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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Black on Pink

One can't exactly call it "friendly" fire, but it is amusing to watch the SJWs in science fiction and fantasy shooting at each other. The Pink SF-SJW faction is backpedaling furiously after being accused of violence and racism for failing to provide free memberships to the Pox. Or rather, to provide them soon enough:

We have sponsored 46 people of color to participate in the convention at no cost (so far – more to come I hope), and have worked very hard to ensure that every panel is comprised of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. The panelist list hasn’t been published yet, but when it is I hope the list demonstrates our commitment to equity and diversity.

But their desperate retreat has been deemed too little, too late by the Black SF-SJW faction.

Please, no one jump in to save WFC at the last minute by fixing programming. If you want to protest these panels, tell them you won't be on *any of them*. Why? They were offered help in June & didn't take it. Bottom Line: @WFC2020 & ALL World Fantasy Conventions are not safe places for BIPOC & other marginalized folks. In some ways, it is an actively harmful, hurtful, & oppressive to these groups. I Do Not suggest you attend. If you're BIPOC I suggest giving back that free membership.

And now Pinks are defecting in increasing numbers, lest they find themselves in the Black crosshairs.

  • I've withdrawn from programming and membership at @WFC2020. Increasingly uneasy about the way they've gone about fixing the program and the lack of board-level structural response. 
  • After reading through the information @tinytempest provided, I have withdrawn from World Fantasy Con as attendee/volunteer/program participant. Thank you, Tempest, for the abundance of work you do trying to make our community more inclusive.
  • Very sorry to say this, but I’m going to have to withdraw from World Fantasy Convention 2020. Despite a lot of effort on many people’s part, the recent fiasco with panel descriptions demonstrates that the convention simply doesn’t understand how to operate in a diverse world without stepping on marginalized people
  • The Writing Excuses podcast hosted by authors Dan Wells, Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, and author and web cartoonist Howard Tayler will not provide content for use by the virtual convention.
  • Just told what panel I'm on and I'm bowing out. Just the Caribbean panel description was enuf to make it depressing. In addition to everything else it boils down to: why can't cons be professional? Operate on a sharp, knowledgeable level? I understand the weariness.

It's hilarious! Especially when you realize that neither you nor anyone else you know who reads science fiction has ever read a single work by any of these zeroes, with the possible exception of Brandon Sanderson.

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71 Comments:

Blogger Azure Amaranthine October 11, 2020 1:08 PM  

Once upon a time Sanderson was fun to read, can't recommend anything in the past few years though, and haven't been interested enough to check in the last five, he definitely got bent by the SJWs.

Blogger doctrev October 11, 2020 1:12 PM  

The only reason the Dindu-Americans refrained from bullying sci-fi nerds into submission during the 90s would be common sense. "We don't read their crap, much less write it. Why would they ever listen to us?!"

The more hostile sci-fi becomes to whites, the more based they'll get.

Blogger Geir Balderson October 11, 2020 1:17 PM  

When snowflakes clash they all melt down to a slush. Since, they have canceled the previous culture where is all this hysteria coming from?

"ALL World Fantasy Conventions are not safe places for BIPOC & other marginalized folks."

Is there some boogeymen that linger in these conventions to prey upon these gentle folk? Must be their own shadows. They have no courage. Best to stay home, stroke their cats and drink their tea in a darkened room so not to be triggered.

Blogger Crew October 11, 2020 1:19 PM  

Nope. Never read anything by Brandon Sanderson.

Blogger Balkan Yankee October 11, 2020 1:20 PM  

Take notes boys and girls, this is how diseased culture destroys itself.

Blogger Parallax October 11, 2020 1:23 PM  

Shrug. If it weren’t for Castalia House and Arkhaven, I’d think SF/F ended in the 80s along with comics.

Blogger Mr. Blue October 11, 2020 1:26 PM  

I wouldn't be too hasty in that final paragraph. Howard Tayler's _Schlock Mercenary_ was a decent enough sci-fi comedy strip for most of its run, even if it did in the end succumb to power level creep.

You'd still need a heart of stone not to laugh at the circular firing squad revealed here.

Blogger #7139 October 11, 2020 1:29 PM  

After the dust settles, I hope the inmates burn it all to the ground, leaving nothing but a post-apocalyptic landscape with a heap of bones a couple hundred feet high.

Blogger tublecane October 11, 2020 1:34 PM  

“Why? They were offered help in June and didn’t take it”

What does this mean? They didn’t bow sufficiently back in June, they didn’t pay the full ransom back in June, or what?

It happens very often that I encounter “Why? Well, let me tell you:...” followed by pure gibberish.

