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If you don't know what this is about, don't worry. [Oct. 5th, 2009|09:21 pm]
Douglas Spencer
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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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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-10-09 06:44 am (UTC)
I'm sort of half-convinced we met on another occasion -- I think you were at a Novacon once on James White business.

For what it's worth, I've met JB a few times, He's been to a couple of British cons and I've been to a couple of Irish ones, and from those occasions I remember him as being a sound and friendly chap. I'm sure the history between him and P is more complicated than many of us appreciate.

I'm very glad that Octocon and Pádraig have come to an understanding and that things are moving on. Warmest thanks to James Bacon for helping both sides find some common ground.
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