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General Kumoricon / Re: Not a lot of activity here--are we chatting somewhere else?
« Last post by prussia on April 01, 2021, 08:50:59 am »
somebody submitted to me anonymously with another concerning story about their experience with “ Mckinzy Prohaska “ / “ matthieu prohaska “ / “kalon “ / “ kalon prohaska “ / “ kalon rage “ / “ Matthew Rage “ / “ ezra Rage “




https://skull-grunt-homes.tumblr.com/post/647277303311761408
Here is the link to the unedited submission. I can’t figure out how to add images anymore on this forum. But i will copy paste all the messages because i’m concerned for the future and safety of underage con- go-ers. They shouldn’t have to be addicted to d r u g s at 16 because of an adult cosplayer. They shouldn’t be shamed for not having a s e x u a l or romantic relationship with an adult cosplayer.

Here is the paste:

Hello. I'm unsure how to go about this exactly, but we used to see each other at Portlandstuck and got along well. I notice now as of a few years ago that that group ended, which I'm completely thankful for, however I see the whole experience had caused you a great amount of pain.


I noticed a post by you on the Kumoricon forums, which I decided to check out after years of absense because I'm considering going. I was honestly shaking with anger finding out that Kalon is not only a pedophile apologizer, but literally a pedophile himself.


I to have been victimized by Kalon, as well as several others. His lies and abuse towards me was one of the main reasons I left Portlandstuck. He knew how to groom idiot teenagers like ourselves into thinking most of the **** he did was okay. I left the group knowing that there was shady **** going on, but not even close to this extent.


I know that this may be hard to hear or do, but I greatly encourage you and others to speak up about this abuse. Kalon should be banned from conventions around here. Staff deserves know about him as a safety hazzard. Staff should to know that he preys on minors. Kalon freely going to family-safe conventions, lying about his age, hooking up with minors, as well as giving drugs and alcohol to them, is legally and morally **** up.


I wasn't incredibly close to Kalon, so I don't have as many first hand experiences as you and many others do. With multiple voices speaking out, I feel that something can be done about this. Kumoricon isn't full to the brim with pedophiles, but I genuinely want to help rid of the few that ARE there. I don't want to be afraid of going. I don't want others to be afraid of going. A bunch of socially awkward anime nerds don't deserve to gatekeeped from their own social gathering by pedophiles using it to meet minors.


Honestly after what has been said to me i just know its wrong if i stay silent about their identities because they still have underage friends who they influence and they still go to kumoricon regularly.
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Elections Archives / Suggestions for 2021 Board-Elected Positions
« Last post by opalhawk on December 09, 2020, 07:15:20 pm »

Hello!

We would like to formally solicit applications for the two board-elected members that will sit on the Board of Directors for the 2021 convention year:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
These positions will be voted on by the seven member-elected directors: Chair, Director of Infrastructure, Director of Membership, Director of Operations, Director of Programming, Director of Publicity, and Director of Relations.

To apply, please email a brief application to board.elected@kumoricon.org explaining what you believe you would bring to the position. Please include your previous convention work, as well as any other information you would like to present such as an informal resume.

These positions will be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Board held Saturday, January 2nd, 2021. Please send your applications as soon as possible. Applications received on the last day may not receive as much consideration as those received earlier.

Applications will be acknowledged by email upon receipt. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours, please attempt getting in contact in an alternate manner to make sure it was received.

We are also soliciting suggestions for candidates in this thread. This is not a formal nomination process; the board may elect anyone it chooses, including people not on this list. You do not need to be listed publicly to apply. Being listed here is not a substitute for applying to the above email address - please make sure to apply if you are interested.
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Elections / Re: 2021 Election Nominations
« Last post by kikiemily on December 04, 2020, 07:07:15 pm »

**Adding on extra information related to the election.**

Election roles

These elections are being run by the following staff:

Nomination moderator: Emily Vuong / Specialty Registration
Election moderator: Tracy Creel / Secretary
Teller: Fox Young / Vice Chair (Staff and Attendee Services)
Teller: Luke Marden / Industry Manager
Teller: Jeff Tyrrill / Website Development Coordinator & Assistant Secretary

The nomination moderator will oversee nominations, and moderate the online questions and comments.

The election moderator will oversee elections at the election meeting.

The election moderator and tellers will receive and moderate anonymous questions and comments that are read at the meeting (see process below).


Anonymous Questions and Comments

Questions and comments may be submitted in person at the election, or emailed in advance to election.support@kumoricon.org
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Elections / 2021 Election Nominations
« Last post by kikiemily on November 27, 2020, 06:43:55 pm »
Elections process

Each year, we hold elections for the board of directors for Altonimbus Entertainment (the organization that produces and runs the Kumoricon convention). Altonimbus, and thereby Kumoricon, is governed by a board of directors consisting of nine members who each serve annual terms. Terms begin and end at the annual meeting of the body which elects each board member.