Blogger SonyAD October 11, 2020 1:37 PM  

The Pox. I see what you did there... huhuhu. Took me a moment or two of pondering, though.

Blogger Unknown October 11, 2020 1:41 PM  

Vox is going to be chagrined if Leftists blow up World Fantasy Con worse than he blew up the Hugos ...

Blogger Felis Concolor October 11, 2020 1:43 PM  

So would this be a form of color revolution within the SF-SJW community?

Perhaps it should be called a colored people revolution.

Blogger tuberman October 11, 2020 1:43 PM  

But, but,....but there's no there...there, as in Publishing Companies are dead. They're just money laundry scams for DNC types and NeverTrumpers. There is nothing left to reach the top of within these companies as a writer. Tons of Fags, fighting over who gets the last square of toilet paper. No audience, and even their own not caring beyond destruction. So funny that satire isn't necessary.

Yet new opportunities for Castalia House and Arkhaven, and hopefully some others soon.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau October 11, 2020 1:45 PM  

Just give N.K. Jemisin an award of two and it fixed everything.

Blogger Servant October 11, 2020 1:45 PM  

I imagine Conan would be pleased at this display. He was never too optimistic about civilization.

Blogger Raker_T October 11, 2020 1:53 PM  

It was once said that the human mind is a pattern recognition machine. Yeah, so upon reading this, I thought it was a bit like charging interest on fake money. They get hostile over an ever changing morality; they're headed for the 26 trillion mark any day now. Speaking of fake money, would things get really interesting if the president started using the term fake money like he does fake news? Where's that popcorn anyway?

Blogger Wm Jas Tychonievich October 11, 2020 2:04 PM  

Aren’t blacks and indigenous considered to be “of color”? Is “BIPOC” an attempt to start another LPGABBQ that they can keep adding letters to?

Blogger nswhorse October 11, 2020 2:53 PM  

I observed Sanderson trying to appease an aggressive homo in an online exchange several years ago. No surprise he's drifted down the SJW rabbit hole.

Blogger Azimus October 11, 2020 2:53 PM  

I've often wondered how Gideon felt when he watched the Midianites turn on each other and wipe themselves out...

Blogger lowercaseb October 11, 2020 2:54 PM  

The Hugos have been turned into a smoking crater as foretold, and the survivors are killing each other for ownership of the ashes.

This is a puppies version of "Conan, what is good in life?"

Blogger Newscaper312 October 11, 2020 2:56 PM  

@tublecane
I laughed at that too, "offered help in June" == NewSpeak for "made demands"

Blogger VD October 11, 2020 2:59 PM  

Vox is going to be chagrined if Leftists blow up World Fantasy Con worse than he blew up the Hugos ...

To the contrary, I would applaud them. My own humble talents clearly cannot compete with their positive genius for self-destruction.

Blogger John Bradley October 11, 2020 3:00 PM  

Is “BIPOC” an attempt to start another LPGABBQ that they can keep adding letters to?

Look for it to be expanded to BIWPOC in the not too distant future in order to include White People of Color. It's not just frauds like Talcum X and Lieawatha, but a way for all the Good Whites to signify that they're on board with their eventual extinction, unlike those icky Bad Whites with their outmoded ideas of "a future for white children".

Blogger Newscaper312 October 11, 2020 3:02 PM  

I thought inciting your enemies to consume themselves was pretty high level warfare.
But just enjoying the popcorn without lifting a metaphorical finger, priceless.

Blogger kurt9 October 11, 2020 3:03 PM  

Leftist autophagy is always entertaining to watch.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer October 11, 2020 3:05 PM  

There must be some money that can still be looted from the now culturally irrelevant World Fantasy Convention.

Blogger Silent Draco October 11, 2020 3:07 PM  

Vox merely destroyed the foundations and other white male stuff. They can now have a FABULOUS implosion of their own doing.

I will laugh and enjoy popcorn, then broil a unicorn to medium-rare.

Blogger Dark Herald October 11, 2020 3:10 PM  

The Pinks don't get it.

The Pox are like Colin Kaepernick, they don't really want to be on the team and are going out of their way to avoid joining it.

The only thing WorldCon has going for it is the Hugo Award.

And since the Pinks have turned the Hugo into yet another worthless Participation Trophy, getting one has quietly turned into the Science Fiction's ultimate left-hand compliment.

Blogger Avalanche October 11, 2020 3:10 PM  

Wow! If they can keep getting the con set up -- they may actually have a con with JUST non-SJW White attendees! THAT is one I'd attend! Maybe point out that non-Whites attending a con is cultural appropriation!

No whiners, no oppressed non-authors pretending to be authors, no "pay me when I volunteer!" and hey! And no more having to pay the entry fees for folks who want more gibs. Win-win-win!

