Origins Game Fair Caves to SJZ Brownshirts

Origins Game Fair Caves to SJZ Brownshirts

Origins Game Fair Caves to SJZ Brownshirts

Yesterday NYT bestselling author Larry Correia was excited to announce that he had been invited to Origins Game Fair as a Guest of Honor, along with game designers Ken St. Andre, Eric Lang, Tony Steele, and Mike Elliott. Larry is not just a talented author, but someone who loves and interacts with his fans, paints miniatures, and is a gamer nerd, who seemed to be thrilled to have gotten an invitation.

And then the social justice zealot smears started.

The usual purple-haired, hairy armpitted, androgynous, “mayonnaise is a gender,” social justice landwhales swung into action, whining about how upset they were that Larry was invited as Guest of Honor. They maligned him as a racist (he’s actually a person of color), misogynist (despite the fact that Larry spent years teaching self defense to women), they claimed he was a terrible, awful person who made them feel unsafe (even though Larry has attended numerous conventions, and by every account was charming, bright, funny, friendly, and polite), and they demanded that Origins rescind the invitation, because SAD PUPPIES!

Not more than a half an hour later, Origins Executive Director John Ward posted the following message.

 

I want to discuss our invitation to Larry Correia a guest at Origins. By all counts he is a very talented author.

With a gigantic, active, and dedicated fan base.

Unfortunately, when he was recommended I was unaware of some personal views that are specifically unaligned with the philosophy of our show and the organization.

Larry has a very popular blog, and it’s not like he keeps quiet about his views, but apparently, it’s beneath Ward to do any research before inviting Guests of Honor.

Larry is a libertarian. He believes in achievement. He believes in personal responsibility. He helps new and upcoming authors. He supports charities. He’s a family man with a loving wife and children. He loves to have fun. He believes that one must work and earn honors and achievements, instead of using one’s plumbing, gender identity, purple hair, or oozing sores to gain an advantage.

Larry’s response was subdued. I suppose he’s used to the “I am a woke femynyst” crowd beating on his straw persona like a piñata.

For the record, I’m not any of the things they accuse me of. Despite writing a whole bunch of books, and a ton of political articles, and all of my many personal interactions with fans (I’ve done up to 15 cons and events in one year), none of these people can ever find any actual examples of me being sexist, racist, or homophobic (and the Guardian looked hard and still came up with nothing).

That’s because in reality, I’m a libertarian who does not give a shit who you are, or what you do, and it is none of my business, as long as you stay off my lawn. 🙂

[…]

The saddest person in all of this is my son, who was my plus one. He was looking forward to playing a bunch of games, and then we were going to go to the zoo on Sunday. (they have manatees there!).

If those personal views are inconsistent with the organization, maybe it’s not an organization anyone would want to be a part of – and certainly not a family one, as John Ward claims below.

I want to thank those of you that brought this error to our attention.

Translation: I will bow to the unhinged desires of any whining, bitching, complaining miscreant.

Origins is an inclusive and family friendly event. We focus on fun and gaming, not discourse and controversy.

Inclusive, except when someone whose views don’t toe the SJZ ideological line; family friendly except to families of those who don’t genuflect at the altar of cultural Marxism, in which case, fuck their families; fun and gaming, not discourse and controversy, unless a guest’s “personal views that are specifically unaligned with the philosophy of our show and the organization.”

Which one is it, John Ward? Is the event non-political and family friendly, or will you exclude people based on their personal views? You can’t have it both ways.

I felt it necessary to recend his invitation to participate in the show. I apologize again to those of you that were looking forward to seeing him at Origins.

It’s “rescind,” you barely literate, pusillanimous, shit-gnawing fuckwit. And it’s not that you felt it necessary; you were just afraid of confrontation, and after a few of the social justice proglodytes (one assblasted, perpetually offended femturd, in particular, who was merely nursing a grudge) raised a stench, you thought it would be better for your stress levels if you just uninvited an interesting, generous, fun participant from your event, lest the kvetching social justice gargoyles, crawl up your puckered anus.

