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If you don't know what this is about, don't worry. [Oct. 5th, 2009|09:21 pm]
Douglas Spencer

In order to dispel any doubt that there may be over my opinion on the matter:

Firstly, It's my firm belief that the correct response of a convention committee hearing criticism of their convention, or its current or previous committees, is to prove those critics wrong by running a great event.

Secondly, it seems to me that banning your critic from your event, refusing to enter into any online discussion on the matter, and refusing to discuss it with any other persons, seems (on the face of it) to be a little odd.

Thirdly and finally, I'm trying to remember any occasion when a committee has banned a critic and then refused to discuss it, and then gone on to find that their public image has improved in any way. No success yet.

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From: (Anonymous)
2009-10-08 12:56 am (UTC)

Octocon Brouhaha

What incident 7 or 8 years ago? Is it why James hates Padraig? And you know what? Even if something did happen, like he yelled at someone (I will never believe that he shook his fists at James Brophy, just don't see it, na, no way!), or was very annoyed with them on line for messing things up, like the PA system incident, or the leaving Julit McKenna's bio out of the program, that was either 2006 or 2007, I think, I'm open to correction on specifics though...

Anyway, we're all just guessing and trying to think "What did Padraig ever actually do to warrent being barred? And why wait 2 or 3, or 7 or 8 years to bring it up? It's completely ridiculous!

Do ya think there's any way they can save the con? Or do ya think I should maybe go to the CSI thing in the Ambassador on Saturday instead? Is anyone actually going? To the con that is? Other than maybe me? If they retract their ban and apologise, that is?
Do ya think they'll refund me my €30 if I don't go? Hmmm...
What a mess they now have on their hands!

Bonsaii, aka Caitriona Hamman, and you know I'm Padraig's sister, right?
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