I'm not going to make a big deal out of this but I have to address what happened over the weekend. To sum it up quickly, I am a member in proud standing of the Bendis Board, http://www.imagecomics.com/messageboard/viewforum.php?f=3 , which is right now the most famous and controversial message board online. Why? Over this past weekend another member sent me a private message with some very disturbing news. There were some male members of the board talking about raping female members of the board. They gathered at a private board, http://s88033843.onlinehome.us/forum/index.php , that has invisible forums which you must be a member to view. (Register and look in the General News forum.) These little boys who pretended to be our friends were talking about us women of the board as if we were animals.
In August, Wizard the Guide to Comics is sponcering the largest comic and entertainment convention in the world. 60 members of the board planned to attend, including myself since Chicago is only a short drive away. These little boys (not in age but in mentality.) were describing how they were going to sleep with the women members or rape them.
When I found this out I contacted the other women of the board and we took action. I won't bore you with all the details but in the end they were exposed on dozens of message boards and news sites across the internet. The controvercy was too much and the Bendis board was closed down. But only for two days and then it was returned to us minus the little boys that were mentioned earlier.
The only good thing about all of this is when Wizard the Guide to Comics heard about this they offered all of us girls free tickets and extra security.
You can read Bendis' statement here, http://www.imagecomics.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=47381
And if you really want to get into the details, you can go to our temporary back up board here, http://www.auroranetwork.net/bendisboard/ or you can just type certain words into google and get a few dozens results. As for us board members, we're finished with the subject. And the little boys have deleted all the posts from their board about us girls.