Twilight Sparkle, on 03 June 2013 - 07:19 PM, said:
I completely agree with there being a double standard. And it really urks me.
Plus MLP is already airing in Japan and gaining quite a few fans! :')
Yup, it's getting pretty big in Japan now. And, again, actual manga. Just. idk, the double standard isn't against MLP specifically or favoring Homestuck specifically, but it comes out looking like a favoritism case anyway. Honestly my best guess as to why it's in place is because ACen has a history of getting webcomic guests, which is cool! but honestly, a policy like what ACen currently has in place kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I really feel like either A. no non-Japanese culture relevant panels should be allowed at all period, unless the panelist is a guest who actually created the webcomic or what have you that he or she is running a panel on, or B. the majority of panel programming should be reserved for Japanese culture relevant panels, but a small amount of spaces for other geeky topics of any
variety should be allowed. Not just webcomics and the zombie apocalypse.
It also kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth for any fandom that isn't related to Japan in any way, shape, or form is getting multiple panels, but that's a slightly different issue. But yeah I still fail to see why 3 Homestuck panels is okay, but a Homestuck panel, a MLP panel, and an Adventure Time panel isn't.
((Please note, guys, I'm only singling out Homestuck like this because it's the only example of a popular webcomic right now (aside from Hetalia but that's irrelevant since it's also actually a manga/anime). Correct me if I'm wrong. but I'm pretty sure Homestuck was the only webcomic that had a panel at all this year. I'm not singling it out due to any sort of hate for it or anything like that. Before I upset any Homestuck fans I want to clarify that.))