Blogger ~brb October 11, 2020 3:12 PM  

Have mercy, Vox! Don't post pieces like this around lunchtime CDT! I'd just taken a big bite out of a honeycrisp apple before I started reading this post and nearly choked from laughing so hard!

Blogger Hunsdon October 11, 2020 3:17 PM  

Lesser dark lords may have to brag about their prowess, the SDL can maintain an appropriate modesty.

Blogger Grey Carter October 11, 2020 3:19 PM  

With all the posturing and virtue signalling, I'd be surprised if anyone actually got around to having a convention.

Blogger Joe Smith October 11, 2020 3:31 PM  

After the last post I was thinking, "Maybe they should try appeasement. That always seems to work." Now I understand that they didn't appease hard enough. Maybe they should try full on, spineless, groveling submission next. That will do the trick, I bet.

Blogger Nathan October 11, 2020 3:35 PM  

"It was once said that the human mind is a pattern recognition machine."

Apparently it is lost on fandom that almost every year's big convention controversy is either started by Tempest Bradford, Mary Robinette Kowal, and their friends, or ends up with MRK in the power position of arbiter or beneficiary of the resolution. (And for those who say, "what about Sad Puppies?", SP/RP weren't the only convention uproars in those four years. We just provided distractions from the other controversies.)

Blogger Jack Aubrey October 11, 2020 3:37 PM  

BIPOC sounds like a worse plague than COVID. You and your civilization can recover from COVID.

Blogger Fox Bear October 11, 2020 3:39 PM  

I have high hopes for my new book: Black Egyptians defeat invading, white aliens from the planet Hawnkii with the help of the Black Hebrew Israelites, and celebrate by crowning their new King: Jesus!

Blogger Wazdakka October 11, 2020 3:40 PM  

From the comments
" It has inspired me to contact the leadership of my yarn guild and suggest that we need a grant program to cover membership dues for persons in a financially precarious position. "

LOL
There be gold in them thar comments

Blogger Autarky Bear October 11, 2020 3:58 PM  

These people will eat anyone alive who submits to their insanity. I wonder if any of these people will survive the collaspe. Maybe they'll band together in some minor way, but the amount of victim consciousness they have doesn't bode well for them. I imagine they'll be like Zebras attempting to flee the alligators and Lions only to push their kin closest towards the predators so they can live one more day. We'll see what happens though, some of these people are surprising resilient and capable in attacking others and making long term plans. Kinda like the Jews, although most can not provide for themselves in a garden or pen if they tried.

Blogger Doktor Jeep October 11, 2020 4:11 PM  

Their problem is they have no more enemies around. They ran everybody off.
But they can't be happy. They are incapable of it, like most mentally ill people. Their implosion is more entertaining than their works.

Blogger Raker_T October 11, 2020 4:17 PM  

"Tons of Fags, fighting over who gets the last square of toilet paper."
.
A comment section itself worthy of popcorn.

Blogger Unknown October 11, 2020 4:34 PM  

i stand properly abashed at my presumption of your purported future emotional state.

Blogger Gregory the Tall October 11, 2020 4:36 PM  

I used to devour a lot SF novels in the past. Now I am troubled by a whole new question: If the earth is flat and stars are fixed to a kind of dome how do spaceships get through the firmament?

Blogger Beloved October 11, 2020 4:47 PM  

Writing Excuses went to shit when MRK joined it.

Blogger DourCdn October 11, 2020 5:00 PM  

Content and happy?

Blogger Shakey October 11, 2020 5:46 PM  

Such is the power of the SDL.

Blogger Jon D. October 11, 2020 5:53 PM  

Brings a tear to the eye.

Blogger Haxo Angmark October 11, 2020 6:11 PM  

no, I have not read anything by the

"Brandon Sanderson" either. I did read one paragraph

from VoxDay's TOB some time ago, though.

Blogger Azimus October 11, 2020 6:15 PM  

@ DourCdn - precisely. With an added dash "thanks be to God"

Blogger jijijeac October 11, 2020 6:33 PM  

why on earth would any self aware white author join this festering swarm of anti white creatures. makes no sense.

Blogger tdcommenter October 11, 2020 6:38 PM  

@40 Probably why San Fran outlawed snacks at the show.

Blogger Teleport me off this rock October 11, 2020 7:01 PM  

It shows just how worthless most "conservatives" are that they've allowed so many institutions and cultural organizations be overrun by such utter cowards.

Blogger Brett baker October 11, 2020 7:02 PM  

So in a couple of years there might be fantasy worth reading besides that published by Baen or Castaliahouse?

