Top 10 Posts for March 2020

Go on, admit it, with our intense focus on the epidemic these past two weeks, don’t the top two stories in March feel like they happened before Christmas? Archive of Our Own blocked in China – either because of a kerfuffle over a celebrity, or because AO3’s erotic fanfic triggered enforcement of the latest rules? Then, a big blast of hits on the Rondo Awards story because TV host Svengoolie told viewers to go vote for him and after they broke the Rondo site, a thousand of them wandered over here? (Are you impressed with the magnitude of difference between a TV show’s audience and mine? Their margin of error was my second highest story!)

However, the coronavirus outbreak and the falling dominos of cancelled and postponed events culminating in radical rethinking of the 2020 Worldcon is also evident in both lists of File 770’s 10 most-read stories last month.

  1. AO3 Blocked in China
  2. 2020 Rondo Awards Nominees
  3. Pixel Scroll 3/4/20 Bring Me My Book Of Divine Stalk: Bring Me My Feline On A Pile: Bring Me My Fifth: O Readers Talk! Bring Me My Pixel Scrolls Of File!
  4. Pixel Scroll 03/05/20 So Goodbye Yellowed Book Scroll, Where The Cats Of Society Riff
  5. CoNZealand To Become First Virtual Worldcon
  6. Pixel Scroll 3/21/20 Social Distancing Warriors
  7. Coronavirus Threat Causes Some Conventions to Cancel or Reschedule
  8. Pixel Scroll 3/13/20 The Sun Comes Shining As I Was Scrolling, The Pixels Waving And The Dust Clouds Rolling
  9. Pixel Scroll 3/18/20 How Many Files To Babylon? Fifth Score Files And Ten
  10. Pixel Scroll 3/25/20 Captain COVIDeo And His Pixel Scrollers

Scroll-free Top 10

  1. AO3 Blocked in China
  2. 2020 Rondo Awards Nominees
  3. CoNZealand To Become First Virtual Worldcon
  4. Coronavirus Threat Causes Some Conventions to Cancel or Reschedule
  5. Lou Antonelli Seeks Write-In Support as SFWA Director-at-Large
  6. Abby Has Died
  7. What Did You Nominate For The 2020 Hugo Awards?
  8. Lou Antonelli’s BOLO Story
  9. Convention Cancellations Accelerate as Public Health Restrictions Announced
  10. Best Editor Short Form Hugo: Eligible Works from 2019

2 thoughts on “Top 10 Posts for March 2020

  1. March has been such a ridiculously long month. Like at least 200 days or so. I don’t want to know how many years April will last.

  2. The fact that China blocks fannish content means that we should not have Worldcon in China until this policy is changed.

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