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Capital City Comic Con apologizes for inappropriate flier

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Organizers of the inaugural Capital City Comic Con in Austin, Texas, have apologized for a criticized promotional flier that depicts a close-up of Power Girl’s breasts with the slogan, “Everything is BIGGER in Austin,” saying, “We want everyone to feel safe at our convention and not feel offended.”

“In response to our prior ad campaign, the proper steps are being taken in regards to this situation,” reads a statement posted early Sunday on the event’s Facebook page. “Capital City Comic Con did not mean to offend or harm anyone, in any way. Our advertising department has been contacted and changes to our marketing material and plan are being made. […] As for our future plans, we will no longer use the image of superheroes (or any character) in such fashion. We wish to apologize to anyone we may have offended with our initial promotional campaign.”

Richard Neal, owner of Zeus Comics in Dallas, drew attention to the flier on Saturday with a Twitter post in which he wrote, “The worst. Do I simply not put the flyers on my counter? Or do I contact the show & ask for a different flyer?”

The image, and the accompanying criticism, quickly spread on social media, leading to an initial response from the convention that landed with a resounding thud: Confronted on Facebook about the “massively inappropriate and misogynist fliers,” a representative dismissively replied, “It’s one of many promotional fliers for the con. I like the idea of reaching out to many aspects of the community, and honestly this was one of more humor oriented ones. And if this bothers you, I have to wonder if you’ve even been to a comic con?”

In the comments thread following Sunday’s apology, the convention’s promoter explained that the “Ad person and person who replied no longer are part of my staff. It was my fault for letting others use my account.”

Planned for July 11-13, Capital City Comic Con features a lineup that includes Kevin Eastman, Bernie Wrightson, Joe Benitez and Dave Dorman.

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rocketscientist

March 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

Wow,

Such an amazing display of utter stupidity. I just don’t understand how anyone could have thought that ad was a good idea to begin with. And then to just dismiss the initial criticism…

You see this kind of thing time and time again, people saying, writing, drawing, and doing things that are obviously wrong and you wonder what the heck they were thinking or, worse, how were they raised to even think that that was right?!?!?

It just looks to me like just another inidication that society’s rules of what constitutes civility and respect are going down, fast. It’s shameful, its dissapointing, and its just disgusting.

I think it’s more of another indication of society unnecessarily complaining about something and making a mountain out of a mole hill. If you don’t like the flyer, don’t put it out in your store. No one is forcing you to. Really sick of people using social media outlets as pulpits to whine about being so offended by trivial things. Society as a whole just needs to man the f*ck up and quit crying all the time.

It’s a shame they did that. Comic books already get a bad rap for being sexist.

The epitome of First-World Problems. Millions of women are being murdered, raped, tortured, and forced into Third-World sweatshops to produce the clothes, technology and plastic garbage that affords lazy, self-righteous Western women the leisure time to gripe and complain about total nothingness.

I would gladly take the suffering women of the world in exchange for the entitled, pompous aristocrats who complained about this.

Hahaha that’s too funny!!!.. too bad the prudes had to shoot it down…

I agree with the mountain out of a molehill comment. people get offended by EVERYTHING nowadays. it’s ridiculous. the treatment of power girl’s chest has been talked about ad nauseum for a long time

http://dcwomenkickingass.tumblr.com/post/1367739075/boobwindow

one could interpret the flier as commentary on how they’ve been treated by various artists over the years rather than the breasts themselves. but, no, let’s just assume it’s misogynistic.

interpretation aside, so it’s a joke about cartoon boobs. who cares? is it in bad taste? sure. is it going to change anyone’s life? no

hackmastergeneral

March 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

jim24 – Complaining about people complaining about sexist advertising, uses term “man up”. LOL Cluelessness ahoy

@jim24, is that performance art, playing the role of the enraged fanboi, or do you genuinely feel that way? If it’s the former, good work! If it’s the latter, I feel terribly sorry for you.

The flier was pretty tacky and made me as a male comics fan feel uncomfortable. Dividing representations of the female body into individual pieces is old-school sexism. Basically, Power Girl has been reduced to nothing but breasts. If this is what those in charge of CCCC feel is appropriate, I wouldn’t want to attend their con.

You know what would have been eyecatching and warranted discussion and publicity for this con? A close-up of Superman’s tight red undies.

Man, it doesn’t take long for the stereotypical sexist fanboiz to come crawling out of the woodwork. Let me guess, mid-forties, overweight, can’t get laid. Seems about right, folks!

