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19 April 2017 @ 06:14 am
Reburying the undead  
World Fantasy Con realizes that Lovecraft doesn’t belong on the nominee pins either.

Thanx to File 770
Kalimackalimac on April 19th, 2017 08:30 pm (UTC)
My take would be that the condescension would begin with the person who considered rendering a controversial pin obsolete as the inevitable fore-runner of book-burning, and deserves a reply in the same spirit. But, whatever.

Seriously, though: would you care to provide concrete references to persons in the WFC community considering Lovecraft as EVIL? Especially in such a way as to justify such an all-caps description?

Because my reading of the original controversy over the award bust/statuette was that the objectors were at pains to point out that they did not object to Lovecraft in print, or even to appreciating his positive qualities as a writer or noting his influence on the field. They just considered him too flawed a person to stand as an emblem for the fantasy field.

If you're seriously interested, and not just here to drip scorn as you began, I could attempt to locate such statements; I'd begin by looking for links in the archives of Jim Hines' LJ.
El Coyote Gordo: coy3supergee on April 20th, 2017 09:11 am (UTC)
Sofia Samatar said that she made Lovecraft required reading.