Origins sent out yet ANOTHER message about me, and my response

Gama sent out this email to all the exhibitors at Origins.  Basically, they screwed up, but Origins wants you to know that they’re the real victims here and Larry Correia and his fans are the real bad guys. Here it is in its entirety. My specific comments will follow:

 

Good afternoon Exhibitors,

We are a few weeks away from Origins and the anticipation is building!

Things are looking great for this year’s show. The Exhibit Hall is officially sold out and badges are currently trending 15% above pre-registration numbers from 2017.

We have taken a brief hiatus from social media but are fully prepared to continue promoting the show and its exhibitors starting this week. Before we begin communicating through social, there are a few things we wanted to bring to your attention.

Some individuals have rallied online with plans to harass companies exhibiting at the show—this is in response to the disinviting of Larry Correia as a guest at Origins.

To provide you with some background: our original decision to invite Larry as a guest at Origins was simple—he’s a successful author, has been a guest at other conventions in previous years, and any one that knows him knows that he is big into gaming.

Unfortunately, we were not aware of Mr. Correia’s online presence and following. Upon further research we found an abundance of confrontational discourse and polarizing behavior online.

We have nothing against Larry as a person or as a professional, but we have seen the drama that follows him, and we do not want that at Origins.

As an exhibitor at Origins, we wanted you to be aware of the general MO of the group we are explaining:

Company pages are inundated with comments and negative rankings
Employers and publishers are contacted
Messages with keywords regarding to the show are targeted


Time has passed, and things have calmed down, but we should all still be aware of these potential behaviors. If you receive any threats or libel regarding you or your company, please send them to John Ward.

Thank you for your support. Good luck with the final preparations for the show!

 

Wow…  Now I’m really starting to get annoyed at just how disingenuous this bunch is.  

That isn’t what happened at all. Here is my statement: http://monsterhunternation.com/2018/05/15/statement-concerning-my-being-disinvited-as-the-guest-of-honor-for-origins-game-fair/

And the update from a few days later:

http://monsterhunternation.com/2018/05/21/origins-debacle-update-they-still-havent-reimbursed-me-for-my-plane-tickets/

Let me break this down for you.

Some individuals have rallied online with plans to harass companies exhibiting at the show

My only comments during this entire debacle concerning the vendors was that they should be left alone. The vendors are just small businessmen trying to have a good sales weekend, and they have nothing to do with the incompetence of John Ward.  I’ve specifically gone out of my way to say that to my fans on multiple occasions.

The only vendors I’ve seen animosity directed at were the ones who specifically went out of their way to virtue signal on Twitter about how booting me for having the wrong opinions was So Brave. And that’s a short and very specific list who did that usual social media thing where they decided to throw punches, and then cry about getting punched back afterwards.

 But hey, toss that out there. The important thing is that everyone knows Origins is the real victim here.

To provide you with some background: our original decision to invite Larry as a guest at Origins was simple—he’s a successful author, has been a guest at other conventions in previous years,

 

Correction, I’ve been a guest at dozens of other conventions and events over the last decade (as many as 15 in a year) and I’ve not had an issue at a single one of them. I’ve been on a few hundred panels, and as far as I’m aware of I’ve never had any complaints made to a ConCom by anyone who was actually at any of these events

and any one that knows him knows that he is big into gaming.

Duh.

Unfortunately, we were not aware of Mr. Correia’s online presence

By online presence, they mean that I have a history of interrupting social justice lynch mobs while they’re slandering people and trying to ruin careers. How rude!

and following.

Meaning I have a lot of fans who take it personal when they’re told that a guy they’re fond of, who they read all his stuff, and worst of all, agree with on a lot of his opinions… is actually a sexist, racist, homophobic, hatemonger. Because if they like such a person, what does it say about them?

So they got ticked off. Go figure. Don’t they know that only people on the left are allowed to share an opinion in public?

Upon further research

 

That is an utter and complete lie. Unless by “research” they mean that some angry people with an axe to grind showed up in their announcement thread to make up a bunch of outlandish nonsense, and John Ward immediately panicked and caved to their demands.

 

we found an abundance of confrontational discourse

 

Confrontational, meaning that I’m one of a relative handful of professional traditionally published authors who is openly something other than liberal/socialist in an industry which is overwhelmingly left wing, who will disagree in public with the agreed upon groupthink narrative about any given topic.  I guess Origins thinks it is okay to be a conservative or a libertarian, provided that you sit quietly and never ever disagree with your betters.

