I’m going to say something controversial now.
Don’t ask SQ questions at the con.
Make SQ related statements if you can, about the importance of SQ to this fandom, about how much it means to us, but do not give A&E ANY opportunity to doublespeak their way out of some ‘how would you feel about SQ’…
I know we are protesting and boycotting here online, it’s fine and I’m in.
But boycotting at an event like SDCC will ONLY give visibility to the Canon couples and the false impression to A&E that they ‘finally get rid of swen’ cause we’re not making questions.
Our silence will give them the idea that they’re doing the right thing. They’re not gonna think ‘oh maybe they’re here but they’re boycotting!’ They’ll think ‘oh look, every fan here is a CS/OQ one! High five!’
Just my opinion.
Keep in mind that SDCC will likely only allow one or two fan questions *if* they have time for that. It’s not like the Paris or Australian Q&A. At SDCC, if one of us does get to the mic, we need to phrase it as a statement, not phrase it as a question. Helebette was not advocating total silence, just being strategic.
calliopesmuse I completely agree that we are not taken seriously. We have to *make* them take us seriously. T shirt slogans, getting a protest permit, getting journalists and the media to help talk up the boycott. Uniting with other slash fandoms who are fed up. Have Supernatural fans ever staged a live, in person, protest over queerbaiting?