Thursday, July 12, 2012

Update: Comic-Con Once Again Marred By Increasingly Popular Bully-Con

From The Onion.

Comic-Con Once Again Marred By Increasingly Popular Bully-Con

SAN DIEGO—Sources confirmed Tuesday the comic book and sci-fi expo Comic-Con was once again tarnished by the presence of the increasingly popular Bully-Con, a brutal event held simultaneously in the same convention space and attended by some of the nation's most die-hard fans of pummeling nerds.

Now in its fifth year, Bully-Con reportedly drew more than 125,000 tormentors of all stripes to the San Diego Convention Center, many of whom said that for people really into making life miserable for those weaker than themselves, there was nothing quite like the massive four-day gathering.

"I don't necessarily have to travel to San Diego to slap a copy of Spider-Man out of some pussy's hands, but there's something special about coming together with thousands of people who really dig the same sort of cruelty you do," said Houston-area goon Marty Badolato, adding that he quickly made half a dozen new friends while shoving people exiting a Q&A with Tick creator Ben Edlund.

"It just blew my mind to be in a single building completely surrounded by so many people making nerds flinch."

"And check out the cool swag," added Badolato, holding up two halves of an autographed photo of Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols that he had torn up moments after a fan had gotten the signature. "I've got a tote bag filled with stuff like this."

In just a few short years, Bully-Con has grown from a small group of thugs roaming the Comic-Con exhibition halls in search of geeks to harass as they peruse fantasy miniatures into a phenomenon in its own right.

This year's installment featured more than 200 breakout sessions, including a workshop on headlock technique, a retrospective look at the history of menacingly whispering "faggot," and a seminar on Japanese ijime bullying, which in the past decade has become tremendously popular in the United States.

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  1. Swag, breakout sessions, all-star panel discussion--they covered it all. Ha! Well-done! Funny piece.

  2. "Why are you such a wanker, Chet??"



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