Phoenix Comicon and Cosplay is NOT Consent

14200824757_1f01764e21_zHi There Folks!

For several reasons, last month, Phoenix Comicon was a nerdtastic success, with over 77,000 attendees, tons of panels and events, as well as the Convention’s official position on an important issue: Cosplay is Not Consent.
imagesA few weeks after the con I had the opportunity to interview Matt Solberg, the Director, Head Honcho, and Fearless Leader of of Phoenix Comicon! Below are the highlights, as well as my thoughts on how awesome it was that Phoenix Comicon made it a priority for everyone from the attendees, to the volunteers, all the way up through security staff and Phoenix PD! Continue reading “Phoenix Comicon and Cosplay is NOT Consent” »

Cosplay is Not Consent, Interview Transcript

As I pointed out in the article on this issue, I’m incredibly grateful that Convention Director Matt Solberg took the time for my interview. Both because it helps to elevate the issue of Cosplay is NOT Consent alleviating the stigma associated with a topic where the only taboo should be on the offenders, and because I never realized until I wrote the transcript how rambly I was, or how many times I said the word “Right” to affirm something.

Excluding some rambling on my part, as well as a couple security related details, here’s the transcript of the interview with Matt Solberg, Director of Phoenix Comicon. Continue reading “Cosplay is Not Consent, Interview Transcript” »