This isn’t the first time that the froth flecked, lying social justice taint ticklers have tried to destroy someone’s reputation, life, and livelihood with screeching online lies. Just a few weeks ago, their lies got renowned science fiction author John Ringo uninvited from ConCarolinas. – same MO, different event, same outcome.

This time, the woman (and I use that term loosely) who started the complaining was simply trying to get revenge, because Larry fisked an article by her boyfriend, and she didn’t like the outcome, claiming it was a personal attack, rather than a fisking – with facts – of her boyfriend’s published piece.

Within hours, Larry’s name was also removed from an anthology post Origins had promoted on their Facebook site. His name is still on the cover (for now), but apparently Larry is so “offensive” to Origins’ fan base (read one shrieking, screeching shrew whose boyfriend is apparently such an omega male Pajama Boy, that years later she has to destroy a bestselling author who caused his tender labia to chafe by challenging her fucktoy’s public screeds), that he cannot even be mentioned in a Facebook post promoting an anthology that is sure to make these people lots of profits, especially with Larry’s name on the cover.

At the time of this writing, Origins has pulled their post admitting that John Ward has rescinded the invitation to Larry as Guest of Honor, because of his personal views, probably because of the outcry resulting from their actions. I have sent an email to the GAMA board, expressing my dismay at John Ward’s treatment of Mr. Correia, but have gotten no response. They are apparently hoping we will forget and move on. The Internet, however, doesn’t forget. The Origins Yelp reviews reflect John Ward’s poor judgment.

Once again I say, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

You cannot make peace with these fascist brownshirted scum. You cannot cooperate and exist on the same earth with them, because they will always agitate for your destruction. They will always show up with pitchfork-wielding outrage mobs to malign, slander, and smear those whom they perceive to be their enemies.

Victory Girl Amanda Green wrote of this fiasco earlier today, and she’s had enough too.

So let’s make sure not only John Ward and the con know what we think but also the con backers and vendors. The only real way to make sure these folks understand just how large the pile of steaming dog shit is they just stepped in is to hit them in their wallets. If you bought a membership because Larry was going to be a GoH and no longer desire to attend, demand your money back. When they refuse — and I have a feeling they will — note that you bought based on false advertising and that you will file a complaint with the city/state because of that if you don’t get your money back. Use the screen grabs that have been immortalized on the internet as support.

Contact the powers that be for the con. You can find a list of them here.

Contact their sponsors and let them know you will be voting with your dollars where they are concerned as well if they continue to sponsor the con.

Contact the GAMA board to let them know what you think about the way John Ward treated a best selling author and well-known gaming fan.

You cannot coexist with them. You cannot negotiate with them. You cannot play by their rules. They will not let anyone live in peace who holds views that deviate in any way from their cultural Marxist dogma. They are fascists, who won’t allow WrongThink to exist, because it taints the perfect little world they’re trying to create – a world where respect isn’t earned by hard work and achievement, but rather by competing for biggest victim status.

Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame, John Ward. Your cowardice, unwillingness to research and engage with other human beings like a decent person, and inability to stand up to loud, obnoxious proglodyte malcontents has caused a maelstrom of criticism for your employer, and your deletion of the original post and your subsequent comments will not change this.

Get woke, go broke, asshole.

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Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.

23 Comments
  • From a comment on Vile 666:

    This is what people meant 3 years ago when they said the Sad Puppies were permanently damaging their careers. They can split hairs all day long about whether they said sexist/racist/homophobic things or actually hold sexist/racist/homophobic beliefs. Personally, I think some of them do, but maybe not all of them. Doesn’t matter in the end.

    Yup, this is exactly what was meant: It doesn’t matter whether or not they’re actually racist/‌sexist/‌homophobic/‌sinful, only that their words can be twisted or misquoted or lied about to make them appear racist/‌sexist/‌homophobic/‌sinful—and these lies can forever afterward be pointed to and used against them.

