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Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« on: March 15, 2017, 02:51:16 am »
There have been some rumors circulating Viv IRC around this the past few days, but it is now official:



Anthrocon's board, reportedly much to the chagrin of Kage, voted to remove 2 from the schedule at the con after several years worth of bizarre behavior from him on social media. Naturally this is the SJW's fault.



Between this and what I can only assume is a reference to the Tonic bar closing, some furries are wondering "Why even go?" because this fandom revolves around the cult of personality of a fandom "comic" and overpriced, watered down alcohol.


2 further tried to sway his fan's emotional response by mentioning how the popular fursuiter Telephone had recently called him "in tears" saying she "didn't feel welcome at Anthrocon anymore". My informants have told me this may have something to do with Telephone finding out that Anthrocon won't give her what amount to "exclusive rights" to host "angel dragon" panels (the species she created).

The Furry Raiders have voiced their support for 2 in these trying times.

There have been some other rumblings over this regarding Kage fighting about this with the Board, which is certainly one of the first times we've heard of the board not rubber stamping his ideas without pushback. Within the past few years there has been a few changes on the board, and it's been theorized that this could be the first sign that an upheaval may be beginning.

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Re: Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 03:55:05 am »
Youd think theyd be a bit more careful with what they say and do, considering the furry subculture is literally all theyve got at this point. Whatre they going to do once theyre persona non grata in the subculture? Failed at real life stand up and dont even have a boyfriend to support them since Toast got nabbed for kiddie porn.

But I guess thats what happens when youre stupid.

Total self destruction incoming.
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Re: Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 02:41:41 pm »
Twitter user Firr pointed out something worth mentioning in the original tweet about this. The account 2 is replying to (@0ffensiveTweets) never mentioned him and he replied two minutes later. So it's probably his sockpuppet.

This guy is so petty and sad.

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Re: Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 02:51:52 pm »
It's also worth mentioning that the @0ffensiveFacts account that originally sparked this hasn't made any tweets in almost three years, other than a single tweet in 2015 to insult Markiplier for some reason. Came back to do nothing but make that sole tweet at 2, which as mentioned, he responded to in under two minutes. It's like he isn't even trying to hide it; it's so plainly obvious that it either belongs to him, or is owned by someone close to him and were directed to post it.

2 has also now posted a YouTube video response.

In summary: he claims he doesn't know what the reason for his removal is, but says that someone has "hinted" to him that the board of directors fear he will "get on stage and do Nazi speak" (actual words), so they removed his show. Oh, and of course, da SJWs did it!!! Lots of that.
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Re: Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 12:30:24 am »
2, Telephone, and the Furry Raiders are all Colorado furs. Maybe they can start their own con-without-sjw's-con.

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Re: Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 10:35:54 am »
The last time 2 tried to run a convention it was, at best, a disaster. So yeah, would be fun to see him try again.

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Re: Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 04:46:52 pm »
2 tweeted out that he "collapsed in the Denver airport this morning" and is now in the hospital. Supposedly he is suffering from "malnutrition, overwork and stress."

https://twitter.com/2_gryphon/status/842405370542882817
https://twitter.com/2_gryphon/status/842502855017807873

It sure is a lot of WORK sitting around making Lets Plays while collecting money from Patreon (In fact, he posted a tweet linking to one 30 minutes after saying he was in the ER.) It sounds like not having to come up with material for the world's largest furry con is just what the doctor ordered!!!

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Re: Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 04:57:41 pm »
Anthrocon posted a response. The official reason for 2's removal from programming was that he was simply dwindling in attendance. Which makes sense; the number one complaint I hear about his material is not the content of the material, it's that people have "grown out" of it, or that he used to be funny and just isn't anymore.

This, of course, isn't good enough of an answer. It MUST be because they want to silence him, or because of the evil SJWs!! As a result, 2 is considering starting his own convention... again.

https://twitter.com/2_gryphon/status/844300316338262018

And, of course, here comes the "free speech" argument. Nevermind the fact that free speech doesn't apply here because this isn't a government function or public property... doesn't matter. Free speech, of course, means that 2 should be able to go on stage at a private event and do whatever the fuck he wants.

The best part is he apparently considers Antheria to be successful, and proof he knows how to run a convention:

https://twitter.com/2_gryphon/status/844301411470970880

So there's that. Good luck, 2.

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Re: Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2017, 07:26:33 am »
Anthrocon posted a response. The official reason for 2's removal from programming was that he was simply dwindling in attendance. Which makes sense; the number one complaint I hear about his material is not the content of the material, it's that people have "grown out" of it, or that he used to be funny and just isn't anymore.

He went from one of their most highly-attended presenters for multiple panels and events to outright not having a second of stage time on any stage for the entire weekend solely due to low attendance?

I understand AC's programming department is probably being bombarded by angry screaming from various populations of [caricatures that make up the base attendance of a 2 show], and I guess I should be happy AC forum staff isn't sticking to Kage's tried-and-true strategy of "delete the thread and avoid addressing the situation for as long as possible", but this doesn't seem like a statement programming put a lot of thought into making (aside from possibly the decision of whether or not to make a statement at all).

That said, maybe this is what happens when dead weight falls off the board of directors, and we should be so lucky that more is replaced soon. Perhaps a chairperson?

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Re: Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2017, 11:01:43 pm »
He went from one of their most highly-attended presenters for multiple panels and events to outright not having a second of stage time on any stage for the entire weekend solely due to low attendance?

I have no idea what 2's attendance is actually like. I haven't been to one of his shows in almost 10 years. I first saw him live when I was like 15, thought he was hilarious. As did my friends. Now that we are all in our mid/late 20s, pretty much everyone I personally know says the same thing: they grew out of that style of humor. I hear this complaint about his material far more than complaints about his behavior on social media, so I can see a convention getting the idea that fresh content might be a welcome change, which I don't disagree could have been helped along by the outcry over his behavior.

As to whether or not this is truly the reason he was removed, I have no idea. However, it is the "official" reason so I posted it.

Anyway, over in Twitter land, 2 is still at it, of course. He's now trying to claim that AC staff "turned away" people from his show. A request that people who were turned away please speak up was met with one reply. And then he posted a Let's Play and argued about white privilege for a bit. So a typical day.

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Re: Exit Stage Right: 2Gryphon Booted from Anthrocon
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2017, 08:40:08 am »
2's ego may be hampering him here. I'd doubt attendance is as good as it once was with his very worn material. He may simply have been unwilling to surrender the largest halls for years and this is backlash.

Some mixed motives of his material being less welcomed are also possible. He went from the halfway blue collar common-sense-intellectual kind of shtick that worked well for Leary and Carlin in the Bush era to the modern one where those people have flipped sides. 2005's Alex Jones would swear Republicans are reptile people. Now he thinks anyone left of center is. In essence, depending on view that flips from 'crazy but on our side' to just crazy. I recall 2 being very similar, even predicting a martial law third Bush term in 2007ish.

He's on mixed ground now, white gay guydom isn't the core of lgbt it once was and the purported enemy isn't the same as the one you align against for reasons of being a 'free thinker'. His contrarian appeal only lasted until contrarians stopped being a unified mob of people who thought spelling Bush with a dollar sign was clever.

It must be hard as a SJW-paranoid whitebread heterophobe welfare recipient to readily find and connect to a large audience. Other cons will keep him on, but I think it's certainly a deathspiral for him, and even Kage isn't as close as he once was to him.
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