A survey of 3,600 comics fans and professionals reveals some dark news.
I wrote about the sexual harassment survey I conducted and what it means for comic conventions.
Witnessed an incident in-progress at a recent convention, but couldn’t find a single staff member to alert. And, by the time I did, the perpetrator was L-O-N-G gone. Maybe I should have snapped a photo to share w/ them? But, even then, the infrastructure on their side wasn’t such that anything could have been done about it.
And this is a huge part of the problem. Cons don’t publicize what people should do and so even generally well-informed and well-intentioned people don’t know how to resolve a situation. I’d say ideally, yes, a photo is helpful so that even if the person gets away through the crowd the photo can be distributed through security to get them kicked out. That is, of course, if a convention has a policy and reporting infrastructure for harassment.