I didn’t feel personally belittled until this moment: George’s Hugo Losers Party explanation 9

Over my years of being on the internet, I’ve learned a thing or two about apologies. It’s mostly been incredibly hard-won knowledge, informed by me giving shitty apologies and then learning the how and why of their shittiness when someone explained why they still felt hurt. Or me giving a shitty non-apology on purpose because ...

The Importance of [Scary] Stories

I grew up on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. I didn’t find the stories that scary (though some of them were very gross), but the pictures that went with the original editions absolutely haunted me. I ultimately decided that seeing this movie might not actually kill me because after watching the TV spots, the glimpses ...

[WorldCon] Quick Summary: WSFS Business Meetings 2 & 3

Again, maximum mea culpa, yesterday was a garbage fire, and for more reasons than you might expect. Liveblog of the preliminary meeting here. Liveblog of business meeting 1 here. Summary of the preliminary and meeting 1 here. Liveblog of business meeting 2 here. Liveblog of business meeting 3 here. The agenda is available here.   ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Business Meeting 3 Liveblog 5

Liveblog of the preliminary meeting here. Liveblog of business meeting 1 here. Summary of the preliminary and meeting 1 here. Liveblog of business meeting 2 here. The agenda is available here.   1003: Due to a lack of coffee service at the Business Meeting, your liveblogger is slightly late from running to the local Centra ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Business Meeting 2 Liveblog 5

Liveblog of the preliminary meeting here. Liveblog of business meeting 1 here. Summary of the meetings so far here. The agenda is available here. (Corina is still liveblogging!) 1011: Good morning all!  The Site Selection results are in, and our 2021 Worldcon will be DisCon III in Washington, DC. Please see DisCon3.org for more details. ...

[WorldCon] Quick Summary: WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting and Business Meeting 1 2

Liveblog of the preliminary meeting here. Liveblog of business meeting 1 here. Preliminary Business Meeting Summary Standing Committess gave their reports and were re-appointed for the following year. If you’re curious about the reports, find them here. Special committees also gave their reports. The subcommittee that was supposed to address fan artist/professional artists did not ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Business Meeting 1 Liveblog 7

The agenda is available here. Alex: Sorry that I didn’t get a summary of the preliminary done for y’all yesterday. My schedule was kind of a garbage fire–thankfully today is a bit calmer. I’m hoping to catch up on things this evening and get you TWO whole summaries. Also, I appreciate your patience on spelling ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting Liveblog 10

The agenda is available here. 0923: Welcome to the liveblog for the WSFS business meeting! Actual updates will come about ever 5-10 minutes starting around 10-ish local time ; we’ll see when the meeting gets called into order. Things will be a little different this year, because I’m actually sitting at the head table as ...

WorldCon Dublin schedule

Busy busy! IMPORTANT NOTE! This year I’m actually participating in the WSFS Business Meeting as the timekeeper (god help us) so I’m obviously not going to be able to liveblog the meeting. That said, I’m going to see about having one or two guest bloggers who share my love of pedantry and serpentines take over ...

[Movie] Crawl

This is going to be a challenge to myself: I want to talk about a movie that I enjoyed, but it’s not some kind of screaming glee of OMG THIS IS THE BEST EVER. It’s way easier to talk about things when you really love them, and easiest of all to brutally ice pick a ...