 

and polarizing behavior online.

 

Which is kind of funny, since there is a long list of super outspoken left wing authors and game designers who could be described as “polarizing”, but for some odd reason those don’t count.

 

Seriously, when I’m having all this “confrontational discourse” I ain’t talking to myself. I’m usually arguing with a left wing author, pundit, journalist, or publishing industry nut hugger. You going to ban all those too? Or just the guy you’ve decided is on the wrong side of history (along with half of America)?

 

We have nothing against Larry as a person or as a professional,

 

Which is why you lent credence to a bunch of vile slander from an online outrage mob (who weren’t even going to attend anyway), and why you continue to malign both me and my fans.  Or why John Ward never specified what my “beliefs” were that made me inappropriate for a “family friendly” event.

 

but we have seen the drama that follows him, and we do not want that at Origins.

 

Which is why John Ward managed to handle revoking my invitation in the most ham fisted, drama inducing manner, humanly possible.

 

As an exhibitor at Origins, we wanted you to be aware of the general MO of the group we are explaining:

 

I like that. “MO of the group”… As in Ward panicked, caved into a social justice witch hunt within minutes, publically screwed the pooch, and now they need to shift blame to the people who felt insulted by his inept, unprofessional handling of the matter.

 

Company pages are inundated with comments and negative rankings

Meaning a bunch of pissed off people left negative reviews on Origins page that day.

 

As far as other company pages getting lots of comments and negative rankings, I’ve got no idea what he’s going on about. But if someone at a company goes specifically political on their social media (Green Ronin, the one guy from Fate, Mike what’s his face at D&D) I don’t know why it should come as a shock that they get comments of an opposing political response.

 

Oh yeah! That’s right! “Polarizing” only works in one direction.  You guys can say whatever you want with impunity and half the country just has to suck it up. I forgot. My bad.  

 

Employers and publishers are contacted

 

Yep. That’s something people do to the sponsors of things which piss them off.

 

That one is kind of funny though, since Ward’s last email to the vendors he straight up lied to them and said he’d only gotten a handful of emails. Oops. Your damage control guys should really keep their stories straight.


Messages with keywords regarding to the show are targeted

 

I don’t even know what the hell he’s talking about there.

 

Time has passed, and things have calmed down

 

Which is why they decided to send this email to everyone to stir it back up.

 

Heh… By me making this public and defending myself, there I go being all “polarizing” and “confrontational” again.

 

but we should all still be aware of these potential behaviors

 

Including the imaginary ones he made up.  

 

If you receive any threats or libel regarding you or your company, please send them to John Ward.

 

Who I am certain will bungle it in the most inept way humanly possible.

 

Look, Vendors, you guys are the ones getting screwed here. I’m just going to stay home and paint minis that weekend.

 

John Ward goofed. The fiancé of a billionaire was butt hurt over something I wrote four years ago, made up a bunch of nonsense about how my presence at an event she wasn’t even going to attend made her feel “unsafe”, and Ward instantly caved to political pressure like a little bitch. The loudest, most politically biased (dare I say polarizing?) people in your industry threw a party about it on Twitter about how half your customers are stupid for having the wrong politics, and now they’re whining because those people gave them negative reviews.

 

Hence, this press release so they can shift the blame back over to the guy they screwed over who just wanted to go to a game con.

 

I hope you vendors have a good show. I hope you sell a ton of stuff and make a pile of money. But man, if I were you, I’d really want these goons replaced with some actual businessmen who will put your continued success over their petty partisan politics.

 

I’m not the one who started this. I was going to do some panels, teach a couple writing workshops (for free), play some games, buy some minis (seriously, I spent $1,000 before lunch the first day of GenCon last time), interact with fans, and then go see the manatees at the Columbus zoo.  I didn’t think it would be that different from the multitude of other cons I’ve attended without incident over the years.

Drama “follows me” because clowns like Ward give into the demands of the perpetually offended who scream the loudest.  A few days after this, spurred on by their success, the social justice crowd was already trying to get me kicked out of a different con (but unlike Ward, that ConCom had a spine) and they told the complainer to shove it..

 

So ask yourself if GAMA is going to have your back when someone at your company inevitably says something that crosses some perpetually offended person’s invisible line and a political outrage mob forms. We’ve already seen that if you’ve got the correct politics you’ll be fine, but as for the rest of you wrongthinkers? Your future is in John Ward’s hands.

