We’re still talking about WorldCon and the Hugos, so here are some more links:
Bethan Jones also describes a notable generation gap as well as a gap between media and book fandom in her LonCon3 write-up. She also talks about attending a very good panel on diversity and internationalism.
Bertha Chin also tackles the diversity issue in this great post, wherein she describes repeatedly having to turn down participating in a diversity panel she didn’t feel qualified for and how she felt she was mainly assigned that panel because of her Asian surname.
Ana S. offers an extensive con and panel report at Things Mean a Lot.
At Staffer’s Book Review, Justin Landon analyses Hugo voting behaviour in detail as well as the influence of the Sad Puppies (who seem to be a bloc of sixty to seventy nominators/voters). Some interesting stuff there, though he can’t resist a jab against Seanan McGuire.
The big takeaway from Justin Landon’s post, however, is how important it is to nominate for the Hugos (and every LonCon member can nominate next year) to prevent future Sad Puppies and other rabid fans. Indeed, I already have a document where I list anything genre related that catches my eye as a potential nominee under the respective category, so I don’t have to strain my memory next year at nomination time.