Terror comes to Gen Con in 2018

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Re: Terror comes to Gen Con in 2018

Post by Chris Brady » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:37 am

Ares wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:45 pm
By which I mean Anita Sarkeesian will be attending GenCon.

So apparently she wants to expand her brand of snake-oil salesmanship she hit video games with to tabletop games.
She's realized that she can't damage Video Games, so she's turning to another fandom to destroy.

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Re: Terror comes to Gen Con in 2018

Post by Batgirl III » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:52 am

Chris Brady wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:37 am
Ares wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:45 pm
By which I mean Anita Sarkeesian will be attending GenCon.

So apparently she wants to expand her brand of snake-oil salesmanship she hit video games with to tabletop games.
She's realized that she can't damage Video Games, so she's turning to another fandom to destroy.
I’d pay good money to be able to stand at the mic during a Q&A with her (which I don’t think she ever actually does) and ask how a woman with no professional experience in the hobby games industry, no known history of being a hobbyist herself, and no academic qualifications related to the industry feels that she has any business touting herself as an expert on the hobby game industry...?

Other than “I haz a uterus!”

Which is an argument I, personally, find less than compelling.
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Re: Terror comes to Gen Con in 2018

Post by Chris Brady » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:24 am

Batgirl III wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:52 am
Chris Brady wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:37 am
Ares wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:45 pm
By which I mean Anita Sarkeesian will be attending GenCon.

So apparently she wants to expand her brand of snake-oil salesmanship she hit video games with to tabletop games.
She's realized that she can't damage Video Games, so she's turning to another fandom to destroy.
I’d pay good money to be able to stand at the mic during a Q&A with her (which I don’t think she ever actually does) and ask how a woman with no professional experience in the hobby games industry, no known history of being a hobbyist herself, and no academic qualifications related to the industry feels that she has any business touting herself as an expert on the hobby game industry...?

Other than “I haz a uterus!”

Which is an argument I, personally, find less than compelling.
Thing is, if you've seen what Marvel and now DC is doing, it works.

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Re: Terror comes to Gen Con in 2018

Post by Batgirl III » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:53 am

“Works” is an odd way to put it. I’ve seen the Nielsen BookScan data for both Marvel and DC, their sales are down and falling.

The best sellers in comics the past decade have been produced outside the Big Two: Raina Telgemeier, Jay Kinney, and Rachel Renee Russell are absolutely kicking the snot out of Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, and Gail Simone. In 2015, a re-print of Alan Moore’s twenty-seven year old Batman: The Killing Joke was the only DC or Marvel title to crack the Top Twenty list... it peaked at #10. Things haven’t changed much in the last three years.

Kids aren’t reading superhero comics, they’re reading slice of life comedies; teenagers aren’t reading superhero comics, they’re reading manga; and adults aren’t reading superhero comics, they’re binge watching Netflix, and going to see MCU movies in the theater.

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Re: Terror comes to Gen Con in 2018

Post by Ken » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:22 am

Batgirl III wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:53 am
and adults aren’t reading superhero comics,
Certainly doesn't help when the big two decide they don't like the colour of your money. Damned Radium Age.
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