Since this appears to be political in nature I do not believe it is something for MegaCon. I am not judging the rightness or wrongness of the goals of this organization. It is just that this is outside the perview of the con. I just feel that MegaCon is not an appropriate venue.
On Thu Mar 10th, 2011 2:11 PM EST andy wrote:
>guys i got this email from a blog site called LaCarmina for a promo campaign that i'm sure we could use at megacon. if anyone know if we can put up posters or something maybe contact me. and contact the megacon organizers about it. neither way contact me if anything we can do.
> Thanks again for your email! We'd love to have you help out.
>Our priority this year is to make a difference: to help others and
>give back. So Sebastiano and I joined the Hollywood based NOH8 charity
>campaign (to fight discrimination and the California ban on gay
>NOH8 is a photographic silent protest against hate. Photographer Adam
>Bouska has taken over 10,000 photos of people wearing white, with duct
>tape over their mouths, including famous celebrities: Adam Lambert,
>Tori Spelling, Ashlee Simpson, Gene Simmons, Kim Kardashian and more.
>Here are our photos:
>With your help ~__^, our role is to bring the campaign to Asia and
>worldwide, for the very FIRST time! NOH8 is making their first
>international trip in late March, to Japan.
>Between March 22-29, we will be holding photoshoots in Tokyo, to
>spread the message about no hate. The main photoshoot is on March
>27th, 12-5pm, at New Lex in Roppongi.
>- We're finalizing the official press release and announcement, and
>want to send this out to as many top blogs / media outlets as
>possible. The goal is to get coverage about NOH8 in Japan, and get
>people in Tokyo to show up for the big photocall on March 27.
>Would you be able to help us to compile a list of email addresses, so
>that we can send them the press release?
>It'd be awesome if you could research the contact emails for local
>(Tokyo) newspapers/magazines/publications such as Metropolis, Tokyo
>event listing websites, Japan blogs such as Japanalyst, Tokyo
>Reporter, Tokyo Mango, Danny Choo, Shibuya246, Pink Tentacle (just to
>name a few)
>Please also include the email addresses of LGBT publications / blogs /
>news sites, as this is a huge move for gay rights (going to Asia for
>the first time!).
> If you can think of ANYONE with an audience, please
>include their email!
>Please send me the emails in this format:
>email1@..., email2@..., email3@...
>so that I can easily paste and send them the press release. ^__^
>** We have press releases in both English and Japanese, so please
>group the emails in 2 categories, depending on whether we should send
>the press release in English or Japanese.
>It would be great if I could get a list by the end of next week...
>Let me know if you (and friends) are up for helping NOH8 in Japan.
>We're so grateful for your support. As thanks, we're more than happy
>to write work recommendations / references for you, connect you, or
>help you in any way.
>Thanks and speak soon!