Following recent reports of physical and verbal harassment of convention attendees, Girl-Wonder.org has founded the Con Anti-Harassment Project
The project is a grass-roots campaign designed to help make conventions safer for all attendees. Our aims are to encourage fandom,
geek community and other non-business conventions to establish, articulate and act upon anti-harassment policies, especially sexual
harassment policies, and to encourage mutual respect among convention attendees, guests and staff.
Aimed at both activism and support, the project offers a database of conventions, both national and global, harassment policy creation tips for convention organizers, and a moderated safe-space forum for people to talk about their experiences of or witnessing of harassment.
Template Letters are also provided for those looking to find out more about a convention's established harassment policies or request the convention include a clear anti-sexual harassment policy, or praise a con for including one.
All Girl-Wonder.org convention tables are designated as safe spaces. Staff will be happy to provide support and answer any questions a convention attendee may have.
"Conventions can't completely eliminate harassment," said Karen Healey, Girl-Wonder.org president. "They can be prepared to act upon it when it occurs, and send a clear message to harassers that they are not welcome."
ABOUT GIRL WONDER – Girl Wonder is a collection of websites dedicated to female characters and creators in mainstream comics. Our goals are to foster an attentive, empowered audience community and to encourage respect and high-quality character depiction within the comics industry.
For additional information on the Con Anti-Harassment Project, please contact Hannah Dame at firstname.lastname@example.org.