Posted 8 months ago

I made a video blog about the importance of Harassment Policies at Conventions and talked about how poorly Aki-con behaved in relation to the incident from last year.

http://youtu.be/xVQjuZhwnoE

Posted 8 months ago

ANN Article

ANN has posted an article on the incident from this year here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-08/convicted-sex-offender-attends-aki-con-2013-event-as-guest-dj

I’m currently working on a post refuting some of their “statement” to ANN right now, but people who have better info than me might want to jump in as well.

Posted 9 months ago
Aki-Con took down their statement on the rape allegations on Facebook about a week or so ago, which topped off to around 900 comments. People started to fire on them on their Thanksgiving post, which they also promptly deleted. They're up to their old cover ups again.
galviron asked
Posted 9 months ago
I'm new to the whole Aki Con situation (I'm on the east coast and learned of the con through Addicting Info's article), but is there a list of who the con chairs/senior directors/board members/etc are? I wouldn't be surprised if Aki Con tries to re-brand themselves or something after their disgusting history and the most recent incident, so I think people should know the names of who hosted the con in order to avoid future events by them.
Anonymous asked

Akicon is different in that they don’t have any “chairs” and as a result have a very loose and messy structure. However, the Akicon programs and websites in the past have cited Nicole and Danielle Pelham as the show runners.

Posted 9 months ago

Addicting Info

Addicting Info now has an article up. Beware the comments: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/12/07/aki-con-cosplayer-assaulted/

Posted 10 months ago

Akicon’s non-profit status

It looks like they finally did file to be a non-profit. It was only 4 months ago, so every previous year they were in fact a for-profit convention.

They are listed in on http://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/search_detail.aspx?ubi=603329825

And I’ll just leave this here: http://i.imgur.com/E2G1ZJO.jpg

Posted 10 months ago

http://redd.it/1s5hu5
Reddit discussion about the recent rape allegations + other AkiCon dickbaggery, in case you want to jump in.

Posted 10 months ago
pardon me, but how do we know akicon is for profit, even though claimed otherwise by its website? sorry :(
Anonymous asked

Refer to this post.

The answer was on a 4chan thread (On another note, what kind of con does official feedback on a 4chan thread?) that 404’d since things don’t last too often around there.

Posted 10 months ago

Petition to shut down Aki-Con

This petition popped up on my facebook wall in light of recent events, so I thought I’d pass it along to you guys.

Posted 10 months ago
For the past 4 years, I've been attending a Washington convention called Kuronekocon. It's still pretty small, but growing. it's on its 5th year, and it's only a few hours from where Akicon is held. It's located in Spokane. It's under $30 for a weekend pass usually, and very family friendly from my experience. The guests have all been really nice, and the only time there was a bad guest my first year, he was NOT invited back. So I recommend people turned off of Akicon to check it out.
Anonymous asked