CHORFS GOTTA CHORF: "The Puppy Kickers are still dancing in glee, spitting abuse, and celebrating giving the Hugos a cat’s ar…asterisk –a calculated insult to all those voters who nominated as individuals, according to conscience." --Dave Freer, posted at the Mad Genius Club
REST IN PEACE: Wes Craven died today in Los Angeles at the age of 76.
DIRECT HIT: "Because I admire talent, intelligence, and dedication to one’s art. And because I think that’s what the Hugo Awards should be about – innovation, imagination, and ingenuity. And I’ll take those a thousand times over the racism of K. Tempest Bradford, the ignorance of Arthur Chu, the disdainful conceit of David Gerrold, the disingenuousness of George R.R. Martin, and the stubborn, arrogant, defamatory libel of Mary Robinette Kowal."
Read the rest of the article at The Liberty Zone.
IRONY: “Mr. Trump, I want my tribble back.” -- David Gerrold
PWNED: Butthurt John Scalzi is once again whining this morning that his heavily promoted novel Lock In would have been nominated for a Hugo if it hadn't been for those meddling puppies. Apparently, John has forgotten what Larry Correia pointed out months ago.
UNPROGNOSTICATED: Shockingly, John Scalzi did not predict their invention.
MAD GENIUS CLUB: "...imagine a group of Mean Girls from your high school or middle school years. The nastiest, bitchiest ones, only with a fraction of the candlepower..."
And rainbow suspenders.
(By contrast, last week's Asterisk-con, fka Worldcon, was centered around self-interested cliques intent on denigrating writers, artists, creators who make literature.)
The multi-venue Boise convention hosts a costume contest at the main library on 715 South Capitol Boulevard and an Artist's Alley at nearby 762 River Street. For a complete list of events, check out the convention's webpage.
MIRROR MIRROR: Or more precisely, John Scalzi does a reading of John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular: How SJWs Always Lie About Our Comparative Popularity Levels for an audio presentation to raise funds to benefit a charity for non-white Science Fiction & Fantasy fans interested in attending conventions. (Provided they don't read any Baen books.)
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