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To: Supanova Pop Culture Industries
Revoke Adam Baldwin's Invite to the Supanova Pop Culture Expo
Dear Daniel Zachariou and Supanova Pop Culture Industries,
Please revoke Adam Baldwin's invite to the upcoming Supanova Pop Culture Expos in Sydney and Perth, and do not invite him to any further events.
Why is this important?
Over the past six months, Adam Baldwin has been involved in numerous instances of harassment and abuse towards women. Most notably, he has promoted the cause of the "GamerGate" movement; a movement that claims to be acting for "journalistic integrity" but targets women, people of colour and the LGBTI+ community inside the gaming industry.
In one specific instance, Baldwin directly linked to videos that disclosed the personal details (commonly known as "doxxing") of game developers Zoe Quinn and Brianna Wu to his several thousand twitter followers. This further inflamed the hostile situations that Quinn and Wu had been (and continues to be) suffering.
Several major members of the wider gaming and pop culture community have spoken out against the actions of the Gamergate movement. Joss Whedon, whom Adam worked with in Firefly, tweeted that "I watched a bunch of women get sliced up in video games and now I'm watching it on my twitter feed. @femfreq is just truth-telling. Deal." in direct reference to Gamergate and their targets.
The Supanova Pop Culture Expo is an event I have attended since I was a child, going back to the first events in 2003. I have always felt welcomed and loved by both the community, the variety of guests invited, and the family-friendly atmosphere that is harbored. Knowing that someone that has not only harassed and intimidated people, but has led an entire online movement in doing so, will be there goes against those sentiments entirely.