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Friday, July 21, 2023

SAG-AFTRA Strike Update

 

As many of you know, SAG-AFTRA went on strike on July 14, 2023. If the strike is not resolved by the dates of Rose City Comic Con, September 22-24, our actor guests are still permitted to appear at RCCC as long as both we and they do not promote struck work or struck companies.

What does this mean for you, the fan?

You can still meet your favorite celebrities at Rose City Comic Con! However, there will be some restrictions in place.

1. Autographs: Guests who are members of SAG-AFTRA cannot provide anything to sign which depicts them as a character from their struck work, meaning only generic headshots will be provided at their autograph table. However, if you bring a photo or item from a struck property, it is okay for them to sign. Note, in solidarity, actors reserve the right to decline to sign any items from struck work.

2. Photo Ops: Guests who are members of SAG-AFTRA can take photos with fans.

3. Panels: Guests who are members of SAG-AFTRA can participate in panels and Q&As, however, they are not permitted to discuss struck projects. General topics are fine, such as questions about their process, why they wanted to be an actor, what they like/dislike about working in the industry, their private work or charities, etc. Any fans who ask about the actors' projects will have their question politely declined.

For more information about members of SAG-AFTRA appearing at conventions and fan expos, please visit www.sagaftrastrike.org/cons-appearances-faqs

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