Hello, I was also at Ever Free Northwest over the weekend. While I was going to stay silent on my experience, once I ran into a post by mjolkk on Reddit, I was suprised by the reluctance on the part of some bronies to believe her stories of the con. I’m writing - anonymously, since I don’t want to face harassment - to back her up and hopefully add some specifics.
The Molestia meme was in full effect at the CMC panel, though I don’t think the VAs were aware of what it meant (thanfully). This was easily a situation where the staff could’ve done something…if they weren’t also joining in on it.
A transgendered individual who was cosplaying faced some harassment (cackles, etc) as well. Also, a final performer at the closing ceremonies included some sexist material in his ‘act’ - I believe he was doing comedy.
The choking incident has been verified elsewhere. Finally, throughout the whole ordeal, the occasional sexist/racist term (lots of n-words and c-words) were easy to hear.
I’m simply writing as a backup to the mjolkk post because it was being tossed aside so easily. Just because something bad is said about your fandom doesn’t mean the whole post should be dismissed. I hope this will line up with mjolkk’s experiences.
UPDATE: Here’s my followup to this post which includes more details of what happened from my perspective: http://everfreeattendee.tumblr.com/post/29965926413/followup