Worse still, the letterer’s used completely inappropriate serif capital I’s throughout, when none of those I’s are the personal pronoun. Real comics people know better.

IT has nothing to do with being sexist “catsmeow”.. Men are equally drawn as disproportionate to reality as women.. Most men are drawn to proportions well beyond the average man… there’s just as much eye candy for a woman in a comic book… that’s why THEY ARE FANTASY!!!

Haha awesome, if you’re offended by that ad you need to grow up

Hi, Im Stormy.

I like boobs. I approve of that advertisement

Tony T, you’re just plain wrong. Women are constantly marginalized and sexualized by not just comics but society at large. If you want some more information, please view the related posts on dcwomenkickingass.tumblr.com

@catsmeow

It must suck being you, feeling the need to police the internet and asserting your own percieved view of reality uppon everyone else.

Do you ever get tired of it?

So it’s official, there is no more sense of humor in comics anymore…

This is too funny. How many women have we seen at comic cons with there boobs hanging out. How many tables have ladies dressed in corsets selling pics or calendars. We guys love to see them, and there are tons of cosplayers who love to show them off. So, what cracks me up is the hypocrisy of it all.

I get why it’s offensive and have no problem with people having a problem with that. I just have a picture in my head of a bunch of ladies talking angrily in a circle about the flyer while wearing Powergirl and Scarlet Witch outfits.

I just wish people would start acknowledging and embracing the fetish that this is instead of pretending it’s not there. Then maybe there will be some conventions without that element for others to enjoy.

Wow at the misogyny in these comments! And people wonder why comic book fans are perceived as sexist troglodytes! Way to keep the stereotype alive, folks!

If this bothers you, don’t read the paper in case you see an underwear ad, don’t pick up your mail in case there’s a Victoria’s Secret flier, pay no attention to music videos, and please!, don’t watch TV they have nothing but smutty, over sexed up shows that are supposed to pass for comedy.
I’m not a prude or a pervert and do have a daughter, some stuff does make me cringe, but I try to ignore it not have a canary over it.
Sex is everywhere because it sells and we’ve let it do so for so long now we can’t get the cat back into the bag.

@ Scall

Well said sir.

Joey Eats Socks

March 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

OMG!! THIS new PC world we live in SUCKS ASS!! All the prudes and babies!!!! GET A LIFE PPL!!

@matthew, Well said, sir! These comments are frightening. I can’t believe there are people out there who willingly choose to be sexist, misogynist, homophobes….and most of them seem to read comics.

If this pic were of a man’s chest and arms with the same exact caption there would be no issue. I am oh so offended by that.

Wow at the misandry on these boards. If a guy wants to have a laugh at a funny ad he must be a sexist troglodyte! Give me strength.

The comments about the hypocrisy and first world women’s problems are bang on. Just the fact that the organizer had to apologize and say that women would be “safe” at the convention is evidence of how far we have gone. Like there was going to be an outbreak of violence against women because of this ad. Just last year women were organizing slutwalks to be able to walk around basically dressed like this to oppose sexism. Now someone puts it in an ad and it’s sexist. The double standards are getting bolder.

I think the uproar over this is absolutely ridiculous. I love Power Girl and part of her “schtick” is her ample bosom. Power Girl jokes about her boobs, supporting characters joke about her boobs, writers and artists (including FEMALES like Amanda Conner) joke about her boobs … so what makes this all of the sudden misogynistic and so offensive? I think it’s funny and it makes sense – Texas’s catchphrase is “everything’s bigger” and Power Girl is known for her “bigger assets” … hahahaha funny! What’s. The. Big. Deal.?

To hell with that. I wouldn’t apologize for anything. How many times is sex used in advertising? Did anyone complain about the sexual undertones of the Herbal Essences shampoo ads several years ago or did people stop buying potato chips after all of the sexy ads run by Lay’s and Doritos? I’m sure those “offended” are the same asswipes that watch or let their kids watch inappropriate content all the time. And besides, it’s a friggin cartoon. Get over it.

“It made me uncomfortable” my god we have become a society where the slightest thing is disagreeable to you and you have the ability to them rally up and internet pitchfork mob to mow down whatever you want.

Maybe if the image is so offensive all you whiners should boycott DC Comics since they are the ones whoade up that costume and having been using it for years. Or better yet! Boycott Cleavage!! Breasts used in advertising makes me uncomfortable, ban television!

