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Guest Post: What Happened After I Reported by @LionessElise

Elise Matthesen–who I am honored to call my friend–has written the following essay about what happened after she reported harassment at WisCon 37.
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Last year at WisCon 37, I told a Safety staffer that I had been treated by another attendee in a way that made me uncomfortable and that I believed to be sexual harassment. One big reason I did was that…

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Ahhhhh so much cuteness!

Pretty Blue Flowers: Crowd-Sourced Links

It’s been a long and difficult week for a lot of people. Most of the links I’ve accumulated for this week are not super happy fun awesome times links and I feel like we need some of that so—here is a picture of some pretty blue flowers in Japan.  

Ridiculously cute cat.


This past Friday, the subcommittee announced their decision about the harassment reported by Elise Matthesen and Lauren Jankowski.  Here’s the relevant part:

WisCon will (provisionally) not allow Jim Frenkel to return for a period of four years (until after WisCon 42 in 2018). This is “provisional” because if Jim Frenkel chooses to present substantive, grounded evidence of behavioral and attitude…

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Creepy ceramic angels.

Now to decide where to put this awesome table my grandfather made.

Paul, victorious over the mighty pokeweed.