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28 June 2013 @ 06:54 pm
Follow up on Sci Fi Con Harassment  
Additional links related to Elise Matrhesen's post

John Scalzi: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/06/28/reporting-harassment-at-a-convention-a-first-person-how-to/

It hit a Jezebel forum: http://groupthink.jezebel.com/sexual-harassment-in-the-sci-fi-community-614177379 and in that post the author added a link incorrectly so I'll put it here because it is a very interesting post with accounts of many stomach-churning incidents at cons:

http://mariadahvanaheadley.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/but-he-didnt-know-he-was-hijacking-your-ship-on-conference-creeps/

Cherie Priest: http://www.cheriepriest.com/2013/06/28/maybe-its-just-us/

WisCon is soliciting comments or reports from the recent or previous conventions:

I am a co-chair for WisCon 38. If anyone would like to comment privately to the co-chairs on this topic, you are welcome to email chair@wiscon.info If you would like to make a formal report of a prior incident at a past WisCon, I can put you in touch with our Safety team. –
Piglet Evans, chair@wiscon.info
WisCon 38 co-chair

This is well on its way to going viral so I hope Tor is finally motivated to do something about James Frenkel. He's basically been able to operate without any consequences whatsoever up to this point. That has to stop. It saddens me that women going to sci fi conventions have been forced to just PLAN to potentially BE HARASSED and create their own safety nets.
 
 
 
Elle: Into the deserttheletterelle on July 5th, 2013 04:57 pm (UTC)
I am glad this is being addressed, but I can't help but feel for his wife, Joan D. Vinge, who is one of my favorite authors. Not that I'm saying OH NOEZ THINK OF THE FAMILEEZ because obviously he's been a threat for years. She's just the only person involved that I have any experience with, and I feel sad for how humiliated she must feel.