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Oh, almost forgot... this kind of reminds me (in a very limited way) of something Harlan Ellison wrote about in the early 90s in a novella-length essay he published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine (which is now just Asimov's Science Fiction). It's a bit trenchant, and even though Ellison acknowledges up front that the bad apples make up only a small percentage of fandom (he claims 10% I think), the laundry list of horrible fan behavior just makes you feel dirty by the end. He doesn't just write in generalities, either; he has anecdotes culled from some of the best and most recognized names in SF and fantasy.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2012 on Video Q&A Post for Denver Comicon at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, I just wanted you to know that my wife and I were at your Storytime event at Phoenix Comicon, and we had a blast. At no point did we think you were anything other than gracious and cool. My wife linked to your Tumblr post, which is how I found out about this jihad (as you described it)... and I have to say, I found the whole tirade against you cringeworthy. My worry is that this incident might reflect badly on the fandom in Arizona and Phoenix in particular. To think that one of "our own" might have actually deterred you from attending future conventions really upsets us.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2012 on Video Q&A Post for Denver Comicon at WWdN: In Exile
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