Kerfuffles and obits fill most of the Top 10 this time.
Dave Truesdale’s petition, either against censorship or against corporate oversight of the SFWA Bulletin depending upon your predisposition, was signed by some of the biggest names in sf and set bloggers on all sides foaming.
Less visible to English-speaking fans was the outpouring of resentment via Weibo (a social media tool popular among Chinese speakers) about negative comments on the Beijing Worldcon bid – including those attached to File 770’s post on the topic. The post also got a lot of hits right after February 15 from people wondering if the bid filed by the deadline to make the mail ballot – which it did.
This month fans also mourned the loss of two popular artists, Mark Rogers and Bhob Stewart, and longtime Minneapolis fan Blue Petal.
Here are the Top 10 posts for February according to Google Analytics.
1. Petition Targets SFWA Bulletin Oversight
2. Mark Rogers (1952-2014)
3. Blue Petal (1950-2014)
4. Bhob Stewart (1937-2014)
5. 2013 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot
6. Beijing in 2016 Worldcon Bid
7. Pern (tag)
8. Mall Cops Give Steampunks Bum’s Rush
9. Question Beggars’ Opera
10. Hope Alive For SF Author Stamps