Quokkas, as this dreadful survey and campaign continues, and the equality campaign misteps (that text!), we have compiled a list of other things you can be doing other than voting, if you were even able to, and social mediaing, about which Steph has complicated feelings.
This is not a cheerful post. Sorry.
Today, a review of Top of the Lake: China Girl by Amy, an Australian who has actually seen it, with some background feelings from Stephanie and Liz.
I super loved George, okay? Katie Noonan ❤
(Liz: I once saw Katie Noonan doing her groceries in the Brisbane CBD, and I wanted to tell her how much I love her music, but I didn’t want to interrupt her while she looked at frozen peas, so I just flailed silently at my companion. GOOD TIMES.)
Okay new series here at No Award: Once a month (or so) we’re going to review short stories written by non-white SFF authors. Short stories because they’re easier to fit into our schedules, and also we’ll make sure they’re accessible online so you can read them.
Disclaimer: Stephanie totally adores Elaine and got pushy about this being our first review. (Liz also adores Elaine and didn’t have to be pushed very hard.)
Recently here in Melbourne we got a whole bunch of ‘anti-terrorism bollards’, aka large cement cubes that don’t really stop cars from driving through the Bourke Street Mall, since the tram tracks are right there.
Melburnians have obviously started decorating the shit out of these things, and of course we have feelings.
Monique Brumby, Fool for You. Steph wrote some of her first terrible fanfic to this album (Thylacine). She just serenaded the cat to this song.
This is not a panel write up; it’s more of a rambling meander of panels I was on and panels I witnessed and thoughts I had along the way. It includes recommendations. But all of it is talking about Asian (mostly Southeast Asian) science fiction, fantasy and horror.
I was supposed to start with something nicer, rounding up my Continuum 13, but all I can really think about is the racial micro aggressions PoC experience at Australian conventions, particularly the micro aggressions experienced by our PoC Guests of Honour, and the ways in which con goers can prepare to have our backs (our own, and the backs of others).
And so, beneath the fold: some racial micro aggressions, and some ways to prepare to call them out.