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People who get punched in the face

Okay, today it's just two, very similar ones:

People who go to convention panels and write reviews of them... God, maybe I should just stop there.


A) People who go to convention panels and write reviews of them and complain that they didn't cover parts of the topic they were interested in.

Kid, it's a two way street. Did you raise your hand and ask the question? The panelists can only talk about a few things (50 minutes is surprisingly little time) and and they can't read your mind.

B) people who go to convention panels and write reviews of them and remark that "the author seemed more interested in promoting their book than talking about the topic."

First off? It's 99% likely that, since the author was on the panel their book is probably at least a little relevant to the topic at hand. So your argument falls down there.

Secondly, they aren't gonna sell books if people don't know about them. Writers gotta hustle. Unless they're established enough to have the books moving.

Even people comfy on the midlist (shurely shome mishtake?) probably feel a little anxious about their sales.

So, yeah. Either of those types of people (or as I call them, WorldCon attendees) get the happy face punch.

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Sep. 17th, 2012 02:52 pm (UTC)
Speaking as someone who was at Worldcon, panels were an hour and a half long this time, which was awesome. :D
Sep. 17th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
There are some writers who carry on about their book too much.

I dislike reviewers that say "the panel was confused" by a question or definition when the issue was much simpler: some people on the panel were correct, others were incorrect.
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