RARA-AVIS: Re: Skiffy cons: Lau

From: foxbrick ( foxbrick@yahoo.com)
Date: 26 Oct 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, BaxDeal@... wrote:
> In a message dated 10/26/07 9:42:30 AM, DJ-Anonyme@... writes:
> > So it's not the term science fiction that's offensive, but its
> > truncation to sci fi?

> I believe what most serious aficionados of the genre find most
offensive is
> categorical association with the costumed geeks who populate Sci Fi

Well, Jon, when they're at the "mixed" conventions (of literary and a/v "media" fans and pros), those're not necessarily "sci-fi" conventions so much as sf-fan cons. It might be noted that Mike Resnick has been a repeat costume-masquerade participant.

Todd Mason, not too much of a congoer, but some of his best friends...

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