Crime and punishment could be the title of this post, though each word relates to a different event.
Cosplayer assault was a deadly serious concern at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, with parents asking the public for help in learning what happened to their hospitalized daughter, and police arresting a suspect the same day.
Unresolved charges of harassment against Jim Frenkel from last year’s WisCon proved to be a time bomb. Frenkel returned this year and in the aftermath the committee announced a ban, but under terms that provoked an uproar about the decision making process.
There was barely room to squeeze in lighter material, such as the July 4 story about three fans who skipped the last day of the first Worldcon and ended up seeing Lou Gehrig make his retirement speech.
1. Jim Frenkel Banned By WisCon
2. The Comic-Con Police Blotter
3. Tor.com Yanks MZB Birthday Tribute
4. Nominee Withdraws From 2014 World Fantasy Award
5. Today’s Birthday Boy 7/7
6. Are You A Kefuffleholic?
7. Breendoggle History Wiki
8. On This Day In History 7/4
9. Elise Matthesen Speaks Out About WisCon
10. SF’s Second Best Novels