 

Good luck.  😀

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Bob Peavyhouse
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Bob Peavyhouse

Are you sure they’ll be fine even if they have the right politics? The left has a habit of eating it’s own when they can’t find a conservative.

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik

See: WisCon.

The Phantom
Guest

Yes, I understand they had their ritual witch burning this week.

E P
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E P

I mean, this is the same political camp that thinks using a weapon in self-defense should be a crime, so it’s not surprising that they would also think defending your conservative/libertarian viewpoints against slander is hate speech.

On a somewhat related note, my newest auto-generated ship commander in World of Warships is named John Ward, and I’m thinking of dismissing him.

Rusty
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Rusty

Yeah, I got one of those myself in the shuffle that just happened with the US Cruisers. I’ve got enough spare US commanders laying around that I don’t need him on Cleveland.

E P
Guest
E P

That’s true, if I put him on the Cleveland I can give him the chance to sink a SECOND major Ohio city.

E L M
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E L M

I’d be tempted to run him aground and leave him for the enemy.

Jeff Gauch
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Jeff Gauch

Don’t dismiss him, put him in command of the GAMA then make a Youtube video of it getting sunk while running away over and over again. Maybe with a dramatic reading of the press announcements.

E P
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E P

Haha! I’m not much of a video editor but if someone else wants to make it I’ll happily provide the footage.

E P
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E P

Unfortunately there’s no such thing as a Columbus-class or Ohio-class ship to put him in charge of, but I could work with the Baltimore-class cruiser (of which one of their real-world examples was called USS Columbus) OR the Montana-class battleship (of which one was named the USS Ohio, though it was never actually built). I haven’t unlocked either of those ships yet though so I’ll have to get to work on it.

Tritium
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Tritium

There is the Ohio-Class SSBN/SSGN submarine. And since US ship classes are named after the lead ship in the class, it is a certainty there is a USS Ohio (SSBN-726, later SSGN-726)

E P
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E P

Those aren’t featured in the game, though, so I gotta work with what’s available to me.

Timothy Patterson
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Timothy Patterson

Wow, I’m not up on the politics given this Con but I know that if an author I wanted to see the most was all the sudden not going to be there I would really question as to why and would definitely not want to go myself. I think you’re right that all the people who who work hard to earn what they can at a con would definitely be the ones who would lose the most.

heath j
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heath j

Tell me you’re going to let slip the lawyers of war on this dickhole..

Did you ever get reimbursed?

Beolach
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Beolach

Yes, at least for the “base coach amount”; see the edit to this previous post: http://monsterhunternation.com/2018/05/21/origins-debacle-update-they-still-havent-reimbursed-me-for-my-plane-tickets/

Robin Munn
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Robin Munn

It’s in his update post. He got the check for the travel costs, but they shorted him the $300 he spent on an upgrade to economy comfort (which they weren’t contractually required to give him, but it would have been the right thing to do so that’s still a jerk move).

Lawson
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Lawson

Williamson is already suing them. His lawyer also found that some of the people celebrating may actually be breaking a “non-competing” law, so they may also be in serious hot water as well.

Shadowdancer
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Iiiinteresting. I gather this is a discussion being done not on his blog?

Toastrider
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Toastrider

A good rule of thumb is: when you’ve hired the lawyers, you NEVER talk about it (except with their approval).

Shadowdancer
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*Grin* Then I look forward to hearing about the results.

Jason Warner
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Jason Warner

Awsome Larry!!!

D. McCafferty
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D. McCafferty

i dearly wish you’d publish his email so we congoers could contact him directly. I’ve been going to Origins since I think their first year, the year Tom Clancy was a guest of honor (who i got to meet at some dudes table in the vendors room. he’d set up the Battle of Waterloo with a fantasy scenario of Alexander the Great’s Greek army against Napoleon’s Armee du Nord. Both Clancy and I laughed at him.) I even came in 2nd place in their Quake 2 tournament! I’ve attended almost every year since. Never again. I cannot in good conscience… Read more »

Mikey
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Mikey

The first Origins was in 1975. Tom Clancy’s first book was almost a decade later, so it’s unlikely he was the guest of honor at the first one.

Andrew
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If I read this correctly, their point is:

Left wing drama mob to censure authors, good.
Conservative/Libertarian drama mob to protest censuring of authors, bad.

