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I was consideringetting a room at the hotel, and relaxing for three days. Then I realized that it wasn't worth the cost, when I am rather ambivalent about attending a stalker con. If Mike S would pull his head out about the real names on badges thing, I might feel differently.

As it is, I'm seriously considering ghosting the con, and not paying him a dime, not wearing a badge with my real name and city of residence for any stranger to see. Even if I do go, I will use pseudonyms on my badge, and if he wants to kick me out, fine, fuck him.

I have nearly been stalked before - the thing that kept the nut from finding my house was that he couldn't find my pseudonym, and thus my address, in the phone book. My roomie also has a unique name, and a loony ex-husband.

The only reason I'm going at all is for Michele's memorial, which apparently is being "planned" by P. Last I heard it was going to be in the quiet bar, which doesn't require a badge for admission.



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May. 24th, 2003 10:03 am (UTC)
Sorry hon, but could you explain what you mean by stalker con??

Yes, go to the memorial and double yes on ghosting the con.

Re: stalkers in general - though far from legal my daughter carried pepper spray daily starting at age 13 - trouble with a certain class mate made it necessary. A nice visit from mommy in all her black and pentagrams stopped that, but I have her still carry it, now she's 19, so it's not illegal.

When are you going???
May. 24th, 2003 02:29 pm (UTC)
Sorry hon, but could you explain what you mean by stalker con??

A convention where your real name and city of residence *must* be printed and worn on your badge for everyone to see. This gives stalkers all they need to find where you live and harass you. Those of us who use pseudonyms to separate our fannish and/or pagan life from our professional life are forcibly unmasked by this tactic, which is really unneccessary.
May. 25th, 2003 08:28 am (UTC)
I'd be ticked too!!

But I was glad to read that you found your way in without having to deal with that.

Hmmm, that seems like an awful invasion of privacy, good for you for sticking to your beliefs and plans for attending!!!
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