- I survived -- nay, I enjoyed -- the biggest con I've ever been to! When Helsinki won the WorldCon bid, I know wasn't the only person who decided to go based on location alone (apparently, 3500 attendees were expected but 6000 showed up). Fortunately, as well as being a lovely city to visit, Helsinki knows how to put on a good con. I missed the first day, so my con started on the Thursday:
- — Rivqa Rafael (@enoughsnark)Thu, Aug 10 2017 07:05:07Kicking off with the double standards about 'there's just something I don't like about her' vs forgiveness for male equivalents #worldcon75
- — Rivqa Rafael (@enoughsnark)Thu, Aug 10 2017 07:47:43As creators we can change the narrative of 'no one wants unlikeable female characters' - just need the chance to do so #worldcon75
- Next, I attended 'Non-binary Representation in Fiction' with D Franklin, Nino Cipri and Nick Hubble (moderator).
- — Rivqa Rafael (@enoughsnark)Thu, Aug 10 2017 08:08:07Conversely, when gender is a thought experiment with a rigid system, it can just give more genders for NB people to not fit into #worldcon75
Live tweets and more from a convention in Helsinki, Finland, 9-14 August 2017.
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