AuricTech
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Or, more precisely:

Top-down-organized Left wing drama mob to censure authors, good.
Self-directed Conservative/Libertarian drama mob to protest censuring of authors, bad.

mad monkey
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mad monkey

Speaking of Cons, you’re still on for Gencon right? I’m looking forward to rolling some dice with you. I promise not to get butt hurt by anything you say……..okay your disdain for HK’s tweak me some.(joking) Do you know if they have a night time and place for the MHI game?

jdgalt
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jdgalt

Can you suggest a con in the west that doesn’t do this stuff?

Shadowdancer
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DragonCon.

Alex Jeffries
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Atlanta’s not so much in the western US.

Might have said SLCC, but looks like they’re in the process of being re-educated.

Evenstar
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Evenstar

What’s going on with SLCC?

Julaire
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Julaire

Well, 1) They can’t call it SLCC anymore because San Diego Comic-Con won the lawsuit over the name. They’re calling it “FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention now”

And 2) this post https://www.fanxsaltlake.com/blog/statement-from-dan-farr/ has probably the most detail, but you can find a lot more comments and some more information about specific incidents on their facebook page, twitter, and a few more blog posts on the website.

Evenstar
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Evenstar

Thanks for the information.

maniakmedic
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maniakmedic

Ummm, wow. I had no idea that was going on. By that metric, I have a complaint about almost every single person I’ve ever met in Europe. I *hate* being touched. But I’m also an adult and have enough awareness to know that some people are touchy people. Not in a creepy way, that’s just how they connect with others. I’m not that way, but I can deal with it. If I’m uncomfortable, I’ll address it with the person making me uncomfortable. I’ve done it once before when a guy was clearly trying to feel me up (he was not… Read more »

Shadowdancer
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Ah, my bad. *self depreciating grin* Depending on the orientation of the map in use, all of the US is ‘in the West’ for me.

Mike Houst
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Mike Houst

Ah, for the good old days when Atlanta was considered the western frontier. Everything seems like it’s gone down hill since the Colonial period. 😉

Eric
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Eric

But, but,but.. The Braves were in the NL WEST for forever! 🙂

Toastrider
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Toastrider

I was half hoping Mr. Correia could make DCon since Origins wimped out, to be honest. 🙂

Draven
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Draven

media con or lit con?

Shadowdancer
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Ah, social justice zealots screaming about blowback when they find out that the ‘wrong side of America’ is the one that spends money. “NO NO, COME BACK, EVEN IF WE THINK YOU ARE A SHITTY RIGHT WING MOB, THE COLOR OF YOUR MONEY IS BEAUTIFUL TO US!” is a glorious thing to see.

Is this getting to lawyering up stage? Because it looks like the double-down on the slander and defamation is getting escalated.

Craig(2)
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Craig(2)

There may be arguments I like less than the ridiculous “some individual vaguely associated with Person X is an asshole, therefore X is an asshole” trope this Origins statement reeks of, but there sure aren’t many of them.

Shadowdancer
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Yeah, well, they haven’t tapped out of the ‘use the high school tactics’ card yet. I don’t expect them to; there ain’t a lot of creativity in their deck builds.

Chris
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Chris

Why fix what hasn’t been broken yet?

Shadowdancer
Guest

Point.

Though, one always can dream of dealing with more mature individuals. Slim in this case, but y’know…

Chris
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Chris

I hear that alot.

Mike Houst
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Mike Houst

This e-mail from GAMA sure seems to meet the definition of libel to me. That they specifically mentioned Larry in it, rather than an unnamed former GoH, is deliberately damaging publicity to the Correia brand. Well, damaging to those who don’t know anything about Larry that is.

Old NFO
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Really??? I love the ‘blame the author’ game there… And us minions? At least we didn’t get called bitter Redneck clingers, or did we? Moving on over here. Oh, and as always, an excellent fisking!!! 🙂

Lissa
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Lissa

Screw ’em.

See you at LibertyCon.

Mike Houst
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Mike Houst

/sigh
I can’t go. I’ll be poking people with 3 feet of steel that weekend in St Louis.

Dan Lane
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Dan Lane

Most likely I’m unfortunately out this year, too. New job. Lots of work to do, not enough trained hands around to do it. And I *really* want to go.

JAWolf
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JAWolf

Kinky!

Mike Houst
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Mike Houst

Division 2, Division 3, and Veteran50 Epee

JAWolf
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JAWolf

My nieces fence. One got into an Ivy League school partially because of her skill.

