SDCC Responds to Petition about Harassment



In response to the degrading treatment often received by female cosplayers at comic conventions, a group called “Geeks for CONsent” created a petition asking San Diego Comic Con to create a formal anti-harassment policy. Geeks for CONsent believe that SDCC, as the pre-eminent convention of its kind in North America, could lead the way by putting forward a strong policy against harassment, and inspire other cons to do the same.

However, according to Comic Con director of marketing and public relations David Glanzer, such a policy is already in place. The current policy, listed on the con’s website and events guide, states the following:

Attendees must respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Comic-Con reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the membership and badge of any attendee not in compliance with this policy. Persons finding themselves in a situation where they feel their safety is at risk or who become aware of an attendee not in compliance with this policy should immediately locate a member of security, or a staff member, so that the matter can be handled in an expeditious manner.

But is this enough? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to head over to to share your support of the petition.

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Source: Comic Book Resources

2 thoughts on “SDCC Responds to Petition about Harassment

  1. You know what I’ve experienced at Comic Con that bothers me? “Security” who harass attendees. Last year there was an autograph session that was pretty messy so security started yelling at people and telling them to move. I was stuck in a crowd and out of no where one of the security guards starts SHOVING ME WITH HIS STOMACH. Literally, he used his large belly and pushed my back with it.

    They can’t stop every single attendee from harassing other attendees, but they sure as hell can tell their security companies not to have their staff members treat attendees as cattle.


    • I have to agree with this. The security company that they went with last year was terrible. They were ridiculously rude and physical with attendees.


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