Cosplay Rally Planned for Aussie Parliament is Scrubbed, Will Return Sans Costumes

February 26, 2009 -

A costumed protest scheduled to take place at the South Australian Parliament next week has been cancelled, according to its organizer.

As GamePolitics reported recently, Cosplay For a Cause was meant to draw attention to South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson's ongoing efforts to block the establishment of an R18+ rating for games in the Australian market.

Retailer Gametraders, which was behind the event, said that a low expected turnout - likely due to the cosplay aspect - triggered the cancellation. The company expects to reschedule the rally without the requirement to suit up in costume. Gametraders exec Chad Polley said:

We have received an overwhelming amount of support from the public on our drive to have an R18+ rating introduced in Australia, especially with our latest drive. We have listened to our customers and to the numerous forum postings and have taken into account new ideas on how to get our message across.

For action to be taken on the discussion we need the support of the media to push awareness of the issue and put it on the political agenda. We will start with having our Managing Director present the petitions at Adelaide’s Parliament House, followed by a press conference.

GP: Better... With Aussie gamers working hard to get their government to take them seriously, a cosplay event seems rather ill-advised.


Comments

Re: Cosplay Rally Planned for Aussie Parliament is ...

Man, actually protesting in cosplay was one of the stupidest ideas ever. Whoever thought of it in the first place should be firmly slapped.

Re: Cosplay Rally Planned for Aussie Parliament is Scrubbed,

Thank god they actually realized this!!!

The cosplay march seemed like a really stupid idea...

 

hopefully they will now get a serious and effective march going...

Re: Cosplay Rally Planned for Aussie Parliament is Scrubbed,

Lets be honest, cosplayers are just downright weird.

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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Re: Cosplay Rally Planned for Aussie Parliament is Scrubbed,

doesn't mean they can't be funny. BOOT TO THE HEAD

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Cosplay Rally Planned for Aussie Parliament is Scrubbed,

I am so glad they ditched the costumes. Now hopefully they can get the protest reorganized and executed.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: Cosplay Rally Planned for Aussie Parliament is Scrubbed,

Well, good thing they realized that there was error instead of continuing on with it. Now I just hope it it a successful protest.

Re: Cosplay Rally Planned for Aussie Parliament is Scrubbed,

Whew, now that I am glad. Maybe now that they'll reorganize the protest without ridiculous costumes, more people will come and be treated more seriously

 
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