MBmb
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MBmb

They are in the center and the others are “polarizing”.
What two poles? There is only one pole, the “polarizing” one, plus they, the “neutrals”. They should get a Nobel Prize for their monopole discovery.

Nomad
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Nomad

We should take a good look at them. After all, they seem to be hiding the secrets of monopole magnets.

Doctor Locketopus
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Doctor Locketopus

> Things are looking great for this year’s show. This year’s show, maybe. Assuming he’s not lying again. Next year’s show may be a different story. Per Larry’s request, I’m not boycotting any of the vendors at this year’s event (with the exception of those who actively cheered Ward on — those guys are already dead to me). As Larry and others have noted, many of the vendors are small businesspeople who might not be able to reschedule/pull out this late in the game without taking a financial hit. If any of those same vendors are there next year, though,… Read more »

Mike Houst
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Mike Houst

The person that John Ward, GAMA, and Origins really owes an apology to is Larry’s son.

WTG Ward, you screwed a young kid with your SJW BS. Ward may be a male, but he damn sure isn’t a man.

Chris
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Chris

“Hey guys, just wanted to bring you up to speed…- So, we attacked a guy’s character with absolutely no evidence whatsoever and as a result people that actually know him, including a number (read: larger than our crowd pull) of his fans, took exception.

Please pray for us as we struggle through our sudden victimization.

P.S. Also, we totally heard them call you doo-doo faces so you should, like, totes hate them, too.”

Shadowdancer
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Good translation of the GAMA letter.

Orvan Taurus
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Orvan Taurus

I keep ‘mis'(?)reading that as GAMMA…

Chris
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Chris

It’s spelled P-R-E-T-E-N-T-I-O-U-S-T-W-A-T-S.

benning
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Is that anything like “feckless c**ts”?

Chris
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Chris

The spelling is, like, TOTALLY different.

Chris
Guest
Chris

Someone really needs to make a Handwringing font. Get all the professional victims to use it.

Maybe call it Sans Integrity.

Shadowdancer
Guest

Well, that giggle was better than a morning coffee! Thank you!

SPQR
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SPQR

John Ward, “Lying little punk” is not breaking news….

Jason
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Jason

‘Polarizing behavior’? ‘Confrontational discourse’? Heaven, we can’t be having any of that, there might be children present! WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!?!

C.F.
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C.F.

Come out to Enfilade! in Olympia, WA — not as a GoH, but as Just Another Wargamer. Given the fact I was able to to wear my “TRIGGER WARNING” shirt on the con floor and have absolutely *no one* care, I doubt they’ll try anything.

Suburbanbanshee
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Suburbanbanshee

Walmart is selling a “Sun’s Out, Guns Out” tank top in the men’s clothing section. They put it next to the patriotic T-shirts, so I assume they meant that in a totally 2nd Amendment way.

emdfl
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emdfl

Ah, yes, the Evil Mr. Correia digs out his sack of doubloons, sticks one in the appropriate slot, and spins up his mighty fisking machine, driving another idiot deeper into said idiot’s own self-made pile of dung. It’s almost as much fun as reading his latest “Monsters” book… and it’s free, heh, heh.

Julaire
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Julaire

“If you receive any threats or libel regarding you or your company, please send them to John Ward.”

You should send an email to John Ward detailing all the libel he and the initial screecher and all the followers-on said about you.

SSG Kane
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SSG Kane

This is the line that cracks me up. Shouldn’t they be contacting the police and their attorney with any threats or libel against their company?

I mean, what’s John Ward going to do? Go all Michael Harmon on the perpetrators?

Brad Archer
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Brad Archer

At the risk sounding like a nut job. I have came to the conclusion our society evolved in to allowing , what i call Perceived Oppressed ( no disrespect to the truly oppressed in this world) to be the biggest oppressor’s . I ran into this being a lurker on a Goodread’s syfy club forum. A person started a thread , Would you still read/buy authors you found out did bad things. After reading two pages of comments I could not stop myself and posted my opinion stating with their line of thinking our U.S. constitution should be Abolished .… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Reddit’s PrintSF and Fantasy boards are depressingly similar. When I post on either board I do so in only the most milquetoast of fashions.

Matt B
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Oh dear lord.

Gen Con just announced Anita Sarkessian as one of their guests of honor.

