SAN DIEGO (AP) — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.
This saddens me. I made a suggestion to Baltimore Comic-Con to help hold a panel regarding photography etiquette and consent at cons. Haven’t heard back from them but it sounds like I’m plugged in to the zeitgeist (collective unconsciousness of the era) based on the articles I’ve been seeing as of late.
So that’s twice they’ve faked a “late costume crisis,” and there are only three episodes.
What the actual fuck, SyFy? Why are you blatantly lying to your viewers? This is not cool.
At least I didn’t have to spend 45 minutes staring at/hearing about Yaya Han’s boobs this time.
As I’ve said many times, the whole “Heroes of Cosplay” is flawed at its production core and caused a stigma with all the cosplayers involved. I’ve been involved with costuming over 25 years and there has always been psychological melodrama at every event I’ve been associated with. Broken (or sabotaged) props/costumes, favoritism by the judges (I lost a masquerade to a store-bought Bat-Man costume), etc., etc.
And Sy-Fy milks and/or creates as much melodrama as it can to draw in viewers and advertisers. I’ve known Riki & Yaya for the many years I’ve attended Dragon*Con and have been fortunate in taking some good/great pics of them (thanks go out to the original poster for linking on of my pic of Riki!). Both have always seemed nice and engaging with their fans. But trying to get famous/well-known for your craft comes at some price. Being involved with a sensationalistic show may shorten the road to fame but it is going to draw out more critics and detractors, too.