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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-13 06:23
  Subject:   [Digg] More on the E3 war on booth-babes.
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=8VY4jXR49rY

Her name is Kasey Poteet. Thirty six years old, she lives in LA. And she loves to dress as Wonder Woman.

"Well, I'm a big comic geek - I host a comic book show for MusicPlus (which is what I'm here for). Also, when I do public events, I wear costumes. I've worn this costume before and I chose it for this event because they have big posters of Wonder Woman in there. In fact, I wore longer pants just to be on the safe side."

Checking out the Wonder Woman poster in E3, it actually appeared that the woman in the poster was showing more skin than Ms. Kasey Poteet. We pressed for details. Were there any cleavage issues here?

"No, they didn't say anything about my cleavage. They just said my shorts were too short", she lamented.

"We checked the rules - there's nothing for media, so we went by the Booth Babe rules - and it only says bikini bottoms not allowed. And I wore stockings, so it's not really naked flesh there."


I don't get it. I just do not understand. And just in case you had some doubt left that there might be some semblance of logic to all this, E3 took away the badges of her co-host (3 piece suit) and camera-man (long sleeved sweatshirt, sweatpants) too.

They had every reason to throw her out for being so underdressed. Everybody knows Wonder Woman wears a TIARA!!!

Ha!

Between E3 kicking her out and AnimeExpo foaming at the mouth over Man-Faye in 2k5, this has been a sad time for people who like to cosplay.

Can we please stop picking on the freaks? I can't see what harm they're doing, and frankly these events would be a hell of a lot less amusing without them.

(Previously)
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-06-13 07:30 (UTC)
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In unrelated news, Asia Carrera's husband was killed in a car accident. That really sucks. She's a really cool person and in no way deserves this kind of thing. To quote zonereyrie:

Not many porn stars in Mensa, run their own website, and enjoy Unreal Tournament.

http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary_Navigation=Articles&Action=View_Article&Content_ID=269630
(Story on site that is NSFW.)
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Ohmi
  User: ohmisunao
  Date: 2006-06-13 07:35 (UTC)
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I know I'll probably sound like a broken record.. but..

Point 1: E3 is not for cosplaying. I'm still a bit upset at some people who I actually know for cosplaying there. People may say I'm a hypocrit since the booth babes are allowed to cosplay.. but more often than not.. people who cosplay to E3 are not part of the industry and therefore should not be there.
Point 2: Booth Babes at E3 were wearing more than Kasey this year.

Though I think it's lame (in her case).. I guess I can see why she got booted.
They did say she could attend if she wore more clothes so it doesn't seem totally unfair.. [shrug]
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-06-13 07:41 (UTC)
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Point 1: E3 is not for cosplaying.

I think that's fair enough. If they'd just print the rules saying, "No cosplaying unless you're representing the licensee", then I'd be more than fine with that. In fact, I have to wonder why they haven't made that rule...

but more often than not.. people who cosplay to E3 are not part of the industry and therefore should not be there.

Though this may be true in general, it wasn't true in this case.

Point 2: Booth Babes at E3 were wearing more than Kasey this year.

Yes, and I've previously pointed out my objection to the seemingly arbitrary and non-sensical nature of that move as well.
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Ohmi
  User: ohmisunao
  Date: 2006-06-13 07:45 (UTC)
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Yeah.. I don't think she really deserved to be kicked out.. and yeah I'm not sure why the babes were made to cover up - I can only speculate to that..

I agree with you about Point 1.. I wonder why that's not in the rules?
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-06-13 07:56 (UTC)
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I agree with you about Point 1.. I wonder why that's not in the rules?

It seems like a really common-sense thing to do, in order to protect the interests of the many companies showing off licensed projects at E3.

I hope they'll make such a rule and put it on the books before next year. It would go a long way towards shutting me up if they'd just be consistent.
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