Pride Goeth Before A Convention Fall

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Well, Pride Month is over everyone. You can remove your rainbow corporate stickers from your windows and stop pretending you give a crap about some dude sticking his genitals in another dude’s anus as if it’s somehow a positive thing.

But I’m not here to talk about the corporate pride today, but instead the convention that really started this spiral of SJW hate against me, BayCon.

They were the original push against me, both attempting to silence and ostracize me and destroy my career by removing me as a guest upon the release of my first very successful novel, and then a smear campaign after I wrote about the incident — making a general, none-personally attacking post that conventions should not push politics, but should instead be for the sake of fun and camaraderie.

But remember, Diversity and Inclusivity is only for people who think one way.

The organizers and board of that convention continued to smear me over the next couple of years, despite going around with a lie that I was invited to speak at the 2018 convention (never got an invite, where’s my apology File 770 and Mike Glyer for your post mocking me and claiming that? It was fake news), and Susie Rodriguez, programming director for 2017 and still heavily involved, ended up working on the board of WorldCon, the convention that libeled me a “racist bully” in order to try to further hurt my career.

Well, fast forward two years, and the convention has pushed itself even further into SJW politics. A reader wrote to me who attended the con:

I attended BayCon 2019 at the Marriott in San Mateo.

The renovation of the Marriott had been completed. The new restaurant called “Craft/Code Kitchen & Cocktails” had a large TV screen with CNN (“Clinton News Network”, as I call it) on, instead of the more extreme MSNBC (“Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap”, as I call it). The restaurant was good enough to offer a good buffet during the morning hours. On Saturday afternoon while at the restaurant for lunch, a Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts 8th Congressional District (whom BayCon was “extremely proud to have”, a transgendered champion of progressive values who claimed to have been targeted by alt-right hate groups, including one spearheaded by Steve Bannon, ex-chief strategist to President Donald Trump) and entourage walked into the restaurant. This politician had a meeting that day with members of far-left fandom. It seems now that BayCon will plunge headlong into the 2020 election, and it is guaranteed it won’t be for President Trump’s re-election.

There was a total of 790 people in attendance (including 112 guests, 15 artists, and 20 dealers). One major surprise that I had was that I so no women wearing the outfits from “The Handmaid’s Tale” in light of recent abortion restrictions in several of the more conservative states!  The political feel of the convention continues to drift to the radical left. On page 26 of the convention guide, there was a game called “Secret Hitler with (name of BayCon staffer, redacted)” (Sunday, 10:00 p.m.), which was said to “pit liberals against fascists”. This year’s Fan Guest of Honor was a self-proclaimed “social justice warrior” and “ambassador from Wakanda (the reclusive high-tech African state in a recent movie)” who refereed to these times as a “very oppressive present”. There was an “Oasis Room” which was promoted as “a quiet safer space” including “fan-friendly coloring pages” and “physical self-care supplies”, and featured “quiet calming sounds, subdued lighting, self-care station (all-genders rest room), safer space, grown-up coloring, fidget toys, meditation and reading”.

Not found on the formal schedule were the Christian BoF (the four clergy members present held an informal meeting at the Oasis room), the Jewish Shabbat services (maybe they caught on to the increasing anti-Semitism of the Left?), the Veterans BoF, or the 3 p.m. (Monday) Moment of Silence for the fallen warriors. There were several panels and meetings that were overtly political in the most liberal way. These were as follows:

  • “Sexism in Games”
  • “Coloring Fort and Quiet Time – Adult Only”
  • “Nehemiah Scudder, Gilead, and the Postman” (“Will our current civil war lead to a new dark age or new vigor?”)
  • “Safe Spaces for Fans of Color”
  • “How Diverse is Diversity”
  • “Meet (the Democratic candidate which I mentioned earlier)”
  • “What’s Going on with the Polar Vortex?” (global warming)
  • “Transfans”
  • “Why Are We Still Talking About Cultural Appropriation”. 

I was careful to use the “track” system of categories of panels and events to choose what to attend, so the political atmosphere could be kept to a bare minimum. The panels I attended were as follows:

  • “Opening Ceremonies”
  • “Lunar Exploration” (Space track)
  • “Big Falcon Rocket Economics” (Space track)
  • “Ships, Planes, and Spaceships” (Space and History tracks)
  • “Oumuamua” (Space track)
  • “Who’s’ Driving This Thing?” (Technology and Computers tracks)
  • “Views of Pluto” (Space track)
  • “What Apollo 11 Meant to Me” (Space, History, and Culture tracks)
  • “Changing Views of the Solar System” (Space track)
  • “Closing Ceremonies”
  • “Hiss and Purr”

Next Year’s BayCon 2020, themed “The Future is Now”, will focus on futurists who, in the past, made predictions of where we would be by next year, and how many of those predictions cam to pass. The new Fan Guest of Honor is openly transgendered. As I said before, I believe that BayCon will plunge headlong into the 2020 election, and it is guaranteed they would prefer a junkyard dog so long as it growls at a picture of the President.

That’s quite a list of unfun politically driven panels. What family in their right minds would bring children to that sort of event? Especially with a transgender democrat running for congress going and lecturing folk on how to be moral — who I looked up and is Literally Wu. What a joy.

The real interesting part of this though is the fact that the convention now is down to under 700 paid guests. Back when I was helping to make the convention fun by my work on the panels, bringing them new and innovative fun things like pitching a variety talent show plus numerous other creative, fun things that brought laughter and joy to everyone, the paid attendance was up over 1,000.

You know what they say about getting woke…

But I expect 2020 will be much more of the same, just like my reader says. They’ll push harder into the angry politics because they will be in election season, and that will be FAR more important than say, silly things like SCIENCE FICTION.  I expect in a few years, there may not be a BayCon at all.

Very sad, as I used to love going. What they could be if only they didn’t work their hardest to ostracize normal people.

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3 thoughts on “Pride Goeth Before A Convention Fall

  1. I guess for you it turned out to be Schrodinger’s BayCon. Hard to believe, isn’t it, that someone who did everything you did you express your toxic opinion of BayCon would open the door and find the cat was dead?

    • I would hope they’d wish to repair their image amongst the Christian and conservative communities given THEIR behavior and would seek an ambassador such as myself to help do so.

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