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Noch ein Nachtrag zur #Worldcon: ich habe jetzt viele entsetzte Tweets darüber gesehen, dass die Worldcon 2023 in China stattfinden soll und... ähm... Leute... *World*con? Die Idee eines weltweiten SF-Fandoms ist doch genau die Utopie, um die es geht?
Ich sehe Kommentare wie "Als nächstes dann Russland oder was?" und: ja? Ich bin nicht sicher, ob ich das Problem verstehe, aber *ich* habe ein großes Problem damit, wenn eine primär US-basierte Con bestimmt, wer zur Fandom-Welt gehören darf und wer nicht.
Was ich daran so schwierig finde, ist das Abtun der Fans vor Ort. Das fand ich bei Saudi-Arabien schon hart. Wie schnell wir von "Omg, es gibt da ein gut organisiertes Phantastik-Fandom?" zu "Nopenopenope, man kann echt niemandem zumuten, in dieses Land zu reisen" gegangen sind.
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A couple of quick additions to my tweets from earlier today about #Discon #Worldcon and the Omni Shoreham hotel:

1. I fully understand that this particular Worldcon/Discon has faced unprecedented challenges.

Leading to my next point:
2. When #Discon #Worldcon was dealing with the challenges of Covid/the closure of the main con hotel, the con polled members to get a sense of what would be preferred:
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Hi everyone!

Turns out that Omni Shoreham hotel - the main #Discon #Worldcon hotel - while technically wheelchair accessible, is not wheelchair friendly.
I found this out yesterday on Twitter by accident, about an hour before the hotel cancellation fee kicked in, and reached out to Access and a couple of people at the hotel to confirm.

#Discon #Worldcon
I have confirmed with the people at the hotel and @MaryRobinette that the hotel WILL be difficult to navigate, and that the problems may even be worse than the hotel map would suggest.

#Discon #Worldcon
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We're pleased to announce that the nominations for @TheHugoAwards are now open. 🥳

#DisConIII #Worldcon2021 #Worldcon #HugoAwards… (1/3)
Nominations for the Lodestar and Astounding Awards are also open, as well as our special Hugo Award for Best Video Game.

You can read our full announcement by following the link below 👇 (2/3)…
Members of CoNZealand, as well as members of DisCon III who registered prior to 11:59 p.m. PST Dec 31, 2020 can access the nomination portal at

For more info on nominating, please go to the release linked above or email (3/3)
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They are closing the boarding doors. Have a drink! #marygoround
Welcome to Newark! We've landed safely. Have a drink!

Oh joy. My flight home to Nashville is cancelled.

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Let’s talk older women in SFF! #worldcon
Sam Hawke moderates Lauren Roy, Ali Baker, Julie C Day and Anna Stephens, where shall we start? How do we define older women?

AB: well I’m 50 so I don’t exist, as far as Hollywood / media is concerned. In fantasy, I’d be the mother of a 40 year old hero
I am totally too tired and buzzing from the Library Bards to keep up tonight, I apologise in advance!
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Welcome to today's game of #marygoround! The #WorldCon edition.

For new followers, to play:
1. When my travel goes well, you drink.
2. When it goes poorly, I drink.

(Sip, don't chug. Does not need to be alcohol to play.)
First move in today's game of #MaryGoRound? No plane!
We have a plane! Have a drink! #marygoround
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A thread. 1/17
#Worldcon @Dublin2019
(by a Worldcon fan who is not affiliated with the Dublin 2019 Worldcon, except as a member) 2/17
Every year, there are always a few authors who have an outraged meltdown on Twitter upon discovering that they would receive neither free membership nor an appearance fee, should they choose to participate in programming at Worldcon. 3/17
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