BobtheRegisterredFool
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BobtheRegisterredFool

The twisted non consensual mind games are totally an important and celebrated part of the gaming hobby.

maniakmedic
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maniakmedic

It’s not a real gaming session until you’ve lectured every last one of your straight, white, male gaming friends about their bigotry, privilege, misogyny, and racism before the game starts. Bonus points if you make them give up everything their character gains in any given situation to the whoever has the biggest claim to victimhood in the group.

Dan Lane
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Dan Lane

Wait, what? Seriously? *reads*

Yup, seriously. GenCon must not have read the “no plarizing guests, seriously you guys” script. Or they read the one for it’s okay to do it to the right, because we don’t go all torchmobby, making passive aggressive “I feel unsafe, you must disinvite!” comments.

The lack of imagination is what gets me. We’re geeks, right? Gamers, readers, mini painters. Fans. You’d think the ones on the left with similar sort of bent would try something other than the same tired old “racist sexist, evil hatey-hate” crap.

Shadowdancer
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BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA~~~~~!!!!

Chris
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Chris

Since she styles herself a queen lefty and antifa style themselves terrorist queens, shouldn’t everyone be telling GenCon about the unsafe atmosphere they’ve allowed into their midst?

Shadowdancer
Guest

She’s unsafe – for every single gamer and gaming company out there, ever.

“Nice little company you have there. It’d be a shame if someone called it racist and misogynist.”

Chris
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Chris

Heaven help the first person there that says they got raped on the table…

JAWolf
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JAWolf

Shades of Big Dan’s?

Orvan Taurus
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Orvan Taurus

I think I’d feel rather uncomfortable at a convention where…. ♉

(And no, I’m not going. Was already not going.)

Jordan Bassior
Guest

They seem to be unaware that actual gamers hate her guts. Is the plan, basically, to try to bleed as much money as possible, then step 2 ____?_____, step 3 PROFIT!!!

I’m honestly starting to wonder if somebody’s pulled an oversell scam on the convention backers, as in The Producers. Inviting Sarkesian to a gamers convention is rather like inviting Farrakhan to a Jewish temple.

John R. Ellis
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John R. Ellis

Has Anita actually, like, done anything in years? Beyond make excuses as to why those “Educational Videos” people sent her a -lot- of money for never actually materialized beyond a couple of half-hearted “ashcan copy” attempts?

Jay Dee
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Jay Dee

Being Progressive means you never have to quit digging you hole deeper.

E P
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E P

Oh, but it IS getting deeper! Progress!

Nolan St.John
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Nolan St.John

I don’t know if it’s a regional thing (I live in Las Vegas) but the overwhelming majority of table top gamers I know are conservative. (Something about miniature war gaming seems to appeal to veterans) The few that aren’t are only slightly left of center and even the most leftist of them don’t approve of SJW tactics. Maybe the industry should do a demographic survey.

Julie A Pascal
Guest

“Polarizing” A word used to explain why the person who didn’t make a fuss is the one at fault.

Hey, it would almost fit on a T-shirt.

Dan Lane
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Dan Lane

Well, racist is pretty much dead, along with sexist and homophobic. They keep grabbing on to new terms that used to mean something, and now are just a flag for “I am losing an argument.”

Shadowdancer
Guest

Lately it seems to be arguing that pedophilia is a ‘sexual orientation’ and that incest between adults is also ‘love is love.’ I’ve been seeing more of that stuff lately. *shudder*

Chris
Guest
Chris

I’ve always wanted to adopt a Russian model.

Just like the liberals have.

Craig(2)
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Craig(2)

Really more of a Chinese (Cultural Revolution) model

Chris
Guest
Chris

Tastes great!!!

Darury
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Darury

I wanted to adopt a Russian model too, but my wife objected when she found out the “adoptee” was 24. /rimshot

BobtheRegisterredFool
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BobtheRegisterredFool

Serial killers were the first group of sexual deviants I was aware of. I see the issues through that lens.

Their ‘tolerance’ has no principled reason to object to their systemic murder.

