WSFS Meeting #2 (Friday): Liveblog 19

WSFS Meeting #2 (Friday): Liveblog
1247: Meeting is adjourned.

WSFS Meeting #1 (Thursday): Liveblog 12

As a note, all the business (amendments and motions) I’m talking about can be found here.

Looking forward to WSFS meetings 3

I ended up browsing a bit on File770 and saw the latest collection of news, which included this astounding example of hollering before you’re hurt from David Pascoe writing on Sarah Hoyt’s blog: While there’s a good deal of speculation over whether such a motion will even get approved (what then, would supporting members get ...

…best saga? Seriously?

Guess I missed some WSFS excitement while I was at Weddingpalooza over the weekend. (Weddingpalooza, ie two weddings in one weekend) went swimmingly, by the way. I looked dapper as fuck and danced (including the Time Warp) until I could dance no more because my back wasn’t being an asshole this weekend. Shocking, considering I spent ...

The Hugo Nomination Problem or, I Am a Bad Reader 18

[ETA 5/3/15: It seems I was unclear that by a recommended reading list, I mean a large list with things added throughout the year that I can then winnow down myself. Not a short slate of nominees sized specifically to fill or partially fill categories. I have updated the post to reflect my position more accurately.] I’ve been meaning ...

The United States of Rachael Does Not Negotiate With Terrorists 6

So this year’s Hugos is basically the same story as last year, but more so. Apparently we have not only the Sad Puppies, we have Rapid Puppies courtesy of that corpulent pustule on the anus of humanity, Vox Day. And I’ve heard mentions of Gamergate? Haven’t been able to easily locate the truth, don’t actually ...

[Conventions] A Modest Proposal for Feminism Panels

[Conventions] A Modest Proposal for Feminism Panels
Proposal: From now on, there will be one token male panelist on all feminist panels. At the beginning, as every panelist is introducing themselves, he says: “Hello, my name is _____ and I do ______. I’m a feminist. And in the interest of presenting an example as a good ally, I will now do what ...

LonCon 3 Schedule

Subject to change, of course. (Why yes, I am sitting around in a hotel room [possibly in my underpants because I forgot to pack pajamas] and catching up on all the shit I should have been doing for the last month. Why do you ask?) Saturday 16:30 – 18:00 – Just Three Cornettos The Simon Pegg/Nick ...

Happy Hugo Nomination Day! (In which I go “Yay!” and sideeye simultaneously.) 6

I know, I drop off the internets for two weeks (I have a massive slate of excuses that I’m planning to elaborate on…soon-ish) and then two posts in one day! Zomg! But the Hugo nominations just got released, so I’m going to react in between moving my plate so my cat can’t get to my ...

[Worldcon] Long in the Tooth? 2

Re: What Chuck Wendig said I actually had that conversation on several occasions throughout Worldcon, in person and on Twitter. The population of Worldcon does seem generally a bit long in the tooth. And this is coming from me, Miss 32-year-old McAuthorpants, who has not been close to the cutting edge of Kids These Days ...