Wow. After eagerly perusing the descriptions of the great-looking panels and activities at Comic Con during the past several days, I'm disgusted that con attendees were offered prizes if they take a photo of themselves
This article, which I found via a post on Feministing, does a better job at illustrating why this PR move is so incredibly f*cked up. (Although via a quick Google search, I've found numerous other websites that castigate this contest.) I can't help being reminded of Erica Friedman's excellent post describing the boys' club mentality in some fan circles/fan events and Deb Aoki's excellent "Women Make Comics" project.