Fan conventions have historically been characterized as safe, even utopian spaces in which differences are embraced. My work on the Twilight protests at San Diego Comic-Con 2009 (Scott 2011), the recent sexual harassment debacle at Readercon 23 (Colby et al.
I have been trying to write this post for three months. Today, I sat down and typed it all out at once, once and for all, so here goes. I was angered – though not terribly surprised – to hear