Readers who are already part of SF fandom have probably seen a lot of this WisCon 38 fallout already, but since this sort of institutional memory-holing of relevant history regarding serial harassers is precisely the sort of social convention that serial harassers rely upon in order to keep getting away with what they do, alongside the fallacy that harassers are obvious deviants who could never be part of my well-ordered community (when in fact they are commonly those with the well-liked/respected status to be given the benefit of the doubt when/if reports are made against them), it’s worth reading about the mistakes of communities with which one isn’t familiar so that one can learn about patterns to watch out for and procedural standards which need to be known and practised by decision-makers.
There are the beginnings of a promising SFF fandom TOD developing over at Scalzi’s joint, for those who have spare popcorn lying around.
I’ve loved every moment Fiona Shaw is on-screen as Marnie, although it wasn’t until I googled her bio right now that it finally clicked that why I knew her face so well was because Petunia Dursley. I also learnt that she’s just about to direct The Marriage of Figaro with the English National Opera. Versatility: you have it by the bucketsful, Ms Shaw.
After viewing that image, your geek will be frozen in place, trying to explain all that is wrong with it, while you make a clean getaway.
UPDATE: Apologies to all folks using reader software, I only just realised that I bollixed the image alt tags earlier in the full post.
BayCon 2006 photos cropped from originals uploaded by kentbrew Fairly light on the fandom scale, me, despite my enthusiastic reading/viewing. We’re subscribed to Aurealis and I read Eidolon online, I’ve posted a few macros to ihasatardis, and I’ve been to… Read More ›
Remember the Penguicon “Open Source Boob Project” that took place at Penguicon, and the resulting grassroots idea – the “Open Source Women Back Each Other Up Project“? Feminist comics fandom site Girl-Wonder has formalised things a little more, and has… Read More ›