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#1 2017-04-12 04:20:29

Lady_Laetitia
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Registered: 2017-04-12
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Odyssey Con

Mr Williams,

I wondered if you were aware that fellow GoH Monica Valentinell has withdrawn as GoH due to the committee dismissing her concerns over being harassed in the past by a committee member.

http://www.booksofm.com/2017/04/withdra … y-con.html is her account.

 

#2 2017-04-12 04:57:36

ylvs
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From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13406

Re: Odyssey Con

Welcome to the boards, Lady_Laetitia!

If you want to make sure Tad gets this message you migt better post on his faceborg wall or tweet him or send an email via the adress provided at the bottom of the main page.

He is not regularily here anymore so he might well miss this.

 

#3 2017-04-12 09:49:05

Firsfron of Ronchester
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From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23404
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Re: Odyssey Con

Did Odyssey Con not learn from WisCon's mistake? *sigh*


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#4 2017-04-13 00:18:26

ylvs
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Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13406

Re: Odyssey Con

Deb on twitter wrote:

We've been in close contact with @booksofm during the past 2 days, as regards #Odysseycon.  Tad will post about it soon.

 

#5 2017-04-14 12:57:40

Peter
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From: Austria
Registered: 2001-08-23
Posts: 39617
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Re: Odyssey Con

Short official statement by Tad here:
https://www.facebook.com/tad.williams/p … nref=story


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#6 2017-04-14 13:06:37

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Odyssey Con

Peter wrote:

Short official statement by Tad here:
https://www.facebook.com/tad.williams/p … nref=story

Tad wrote:

I am sad to announce that I won’t be appearing at the upcoming Odysseycon. I feel a debt of conscience to guests of this con and to others whose complaints of harassment (and worse) at gatherings in our field have gone unheard and unresolved.

At the same time it seems to me and Deb that the issues are complicated and a lot of people must be having a very miserable time right now. We don't want to contribute to the heat, and hope that things can be improved for everyone in the future. Odysseycon have been straightforward in their dealings with us, and gracious when we withdrew. I wish to extend my apologies to any members of the convention who will be disappointed by my not attending.


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