Sunday, October 18, 2009
Иконописиконииконихолови гарнитуриI used to take great pride in keeping the Feminist SF Carnival going. Not just keeping my friends connected, but also being able to sustain meaningful conversation about such a niche subject as feminist analysis of genre fiction. That’s not easy to do.
Unfortunately, over the last couple years I’ve let it slide as my career’s become more and more demanding. Since at least January I’ve fully intended to ask around for another organizer to take over, but even that’s fallen by the wayside. I only really read a select few blogs anymore, so I don’t even know if there’s been drama and splits in the community. I don’t even know if I’ve been replaced in the meantime or if we’re going through an odd period of quiet or if the old gang has simply self-destructed while I wasn’t watching. As a result, I’ve been reticent about offering this up. I used to keep my finger on the pulse of the community–at least the comics portion–and it’s very weird to be so disconnected from everyone that I don’t know who would be able to do this, and would have the social skills/connections to keep everything together.
But I figure after reading that guy yesterday, and the reaction of disgust he got, and the idiocy responding to that disgust… There’ll be enough activity soon for a blog carnival on this subject.
I won’t be able to host or organize, though, and I don’t want to be the one occupying a slot that can be filled by an active person.
The organizer job involves finding a host, giving the host guidance on running a blog carnival, and promotion promotion promotion. You need to be diplomatic, attentive, passionate, obsessive, and on decent terms with the crew of Feminist SF — The Blog! because they’re associated.
So if someone wants to take this thing and run with it, email me.