Howdy howdy howdy! If you’re in the Phoenix area — or want to fly in just to see moi (ok, and like a billion other super cool people) — come by the Phoenix Comicon THIS WEEKEND! Thurs-Sunday (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Phoenix Convention Center. This is an awesome show and the people are wonderful - plus, I’ll be there! Hey-o!
Table 119: Giddy Girlie & Ryan Winn*
I’ll have some never-seen-before peg people and dot paintings at super discounted prices! Even if you don’t want to buy anything, come by the table and laugh at me. Um, I mean with me. With me.
Absolutely fascinating real-time drama in a Metafilter thread where a member asked for help convincing a Russian friend not to take a “job” in a likely front for prostitution in NY. Read through and I guarantee you will be tearing up at the conclusion.
I don’t have time to read the whole thing, but I picked up the highlights. Wow. Just wow.
It’s a super long thread and a little heart-wrenching to read, but the gist of it: someone suspected that Russian immigrant friends were being exploited and headed for a bad situation. MeFi posters stepped it up and helped - literally, physically - stop the friend from meeting up with a shady character and got all the proper authorities (many of whom are MeFi’ers themselves) in line, so that this potential human trafficking ring will be shut down.