Bio

Jon Del Arroz is known to many as the leading Hispanic voice in science fiction. He is a multi-award nominated author, popular blogger, and contributor to The Federalist. This summer, Superversive Press released his YA Steampunk novel, For Steam And Country, to critical and reader acclaim. His most recent novella, “Gravity of the Game” is an exploration of baseball’s future as humanity expands to the stars. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be found at: http://delarroz.com. Twitter: @jondelarroz Gab.ai: @otomo.

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  1. Nice interview on Megahaulin’ ! Will there be copies of Rescue Run available for sale at WWG Fair, or is best bet just to order on Amazon?

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  3. SIr,

    I read in one of your earlier blogs that BayCon was going to invite you to their 2018 convention. The 2017 convention was quite telling as to how politicized it had become. During more than one panel, the panelists descended into a contest as to who hates the President the most. One panelist declared that people should not visit Trump-voting family members for Thanksgiving! Another panelist, who is actively in the California Democratic Party (he attended the state convention that had the chant “@#&* Trump!”) assumed that everyone in the room were of like political alignment.

    This year at Baycon, the Christian BoF was down from 12 -15 people last year to 8 or 9 people, with 5 or 6 being clergy members, ranging from Catholic to Methodist to Baptist. The Veterans BoF, which declined to 5 – 7 people last year, was not held at all. This tells of the general trend towards more groups walking away, following the Animes, Gamers, Steampunks, and other groups. About 800 people attended.

    Gwennifer Held and Katie Scarlett, co-chairs for BayCon 2018, presented an ambitious plan to revive BayCon by using social media and other means to draw in hundreds of younger people. Their goal is to reach a ceiling of 1600 members.

    Would you be interested in starting up a “Basket of Deplorables BoF” at Baycon 2018? Would you be willing to be the moderator, and do you know of any other regular guests (you do not need to name names) who would also be willing to be panelists?

    The theme of this proposed BoF should not have a “woe is me, I am being discriminated against” format because that would bring us down to the SJW’s level. I think that discussion items could be things like how the election affected science fiction/fantasy and their fandoms in general, those in the Bay Area in particular, and the best ways Deplorables can respond to the challenges currently being faced both from inside and outside fandom.

    I would think that Saturday would be the best day, since Jewish Deplorables would be at Shabbat services on Friday evening at BayCon, Christian Deplorables would be at church (at the BayCon services or elsewhere) on Sunday, and Veteran Deplorables would be largely occupied with Memorial Day events on Monday,

    The convention is still six months away, but I figured now would be a good time to start this conversation.

    Regards,

    Jeffrey P. Zdinak
    a.k.a. Jephros (fan name)

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