Dueling Petitions Surround GamerGate Promotor Adam Baldwin's Supanova 2015 Appearance
A petition started last week to revoke Baldwin's invitation has been challenged by another, allegedly spearheaded by 8Chan.
Actor and promoter of the GamerGate movement, Adam Baldwin, has sparked an online campaign to stop him from attending Supanova 2015, an Australian pop culture expo.
In August of last year Baldwin coined the phrase "GamerGate" and stirring a movement against game developers Zoe Quinn and Brianna Wu.
A rival petition has since been started - in an effort to make sure Baldwin's invite to Supanova isn't revoked.
A counter-petition has arisen that is being flooded with fake votes from 8chan... I have been repeatedly called a fascist pig (which, as a member of the Greens, is just plain odd), and attention whore, and been told to commit suicide.
Some say "If he's there, just ignore him", but they don't realise how small the Australian con scene is. We have Oz Comic Con, Supanova, PAX AUS, and then some smaller niche events. That's it. When a guest is invited to one of the three big ones, they set part of the tone of the event. So for someone to be there who is openly supporting a movement that hates on the geek community, That'll have a flow-on effect to the entire event.