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Mikki Kendall @Karnythia
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People keep saying they are sad they won't get to meet me because Universal Fan Con is canceled & I say again I have nothing to do with anything affiliated with BGN. Never have. Never will. I keep having to draw that line & my beef is personal but not the way you think.
I have been in sci fi & comic fandom all my life. Been involved online since 2003 or so. Been involved as a pro since 2009. I am a nerdy Black girl, but I was never here for BGN. Because (and I already got at @JamieBroadnax for this years ago) I don't like the way she does things
I also had to...clarify on more than one occasion that my work didn't come from her or owe anything to her. And interviewers got that impression from her or so I was told. A petty beef? Maybe. But I wasn't the only one with the problem & I don't believe in serial "accidents"
So yes, I am shaking my head & talking about this mess ,h no it wasn't just her, but she was my personal red flag. Because I have been in the game a long time as a writer & a con goer & runner & this will impact folks who do deliver. Who don't have these kind of issues.
And many a former BGN writer has a story about me being distant because they believed & I knew better but there is no good way to tell people "that train is coming you should move" when people are determined to believe the train won't hit them. I suppose I could have said more
But honestly, I couldn't understand (and still don't) how it was people have heard the same stories & warnings & just kept ignoring them of deciding it was hate or whatever. I don't know her as a person, I know the messiness that precedes her & I choose to avoid it.
And no I am not nice. I am an asshole. I am often a bitch, but if I don't fuck with you? You know why. Because I have no investment in keeping it a secret. And listen I am fair enough to look at work & say it is good when it is or that if sucks & here's why. No one has to like me
But I won't take credit for anyone else's work. I won't feign innocence if I fuck up either. I prefer effective people to nice people who don't get shit done, much less get it done right. Your mileage may vary, but that's how I move. I believe in doing good business.
Now I have sustained absolutely no damage from speaking out. I am risking nothing. I know that. And I want people to win. But I also want to be clear. I am here for the people hurt by this mess. Nothing else. I just want people to remember his this happened.
*how (Damn it I need an edit button) Anhwsy, questions, comments, concerns? I won't entertain anyone claiming I just don't understand how event planning works. I've done it. Nor any claims this was unavoidable. It was. Carry on.
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