Con Mom Says: Handle Your Shit.

We are in the midst of con season and as per usual people are passing out and being the smelly kid.   No one likes the smelly kid; and no one wants to be known as “that girl that fainted”.  So let’s talk about what it takes to survive a con. Continue reading

Consent and Conventions

A lot of going to a con is based around attention. Paying attention to lots of exciting things, gaining the attention of a celebrity or artist you are excited to meet, or getting attention for all of your hard work on a cosplay. The community as a whole needs to gain an understanding of the difference between good attention and bad attention. The phrase “Cosplay is not consent” has been a huge message at conventions for the past couple of years; and we need to talk about what that means, and also realize that fame isn’t consent either. Continue reading