cuts ties with accused child predator Ed Kramer

Remember when organizers of DragonCon, the popular science fiction and fantasy convention held every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, said that they couldn’t sever ties with accused sexual molester of young boys Edward Kramer? Yeah, about that… From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Five of six founding members of the company said in a statement Monday that … Continue reading “DragonCon finally cuts ties with accused child predator Ed Kramer”

New York Comic Con blames overcrowding on counterfeit badges

ICv2 interviewed ReedPop Group Vice President Lance Fensterman about this year’s comic book convention in New York City, the 2012 New York Comic Con. One of the things discussed in the interview was the crowds. Since the New York Comic Con’s first year, in 2006, the convention has been plagued with an overcrowding problem. People … Continue reading “New York Comic Con blames overcrowding on counterfeit badges”