Last Saturday, I went to Oni-Con in Galveston, Tx! While I took a lot of pictures that day at and around said conventions, there was something that I wanted to say before I tackle that. If you are at a convention, you might end up having your picture taken, or there might be video of you. Is it a little rude? Yeah! Is it wrong? Maybe not? Let me explain the story that happened to me at Oni.
I was in the smoking patio they had on the second floor chatting with some friends from out of state.
All of a sudden, a girl gets on a pillar that is attached to the railing, and poses for a picture. This is unsafe behavior, in the evening where light is low, and is posing in heels on something that is maybe 18inx18in
I snapped a picture of her from behind with my camera, as it was just faster than using my cell phone. A minute or two later, the friend of hers who took the cell phone picture complains that if you want to take her photo, you can just like… ask.
I go “I was taking the photo because what she was doing was dangerous. She could have fallen and hurt herself.’
“Still though, you can just ask”
I would never have asked. What I was doing, was contemplating showing the photo to the hotel staff which would probably get Oni-Con in trouble because their guests were violating basic safety precautions, but you know… whatever.
I get that Cosplay is not Consent, but cosplay doesn’t make you ‘special.’ The rules still apply to you even if you are dressed as a witch, angel, or virtual idol.
If I want to take a photo of someone who is doing something stupid? Be glad that I didn’t take video… which is something I could have done just as easily.
Expect some photos tomorrow from my Saturday at Oni-Con. Maybe I will do one tomorrow on the Bowsettes of Oni-Con? I might just do an over all one… but expect a couple updates soon.