So WorldCon started and there has been a whole new deluge of articles and media reports about the scourge of Sad Puppies. Personally, I was too busy yesterday to pay much attention. But don’t worry, from what I heard it was all the same old narrative.
They had the business meeting. I’ve been told the proposed “improvement” to the Hugo voting system is a complicated and nobody understands it. So E Plurbis Hugo is like the Obamacare of fandom, but that’s what you do to protect your clique from Wrongfan and their Wrongfun. They postponed that to be voted on Sunday probably hoping that most of the rational productive people have left so they could be back to work on Monday.
What was it GRRM told the CHORFs about all those rule change schemes to keep out Wrongfan? I think it was knock if off, what are you trying to do, prove the Puppies right?
My prediction for the awards tomorrow? Beats me. I won back when they reacted exactly how I predicted they would and showed the world what a bunch of insular, cliquish, holier than thou, jerks they were. No matter what happens tomorrow night, they’ll shift the goal posts, declare absolute victory, and call us sexist. Since next year’s campaign is being run by Kate, Sarah, and Amanda, I’m sure they’ll just switch the narrative to something else and go full Palin on them.
But of all the Sad Puppies nominees, I’d really like to see Toni Weisskopf win. She’s a pro’s pro, respected by everyone, who runs one of the bigger publishing houses in sci-fi, has developed lots of great talent, edited hundreds of books, and been in the industry and fandom for decades, but the Hugos ignored her until Sad Puppies came along.
And now I’m going to try my best to avoid the internet for the rest of the weekend. See you guys Monday.
EDIT: I removed the page count for the proposal, because I was given the total page count of the packet instead.