The Readercon sexual harassment debacle has been discussed on a couple of podcasts recently. Gary and Jonathan had Genevieve Valentine as a guest on Coode Street at the weekend, and a good part of the episode was given over to the Readercon issue. I thought it went very well. Kudos to a couple of old, white, cis, straight males.
The latest episode of the SF Signal podcast also discussed the issue. The ladies on the podcast did a good job of explaining the issue, including mention of a truly awful story from a previous World Fantasy that Jeff VanderMeer rightly jumps all over here. However, I do with that Patrick Hester had done some research before the show. And I also wish that they’d had someone on who was more closely involved in running conventions. While I’m very keen to see conventions adopt good anti-harassment policies, I’m staring to lean more towards the view that the smart thing to do is to get out of con-running.