Just because something offends YOU, doesn’t mean it’s offensive.

Sorry for the typos, writing from my phone.

My typos actually make me uncomfortable so I can’t look at it anymore!

Man, you people are sad sacks of s**t. Women are people, they aren’t objects for you to stick your d***s into.

thank you to everyone on this thread. Catsmeow especially.

you guys really gave me some good lulz for the day. I laughed extra hard when I see how serious you guys are :D

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608025068324128616&pid=15.1

And we are laughing at you too.

I hope these make it up on eBay soon.

A funny ad? I suppose so, if you’re a 13-year old boy and your humor runs to broad.

While I don’t think the ad is as bad as women being raped in India (and are we supposed to talk now only of problems of THAT magnitude?), I think the ad definitely is offensive to men who read comic books for reasons other than masturbation.

I would feel uncomfortable going with my wife to such a convention. “So, THAT is why you read so many comics?” Nah, seriously, my wife knows me better than that, and she even reads a few of my comics, I’ve introduced her to Sandman. But I think I would still feel a little embarassed in behalf of my fellow superhero fans. “Yes, honey. Some of those guys are THAT pathethic.”

It’s time someone defended the reputation of male comic book fans.

I read comics for all sorts of reasons and am not offended. If you’re judging me or my gender because of this then it is you who has the problem. Stop being a slave to stereotypes. Lose your prejudice. Shaming comic book readers for this is little different than Wertham shaming them back in the 1950s with Seduction of the Innocent. Are you on the side of the McCarthyites?

It’s like this. Any man who claims that women need to “Get over it” (sexism in the comic book industry, or sexism in general against women), has no place to talk. It’s the same as telling a black person to get over the usage of the word “N****r”, those who aren’t effected by it’s usage have no right to tell others who are effected how to feel or think. If a woman is ok with sexism against women in comics, I will value her opinion. If you have a penis, you don’t get an opinion.

I’d like to take a different response to all of this.
According to the apology from the Con’s organizers (in the above paragraphs) I have to really question the decision to go forward with this advertising campaign. Are they that out of touch? Have they not seen all of the backlash, especially online, to previous similar images used for promoting cons?
Or, are they so savvy, that they realize that any publicity is good publicity. I mean, look at all of the free pub this brand new Con, a convention running in the middle of summer amid all of the other comic cons, is getting today. Who here had heard about the Capital City Comic Con before today, let alone be talking/writing about it?

Oh I get an opinion on whether something is sexist or not. Check your 1st amendment. The entire point about this article is whether something is sexist or not. Debating whether using female anatomy in an advertisement is VERY different from calling someone the n word. If you can’t see that then maybe your member is the strongest thinking part of your body.

I personally have had enough of this BS in the comic book world. I boycotted DC a long time ago, letting my wallet do the talking for me. Women are the fastest growing demographic in the comic book industry, so you boys better buckle up & get with the program. The almighty uterus approacheth.

not offended by it at all..and i agree completely with Jeff…and umm Rene, so you’d feel uncomfortable letting your wife know you like to look at boobs? There’s typically boobage everywhere when cosplay is involved, there’s no avoiding it..and it’s everywhere in comics just as there are drawings of shirtless guys, pick what you’re going to argue and stick to it, can’t have it every which way. This was one of several ads not all of them. I’m pro boob..especially im breastfeeding causes so if im going to argue for something like that which is pretty much as pro women’s rights as it gets, why would i argue against them being used in an advertisement. If you can’t stand it, then start protesting against the comic itself, its not like the comic con invented it themselves.

“I read comics for all sorts of reasons and am not offended. If you’re judging me or my gender because of this then it is you who has the problem. Stop being a slave to stereotypes. Lose your prejudice. Shaming comic book readers for this is little different than Wertham shaming them back in the 1950s with Seduction of the Innocent. Are you on the side of the McCarthyites?”

Look at the ad, man.

I can think only of two kinds of conventions that would have an ad like that: comic books or a porn industry convention.

Even other businesses that use sexual imagery are a little more subtle than THAT. Automobile conventions may have sexy models present but they don’t have the ad for the convention consisting of ONLY big tits with automobile wheels surrounding them. They’re not using female anatomy in the advertising, female anatomy IS the advertising, there is little else there.

It’s not only sleazy, it’s a sort of 13-year old boy sleaze.

Whenever someone defends stunts like these I have to wonder if the defense is just part of some political stance (like, “I’m not crazy about such ads, but I will say so just to piss off the PC crowd and the feminazis!”) or if the person actually enjoys such things.

