Science Fiction & Fantasy return to Richmond with RavenCon 2015, a weekend celebrating the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.
We received the following request from Breitbart concerning an event that occurred at RavenCon:
The following is our reply:
Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate you taking due diligence and asking for facts.
Mr. Ralph was not ejected from our event, but asked by a member of the RavenCon staff to leave the panel on the request of the guest hosting. As is common with many panels, this guest had requested no recording of any kind by attendees, and Mr. Ralph — who had not identified himself as a journalist — began taking photographs before RavenCon could publically state this. As seen in this video — https://youtu.be/2xjIWxj9uCI — Mr. Ralph was requested to leave, and he did so peacefully and gracefully. Mr. Ralph still holds his convention badge and we welcome him to attend the rest of the event provided he adheres to the rules of the convention as posted on our website at http://www.ravencon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ConRules.pdf
We welcome journalists at RavenCon. Journalists that contact us in advance are eligible to receive press passes, and we are happy to pre-arrange guest interviews prior to the opening of our event. Mr. Ralph is welcome to contact us for future events through our website, ravencon.com.
Michael D. Pederson
RavenCon 2015 Convention Chair