    But of course, we already understood the threat back when it was made.

  • Geez, Marta, don’t hold back like that! Tell us how you really feel.

    But seriously, the most important thing about this development, and about John Ringo’s disinvitation from the Carolinas Con, and about Jon Del Arroz’s exclusion from Worldcon, et cetera ad nauseam infinitam, is that there can be no further doubt in any fair-minded person’s mind that the “social-justice warriors” hate all of us in the Right and are determined that we will not be heard, whether through personal interaction or through our books.

    The war is total. There’s no possibility of an armistice on a live-and-let-live basis. The SJWs will not have it, and they’re not going to change. Therefore, either we fight as they do, with no holds barred and no tactic deemed unthinkable, or we automatically accept defeat.

    • Marta Hernandez says:

      This is exactly why I wrote the piece. They are not to be compromised with. There is no coexistence. They want to destroy us, so it’s either us or them, and I know which side I fall on.

    • GWB says:

      the “social-justice warriors” hate all of us in the Right
      I’m going to quibble, and say they hate everyone who isn’t conforming and under their heel. That includes everyone on “the right”, but also those real people who are anywhere short of their absolutist (yet still relative! yay for cognitive dissonance!) positions anywhere to the left of “us”.

  • R K says:

    The bit about Larry contributing to the book… I wonder if that’s something that can be used against the ConCom legally. Bit of a random, half-musing thought. They were willing to have him contribute but then smear him in public without returning the story, etc? I have no idea about the circumstances involved, re: the book, so…

    (somewhat off topic, I’m very happy that SJZ is used instead – zombies, zealots…a far more fitting description!)

    • Marta Hernandez says:

      They’re certainly happy to have his name on the cover, because he is a DRAW. He should withdraw and force them to take all those books back and refund customers’ money. If they’re going to publicly malign him, he should retaliate. Hard. Pull his contribution.

      • R K says:

        Someone remarked on that over at Mad Genius Club.

        As for me, my revenge is simple – introduce more folks to Larry Correia’s works, folks I know who would find the stories fun to read, and will enjoy them.

  • Tom Tinney says:

    Brilliant.

    Let’s be honest, the only thing Whitney Strix Beltran REALLY fears is a bucket of water and a Ruby Slipper wearing Kansas Farm Girl…and her little dog too!

    Also, she needs all 3 names? Serial killer much?

  • Synova says:

    Oh, I like the implication that the hurtful awful personal attacks weren’t public, easily available to anyone, still public, and available at length. She implies that this horrible behavior wasn’t public which lets people use their imagination about how awful it was.

    Her fiance wrote a heart rending (extremely public) expose of the horror of how racist gencon was. He called them out! Her fiance bled onto the page about how horrible and racist his gaming friends from his teen years were. He bled on the page about his struggles with his identity and how he felt forced to pretend that he was white when he made gaming characters. He explained how everyone who brushed this off was a horrible racist, and how all the attendees and staff at gencon were also horrible racists, even if they weren’t, because everyone is. He complained about the fact that the convention center for gencon employed people of color.

    Larry suggested that he had a personal problem while also talking about real social issues that might keep people who aren’t part of middle class suburbia from letting on that they are a gaming nerd. He also pointed out the uncomfortable truth that not a com-con on the planet would turn away volunteers and that volunteering was how you got the experience to move into management and that having disposable income because you had a job was the best way to get more people of color involved in games and that having a job was a *good* thing.

    It’s public and still on his blog. No need to take my summation. Read it yourself. And there’s no secret, private, insults or attacks. I won’t say that Larry was *nice* because being *nice* would be patting the guy on the head and telling him he was special and that his racist high school gamer friends were awful.

