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I am investigative.

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You know that "Girls who like comics and geeks" Comic-Con MySpace gallery thing? Well, it's a yucky travesty committed by people who have nothing to do with Comic-Con International, who run the show, I got the word from David Glanzer, Comic-Con's PR Director, by email and in the comment you can read here. Here is an exerpt:

Your instincts were right. Fae and myself were completely unaware of the posting on the myspace page. In fact, we were unaware we had a myspace page.

Needless to say it isn't official and we're working to remedy that situation immediately.

For anyone who knows me (and Dan knows me better than most) I can promise you this is something I would NEVER have approved.

I am amazingly proud of the fact that we all here at Comic-Con strive to make the show not only an educational and fun event, but really work hard to make sure the event is both safe and comfortable.

The thought that those images were posted and credited to us as official has me .. well, pretty darned angry.

Again, we're addressing this issue right now and I hope to have a resolution to this situation ASAP.

My sincerest apologies to anyone who thought we would condone such a posting and it makes me sad to think that someone would do such a thing in our name.


SLG for a long time produced the Comic-Con updates and souvenir books. From the contact I've had with Fae Desmond and David, after the haze of of "WHA-WHA-WHAT?" wore off, I knew that this couldn't be something they were involved in.

In fact, this is a good opportunity to give them some props: Comic-Con goes on every year, and most people aren't even aware of the people behind it. Well, they're the people who make it happen -- professional miracle workers, as far as I'm concerned.

If only they could perform the miracle of banishing fanboy sexism into the ground where it belongs. But that's something all of us in comics who want our industry to be taken seriously and be a friendly place for women must work on.

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Jul. 5th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
That's a relief.
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