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#1 User is offline   StarShiranui 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

Basically, an article has come to my attention in which photos are taken and submitted to a gallery of cosplayers holding a sign that says cosplay does not equal consent. With the state of cosplay harassment (I've been a victim of it myself quite a few times) I figured it'd be a good time to try and get cosplayers from all over to participate in this to boost the word on it.

The article and idea in question can be found here. If there's any photographers who'd be available to help, I'd absolutely appreciate it as I'm not terribly good at photos myself.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

This is a wonderful idea! I will totally be there as long as my schedule allows! Do you have any idea of a time?
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

View PostDabbleDeDork, on 04 April 2013 - 12:05 PM, said:

This is a wonderful idea! I will totally be there as long as my schedule allows! Do you have any idea of a time?


Hmm. Not too sure off the top of my head just yet, but I'll get up something ASAP!
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:17 PM

Thanks for the link. I agree with 99% of what was said in the article. (Basically only had an issue with a couple small details)
Also, if it works in my schedule I can take some photos and bring a whiteboard or 2.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:57 PM

I think this is a wonderful idea! I've never been harassed myself but I've always heard terrible stories. It's great that people are bringing this into light because it is a problem!
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

I am all for it! Like The Phantom - I haven't been personally harassed but I have seen it or heard of it and I think it should stop...
It is a part of rape culture I think...with how bad it seems to be getting....
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:28 PM

I would be all for doing this! Just let me know when and where. Because no one deserves to be objectified.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:06 AM

I'll be going too! :) This is a great idea!! :)
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

This is a great idea! I'd love to go if I have time.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

yes yes yes, i will definitely be interested in joining this as well!
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:50 PM

Not sure on my Schedule but I have been harassed as well but I don't feel like a rape victim. :mellow:
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

I... wasn't even comparing them like that? Consent in this case meaning taking lewd photographs or trying to pressure someone into doing something they don't want to do. It's still consent or lack thereof whether it's cosplay or not. It's just that cosplay tends to get looked over because of the mentality that conventions are a totally different place than the real world.

Aaanyway. For those of you interested in coming, does Friday sound okay? I'm not dead set on a time just yet, but I figure I should at least get a day up.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Though I won't be there on Friday, this sounds like a great idea :). I've never personally experienced any kind of harassment, but I do notice that people's mentality does indeed change when they step into a convention.

Good luck with it!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:48 PM

If it doesn't conflict with any of my other obligations, I will definitely be there! I've faced plenty of sexual harassment, both at cons and online from people who recognize my cosplay.
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:12 AM

I'm waiting to hear back, but, I may be running a Cosplay =/= Consent panel, and I'd love to see about having a group picture taken at the panel.
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

I'm going to go to this definitely!
But I'm kind of confused as to the structure of the shoot.
Like are we going to take one big picture? or individual ones? Or just a free for all?
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

I'm totally game.
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:08 PM

I support this idea and would love to make an appearance.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:07 AM

I'd like to do one BIIIIG group photo, so, if someone could make a sign, that'd be awesome!
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:34 AM

also... HI TRIN <3 <3 <3
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

I'd be all for participation too. 83 I'll be there Friday. Ive never experienced any bad harassment but I have been questioned in a rather crude member when I agreed to pose for a picture and I know some other stories that have happened to people as far as people who were not so gentlemanly or ladylike.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:50 PM

I'm all for this 110%. Friday would work just fine for me, and I'll try to spread the word about this as well.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:50 PM

I'd love to help keep this message going and would like to help take pictures! :) I should be there early Friday morning~

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:53 AM

I just got word back from Panels. The Cosplay =/= Consent panel is going to be Saturday at 3:00 in the Vienna room. I'll go ahead and submit it so we can get people there for the group shot.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:57 PM

I can't vouche for a a time yet because I have other photoshoots I really want to attend and since I'm not 100% sure yet when those will be, I don't want to say anything about when is a good time.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

The panel time is already set, and the group photo wouldn't be until the end of the panel, which would be around 3:45 or so.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

View PostLoveInViolet, on 15 April 2013 - 07:53 AM, said:

I just got word back from Panels. The Cosplay =/= Consent panel is going to be Saturday at 3:00 in the Vienna room. I'll go ahead and submit it so we can get people there for the group shot.


Oh good :) since it's not on Friday anymore, I'll be able to make it after all. I'm looking forward to it!
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:36 PM

I've already put the panel in my calendar ;)!

I passed by some cheap itty bitty white boards at a nearby store and was very tempted to buy some to bring along, haha. Can't wait!
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

View PostLoveInViolet, on 15 April 2013 - 03:33 PM, said:

The panel time is already set, and the group photo wouldn't be until the end of the panel, which would be around 3:45 or so.

Ohhh.
well in that case.....I still have no idea. Lmao.But I'll keep an eye on everything and let you guys know ASAP. I really do want to join this
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:44 AM

Okay! Since the timeline is up, what we can do is do the panel group photo at the panel, then, everyone can move to the docks to do more shots at the scheduled location! <3
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