A mysterious post appeared on Kevin’s LiveJournal overnight under the title of “Pull Up the Gangplank”. It is very short so I’ll reproduce it here. He says:
I am convinced that there are a bunch of regular participants in Worldcon politics who would not have allowed themselves through the door when they found fandom if they applied the same standards to themselves then as they want to apply to new entrants today. This, to me, is like the depressingly large number of adults who, as far as I can tell, have completely forgotten what it was like to be a child.
Given that the post is tagged “fandom, worldcon, wsfs” I suspect that this has something to do with things being said on The List That Must Not Be Named, i.e. the SMOFs mailing list. Of course if Kevin told me what was being said there would be outrage at him having leaked private conversations to an enemy of fandom, so I can only wonder myself what might have brought this on. I do hope, however, that it results in actual proposals being brought before the WSFS Business Meeting in San Antonio, because I’d love to see those responsible standing up and arguing in public that Worldcon is their lawn and that kids need to be kept off it. We could do with some entertainment.