Readercon: Updates, Responses, McMuffins
The Readercon response has continued to build, which is gratifying and speaks, I hope, to a general shift in con culture, but that’s a post for later. In the meantime, there are some more links happening that I want to address, and a couple of brief updates. Firstly, the inimitable BC Holmes has been keeping track of an impressive collection of relevant links and screencaps.…
Updates to the Readercon Response.
Some updates that I think are worth mentioning. First of all, let me say that I am overwhelmed by the positive response from the community, and am unspeakably grateful not even on my own behalf (though I am), but for all those who are trying to make cons a safer space and want evidence that the community is ready for change.…
Readercon: The Verdict
[This is an update to the events of this post.] Harassment Readercon has always had a zero-tolerance harassment policy. Harassment of any kind – including physical assault, battery, deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwelcome physical attentions – will not be tolerated at Readercon and will result in permanent suspension of membership. As always, Readercon reserves the right to strip membership at its discretion.…
Batman Ends
Batman Ends“Why do we fall?” The third act of Nolan’s eight-hour Batman film concluded this weekend with the release of The Dark Knight Rises. With 850 plot points stuffed into a 450-plot-point jug, and some fumbles in pacing, character, and subtext, the film doesn’t hold up as a standalone in the same way its predecessors did.…
Pret-a-Papier
Pret-a-PapierThis weekend, I went home for a family visit, where we trundled out to DC for the Isabelle de Borchgrave exhibit at the Hillwood Museum in DC. The gardens are lovely, the house is impressive, but I think we can all agree we know why I was there: Isabelle de Borchgrave makes dresses out of paper.…
Readercon: The Bad and the Ugly
[A more fun roundup of things is here.] So, a couple of pretty frustrating things happened this year at Readercon. Programming guidelines decreed I had to be on a panel in order to do a reading; despite not being comfortable on panels as a rule, I signed up for the Frankenstein panel.…