Ersatz Culture Guest Post: Additional Comments on the Smofcon “What Can We Learn From Chengdu” Panel

By Ersatz Culture: I was super-happy that Rcade wrote up the Smofcon “What can we learn from Chengdu?” panel, as this was something that I felt definitely needed doing, but it wasn’t a task that I relished taking on personally. However, … Continue reading

Hugo Controversy Hits Mainstream News; A Chengdu Vice-Chair Comments in Social Media

By Ersatz Culture. IN THE GUARDIAN.The Guardian’s report “Science fiction awards held in China under fire for excluding authors” includes quotes from Xiran Jay Zhao and Paul Weimer. …No reason was given for the exclusions, which were only revealed on … Continue reading

A File 770 Chengdu Worldcon Special: Jody Lynn Nye and Chris M. Barkley In Conversation – The “Ask A US Fan” Panel

By Chris M. Barkley: Soon after I received my surprise invitation to attend the Chengdu Worldcon in person last summer, I also received a request soon after from their Programming Division to participate in and suggest panel ideas for the convention. … Continue reading