I suppose I have more sympathy for the later. Some people just enjoy lurid stuff like those pencils with nude ladies in them. I only find it strange to mix it with comics at every opportunity. It makes me suspect that the guy’s only sexual outlet is in his comic books, the archetypical middle-aged virgin living with his parents. And that is more a cause for pity and understanding than condemnation.

Lor –

My wife knows I like to look at boobs. I have no problem with that. But I do have a problem with my wife getting the idea that the whole of comic books is about boobs, like that ad implies.

Since I spend a few hours per week reading comic books, it casts me as some sort of closeted pervert who doesn’t even have the balls to read Playboy Magazine and be done with it.

Let me see… this week I’ve read Tintin, Fables, some Golden Age Batman, Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday… Nope. None of them is prominently about boobs, even though Emma Frost is pretty sexy in Astonishing X-Men, it’s not like the whole comic is about her boobs.

That ad, and ads like those, are demeaning to men also. Actually, perhaps they’re more demeaning to men than to women.

Not only are there female artists like Amanda Conner who draw Power Girl, in fact this image is a detail of the cover of “Power Girl #1″, drawn by Amanda Conner, for what it’s worth.

And I’ll betcha those fliers become MAD collectible………sorta like that Beatles’ “butchering babies” album cover………not that I’m equating content.

Good lord, I thank god that sites like The Mary Sue, DC Women Kicking Ass and Jezebel do not represent the entirety of my gender(or, thankfully, even a small percentage of it) I am so incredibly embarrassed for these women and angry at them for trivializing sexism by not wisely choosing their battles, or rather, for choosing embarrassing battles that do nothing but promote the incredibly harmful idea that all women are thin skinned shrews out to hysterically tsk tsk everyone who doesn’t agree with their tiny world view of feminism, sexism, comiccon protocol and women’s place in comic book fandom. These women just make it harder for the sexes to have a dialogue by shouting down and thought policing this kind of ridiculous nonsense. Lord save me from present day “tumblr feminism” that has Friedan rolling her eyes and rolling in her grave simultaneously.

I don’t see how anyone can be so upset by a depiction of a fictional DC character famous for her trademark ample cleavage, when they know at every con there are scantily clad cosplayers walking around, including Power Girl.

It’s like being offended by a movie poster when they were already planning on seeing the film.

The world is really turning to shit when every whiny moron gets to define what is or isn’t appropriate, we need to cleanse the world of the SJW horde, nothing good will come of them.

Also it’s disgusting that 2 people lost their jobs because some precious little person felt uncomfortable.

You’re using the word “precious” wrong.

O. G. Bobby Johnson

March 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm

This is akin to the whole Power Puff Girls situation. One person gets “offended” and takes to the internet to start up a witch hunt, then the usual chronically offended media types and faux social justice crusaders (we all know who they are) get wind of it and jump on the bandwagon.

I can live without seeing PG’s boobs in any context. I can also live without a vocal minority of malcontents dictating what’s appropriate and what isn’t.

I giggled when I saw the ad, and I can see why it could be considered a good idea. It’s funny. If it were almost any other female comics character, it wouldn’t be. I guess we’re so used to misogyny that we don’t notice it taking effect sometimes. It took me a second to realize that I too would feel uncomfortable attending the con knowing that the selling point of the convention would be the objectification of a woman. I don’t want to be mass-represented as supporting that objectifying mentality, especially as a comics creator and as a woman. The comics industry is trying to amend its misogynist reputation for a very legitimate reason. Funny or not, true to Power Girl or not, this ad really doesn’t help our image.

I love all the white knights in this thread. Women don’t need you to defend them.

I love when women complain about objectification… Except when they are using it to their advantage. Pathetic

The amount of issues this has caused is ridiculous. Ladies, face it, you have breasts. You see them everyday. Can we please not get all crazy because a fictional characters chest was used in humorous advertisement? Most women in this industry know that it’s predominantly male oriented. We’ve accepted it. Most cosplayers dress much more provacative than this… I’m sure Capital City CC did not intend on makin anyone uncomfortable or offended. They’ve put out an apology for simply making a joke. (At least it was funny!!) I look forward to going to this show.

Let me be one to say: I AM A FEMALE AND I WAS NOT OFFENDED BY CAPITAL CITY COMIC CON.

To the ladies that are: Find a sense of humor, build a bridge, and get over it.