Due to the postponement of Kumoricon 2020 to 2021, all staff positions for Kumoricon 2020 became 2021 staff positions, and if you held a Kumoricon 2020 position, you are automatically Kumoricon 2021 staff—except for board positions, which remain based on annual terms.
Seven of the nine board members are elected by the membership (staff of Kumoricon) at the Annual Meeting of the Membership:
* Chair / President
* Director of Infrastructure
* Director of Membership
* Director of Operations
* Director of Programming
* Director of Publicity
* Director of Relations

The next Annual Meeting of the Membership will be held on December 5, 2020, at 11:00am, online, at Kumoricon’s Twitch channel
. Official notice was sent to the members on November 25th, 2020, and full meeting information is available on the Meetings page: https://www.kumoricon.org/meetings. We will be performing our elections online using a new process. Voting is open to Altonimbus Entertainment members (Kumoricon staff, which includes DigiKumo staff). As with previous meetings of the membership this year, the board of directors has authorized, under ORS 65.205, member participation by remote communication for this meeting. If you are a member of Altonimbus Entertainment (Kumoricon staff), you may officially participate in this meeting, using the following procedures. Under these procedures, you will be treated the same as if you were present in person at one of our in-person meetings, including counting toward quorum and ability to vote in director elections.

As with previous years, we are holding online nominations and Q&A prior to elections. Most of our online elections activity will be on our staff Discord server. We are also continuing to host a forum thread to allow non-staff to nominate and ask questions.

Elections and eligibility are governed by the bylaws of Altonimbus Entertainment (https://www.kumoricon.org/bylaws) and the meeting process by our Elections Process https://www.kumoricon.org/elections-process
, which has had significant updates for 2020 both to clarify the election administration roles as well as to describe an online voting process.

How to officially attend as a member and vote
In order to officially count toward quorum and vote, members (staff) will need to have a personal account on either Discord or Twitch, and register their account identifier by listing it on the staff management personal details form. Other than listing your account in your personal details, you don't need to do anything else in advance. During the meeting, all votes that are held by secret ballot will be conducted on a third-party election platform, ElectionBuddy.

Nominations
Nominations are currently open for candidates for the seven positions listed in the elections process pin.Nominations must be seconded to be valid. A person cannot nominate or second themselves. To be listed on the candidate list below and on the ballot, a candidate must be nominated and seconded, and then accept the nomination, by the deadline. Once a candidate is nominated and seconded, they may change their acceptance status at will until the nominations deadline of Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:59pm.


Nominations and seconds can be made, and candidates may respond to nominations, in three ways:
* Reply in this channel
* Reply on the elections forum thread
* Email election.nominations@kumoricon.org

The nominations list will be kept in sync between this pin and the elections forum post. Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name, using the preferred name as set in their official staff registration, which candidates may update at any time.
Chair/President
* Brian Mathews - accept
*

Director of Infrastructure
* Ash Bunny Butler - accept
*

Director of Membership
* Charmaine Martinez - decline

* Jessica Ulibarri - accept
* Charly Youravish - decline
*

Director of Operations
* Yaz Wigfall - accept
*

Director of Programming
* Devin Hunter - accept
*

Director of Publicity
* Samantha Rushford - accept
*

Director of Relations
* Heather Holland - accept
* Amber Feldman - accept

Questions and comments

The primary venue for online questions and comments will be the channels for each position on this Discord server. Please ask your question or make your comment in the channel for that position (not this channel).

Questions may also be asked in the elections forum thread. One of the election moderators or tellers will copy that question to the appropriate channel here. We ask that candidates respond here on the staff Discord, rather than the forum, in order to keep discussion in one place and not fragmented.

Shortly before the election, we will create an exported version of the  questions and answers for staff who don’t have a Discord account. We will also continue to hold question-and-comment sessions at the elections meeting.

Anonymous questions and comments

After the open question-and-comment period for each candidate, we will host an additional anonymous question-and-comment period. This process is subject to the following rules:

1. The members of the moderator panel (comprised of the election moderator and tellers) choose anonymous questions and comments to sponsor and read at the meeting, from those submitted.

2. Anonymous questions/comments are anonymous when read at the meeting, but the moderator panel must know the identity of the person commenting. Your message must be signed with the name that you are known by in the Kumoricon community.

3. As part of the moderation process, the panel may request more information from you or request a change to your question/comment, or possibly even reject your question/comment.

4. The moderator panel will reply to you stating whether your comment has been accepted.

5. Questions/comments may be shortened or summarized, and similar questions/comments from multiple people may be combined.

A more detailed explanation of the rules and process around anonymous questions and comments is available in our Elections Process: https://www.kumoricon.org/elections-process
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i’m adding TW: because i realized i’m literally triggering myself a little by posting this. i’m literally afraid for my life to link their social media or post any names they do or have gone by.
tw:preditor tw:child preditors #child preditor #pedophile


I realize that this is nearly a year later, but I wanted to let you know that I appreciate that you had the courage to come forward with this.  The person you're speaking of is vile, and that type of thing should never happen at a convention (or anywhere, really).  I truly hope that some day you will come back to Kumoricon, or any con, but only when you're ready to; no rush.  Your safety should be #1, and it sounds like you're embracing that.  Good for you.
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Posting Games and Chat / Re: What word comes to your mind?
« Last post by Washougal_Otaku on November 19, 2020, 04:25:21 am »
Burrito
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Posting Games and Chat / Re: post something about the person above you game
« Last post by Washougal_Otaku on November 19, 2020, 04:24:50 am »
^ Will hopefully come back soon to help keep these games going.
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Posting Games and Chat / Re: Caption for the Avatar above you GAME
« Last post by Washougal_Otaku on November 19, 2020, 04:21:12 am »
Whoever smelt it, dealt it.
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Posting Games and Chat / Re: The Anime ABC game!
« Last post by Washougal_Otaku on November 19, 2020, 04:19:43 am »
Queen's Blade
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Posting Games and Chat / Re: The Band Name Game Returns
« Last post by Washougal_Otaku on November 19, 2020, 04:19:14 am »
Excel Girls
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