Blogger Worlds Edge October 11, 2020 7:08 PM  

>> actively harmful, hurtful, & oppressive to these groups.

Ha ha, this is great. Doubtless we're well on our way to the point the people capable of running conventions are going to be too terrorized to do so. It isn't like the imbeciles screeching on Twitter have the intelligence to do so, after all.

Blogger c0pperheaded October 11, 2020 7:13 PM  

When I saw the title, I thought this was going to be about FBI rape stats.

Blogger Dark Herald October 11, 2020 7:28 PM  

I've read three of Sanderson's books.

I can give props for the plotting, the character development and the magic system.

But his prose is nothing short of turgid. I managed to wade through it to finish the trilogy but never again. It was the reading equivalent of trudging through a swamp.

Blogger Unknown October 11, 2020 7:59 PM  

42. Gregory the Tall October 11, 2020 4:36 PM
how do spaceships get through the firmament?



the same way Truman does, through the service hatch.



49. jijijeac October 11, 2020 6:33 PM
why on earth would any self aware white author join this festering swarm of anti white creatures. makes no sense.



Narcissists tend to lack introspection and self examination.

and introspection is a prerequisite for self awareness.

Blogger Chris Lopes October 11, 2020 8:51 PM  

Vox talked them into burning down their own village by pushing their buttons. They reacted exactly as he knew they would. Sun Tzu would be proud.

Blogger J Van Stry October 11, 2020 8:59 PM  

I had no idea that BIPOC (whatever that is) or anybody in fact were being killed, beaten, and otherwise subjected to or exposed to physical violence at WFC!
Seriously!
That everyone is now saying that it's 'unsafe' to be at his convention, I can only speculate as to how they were able to keep all the killings, assaults, and other physical violence secret.
You'd think the police would have been called
or at leas the press would know something about it...

Blogger Azure Amaranthine October 11, 2020 9:08 PM  

"It was the reading equivalent of trudging through a swamp."

Prose barbarian by preference here, when it comes to reading. I know the setting, grey mist on grey ash with grey clothes on grey slaves and a mostly flat landscape except for the gothic towers. Felt like a self-imposed challenge to me, heavily depressing with only the magic and politics to light it up.

Blogger xavier October 11, 2020 9:17 PM  

I don't read mainstream scifi. So this dispute doesn't concern me.

Blogger bobby October 11, 2020 10:11 PM  

These uneasy coalitions always end up Thunderdoming away at the end - twenty freaks in, one freak out - the interesting thing is, which category of freak ends up on top. My bet's on some white Marxist dude, and it'll be all according to his plan.

Blogger Arthur Isaac October 11, 2020 10:14 PM  

Gideon? Save some for me?

Blogger Unknown October 11, 2020 10:19 PM  

so brave, thank you for this.

Blogger The Last Roman October 11, 2020 10:25 PM  

I don't know why they would bother. I've never met a black guy who was into fantasy or sci-fi, and I've only met a handful of, very odd, girls who were into those genres. They should just accept that it's a White man's scene. They can go watch the NBA.

Blogger Damelon Brinn October 11, 2020 11:39 PM  

why on earth would any self aware white author join this festering swarm of anti white creatures.

Figuring it'll be easy to succeed as the one-eyed man in the land of the blind?

Anonymous Anonymous October 12, 2020 12:37 AM  

Use of “folks” = big giant tell.

Obama famously said “we tortured some folks” but if he’d admitted to forcing them to read woke SFF he’d be in a jail cell already.

Blogger Pseudotsuga October 12, 2020 12:39 AM  

Virtue signaling is a marketing skill, right? Mary Three Names is an example of this.

Blogger Storm Rhode October 12, 2020 2:04 AM  

Vox, have you considered having Castalia conducting a merit based award for sci-fi and fantasy? Since the other awards for such things mean nothing, maybe it would pay off to do it.

Blogger Tars Tarkas October 12, 2020 9:03 AM  

Are these people really so stupid that they cannot see this as the openly cynical power play that it is?

Blogger Tars Tarkas October 12, 2020 9:10 AM  

Damelon Brinn wrote:Figuring it'll be easy to succeed as the one-eyed man in the land of the blind?

In the land of the blind, the man who can see is a crazy person claiming magical abilities and a 5th sense nobody else has.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Country_of_the_Blind

In the land of the insane SJWs, the sane man is crazy and a sexist and a racist.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine October 13, 2020 7:19 AM  

"Are these people really so stupid that they cannot see this as the openly cynical power play that it is?"

They can see it, but they invested themselves in the early phases of the bread-roll when it benefited them, so there's nowhere for them to run but down the gullet now that it's their turn for swallowing.

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