Defense of the douchebags in the very second post! Internet, you so crazy!

i see nothing wrong with it. Power Girls has always been well endowed and all comic fans know it.
Get over it!

It’s a joke, people.

Women are only the fastest growing demographic because their absolute numbers are so small. If you go from 1 to 2, you grew 100%!!!! But if you have 100,000 male readers and your numbers increase by 1%, you have 1000 new readers. I know it’s math and all, but if you’re a publisher/retailer, which do you appeal to, the 100% growth or the 1% growth? I’ll wait while you go check your calculators.

“My wife knows I like to look at boobs. I have no problem with that. But I do have a problem with my wife getting the idea that the whole of comic books is about boobs, like that ad implies.”

That’s your prejudice showing by reaching that conclusion. Others can conclude that it was a joke and that an entire industry cannot be reduced to one image, which would be foolish. Context matters. This is an ad handed out in a comic book store to people who are mostly of a certain age and likely have a passing familiarity with the subject matter and can get the joke. If the ad was being handed out in a public school as an example then this would be a bad idea. The world cannot be governed according to whether any person anywhere MIGHT be offended by this. Today especially, you can be sure someone somewhere can be easily offended by just about anything. Tough.

“Since I spend a few hours per week reading comic books, it casts me as some sort of closeted pervert who doesn’t even have the balls to read Playboy Magazine and be done with it.”

No it doesn’t. Playboy does not have a monopoly on breasts. Have you never seen media, movies, commercials, etc.?

“Let me see… this week I’ve read Tintin, Fables, some Golden Age Batman, Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday… Nope. None of them is prominently about boobs, even though Emma Frost is pretty sexy in Astonishing X-Men, it’s not like the whole comic is about her boobs.”

And nowhere does the ad say that they are or should be. I’d love to see the ad that could summarize every possible appeal of comic books. But there is none. So this particular ad focused on one aspect. You are the one concluding that it defined the industry. The rest of us seem to have better critical thinking skills.

“That ad, and ads like those, are demeaning to men also. Actually, perhaps they’re more demeaning to men than to women.”

This line of argument is pretty demeaning to all people. The ad is no more demeaning to men or women than 50 Shades of Grey is, with its rape fantasy undertones, or vampire literature about men who subjugate women and make them ingest their fluids.

Will someone please explain to me the connection between misogyny (hatred of women) and a desire to see sexy women, or sexy female body parts? I don’t see any necessary connection between the two at all. I can easily imagine a man who loves looking at boobs, but also cares about all the women he knows and wants them to be happy and achieve all their goals in life.

Heck, part of the reason I enjoy seeing Power Girl’s boobs is precisely because she’s an interesting and likeable character that I empathize with and enjoy reading about. If I saw a random female character drawn with the exact same proportions it wouldn’t be nearly as sexy, because I wouldn’t have the same emotional connection to her,

If I had to hazard a guess I would say that there are just some prudish people out there who hate sexuality and will make up any fake excuse to see it suppressed. When these prudes are politically right-wing their favorite excuse is that “It’s against God’s will.” When these prudes are politically left-wing their favorite excuse is “it’s misogynist.”

I’m not accusing everyone who disagrees with me of being prudes of course. I think some, probably the majority, of people who this offended are people who have been fooled by the prudes into thinking this stuff really is misogynist.

Whatever the reason, we need to stop using the word “misogynist” to describe this sort of thing. We should reserve for people who actually hate women and work to hurt and oppress them.

This whole thread encapsulates why I loathe comic book fandom. I’m utterly embarassed to be associated with your lot.

“That’s your prejudice showing by reaching that conclusion. Others can conclude that it was a joke and that an entire industry cannot be reduced to one image, which would be foolish. Context matters. This is an ad handed out in a comic book store to people who are mostly of a certain age and likely have a passing familiarity with the subject matter and can get the joke.”

I can get the joke. But does it have to be such an unoriginal, broad, childish, and embarassing joke? “Hur hur hur, titties are funny, hur hur hur, big titties are funnier, hur hur hur.” I am less offended than embarassed on behalf of some comic book fans. I mean, the joke would be okay among 13-year old kids who don’t get a lot of action, but I’m imagining some 40-year men giggling about this and I don’t like the mental image.

“No it doesn’t. Playboy does not have a monopoly on breasts. Have you never seen media, movies, commercials, etc.?”

What sort of marvels of world cinema are we talking here? “Elvira, Mistress of Darkness”?

