We at the United States of Geekdom wish to express our shock at the tragic and senseless shooting that occurred during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives to this terrible act. And our thoughts and prayers go out to those injured.
While this violence could have occurred anywhere, that it played out in a venue like a movie theatre where friends and family gathered to enjoy a long-awaited fan favorite film rocks the fandom community to its core. The USG’s PurrKayla has called for a moment of silence at the next convention in memory of those who were killed. If you have an upcoming convention in your area this weekend or in the next few weeks, please let the promoters know that you agree and hope that they can make such a call. This will certainly be the case at Strip: The Dallas Webcomics Expo in two weeks.
The United States of Geekdom
Cole “JediCole” Houston
Catherine “Mrs. JediCole” Houston