Despite Baycon’s misleading form letter about their long time guests, there many who are a part of the con year after year, none who could remotely be on the right side of the aisle, and most of whom don’t really have any product out on the market that’s relevant in the current year. But, they’ll keep doubling down.
My original post on the matter was quite tactful: a policy point, with a response calling for a reflection and change in policy. Even when I went to Vox Popoli, I didn’t name by names, didn’t make things personal, didn’t get ugly with it.
Baycon changed that.
And now their perennial guests are spouting off and making sure they “punish” me outside of the convention for daring to speak out:
I fortunately have many friends in the group (which is how I got the screen shot), which is a nice place for memes and some online fun. I’ve contributed, been fun, never had a problem. Of course I hadn’t posted there much the last week as i’ve been busy.
Mr. Mix here recently has jumped on the anti-Trump train, posts dropping swear words at Betsy Devos and the like. So we know where this comes from. It’s all about hatred of Trump supporters. A true champion of Baycon in that.
What’s interesting is that this very much demonstrates the laws of SJWs in action. One, SJWs Always Lie: I have not see Mr. Mix IRL outside of Baycon last year, at which time we had fun and it was cordial. 2. SJWs always double down: it’s not enough that I’m out at Baycon, he has to make sure I’m out here too. 3. SJWs always project: framing as bad people, yup, he did exactly that. Further his comments on free speech: he definitely wants to censor me from the group, he’s said as much.
It’s pretty amazing. Who swears about and hates people like that because of their concern about science fiction being overly political? This is nasty stuff, and it’s very much due to Baycon’s leadership’s reactions riling up their guests with the personal responses rather, yet again, than reflecting on their very real political problems.
My question is: will they disavow?