What Happened After I Reported

Elise Matthesen--who I am honored to call my friend--has written the following essay about what happened after she reported harassment at WisCon 37.   Comments are moderated. The ban hammer is out. Last year at WisCon 37, I told a Safety staffer that I had been treated by another attendee in a way that made me uncomfortable and that I believed to be...

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Guest Post: The Value of the Backlist

Guest Post: The Value of the Backlist

Hurray, regular commenter --E has finally written me a guest post! <3 Natalie's been prodding me for a guest post for a while. My area of expertise is in book production and the usual internet kerfuffles rarely come to blows over whether notch gluing or perfect binding is better. But this past weekend Hugh Howey, the bestselling self-publishing author...

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Hello! I'm Natalie Luhrs.

I write about books, culture, disability, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I have many opinions.

I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, in 2017 for Best Fan Writer and in 2021 for my essay “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” in the Best Related Work category.

Please do not offer me medical advice. I have something like 10 doctors and it’s already pretty challenging to keep up with what they want me to do. I do not have the bandwidth to process any advice that doesn’t come from one of my doctors, no matter how well meant the advice may be. Thank you!

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