UPDATE: Interview with the promoter of the Santa Fe Comic Con Jim Burleson
The Santa Fe Comic Con has angered cosplayers after the convention posted a private conversation on their Facebook wall.
The convention followed up the post with an explanation that they receive many requests from cosplayers for a fully paid ride to the Santa Fe Comic Con including traveling expenses, and they were trying to support the local community instead. But the convention dug themselves an even bigger hole with the comment ‘entitled “hot chicks in almost no clothes.”‘
The posting of a private conversation in a nonchalant manner by the Santa Fe Comic Con has started a debate among cosplayers and convention goers.
Cosplayer Destiny Nickelsen expressed her thoughts regarding the lack of professionalism in the Santa Fe Comic Con post. She said the cosplayer was just making an inquiry and claimed the social media poster begrudged this person for doing so.
“This is hands down the most unprofessional post I’ve seen from an event. Wanna support locals? Cool. But don’t put down people for asking for something that’s the norm at almost every other con,” said Nickelsen.
Another Facebook poster claimed the posting to be “out of touch” with the cosplay community. The page continued to argue that they are “defending the cosplayers who take the art seriously.”
Long time cosplayer Abby Dark-Star took to her page expressing disapproval as well. She mentioned the lack of business savvy regarding how they responded to the inquiry.
UPDATE: Every Response By The Santa Fe Comic Con from the above post.
(Photo credit: Ron Rogers of Central Florida Photo Trekkerz)