Why marketers fear the female geek. It’s an older article (as well as a gaming one,) but it checks out. For instance: “We create opportunity by being vocal. We voice our frustration with how things currently are and progressive marketers will see an unsatisfied customer base… We have to keep being visible.”
Congratulations to the winner, D.C. Barns of Denver! Together, fans raised over $4.26 million for UNICEF, plus an additional $1 million contribution from Disney. Below the cut, a note from J.J. Abrams, and a robot hand…
The Star Wars Fan Film Awards are back. I foresee… far too many over-serious The Old Republic-inspired fan films. Please prove me wrong, fandom.
Only a matter of hours left to donate.
Before SDCC trulty takes over the internet, let’s journey back… To the last couple days. Rumors! Rebels! X-wings! A DOGGIE! Continue reading
Is harassment at comic conventions really that big a problem? Yes. Yes it is. In this survey, 25% of the respondents said they have been sexually harassed in the industry. Twenty five percent.
Executive decision: Since I don’t tend to do the tweet roundups on Monday (or I forget, because I am a ding-a-ling sometimes) we’ve gone to a more casual schedule, which is basically: Whenever to whenever. I don’t plan to start skipping weeks unless I need to, for holidays or other low-tweet periods; I’m guessing it’s probably going to shake out to be Wednesday to Wednesday. WE’LL SEE. The important thing is: Tweet roundups! And go.
(But first, ballpit context: Dashcon, the internet’s favorite disaster this week.)
The latest episode of Full of Sith delves into Shadows of the Empire. I haven’t read the book since it came out, but I do remember one thing very clearly: Most, if not all, of Club Jade hated it due to the icky gender issues (‘skeevy’ is gentlest way to put it) re: Xizor. Bryan reads some of the worst of it out loud. Thanks, Bryan.