abuse, fandom, idol worship 

In summary:

Retro Hugo Awards were given to John W. Campbell and H.P. Lovecraft this week.

The recipient of the Astounding Award (Not a Hugo, but given at the start of the Hugo Awards) spoke about the abuse and aggressions new BIPOC writers experience.

The Toastmaster of the Hugo Award ceremony lavished praise on Campbell, and talked about himself and his peers for close to two hours.

abuse, fandom, idol worship 

The acceptance speech given by last year's Astounding Award winner, which prompted the Award's new name. Won the Hugo for Best Related Work.

The speech called out Campbell for being a Nazi.

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Meanwhile, after Minnesota Public Radio cancelled Prairie Home Companion and the successor shows-because of a history of aggression and abuse by the hosts-a group in Second Life who met every week to listen to the show decided they will now meet weekly to listen to archives of the show as if nothing happened.

abuse, fandom, idol worship 

And that just once small bit of what is wrong with fandom today.

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