How to Avoid Being Branded a Convention Creeper [Video]


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This educational video is brought to you by Ardella, Eve and Kitty. Please keep in mind that this is meant to be a fun, humorous poke at convention “creeper” stereotypes and was not intended to offend.

Thanks Gabriella! :)





10 Responses to How to Avoid Being Branded a Convention Creeper [Video]

  1. Ahhhh convention girls :') I can't help but be amused by the fact guys do some of that stuff, there are hundreds of girls at these things, all of them passionate about a certain subject, finding a topic of conversation should not really be a problem, stalking them like a crazed weirdo is a sure fire way to have them walk away from you.

    As a guy this amuses me, although the whole awkward picture thing makes more sense now so that's a plus.

  2. Informative vid! However, you forgot to include tips on playing up to their low self esteem and need for attention.

  3. brilliant ladies! as well as giving fantastic advice to the potentially socially inept men/boys who frequent cons, here's hoping it forewarns the ladies that amongst every group of well meaning enthusiasts, there's tactless jackasses like "guest" above who don't deserve even the common courtesy you advise.

  4. I've never been to a con (and I understand that this vid is meant to be humorous), but I'm wondering: are people actually saying and doing those things she mentions? I mean, most of her advise is common sense, no?

    • Wolf, people – especially geeks and certain other groups of people – vary more widely in terms of social skills than you might think. Yes, this is useful information – not only for men (and a few women) who might otherwise get creepy and not even realize it, but also for women who will therefore feel much better about going to cons (and hence, by extension, many other men there too).

      Cheers,

      Jeff Deutsch

  5. So, a “creeper” is a guy who wants to put his hand on a girl during a photo, maybe a hand on the back, waist, etc.(not on vital body part). But a cosplayer who takes a picture with you, and automatically puts her/his hand on your back or shoulder which I have seen many times at cons without one even touching her/him is “friendly”. Ok, that makes sense!! Which brings me to another point.. What do you call all those media or website guys who put a microphone in front of you and ask you crazy obscene sexually related questions? You know, the ones that are up on YouTube, and there are many of those types of vids from SDCC. I notice that cosplayers seem to follow along, but don’t blow them off during the interview. I am wondering why that is??

    • I don’t think that’s what they are trying to say. This video is aimed more at the non costumed people and you gotta admit majority are guys walking around with cameras. Maybe it’s more an American thing for the sexually orientated questions but that doesn’t happen at the ones I’ve seen in Australia.