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Jon Del Arroz is a #1 Amazon Bestselling author, “the leading Hispanic voice in science fiction” according to, and winner of the 2018 CLFA Book Of The Year Award. As a contributor to The Federalist, he is also recognized as a popular journalist and cultural commentator. Del Arroz writes science fiction, steampunk, and comic books, and can be found most weekends in section 127 of the Oakland Coliseum cheering on the A’s.

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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.


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

  4. interesting bunch of crazies i have stumbled upon. i hope to get ” chatty, conversational, controversial’ emails from you , such things as warmed my heart in the old days , appearing in alien critic, trumpet, and other such fan rags.

  5. Sir,

    This year, at Baycon 2018, about 825 people attended. Gwennifer Held and Katie Scarlett, co-chairs for BayCon 2018, did their best as they had worked hard from convention to convention promoting BayCon, and they also used social media and other means to draw in hundreds of younger people, with the goal of reaching ceiling of 1600 members. There were more younger people than last year, but the main success of Gwennifer’s and Katie’s efforts was to halt the decline in membership. Another person will chair the BayCon 2019 convention.

    This year, the Christian BoF was not held. Neither was the Veterans BoF. Due to construction in renovating the front lobby, the eating area was moved to the 6th floor. The TV news was set to MSNBC (the winner of the Trumphobia contest among the TV networks) when I visited. There was a coffee lounge/bar set up on the third floor, in which Starbucks coffee was offered. So, it seems that the SJW politics, though not as bad as last year, continues.

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

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