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I was re-reading a lot of what Bill, Jim and Tim had to say about the scenes behind the Centennial, and I finally had to point something out:

Kansas City fandom has never, ever had a Fan Feud. No big upsets. No half-the-group-walks-out. No drama.

So when they were discussing the less savory habits that fans are reputed to possess, I kept boggling. Over and over, I just couldn't wrap my head around it.

And I doubt I ever will. Once upon a time the Republican convention was held here. A commentator from the coast sniped: "You sure don't have much to be proud of."

The local snapped back "Well we don't have anything to be ashamed about, either."

Nope. No feuds.


Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:23 pm
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TinaBlack wrote:
I was re-reading a lot of what Bill, Jim and Tim had to say about the scenes behind the Centennial, and I finally had to point something out:

Kansas City fandom has never, ever had a Fan Feud. No big upsets. No half-the-group-walks-out. No drama.

So when they were discussing the less savory habits that fans are reputed to possess, I kept boggling. Over and over, I just couldn't wrap my head around it.

I dimly follow you here, but that's a helluva nonsequitur. Wherever our discussions might have touched fan feuds and "fans' less savory habits," those are in no way connected - not to each other, and most certainly not to KaCSFFS and the KC folks.

You do not have to defend KaCSFFS and the KC area fans at all, for anything. My admiration for them - more for the individuals than the group, since the group chose to stay dissociated from the event - is absolutely unbounded. I am certain that this is shared among the rest of Cell A and B.

The friction, and our reactions to it, came from those who chose to stubbornly ignore the definition of the Centennial as something other than a straightforward sf con - a definition that was firmly in place before anyone in KC was involved and was not open for debate.

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Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:01 pm
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Ah. I didn't mean to suggest that anyone was referring to us, and I apologize if that is what you got.

This is down here in community simply because I was referring back to a mention of fan feuds. I have been told over and over that they happen. I was just remarking that I've never seen one because I live in a Very Peculiar Place.


I think I'll hop up to the Centennial thread for the rest of my comment.


Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:19 pm
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