“Is there anything, apart from a really good chocolate cream pie and receiving a large unexpected cheque in the post, to beat finding yourself at large in a foreign city on a fair spring evening, loafing along unfamiliar streets in the long shadows of a lazy sunset, pausing to gaze in shop windows or at some church or lovely square or tranquil stretch of quayside, hesitating at street corners to decide whether that cheerful and homy restaurant you will remember fondly for years is likely to lie down this street or that one? I just love it. I could spend my life arriving each evening in a new city.”—
An anonymous commenter on Fandom!Secrets at Livejournal said:
Hey there. So I know a lot of people in this comm are congoers, so at least some of you should be aware of the fact that Youmacon, in Dearborn/Detroit area, is next weekend. I’ve come to issue a bit of a warning. There will be a lot of people at this Youmacon, somewhere around a couple thousand, one of whom will be a very dangerous guy. He’s a serial rapist and a ephebophile, and he goes to cons to find targets; in fact, that’s where he found me.
Anyone who’s going, please, please, please be careful. Keep any young girls under tight watch and if you meet a man named TC avoid the shit out of him, and if he does anything skeevy, report him immediately. Do not let any of your friends so much as associate with him. He is sickeningly manipulative and seems sweet at first, but he’s emotionally and sexually abusive and you absolutely cannot trust him.
Despite trying to get him banned from the con by telling the head of security that he was a rapist, he continues to let him not only attend the con, but work security. I honestly can say that the majority of security will protect and support most victims, but the head of security is a victim-blaming, ignorant man who said to my face that he thought women who were raped multiple times were lying because they wouldn’t stick around their rapist after the event. I get the impression that if he can get around banning a (male) rapist—especially if it’s one of his friends—he will.
This guy has raped girls at cons on multiple occasions, and specifically targets young teens, from thirteen to fifteen. He typically wears a Greed cosplay, and has a long brown pedo-ponytail. I hate the idea of him being in a position of power over the congoers, many of which are teenage girls, but there’s nothing I can do except hope everyone will be incredibly careful. If you see any such man around any young women, please try to get them away from him. Don’t trust this guy any further than you can throw him.
I’ve worked security there for the past four/five years, but I don’t know how much security I’ll be doing this year. I will be around and keeping an eye out, though; unfortunately, it’s a very high-stress environment for me, with the threat of running into him again, and with the thousands of people that will be there it’s incredibly hard to keep tabs on everything that’s going on. Anon just because I don’t want my name attached to this.
whoa yeah please pass this around
Signal boost. There are more details and pictures of him at the link as well.
This is a really good post! And these are REALLY important things to know if you have dogs or spend a lot of time around them. Bullying =/= training!
YES YES YES, ALL OF THIS
I was just talking about this not too long ago with my friend Helen, dog trainer extraordinaire, since I know relatively little about Cesar Millan except that he’s touted as such an expert. She said a lot of the same things. But I didn’t realize that he took things to such an extreme… I mean some of this almost sounds abusive, and it scares me a bit to think people who don’t know any better are trying to handle their dogs in this way. Definitely want to signal boost this.