Re: [ICG-D] Re: playing to a hostile crowd
- This was not a topic I expected him to be a snob about.
I don't know what he was thinking. He knows I read his
LJ. Did he really think I was going to just let that pass
I'll probably see him at a party in a couple of weeks. He
may wish to discuss the issue some more. I don't think
so. We'll have to agree to disagree; to attempt to bridge
the chasm would just kill the party atmosphere, and at
least one of us would have to leave.
On Fri, 10 Aug 2007 14:41:43 -0000
"von_drago" <von_drago@...> wrote:
> Dany's right - you just have to ignore some people. And
>while those of
> us who actually know Mr. Hicks are aware of how
>difficult he can be to
> ignore, his comments don't surprise me.
> I think it's slightly amusing that he thinks the
>majority of the
> audience agrees with him. We know that's not true. Nor
>do I think the
> Archon ConCom or MD agree with him.
> Being aware that Mr. Hicks is opinionated if erudite,
>pompous & fond
> of the sound of his own voice; I'm still a little
>surprised that he's
> a snob. Only SF&F for him, thank you! (Strict adherence
> personal definition, too, please.) And preferably only
>Literary SF if
> it can be managed.
> If everyone thought that way, then Archon's Masquerade
>would be very
> small instead of the fabulous venue it is.
>Coincidentally, I suspect
> so would the convention itself. While I do pick up books
>there & have
> attended the occasional author panel, SF lit is not why
>I go. I go for
> all the variety of things one usually sees at an SF con.
> If the con were to exclude anything not strictly
>affiliated with SF
> that would eliminate many gamers, cosplayers, a lot of
>Further restrict it to Literature & you lose the LOTR,
>Star Wars &
> Star Trek crowd (What?! No Klingons at an SF con?!)
> media not books.
> Just my 2 cents.
> --- In ICG-D@yahoogroups.com, "axejudge" <axejudge@...>
>> If you think your average congoer thinks that the way
>> evolved over time is a good thing, you might be
>> I don't like being insulted, which is what he did. I
>>tried to defend
>> our position, but it became clear I was outnumbered.
>> I'm really pissed.
- --- In ICG-D@yahoogroups.com, "Susan Eisenhour" <sjeisenhour@...>
> --- In ICG-D@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky & Karen Dick" <castleb@> wrote:
> > Is it possible that the source of this conflict is NASFiC's
> interpretation of what are suitable costumes for its masquerade vs.
> Archon's interpretation, and these two cons were combined this year?
> > I have seen plenty of stuff in the Archon masquerade that I
> classify as Science Fiction -or- fantasy, but if Archon just callsit
> thair "masquerade," that's kosher. But some of the NASFiC crossovermasquerade,
> attendees may not have understood that.
> > --Karen
> Frankly, if Cascadia con was an example of typical NASFiC
> let's keep our peculiar Archon traditions. Nothing against thepeople
> who did enter in Seattle, but I think there were about 10 entries,and
> few of those were up to Archon standards.Sorry. that was a typo. I meant there were so few entries, I was
completely surprised. I expected a west-coast NASFiC to be much
I understand many of the costumes out there were busy with other