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five things make a post, July edition

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1. My SF short story "The Dying Season" sold to Daily Science Fiction. Yay!

2. My horror-ish SF short story "Threads of Pearl, Writhing" sold to Buzzy Mag. More yay!

3. I went to Readercon, which was yet again a positive experience (for me, at least). I did have one fellow panelist whose white privilege was showing, and one moderator who seemed to think it was appropriate to treat me like an undergrad in one of his classes, but most everyone else was awesome. Folks were super-appreciative of my science talk, which is so refreshing when you're accustomed to often-apathetic undergrads.

4. If you aren't aware of the Readercon sexual harassment fracas by now, you must live under a rock. I have my fingers crossed that the concom will overrule the Board's decision, and everyone can go back to feeling like Readercon is a safe professional environment instead of a con run by harassment apologists.

5. Writing-wise, July was a fail-month in terms of actual words-on-pages, but I did accomplish all the mental noodling around needed for a new short story. So I'm back composing sentences now, and I think this one might even turn out well.

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joaniechachi
Aug. 4th, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
*waves from under a rock* Would you prefer to vent about it or point me at a summary someone else has posted on this harassment thing?
gwendolynclare
Aug. 4th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
If you google "readercon harassment" I'm sure you'll get more than you could possibly ever want to read.

Basically, Readercon had a (fairly progressive) zero-tolerance policy about sexual harassment. This year, glvalentine was harassed by a Big Name Fan, reported it, and then the Board banned him for only two years, instead of the lifetime ban required by their written policy.
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