Monday, 24 April 2006
|1828 - Please put me on your do-not-email list|
vakkotaur and I get mailed solicitations from CONvergence, since we had attended the con once. I got an emailed solicitation from them just now.
Here's the reply I sent:
I had a thoroughly rotten time at the one CONvergence I went to. I had a disagreement with one panelist in which I used a bit of hyperbole and got taken the wrong way. After that, I felt like I was persona non grata for the rest of the con, and the disagreement spilled over onto LiveJournal in such a way that I now feel unwelcome in the Twin Cities SF community. This is unfortunate, since I live in Fairmont, and it would otherwise be worth it to me to make the trip.
Between that and the way the concom treated rillaspins's concerns over an attendee she has had problems with, I have less than zero interest in attending CONvergence. When the solicitations arrive in the mail (we get two copies, as there are two of us at this address, and we both went to the con that one year (2004)), they go straight into the shredder.
I may give the Twin Cities SF community another try in a decade or so. Until then, please remove me from your electronic mailing list. For that matter, if you can manage it, you can remove me and my roommate, vakkotaur, from the physical mailing list as well. I'll pass along my address on request if that will make the job easier.
I'll point the guy at these four LJ entries if he shows any interest in why I'm so unhappy. I doubt he will, however; why should he care?
Update: I got not one, but three, copies of that particular bit of spam. No, I didn't complain further. I doubt it'd make any difference at all.
Update 2: I got a reply that expressed regret that my experience with CONvergence was unpleasant, and that my (and Paul's) name would be removed from their mailing lists.
current mood: pissed off
glad to be an example. I'm flossing my trees this year.
The only thing I regret is that I will miss Mairi in the Masquarade. It sounds like its going to be hysterical.
I am, however, surprised you got a reply (not that they took you off the list) May I ask if it said who it was from? Curiousity and all.
I'll forward you the email.
Oh, yeah, that's kinda what I thought. He's very nice. There are only 3 1/2 board members I have any respect or like anymore.
Sorry it was so bad to you, Last year was the first one I really had troubles, soi I understand. Try Marscon, much nicer more mellow crowd, in the old "truefan" sense.
Just remember Minnesota has more than ONE SF community, though most of them don't like to admit it.
If this Convergence is like Last years "I" may quit. : /
I'm not about to try Marscon, as raptavio
, a notorious troll, mocker, and Internet vandal, is closely associated with the con. He and I got crossways after the CONvergence fiasco, and after that, I found out just what kind of person he is. Any group that has someone like that as a leader is a group I'm not interested in associating with.