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Jul 25 2014

Female Fans Deserve an Epic Campaign

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It seems to me that with all the female fans trying to reeducate the male fans about proper behavior at conventions and shows, it is necessary to have some compelling educational materials.

Part of the problem is that the message that female fans are people and not objects of desire. Or that female fans dress in sexy outfits because they want to be fondled is being subtly reinforced by the sausage party that is most fandom. Chauvinistic attitudes are like a bad virus, even if you are usually an understanding, respectful, and polite human if you are in a group of jerks you'll act like a jerk.

But if there's a counter-message that is ubiquitous. A subtle reminder to down down the macho bullshit then perhaps the habit of being respectful in the presence of "hot babes" (note my use of irony here) will prevail.

I am envisioning a series of posters. They'd be up all over the con with positive reminders that female fans are people too. And lest we get the eventual backlash of "what about us men!" the message is simple: Respect, maintain polite hand positioning, don't assume you have a right to photograph. That is all gender-free. But the problem is predominantly how male fans treat female fans. So that's the target.

Here's my pitches for posters. Feel free to add your own:

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In Alloway, the Burns museum allowed us an opportunity to examine much of Burns personal effects and to walk through parts of his life illustrated in the poems, songs, art and politics of his day. It is a marvelous museum, by the way and I strongly urge you to visit it if you get the chance. It served, ultimately, as an overview of the connection I found myself making.

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May 10 2012

5th Annual Browncoats Backwoods Bash (Yep, still going!)

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This marks the 5th Anniversary for our picnic, the 7th Anniversary for Serenity (aka The Big Damn Movie), and the 10th Anniversary for our favorite ad beloved TV Series Firefly. So this year, our theme is

“2012: The Year of the Flan”.

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Oct 6 2011

RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011

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Steve Jobs narrates the first Think different commercial "Here's to the Crazy Ones". It never aired. Richard Dreyfuss did the voice for spot however Steve's is much better 1997

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Aug 8 2011

The London Riots have been a long time coming

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From a dedicated Anarchist sentiment (You can hardly call it an actual political movement) to smaller riots sparked off by things like kettling students, soccer matches, and police brutality the government had to have known that this was going to be a real possibility if they took a lazy attitude to the proceedings.

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Jul 14 2011

House Concert featuring John Anealio

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August 19th, 2011
6:30pm to 11:00pm
Edgewater, MD
Admission: Free

With little more than an alternate-tuned acoustic guitar and a dog-eared copy of The Hobbit, Sci-Fi Songwriter John Anealio composes and performs geeky anthems for writers, librarians, lovers of Science Fiction, Best Buy customers, and robots. His music sounds like John Mayer, Weezer, and James Taylor playing Dungeons and Dragons together on their iPhones.

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Jul 8 2011

Technorati Claim Code

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Y5RPGEBDFXBD Please ignore this if you aren't Technorati. Thanks.

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May 13 2011

Ever have one of those moments?

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I think I just had a three-way conversion of priests. Go me!

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