DisCon III today announced on Facebook and Twitter an apology for overlooking Fred Duarte’s role as the first Latinx Worldcon Vice-Chair, signal-boosting the correction already made to the original press release.
The Facebook version reads:
An apology and correction:
We mistakenly identified Lauren Raye Snow as the first Latinx to serve as Worldcon Vice Chair. This is incorrect, as Fred Duarte served as a Vice Chair of LoneStarCon 2, the 55th Worldcon. We sincerely apologize for our error.
“I’m saddened that my announcement as the first Latinx VIce Chair of a Worldcon was incorrect and overshadowed the brilliant legacy and work of Fred Duarte,” Lauren Raye Snow said. “I sincerely hope my work can carry the banner raised by Fred forward for Latinx fans.”
Karen Meschke, chair of LoneStarCon 2 where Duarte was a Vice-Chair, had previously asked DisCon III to correct the fanhistorical note in their press release about their own vice-chairs and also announce the update in social media, which now has been done.
Facebook: (See full text above)