Last month, I had the great pleasure of discussing my experiences at Otakon from 2017-2019. Now, I would like to focus on my experience at Fairfax Comic Con in August of 2019. I must admit, my reason for wanting to attend Fairfax Comic Con was to meet Monica Rial. Monica like some of you are aware was being deluge by Vic Mignogna supporters or ISWV for coming out and saying that Vic had done some inappropriate things to her; Jamie Marchi and other women have come forward about this and Funimation investigated and found the allegations credible enough to fire him from dubbing The Morose Mononokean 2. The whole Vic situation was just sad and getting out of hand on Twitter especially when Monica and Jamie stepped forward with their stories. Fans would harass and call them liars. It was sickening. I felt horrible because a lot of fans assumed right away that these brave women who have come forward were lying. Even, Amanda Winn Lee and Daman Mills who have come out in support, were vilified by the ISWV mob.
All of this made me feel sick as an anime fan. I couldn’t believe how hateful these people were getting and worse, they were bullying and engaging in doxing of people, they disagreed with. They would even false report Twitter accounts, simply because they disagreed with them or didn’t support Vic. I literally felt embarrassed and ashamed of the community for acting like a bunch of vultures. Lawyers were even caught up in this mess because they saw what a gong show it was becoming and even wrote lengthy threads explaining how Vic (who decided to sue Monica and her fiance, Jamie, and Funimation) was going to lose big. Of course, his fan base wouldn’t hear of it, even though in the end, the lawyers were right.
I wanted to do something, so when I heard that Monica was going to be at Fairfax Comic Con, it was a great opportunity to show my support. I asked Jeff if he wanted to go, but a family situation occurred, so I went alone to meet Monica. Monica was simply the best highlight of Fairfax Comic Con. She was so nice and I loved that she did her Froppy voice for a little girl and her father. It was so sweet. She did Bulma’s voice and told some wonderful stories too. I got a little choked up when she asked if I had social media and that she was sorry for the craziness, but I told her that I support her and she has nothing to apologize for. I think my support cheered her up and I definitely plan to do the same with Jamie when I meet her in the future.
While Monica was a huge part of why I wanted to go to last year’s Fairfax Comic Con, seeing the vendors and listening to a couple of talks was really cool. I some cool stuff and wished that I brought more money because I wiffed out on meeting one of the voice actresses from Jem. Whoops! Another Jem voice actress is supposed to be at this year’s con and Monica too, so I definitely plan on going back and hopefully, Jeff can come as well too! Overall, Fairfax Comic Con was a blast and I can’t wait to go again!
Tomorrow, I’ll post a follow up Morsecast detailing ISVW’s pathetic attempt to “bully me” off Youtube because of my Meeting Monica video.
Now without further delay, I give you some of the sights I saw at Fairfax Comic Con in 2019.
Really, loved seeing all the vendors and artists! The Pikachu Volkswagen was really cool too!
Stay Puff Marshmallow Man and the Ecto 1!
More cool sights!
The highlight for me was meeting Monica Rial! She was so awesome and I loved her story with #MasakoSensei! Thank you so much for signing Bulma for me! Stay positive always!
Some of the cool stuff I got at Fairfax Comic Con! I also got to meet the authors of the two books I bought and they autographed them too!
Check out these videos from Fairfax Comic Con. For 2020’s convention, I hope to have more videos to show you guys.