No, I really am.
Somehow I bought the idea that we are all in a more mature place, and that these are not concerns anymore, cuz we're all adults here.
But apparently -- no.
"On Friday, just before the show closed, this same woman was closing up her tables when a group of four men came to her booth, started taking photographs of her, telling her she was the "prettiest girl at the con." They they entered the booth, started hugging and kissing her and taking photographs of themselves doing so. She was confused and scared, but they left quickly after doing that."
This shit is still going on? Women groped and stalked at SDCC? This is 1990s stuff!
My motto: "let the 1990s (in comics) stay in the 1990s."
And as several people have suggested, the answer is for San Diego Comic Con to have an official policy regarding sexual harassment.
Such official policies -- when actually enforced -- are everybody's friends. They prevent misunderstandings and tragedies (and tragic misunderstandings).
There is only one thing from the above-referenced post by John DiBello I would nit-pick at -- and I'm doing it based on my own experience.
"Another friend of mine, a woman running her own booth: on Friday a man came to her booth and openly criticized her drawing ability and sense of design. Reports from others in the same section of the floor confirmed he'd targeted several women with the same sort of abuse and criticism."
I don't think this instance (as unpleasant and crappy as it is) should be added to an official complaint about the sexual harassment for the following reason:
Assholes who don't want to do anything to fight sexual harassment anyway will point to that quote and say: "oh, now we're not allowed to criticize a woman's drawing ability?"
That can be used as a strawman argument to discredit or make light of the other complaints.
I learned this from a sexual harassment attorney. She said I couldn't include claims of being yelled at and other abusive (yet not explicitly sexually harassing) behavior, because then it could be said that "I just couldn't handle the pressure" of my job.
NOW -- we all know that things like excessive criticism or verbally abusive behavior specifically towards women could very damn well spring from misogyny.
But I'm trying to tell you about some of the tough questions that come up, and how jackasses use certain things to excuse shitty behavior.
That all said -- SDCC needs a sexual harassment policy in place by next year's con. It will be good for them, it will be good for women, it will be good for men, it will be good for everybody.