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Jeff Bergen of The Gaming Goat escorted from Gencon

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TheGlen:
Goes back even further than that.  Martin Van Buren was known as Old Kinderhook (his hometown).  The OK symbol goes back to a campaign sign in 1840.

Joey2k:
Jeff Bergen and The Gaming Goat have now been banned from Origins

Ghostmaker:

--- Quote from: Joey2k on September 27, 2021, 03:14:15 PM ---Jeff Bergen and The Gaming Goat have now been banned from Origins

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GAMA's statement:

“We do not tolerate harassment of convention participants in any form. Convention participants reported or caught violating this policy may be expelled without refund at the discretion of show management.

Harassment is any unwanted contact, which includes (but is not limited to): physical or verbal threats; unwelcome attention; stalking; unwanted photography or recording; offensive behavior; use of physical force; behavior that creates a disturbance or is dangerous; using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct; excessive profanity; obscene gestures; use of racial, religious, sexual, political, gender, ability, ethnic slurs, or any other targeted comments which are intended to cause personal offense to another Origins participant, either in-person at the event or through social media channels.”

Based on numerous instances brought to the attention of the GAMA organization, including on the GAMA Member Facebook page, the Board has determined that the actions of both Jeff Bergren and TGG-Games is in violation of this code of conduct and they have been expelled from the show as an exhibitor.”

The ball is in Bergren's court at this point. Unless he was actively being a harassing twit (which he may have been, I don't know), he should explore legal action (especially as the above remarks could be construed as defamatory).

I would also like to note that the link Joey2K supplied also has a link to a BoardGameGeek page that details Bergren's failings (whether these accounts are true or not is another question; I haven't had the chance to review it -- yet).

Also, regarding the BGG link: next time one of our resident lily-livered wussies wants to whinge about Ocule's list, point them to that link and ask them if what's sauce for the goose is good for the gander.

Shasarak:

--- Quote from: Ghostmaker on September 27, 2021, 03:47:49 PM ---Also, regarding the BGG link: next time one of our resident lily-livered wussies wants to whinge about Ocule's list, point them to that link and ask them if what's sauce for the goose is good for the gander.

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You think people like Tubesnake worry about what happens to people that they have classified as Nazis?

tenbones:
What are the stats for the leather reins they used to whip him from horseback as they escorted him out? And were they white horses? That would have been awkward. And were they war-horses? because if so, did they remember their horses can attack too?

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