Once upon a time, America was classy. Those days have passed.

I’ve made a couple of posts in the past month focused on what I feel are a string of deliberate, exploitative copyright violations by Salt Lake Comic Con. I was subsequently slandered by their co-founder and chief marketing officer, Bryan Brandenburg, on social media, as he attempted to defend his convention’s reputation, albeit poorly. I let it slide, because the whole issue was on the edge of dragging a third party’s name through SLCC’s muck, and I didn’t want to be that guy.

That moment has passed.

Earlier this week, a genuine hero in the cosplay community was struck by a car and killed. Imagine my surprise to see SLCC post about it on their Facebook page.
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This is beyond the pale. It’s greed, pure and simple.

It’s bad enough that SLCC’s marketing model appears to be ‘Post anything that looks like it will generate traffic, and use it to promote ticket sales, regardless of who owns the content’, but this is just #soulless.