Larime Taylor Slams Comikaze And Other Shows For Lack Of Disability Awareness

Cover03Larime Taylor is the creator of the new Top Cow comic, A Voice In The Dark, that has been burning up the advance reorders. He's started a new blog, from the point of view of a disabled comic book creator visiting comic conventions. He writes of his pleasure dealing with Wondercon and San Diego Comic Con, but not other shows…

When I see a convention like Comikaze Expo, and it doesn't even say the WORD disability on its website, I get frustrated. When I email them to find out the policy on care providers and never get an answer, I get angry. When it takes the wife of an industry legend to help me get through to someone who can help, I get depressed. Life in a wheelchair is hard enough. I shouldn't need the incredibly awesome Bridget Silvestri to get a simple concession from a convention with Stan Lee's name attached to it.

Comikaze isn't the only one. Hardly any of the small conventions have any info for disabled attendees, and even Wizard World pretty much ignores the subject.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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