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Date: Sunday, January 20th, 2013 09:28 am (UTC)
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The Study in Steampunk thing is going to be awesome. I teetered on the brink of pitching for it, but don't quite have the time, skills or experience. Everyone involved knows their onions. And indeed their shallots.

Date: Sunday, January 20th, 2013 09:33 am (UTC)
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On booth babes, it's also worth considering that the financial services industry, that bastion of diversity and forward thinking, has absolutely none of this sort of nonsense at events and exhibitions where 95% of the people they're hoping to attract are middle-class, middle-age, white males. Something is very rotten in the state of geek when a bunch of bankers can genuinely point at an event and say, "My, how vulgar and demeaning."

Date: Monday, January 21st, 2013 09:02 am (UTC)
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Weeeell....I'd argue some of this stuff probably does still happen when they're not at an actual conference.

Sexist stuff happens in all walks of life, but geekdom should not congratulate itself on being different, because sadly, it isn't.

Date: Monday, January 21st, 2013 10:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drunkwriter
I'd argue that too, and things do get very creepy towards the end of any event where booze is a factor. I also have a friend over on LJ who has the most incredible job writing up minutes for meetings. All she ever seems to cover is sexual harrassment cases at banks. But then, away from conventions, creepy geeks behave even more horrendously towards women, as we know from threads on insert-any-given-forum-here...

But yes, because geekdom comprises some diverse voices, and also quite a lot of people who will say anything to impress girls, we fall into the trap of self-congratulation a little too easily.

Date: Sunday, January 20th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bagfish
Don't know if you've seen the multi-author cover remake on Jim Hines LJ? It's v amusing, and makes the point well too.


Also - Patrick Rothfuss on a lilo!!

Date: Monday, January 21st, 2013 08:54 am (UTC)
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lol win

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