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New York Comic Con reveals new, community-sourced harassment policy


Harassment happens at comic conventions every year, and that unfortunate fact has made it vitally important for event coordinators to make attendees feel safe. Having a clear and visible anti-harassment policy is a key part of this, but it’s also something that many conventions find difficult to do.

Even big conventions like San Diego Comic-Con have been called out for weak or unclear policies, and it’s a conversation that continues well past the busy summer convention season.

That’s why it’s refreshing to see a convention team get proactive on the topic. New York Comic Con (NYCC) has released an updated anti-harassment policy it put together with a little outside help.

Earlier this year ReedPOP, the organizers behind New York Comic Con and a number of other conventions, contacted geek culture website The Mary Sue for help with its policy. The site took things further by reaching out for additional help and formed a panel of seven people to help them advise NYCC.

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This is what a strong woman sounds like.

I’m so glad that she’s speaking out because so, so many women don’t (not just in India, but everywhere). 

(Source: bollywood-ishq)

Gertrude?? More like Gert-RUDE for marrying my murderous uncle right after he killed my dad

—Hamlet, at some point probably (via thegrapesofangst)

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