KellyNJ
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KellyNJ

http://www.needleplaydesigns.com

You can ABSOLUTELY fit it on a t-shirt :p. In fact, I’m probably going to suggest it to the owner. BTW, any size/color shirt & any color/font embroidery

*whispering* I’m a very good pimp :p

Max Florschutz
Guest

Huh. Really feels like a case of “We made a really bad decision, but we’d really like it if you blamed someone else for this decision instead of us.” Getting bad reviews and comments? Yes, that’s generally what happens when you do something customers don’t like. This is like the CEO of Coke getting up at an investor conference and saying “Look, New Coke was a disaster, but the problem wasn’t with New Coke, or with us. It was with those people who talked about how they didn’t like New Coke!” Make bad business decisions, make unhappy customers, reap the… Read more »

Julie A Pascal
Guest

Okay, so here’s an alternate theory on why Origins would proclaim their commitment to avoiding a brouhaha, while doing everything to keep that brouhaha alive:

They still have an all male GOH line up. The initial complaints even went on about that first, with Larry as an almost after thought. What if the harpies are given time to remember that the lack of diversity was their first concern? Origins might want to keep everyone focused on how they valiantly slayed Straw Larry for a very good reason.

Patrick Chester
Guest
Patrick Chester

Except Straw Larry always returns. Progs need him so they keep bringing him back from the dead.

Sort of like the killer from an 80s slasher film franchise, I guess.

benning
Guest

Does Larry own a hockey mask?

Thomas
Guest
Thomas

Now now. Ward’s bungling is hardly inept. He’s a world class bungler.

DeTroyes
Guest
DeTroyes

Now I’m really curious to see what the overall attendance will be at Origins this year. And how it compares to previous years.

Orvan Taurus
Guest
Orvan Taurus

And then what of next year? If there is still interest to try again.

Jordan Bassior
Guest

What will really be interesting is what the attendance at Origins is next year. And just how easy or difficult it is for them to get guests.

Chris
Guest
Chris

^^^^Yep yep yep!^^^^

TheWriterinBlack
Guest

The origins event was close enough that it was just doable as a day-trip which would have been a great opportunity to see Larry again. I saw the event announcement. I looked into where it was. Saw that and started thinking about the possibility of making that day trip and…Larry uninvited. Yeah, that idea ended right there. I wouldn’t have had a lot of money to spend but I would have had some. But I’m not enough of a gamer to make it worth the trip on its own. Larry’s presence could have made it so. But…

BADKarma
Guest
BADKarma

Even GOD has never seen projection on THIS scale, Usil!

DeTroyes
Guest
DeTroyes

Most film studios have never projected on this scale.

The Phantom
Guest

This is a letter, on a potentially legal matter, from a professional, for-profit association? It reads like it was written by a Nigerian email scammer.

If I was doing business with GAMA, after reading that bit of illiteracy my hair would be standing straight up.

Frankly Larry I’d say you are much better off having nothing to do with these people. They seem -stupid- to me. I’m talking “five-martini-lunch and cheating on the trophy wife with the secretary” kind of stupid.

Radwaste
Guest

May I suggest that this has been “invading Russia” stupid?

Shadowdancer
Guest

Mmmm, maybe? It’s not QUITE ‘invading Australia’ stupid yet (You get to swim home, past the sharks and irukanji!)

Invading Poland, perhaps? (apparently that’d be harder today…)

The Phantom
Guest

Land war in Russia, you only have to walk home. Excellent point.

Curtis
Guest
Curtis

Caught,/saw? you years ago at the B&N in not Cleveland Enjoyed your talk very much. I really enjoy what you write. I reread it. Taking on these guys in your unique style is worth staying up for. I don’t get to internet until after 2200.

Daniel
Guest

Excellent stories aside… this is another major reason I love to throw money your way.

Toastrider
Guest
Toastrider

“We don’t want Larry to bring drama to our convention!” Yeah, because Larry Correia is totally known for that. I mean, the last two times he’s been at DragonCon, there’s been unrest, riots, looting, dead rising from the grave, dogs and cats living together… Oh wait, NONE of that happened. Mr. Correia was his usual chill, cheerful self and was more than happy to chat with fans (myself included). When the MHI/Savage Worlds Kickstarter drops, I wonder if he’d be willing to play it down in the gaming rooms? 🙂 I have heard from ‘Mad Mike’ (Michael Z. Williamson) that… Read more »

Lissa
Guest
Lissa
Mike D
Guest
Mike D

Link is dead. Entire facebook page is gone. Only twitter remains for dcfantasylit. What was there?

Wes
Guest
Wes

So, would it be out of bounds to refer to John Ward as a “Feckless Runt”? :-0)

SPQR
Guest
SPQR

Nope

Jay Dee
Guest
Jay Dee

Virtue Signalling? I recently started using the term, idiot signalling as in “John Ward is signalling that he is a really useful idiot.

