And the Buddha Has Robin’s Back

We’re heading down to Comic Con this week. As usual, you can keep up with the hijinks on Twitter. I’ve finally gotten around to setting up twitpic, so there will be photographic evidence that I am in fact, a gigantic nerd.

As you may or may not have heard, Fred Phelps and his cretin brigade are going to be there as well. And while engaging these stratospheric bigots is a no-no (litigious bastards, that they are)  Kelly Sue DeConnick has devised an alternate plan:

We need some help in the form of a time-keeper or two, letting us know exactly how long the patron saint of backwards thinking and his family manage to stand and scream in the California sun.  Then, by all means, do stare–at your watch!  Make a note of what time it is and alert the internet that they’re there/still there.  (But do it quietly and from a polite distance, will you?)  Go get yourself a cold drink and check back every now and then until we have an approximate time count.  Like… here would be good.  Or on Twitter, with the hashtag #godlovesbatman

Why?  Because in the spirit of love, we are pledging to donate $50 to amfAR if Phelps and his crew actually show up (often they don’t) and $10 an hour additional to amfAR for every hour they stay.  And we’ll make our donation in Fred’s name.

We’d love you to join us.

(And we’d really love to be able to post a tally of how much we’ve raised.)

Repost far and wide, my pretties.

So, keep a weather eye peeled for bigots and tweet their times and locations as you do. And if you can spare a few dollars for the cause, that would be lovely as well.

See you in the thick of it!