Because Worldcon welcomes everyone regardless of their personal beliefs and would never expel someone, much less a legendary SF editor, for disagreeing with them.
This year's Hugos proved that decrepit Worldcon is dying.
Worldcon has released the final voting results for the 2016 Hugo Awards. They tell a starkly different tale than the false media Narrative.
The truth is that Worldcon's militant conformity to fringe politics is alienating the vast majority of SF fans. Everyone from young, up and coming authors to venerable masters of the craft are abandoning Worldcon like miners escaping a pit filled with toxic gas.
Case in point: the No Award-ing of Dr. Jerry Pournelle.
Worldcon may as well have snubbed Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, or Frank Herbert. Their shabby treatment of Dr. Pournelle, and their ingratitude for his pivotal role in shaping the genre they claim to honor. proves beyond doubt that the Hugos have renounced their station as sci-fi's most prestigious award.
Even more damning, no sane SF fan can look to the Hugos as a metric of literary quality. It's now painfully obvious that the awards have been corrupted beyond all relevance.
By now might be thinking that the Hugos are a joke. But it gets worse.
Much, much worse.
Worldcon voters tried to throw child abuse allegations down the memory hole.
Two nominees in the Best Related Work category this year were "Safe Space as Rape Room" and "The Story of Moira Greyland". Both are chilling accounts of the very real child abuse allegations in the same old guard SF community that still controls Worldcon.
You can read both reports at the following links, but be warned, they're not for the faint of heart.
Safe Space as Rape Room
The Story of Moira Greyland
Worldcon reacted to these scathing exposes by first banning them from the voter packet and then voting their entire category below No Award.
The clique that runs Worldcon has revealed itself as not just politically biased, but as so desperate to cover up allegations of child abuse that it burned its own house down in a clumsy attempt to hide the evidence.
Take it from a lifelong Catholic, Worldcon members. When your leadership tries to cover up evidence of child abuse, it never ends well.
Paying the price for their lack of vision
Worldcon's incessant political posturing, heavy-handed and arbitrary rules, and general depravity are taking their toll on the Hugos.
Best Novel is the most popular category and consistently gets the most votes. We can use it as a reliable metric of the Hugos' public profile.
In one year, participation in the Hugos was almost cut in half. That is not a sign of a healthy, thriving award. Worldcon and its signature award is losing a self-inflicted war of attrition.
But speaking of healthy, thriving awards/conventions...
Enter the Dragon Awards
SF fans disgusted by Worldcon's decline have been calling for a new award to replace the discredited Hugos for years. At last, Dragon Con has granted their wish.
Unlike the members-only Hugos, the Dragons are a true populist award that anyone can vote for. In fact, you can register to receive a free ballot right now.
Ask yourself who you'd rather party with:
|Representative Worldcon Attendees|
|Representative Dragon Con Attendees|
Rest in peace, Worldcon. I can't say it was nice knowing you.
The final word
I don't claim to be unbiased in this matter, even though I'm confident that neutral observers will reach the same conclusions from the documented evidence.
If I'm grateful to Worldcon for one thing, it's that I now have something in common with the great Dr. Jerry Pournelle: we both placed last under No Award.
Being snubbed by geriatric perverts isn't what I'd call a personal tragedy. However, the CHORFs have made the tactical error of insulting the readers who nominated me for the Campbell. The Worldcon clique have publicly rebuked my readers by declaring that I was unworthy of their consideration.
I answer to my readers; not a bunch of leftover hippies. To vindicate the fans who believed in me, I will dedicate my victory in the first annual Dragon Award for Best Horror Novel to them.
Though I'm doing this for you, I can't do it without you. The Dragon Award winners will be decided entirely by the fans. If you enjoy my work, you have it in your power to confound the CHORFs who mocked you by taking an author you support from last place in the dying Hugos to first place in the rising Dragons.
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