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Fantasy Literature Track
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:55:36 AM »
The director of the fantasy literature track resigned.  That can't be good this close to Con.
I used to attend this regularly, particularly when the Wheel of Time was its own separate track. I haven't gone their panels much the last couple of years I've been.

https://www.facebook.com/dcfantasylit/posts/2175220549162667

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Re: Fantasy Literature Track
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 03:29:32 PM »
The director of the fantasy literature track resigned.  That can't be good this close to Con.
I used to attend this regularly, particularly when the Wheel of Time was its own separate track. I haven't gone their panels much the last couple of years I've been.

https://www.facebook.com/dcfantasylit/posts/2175220549162667

This is unfortunate. I dont know the full story obviously so I don't want to say who's right and who's wrong but its always sad to loose someone. I'm sure she is irreplaceable but I hope they find someone to fill her shoes soon.

It sounds more like she might have been fired from this statement...

"Fantasy Lit at Dragon Con: Unofficial It certainly wasn't the decision I would have preferred, and ultimately it wasn't mine to make, but it was probably the right call, in the end. But thank you for understanding."


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Re: Fantasy Literature Track
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 10:21:58 PM »
The director of the fantasy literature track resigned.  That can't be good this close to Con.
I used to attend this regularly, particularly when the Wheel of Time was its own separate track. I haven't gone their panels much the last couple of years I've been.

https://www.facebook.com/dcfantasylit/posts/2175220549162667

This is unfortunate. I dont know the full story obviously so I don't want to say who's right and who's wrong but its always sad to loose someone. I'm sure she is irreplaceable but I hope they find someone to fill her shoes soon.

It sounds more like she might have been fired from this statement...

"Fantasy Lit at Dragon Con: Unofficial It certainly wasn't the decision I would have preferred, and ultimately it wasn't mine to make, but it was probably the right call, in the end. But thank you for understanding."

It sounded that way to me to as well.  From some of the comments, it looked like she was protesting something the organization wanted her to do as well.  Their facebook page is now down. I didn't know her at all.  I've met some of the old directors that were involved in other tracks. 

I was involved peripherally in the American Sci-Fi and Fantasy literature track 10+ years ago before and after they went through a leadership change.  The current director does a good job, but I don't think the leadership change for them was voluntary either.  I never got the full story.  That was back when tracks were using yahoo message boards/list serves rather than facebook pages.

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Re: Fantasy Literature Track
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 06:48:30 PM »
Interesting.  I wonder what tracks will absorb their guests.  I can't say for sure whether or not I've attended one of theirs before.  I've been to several author panels, but couldn't say which track they were assigned.  Lots of grey lines and an aging memory :)

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Re: Fantasy Literature Track
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2018, 07:30:12 PM »
Is the whole track gone, or is it just the director?
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Re: Fantasy Literature Track
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 09:35:14 AM »
Is the whole track gone, or is it just the director?
Fairly certain its just the director. They may make an existing director of another track the director for it but still keep it separate. Thats what they did with XTtrack and Paranormal last year. *shrug*

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Re: Fantasy Literature Track
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 05:15:08 PM »
New director is Cisca Small according to the website. Not sure who they are though. http://www.dragoncon.org/?q=fantasy_literature

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Re: Fantasy Literature Track
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 08:37:51 PM »
Wow, I disappear for a few months to deal with a family emergency and moving into a new home and I miss out on all kinds of interesting things...
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Re: Fantasy Literature Track
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 10:51:06 AM »
we just have to face it:  DC can't function without you. :)
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Re: Fantasy Literature Track
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 11:05:56 AM »
Yeah,
I'm not sure what happened, but I did read there was some drama that occured in that track, so I'm not surprised.
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