GenCon isn’t called the biggest four days in gaming for nothing. As Howard Andrew Jones recently pointed out, it’s easy to go for several years and completely miss major tracks of programming (such as the fantastic Writer’s Symposium programs). One thing that’s easy to overlook amidst all the games are the great crafting booths…
- There and… Well, Still There: a GenCon Tale by Harebrained Schemes (kickstarter.com)
- Gen Con:The Finest Four Days in Gaming Have Begun (advanceddungeonsandparenting.com)
- Checking in from GenCon from Risus Monkey (risusmonkey.com)
Artist Jared Krichevsky has created a fantastic series of Futurama art showing us what some of the alien characters would look like if they were real. We’ve got Morbo, Nibbler, Lrrr, Kif, and Dr. John Zoidberg. Look over the art and tell us what you think!
It seems that the difference between whether or not you get to be a girl in a skimpy outfit who is a Real Geek and one who is just pretending is whether or not you talk to Peacock, though. I have an alternate theory of what’s going on here. Some women who cosplay at cons don’t pay attention to Peacock. Instead of being chill about it and understanding that not everyone is going to want to bone you immediately because she likes the same comic book as you, he instead retreats to accusing them of being cock teases who only do this for attention.
I’ve noticed that embittered dudes like this way overrate how much women want to be seen as hot. I mean, yeah, it’s really important to a lot of women. I like to look good myself. But this fantasy that there’s legions of women who are so calculating about fulfilling this need that they buy or make a costume referencing something they have no interest in, go into spaces that are bewildering for outsiders, and preen around for guys that they have no interest in, for no other reason than to get a rise out of rejecting them? That’s grade A paranoia. That’s black-helicopters-are-coming-for-you paranoia.
- In defense of lady geeks (geekout.blogs.cnn.com)
- Who Gets To Be a Geek? Anyone Who Wants to Be (embracingthemadness.wordpress.com)
- Overheard on CNN.com: Readers take issue with ‘booth babes,’ she-geek stereotypes (geekout.blogs.cnn.com)