Date: Tuesday, 7 April 2015 04:24 pm (UTC)
mishalak: A fantasy version of myself drawn by Sue Mason (Nice)
From: [personal profile] mishalak
I have two somewhat positive ways to look at this.

One, is that this is just death. Everything dies in time and Worldcon is going to die just as so many other literature focused SF conventions have died. Part of the cycle of life that institutions die when they get old and having a 75 year run is better than a lot of institutions. That is nearly four human generations and even more fan generations.

Two, is that this a moment of crisis that will cause renewal. The Hugo Award rules and voting population are... well they are not very representative of anything. The whole reason they can be gamed is because of low voting and nominating numbers compared with the size of the convention and the size of fandom. Perhaps this problem will mean that people who care might actually do something to make a larger Worldcon community.
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