Here’s a chance for your voice to be heard within the gaming convention community. The Penny Arcade Expo, one of the largest and most fan-friendly videogame events in the United States, has just released a survey asking attendees their opinions on PAX’s “no booth babe” policy.
Rachel Edidin at Sequential Tart notes that PAX is generally a woman-friendly gaming convention, and one where the responsibility for good behaviour is placed upon the convention attendee. They have a short, sweet, and common sense rules of conduct posted clearly on each badge and in the convention materials.
The survey asks respondents about how they feel about the current “No Booth Babe” policy, whether they should be more lenient, and what sorts of attire should be included in the policy. It’s not often that any fandom convention actually asks attendees for their opinion about booth staff attire, particularly in a culture that tends to be very male-dominated.
Let’s boost the signal on this survey, and get the word out. Tweet about it, Facebook it, post on your blog, tell your friends, and let people know any way you can. With this survey you have the chance to have a real impact on any changes made to this policy.