ElfGrove

eveshka:

elfgrove:

xaynie:

elfgrove:

eveshka:

Not 100% certain of the veracity, but.

Yeah. I’ve seen this a couple of spots and am also unsure of 1) how much truth is in the story and 2) the actual circumstances.

But it’s worrisome  when we come out of SDCC to word of this, a hit & run during the Zombie Walk leaving a 64-year-old woman with a broken arm (they keep saying the group she as with wasn’t part of the zombie walk, but it also reads like the group may have been ZW stragglers and the 8-year-old SD event is trying very hard to avoid association), and I’ve also been hearing rumors of a shooting (but when that’s also what they call filming a movie, it’s hard to track that news down).

I’ve been following the  Zombiewalk incident and have seen too many videos. Most of the people there were bystanders / regular comic-con attendees. Only 1 or 2 people happen to be dressed up as zombies so it’s hard to say they are part of an almost 900 people walk…I’m just pissed the driver got off scott free even though he  ran over an old lady and videos clearly show him as the initial aggressor. And oh, I’ve read mixed reports regarding whether he turned himself in or that he was stopped by a cop for speeding.

Geeze Louise.

According to reports I’m seeing regarding the cosplayer in the main post, there has been an arrest made of a 29 year old man in relation to the charges.

SDCC has to step up and fix this or people won’t go back.

Yep. I also posted a link to a article with updates this morning. Other reports say the girl is in ICU with brain bleeding. Depending on the severity and the ability of doctors to handle it, it could become a murder case.

SDCC has made some increased detail to their harassment policy which was emailed out before con, but it’s still vague and largely useless. I don’t know that they can be made to care knowing every attendee that leaves will be swiftly replaced. They’re more concerned with public appearances and lawsuits than attendee safety.

Some people may point out the Milly incident seems to have occurred at the Marriott next door to the convention center and thusly not in the con. However, that hotel is an official con venue with some security and police presence, used for panels, staff organization rooms, and the Nintendo Lounge — so it wasn’t really off-site.

xaynie:

the-law-is-absolute:

Share this to every news station blaming the parade-goers! No one did anything to his car until he already endangered some by lurching forward and honking! We didn’t deserve this! 

This video clearly shows the initial aggressor. What would you do if a car kept lurching forward into a crowd full of people? This is a stop sign intersection. Pedestrians have right of way. Anyone who drives downtown during SD Comic Con isn’t making the best decision or knows that it will take forever to get anyway. This guy just had road rage and is using his disability as an excuse to run over people.

xaynie:

elfgrove:

eveshka:

Not 100% certain of the veracity, but.

Yeah. I’ve seen this a couple of spots and am also unsure of 1) how much truth is in the story and 2) the actual circumstances.

But it’s worrisome  when we come out of SDCC to word of this, a hit & run during the Zombie Walk leaving a 64-year-old woman with a broken arm (they keep saying the group she as with wasn’t part of the zombie walk, but it also reads like the group may have been ZW stragglers and the 8-year-old SD event is trying very hard to avoid association), and I’ve also been hearing rumors of a shooting (but when that’s also what they call filming a movie, it’s hard to track that news down).

I’ve been following the  Zombiewalk incident and have seen too many videos. Most of the people there were bystanders / regular comic-con attendees. Only 1 or 2 people happen to be dressed up as zombies so it’s hard to say they are part of an almost 900 people walk…I’m just pissed the driver got off scott free even though he  ran over an old lady and videos clearly show him as the initial aggressor. And oh, I’ve read mixed reports regarding whether he turned himself in or that he was stopped by a cop for speeding.

Geeze Louise.

There’s some updates now, there has been an arrest and charges made. Other reports [link] are indicating her injuries are pretty severe to the point that the girl is in ICU with bleeding in her brain.

What a sad situation.

eveshka:

Not 100% certain of the veracity, but.

Yeah. I’ve seen this a couple of spots and am also unsure of 1) how much truth is in the story and 2) the actual circumstances.

But it’s worrisome  when we come out of SDCC to word of this, a hit & run during the Zombie Walk leaving a 64-year-old woman with a broken arm (they keep saying the group she as with wasn’t part of the zombie walk, but it also reads like the group may have been ZW stragglers and the 8-year-old SD event is trying very hard to avoid association), and I’ve also been hearing rumors of a shooting (but when that’s also what they call filming a movie, it’s hard to track that news down).

lulutheblue:

elfgrove:

harechanart:

……SDCC, unless it’s trademarked, I don’t think you have much ground to stand on.

Oh SDCC, no.

You don’t have a trademark on “Comic Con”, you tried and failed to trademark it because it was too general. Why are you going after Salt Lake Comic Con (which has been around for years) but not Pheonix Comic Con, Philadelphia Comic Con, Denver Comic Con, or any of the others of “Comic Con”s not affiliated with SDCC?  More than 50 cons in the USA use this naming scheme [link]. Wizard Wold itself organizes 24 different “Comic Con”s. In fact, SDCC previously tried and failed this same stunt against Chicago Comic Con.

This article’s actually pretty great: [link]

You could potentially, and probably have, trademarked “San Diego Comic-Con”, but not “Comic Con” by itself. That’s absurd. That’s a general term.

Hell, I’m pretty sure SDCC’s trademark is for the specific spelling of the full phrase  "San Diego Comic-Con" with the dash, so that’s some pretty broad application attempts.

They are so not winning that lawsuit. This is like King trying to trademark Candy and Saga. You can’t trademark general terms.

I don’t think they’re going to win it. I don’t think that they’re even going to take it to court. What I think is happening here is they sent out the Cease & Desist letter to see if Salt Lake Comic con would comply without fact checking their trademark claim. They don’t have a significant legal leg. they know it because this same move failed against Chicago Comic Con previously and they failed to trademark “Comic Con” in 1995.

This is a frivolous legal action, and it’s pompous bullying on SDCC’s part. I want the con-going community to mock and shame them for even trying it.

harechanart:

……SDCC, unless it’s trademarked, I don’t think you have much ground to stand on.

Oh SDCC, no.

You don’t have a trademark on “Comic Con”, you tried and failed to trademark it because it was too general. Why are you going after Salt Lake Comic Con (which has been around for years) but not Pheonix Comic Con, Philadelphia Comic Con, Denver Comic Con, or any of the others of “Comic Con”s not affiliated with SDCC?  More than 50 cons in the USA use this naming scheme [link]. Wizard Wold itself organizes 24 different “Comic Con”s. In fact, SDCC previously tried and failed this same stunt against Chicago Comic Con.

This article’s actually pretty great: [link]

You could potentially, and probably have, trademarked “San Diego Comic-Con”, but not “Comic Con” by itself. That’s absurd. That’s a general term.

Hell, I’m pretty sure SDCC’s trademark is for the specific spelling of the full phrase  "San Diego Comic-Con" with the dash, so that’s some pretty broad application attempts.

Near empty trolley heading home.

Near empty trolley heading home.

At Dussini’s loft bar

At Dussini’s loft bar

Ruffles and lace everywhere.

Ruffles and lace everywhere.