    • GWB says:

      An eye-opening thought that just popped into my head:
      These idiots believe a fantasy world (in a game or in a book) should be as integrated (racially/ethnically) as the United States is in Real Life. Holy Grandma Moses! Do these people even grasp how incredibly unique in the history of the entire friggin’ world that is?!? Rome was conceivably as integrated – if you were a citizen – across its entire empire (which spanned a goodly chunk of three continents), but seldom in a single locale, as anywhere in America.

      I’ve been building a fantasy world as a source. (Important note: this is a LOT harder to do comprehensively than most people think, especially if you want to avoid simply plugging in stereotypes.) I’ve worked hard to try and keep places from being too isolated, while also trying to take into account believable national/ethnic/geographic boundaries. So, I’ve built nations, ethnicities (some span nations, some multiples compose a nation, some have moved on, some have been assimilated, some are hidden away), religions, and politics, trying to use RL analogs, while avoiding obvious stereotypes (and occasionally lifting something directly from a favorite author).
      I’m sure the SJZs could find something gripe about in it.

  • Ken Prescott says:

    I am a grognard; I’ve been wargaming for 40 years now.

    I’ve already opted to ask my wife to give me a book from the US Naval Institute Press (Fleet Tactics and Naval Operations: 3rd Edition) rather than GMT Games’ “The Next War: Poland.”

    I probably will never purchase another product from a GAMA member. And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone.

    • Marta Hernandez says:

      Let them know, Ken. All the email addresses and links are in the story. They need to know and understand why people are turning away from them, because otherwise they will continue doing this to others.

    • GWB says:

      I haven’t seen “grognard” in a while. 🙂
      I’ve been at it for… yeah, 40 is a nice round number.
      (Gettysburg – Avalon Hill – was my first. Plenty of wargames, and then came RPGs…….)

  • GWB says:

    Inclusive, except when someone whose views don’t toe the SJZ ideological line
    Honestly, Marta, I’m going to say that if they bow to the SJZs they aren’t family-friendly at ALL.
    By definition, the sorts of things the SJZs support are the most anti-family propositions around. They deny true families, kill off babies, destroy decent relationships, and advocate for perversion. If they’re the sorts of folks showing up to your event, then you’re drawing the wrong crowd.

    froth flecked, lying social justice taint ticklers
    Dayum.

    I have sent an email to the GAMA board, expressing my dismay at John Ward’s treatment of Mr. Correia, but have gotten no response.
    Ummm, was it written in the same sort of prose as this? Probably not going to get a response……..

    They will not let anyone live in peace … They are fascists
    And this is good enough reason to take matters into the citizenry’s own hands and eliminate these nasty critters from our society. Let us return to a proper definition of civilization that doesn’t allow the barbarians within our gates.

    • Marta Hernandez says:

      I was actually very mature in my email. I used words such as “dismayed and saddened.” I can be an adult when I need to be. Not often, thank goodness! 🙂

  • GWB says:

    Oh, and of course, Iowahawk should have been quoted in this, re what “lefties” do:

    1. Identify a respected institution.
    2. kill it.
    3. gut it.
    4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.

  • […] the first key fail of classic Sad Puppy tactics. I won’t quote it but here is a link http://victorygirlsblog.com/origins-game-fair-caves-to-sjz-brownshirts/ which makes the usual confusion about what Nazis are. And of course, Jon Del Arroz has a post up as […]

  • FYI:

    Michael Stackpole, one of the authors IN the anthology, is also an Emeritus member of the GAMA Board. Push this hard, and burn John Ward. Stackpole’s email, as well as the rest of the board, is here: http://gama.org/gama-board/

    • BTW, it will be interesting to see where Mike lands on this. His response to Sad Puppies, at least what he wrote in 2015, was somewhat dismissive. Perhaps he’ll be somewhat more involved when an author that he’s sharing an anthology with gets the SJZ treatment.

  • SDN says:

    And this is why I’ve been saying for 15 years that a civil war is inevitable. You cannot form a civil society with these people, and they will not stop until they are stopped.

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