Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

It Ain't Bragging If You Can Do It

I expect that a bunch of my posts the past two days, which have been mostly about aspects of Worldcon site selection, have come across as highly arrogant. I'm sorry about that, but IMO confidence sometimes sounds like arrogance. I went through the process of bidding for a Worldcon, and eventually co-chaired it, so when people say, "Worldcon should be in thus-and-such a place," I'm perfectly confident in saying variations on, "Congratulations for starting a Worldcon bid! Have fun!"

(And looking at my financial records, I could also say, "Kiss your net worth goodbye," too, but that's another story, and it sounds like I'm whinging when I say it (because I am, I'm afraid).)

Seriously, though: when someone says, "They should hold a Worldcon in [place]," my response is "There is no 'they.' There is only 'we.'" This is why I'm very careful about phrasing my preferences for Worldcon sites, and I'm extremely careful about saying anything that could be interpreted in a way that would cause $20 bills to head my direction (except donations toward the Retire Kevin's Debt Post-Supporting Membership Fund, which are not tax-deductible, thankyouverymuch).
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