Posted on October 4, 2012 AT 10:52am
After last week’s Eurogamer Expo, concerns were brought to the attention of the Expo’s leaders after Virgin Gaming had outfits made that placed QR codes on the buttocks of their booth babes (as pictured above). This led to a full on ban of booth babes in the future of the Expo. Rupert “Rauper” Loman stated the reasoning for the banning in a post on the Eurogamer forums:
“At this year’s show three companies showed up with booth babes. Two in particular we thought were dressed inappropriately. As a short term measure we told them to move into the 18+ zone, and we asked some of them to put on leggings as well.
Although it was only a small number of booth babes, our regret is that we didn’t go further on the first day and just say “this isn’t right” and ask them to change their clothes – or not attend. Instead, with the huge pressures of putting on such a large show and everything that comes with it, we let it go. And that’s what has prompted this debate – and we’re sorry it happened.
For future shows we will be issuing formal guidelines: Booth babes are Not OK.”
The ban will begin at next year’s Eurogamer Expo in September of 2013. PAX (and PAX East) have been following this practice for a long time. What say you? Yay to booth babes or Nay?
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