The Geek/Art CONfluence is dedicated to providing a diverse, inclusive experience—with a focus on increasing awareness of disabilities within geek culture—in partnership with Syracuse University’s “Cripping” the Comic Con, aka CripCon.
Please visit https://crippingthecon.com for more information about the CripCon. To learn more about what “cripping” means, please visit: https://crippingthecon.com/more-on-what-cripping-means/.
For information about the CripCon’s history of accessibility and inclusion, please visit: https://crippingthecon.com/some-notes-about-accessibility-and-inclusion/.
Interested in learning more about disability and accessibility in comics and comics culture? One of our organizers, Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri, has put together this bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y0I-Uf_u-7YbOddZJoQYrOvE8MhG9_QMMdQ4gHRrPE0/edit
Our goal is to include textual descriptions, subtitles, and A.I. captioning whenever possible.
We will have American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for our speakers and panelists between 1:00 and 5:00–Dani Pendergast, Tyler Boss, the video game history panel, and A. Andrews.
Expectations for Behavior at the CON
The point of the CON is to provide a friendly, positive, inclusive, geeky space for a day, for the benefit of people who have not had the chance to experience that kind of thing for a long time.
Harassment, insults, bigotry, and villainous behavior in general will not be tolerated. We may remove anyone who does not uphold this expectation through their speech or behavior.