Patrick Chester
Guest
Patrick Chester

I tend to call it signaling since there is almost never any real virtue to their screeching.

Joe in PNG
Guest
Joe in PNG

I suspect the signalling is a substitute for a personally known lack of actual virtue- ala the creepy woman stalker who post a whole lot of soc justice feminist screeds to mask/make up for the actual fact that he’s a woman hating misogynist.

Shadowdancer
Guest

Ohhh, I like idiot signaling! May I steal?

Kelly Martin
Guest
Kelly Martin

Unfortunately I can’t boycott Origins because they weren’t I con I normally attend anyway. I am going to bypass Gen Con this year because they decided to guest Anita Sarkeesian, one of the worst “gamer gate” SJWs out there. They are sending a clear signal to spend my money elsewhere, like on more of Larry’s books.

Reziac
Guest
Reziac

I see the problem. Your blog chases peoples awound der intervebs an’ beats dem wif its fisks. 😉

Correia=unprofessional
Guest
Correia=unprofessional

“virtue signal”, “social justice lynch mobs”, “groupthink”, “nut hugger”, “social justice witch hunt”, “fiance of a billionaire was butt hurt”, “little bitch”

Gee, I can’t imagine why with comments like those someone would think Liarry Correia is an unprofessional white supremacist troll who should not be allowed around kids…

DeTroyes
Guest
DeTroyes

Huh. Did someone forget to lock Clamps’ straightjacket again?

Correia Sucks
Guest
Correia Sucks

“fiancé of a billionaire was butt hurt … little bitch. ”

Way to show us how professional you can be and how you should be taken seriously. NOT. Fuck off back to your white supremacist trailer park and burn a cross or something with your nazi shit fans.

Patrick Chester
Guest
Patrick Chester

You are aware that this site is Larry’s personal blog?

Oh wait, you were just raging at someone you feel safe to hate because you were gullible enough to believe lies some people fed you.

I mustn’t provide things that go off your script. It’ll overstrain the tiny cluster of neurons in your tiny overheated head that pretends to be a brain. You poor thing.

E P
Guest
E P

Perfect example of selective quoting to make it sound like someone is sexist! Here’s the full sentence: “The fiancé of a billionaire was butt hurt over something I wrote four years ago, made up a bunch of nonsense about how my presence at an event she wasn’t even going to attend made her feel ‘unsafe’, and Ward instantly caved to political pressure like a little bitch. ” Notice how he never called the woman a single sexist slur. Now if you want to have a civil discussion about whether it is appropriate to use the word “bitch” disparagingly towards men,… Read more »

Kristophr
Guest
Kristophr

You seem to be obsessed with Larry.

If you are going to make an internet shrine to him, try to get the quotes right.

SPQR
Guest
SPQR

Great job demonstrating that Larry’s critics are lying little shits.

Chris
Guest
Chris

You’re being too cliche. I’m not buying the anti-Larry act.

G G
Guest
G G

Hmm, nice selective editing there you deceitful idiot. Go crawl back under the rock, oh sorry the “safe space”, you emerged from.

“The fiancé of a billionaire was butt hurt over something I wrote four years ago, made up a bunch of nonsense about how my presence at an event she wasn’t even going to attend made her feel ‘unsafe’, and Ward instantly caved to political pressure like a little bitch.”

DeTroyes
Guest
DeTroyes

Deleted. Should have realized its probably Clamps up to his usual word vomit.

Christopher Wagoner
Guest
Christopher Wagoner

Bro, I missed your tour last year because I was on tour in the Stan but, I hope to catch you at a Con or signing in the near future. Every one of your books has been a page turner and I have tons of respect for the time and creativity you put into your work. You sir, have helped me through some very stressful times by providing me with a very enjoyable atmosphere of relatable character and characters. To read about this thing with this guy that looks like he gets punched in the face by his gerbil while… Read more »

BassmanCO
Guest
BassmanCO

Thank you for your service. And a great comment.

Chris
Guest
Chris

Gerbils, man.

I wrote something above and then read you below.

Obviously, we are both geniuses.

Shadowdancer
Guest

*applauds* This is one of the best comments in this post, and ended perfectly!

Thank you for your service, sir!

Steve C
Guest
Steve C

The cream rises, bro. You just keep doin’ what you’re doin’.

God bless.