IMG_0398 "Wiscon and Elizabeth Moon" panel
Lawrence Person, Cat Rambo, Emma Bull, Stina Leicht, Scott Lynch, and Lee Thomas on the "Wiscon and Elizabeth Moon: What Happened and What Can We Learn from It?" panel. To summarize, many of the panelists know and like Elizabeth Moon, and many like Wiscon too. Most of the panelists thought it wasn't productive for Wiscon to shut down the discussion by declaring certain ideas, such as the ones Elizabeth Moon raised in her blog post, to be taboo. The entities that run Wiscon should have used this controversy as a teaching moment. Other panelists pointed out that it's not always possible to have a teaching moment, and really, could anyone at Wiscon have been expected to take upon themselves a mission to re-educate Elizabeth Moon? Would she have enjoyed being followed around Wiscon by a bunch of people trying to change her mind?
Read more about ArmadilloCon in my blog posts:
ArmadilloCon 2011: What is Texas Weird, and other gems of wisdom from the writers' workshop.
What You Should Have Read This Year: writers, booksellers, critics, and other well-read people talk about the must-read science fiction and fantasy books of the year.
"Imagining the Future Without Fossil Fuels" panel -- will it be apocalyptic?
Technological Singularity panel: panelists analyze the feasibility of the common Singularity-related tropes.
Or see all my blog posts from Armadillocon 2011 as one page.