COVID-19 Pandemic

Invasion Toys kicked out of NYCC due to mask violations

Invasion Toys kicked out of NYCC due to mask violations - Bent Corner

Reed Pop’s New York Comic-Con (NYCC) is taking place this weekend. Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool published a story about a vendor that had to be removed from the event for refusing to adhere to city and event rules on wearing masks. Rich’s article included a tweet from comic book artist Andy Price about the expulsion: …

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Not a lot of social distancing happening on at the opening of Gen Con 2021

Not a lot of social distancing happening on at the opening of Gen Con 2021 - Bent Corner

Gen Con, North America’s largest event dedicated to table top gaming, took place September 16 – 19 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Last year’s event was canceled because of Covid. Ironically, the Covid numbers now are much worse than they were a year ago. Go figure. Safety was supposed to be a priority at this year’s Gen …

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Is it safe to go to a movie theater during Covid?

Is it safe to go to a movie theater during Covid? - Bent Corner

The Dune movie is premiering in U.S. theaters October 22. It will also begin streaming that same day on HBO Max. According to Denis Villeneuve, the movie’s esteemed director, people should watch Dune – If they feel comfortable – in an Imax theater, not at home on HBO Max. From The Hollywood Reporter: “At the …

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Washington County Public Schools to require masks

Washington County Public Schools to require masks - Bent Corner

When school begins on August 30 in Washington County, Maryland, everyone will be required to wear a mask. This is a reversal by the Washington County Public Schools. On August 6, they announced at a school board meeting that mask-wearing would be “optional.” That option has been revoked because COVID-19 numbers in Washington County are …

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Centers for Disease Control issues new ban on evictions

Centers for Disease Control issues new ban on evictions - Bent Corner

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued another ban on evictions. From CNBC: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new federal eviction moratorium on Tuesday. The eviction ban will be targeted at areas of the country experiencing high levels of coronavirus infections and will last for 60 days until Oct. 3. …

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Going to Otakon alongside COVID-19 anti-vaxxers is dumb

Going to Otakon alongside COVID-19 anti-vaxxers is dumb - Bent Corner

Otakon, the annual convention dedicated to celebrating Asian pop culture, is this weekend, August 6 – 8, in Washington D.C. Organizers aren’t allowing a little thing like a deadly, highly contagious virus to get in the way. Asian culture isn’t going to celebrate itself damn it! Masks will be “required,” and a “no contact, real-time, …

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