Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Pros and Cons

Thanks to Gary Farber for pointing out that Mike Resnick is unhappy about Worldcons not being held mostly in the USA near where publishers and pros can get there regularly and driving away all of the media fans. He holds up events like Dragon*Con and Comic-Con as what's good -- professionally-run events with monster attendance, which is good for publishers and good for authors trying to reach their readers.

Thanks for accusing me of lyingCollapse )

All of the things to increase Worldcon attendance are possible. I've said before that Worldcons would be better of with an attendance closer to 10K than below 5K. But if you did the things that the Monster Events do, could you still with a straight face plausibly call it a Worldcon? Or does that simply not matter? Maybe having >100K people attending is the only thing that matters. In that case, WSFS should just transfer the service marks to San Diego Comic Con, Inc. (Comic-Con's parent) and give up entirely.
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