“And nowhere does the ad say that they are or should be. I’d love to see the ad that could summarize every possible appeal of comic books. But there is none. So this particular ad focused on one aspect. You are the one concluding that it defined the industry. The rest of us seem to have better critical thinking skills.”

Er… you’re right, my mind is going into collapse here, conflating critical thinking skills with that incredibly tasteful and artistic ad. Couldn’t they at least show Power Girl’s whole body in the ad? At least the bikini girls in beer ads have their whole bodies. Do we really need ads for that sort of “appeal” of comic books.

“This line of argument is pretty demeaning to all people. The ad is no more demeaning to men or women than 50 Shades of Grey is, with its rape fantasy undertones, or vampire literature about men who subjugate women and make them ingest their fluids.”

50 Shades of Grey is catastrophic trash. And what do you mean by “undertones”? The rape fantasy thing is pretty much TONE there. As for vampire literature, there are good books and horrible books there, but honestly, that is supposed to be some sort of defense? “Those yucky girls like shades of grey and twilight, don’t we have a right to act like retards too?”

I think you’re mistaking me for a feminist activist. I know that it’s hard on people’s critical thinking skills, the idea that someone might object to that Power Girl ad not for political reasons or “misogyny”.

I thought it was hilarious. Obviously, they’re not really advocating bigger boobs in comics, but I assume that needs to be spelled out for people.

Keep the slogan, replace the image with a close up of Man of Steel Superman’s throbbing bulge. Imagine how this all plays out then? The flyer probably wouldn’t even make it to print.

If I may, on the subject of this flier’s original intent of using a joke:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knIroVvPZU4

Shenanigans. It probably wouldn’t, because genitalia is generally avoided in all advertising other than underwear ads. But breasts are not equivalent to genitalia. They didn’t put PG’s vagina in the ad. They used her breasts. And as I and many others have pointed out, male anatomy is used just as much. I see male pecs all over the place in comic books as well as mass marketing. Why do we continue to exploit male anatomy this way but women should be treated as special and benefit from double standards.

jeff_14, your comment is egregiously disingenuous. You know as well as anybody living in the West that breasts are conferred with sexual status and that men’s pectoral muscles are not. Try another line of thinking that doesn’t rely on sophomoric false equivalencies.

Additionally, there are many, many beer ads, car ads, and video game ads with a woman’s crotch being VERY MUCH a part of the ad. So trying to say a jokey ad with Superman’s crotch would be a “different” is a textbook example of a double standard.

People have got to relax. I thought it was hilarious.

The problem is women, especially cosplayers, are already creeped on at these things as it is. There are hundreds of stories out there of women having up skirt pictures taken of them at these cons, pictures taken without there knowledge or consent. This ad doesn’t help. What kind of message is this saying? “Forget about getting together with people who have similar interests and getting to meet great artists from the comic book industry, we all know why you’re really here, creeping on women and making them feel uncomfortable until the leave and never come back! Yippee!” That’s why it’s bad. Not because boob jokes are wrong, but because these cons already have problems with perverts and the flier is basically saying, “Yeah, we’re cool with that. Keep up the good work!” I can only really afford to go to the Dallas cons since they’re co close by and I don’t have to book the hotel, but if it was here. I honestly don’t know if I’d want to go after seeing that. It’s too creepy.

This is borderline ridiculous. The things people will get up in arms over still stuns me. Apparently no one has noticed the HUGE increase of BOOBS in the Comic Con world? We have more females attending cons than ever. Showing more skin than ever. Cos-Play is at a staggering high. And the biggest draw of these Cos-Play chicks? Rarely their elaborate costumes. Tell me Ya-Ya, Ivy and Nigri are not known for their amazing rack and sexuality. Go down ANY aisle at ANY con, Artist Alley, Vendors….all brimming with scantily clad chicks. I think the team up with the old slogan of Everything is bigger in Texas was clever. Kudos to the mastermind behind that. You’re worried about your kids being exposed to such sights? Then comics just aren’t for them period. And a comic con…no way. My only thought is they should have had multiple fliers available for the exhibitors/promoters to select from. I stand behind this convention. I will still participate in it as an exhibitor. And I will promote it with this AWESOME flier because THAT is what will get our readers attention.

Miss Captain Amerika

July 8, 2014 at 11:30 am

Well stated Serenity. I will be taking my niece (8), and nephew (10), who are more open minded than most posting here. Comics are fantasy, if they offend…don’t lokie.

Why do these people hate Amanda Conner’s skills?

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