Harlan Ellison: eejit

Mon 28 Aug 2006 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Posted by: Gavin

This can’t go on.

Gwenda points to

the chatter that Harlan Ellison groped Connie Willis (scroll to 3) — sans permission, natch, as the verb groping more or less implies — on stage during the Hugos.

Why was there no groping in Glasgow? Kim Newman and Paul McAuley would have been far less disturbing (and funnier), I’m sure.

But seriously, I think this news is going to remind a lot of us of a certain ICFA banquet gone terribly wrong. It must stop.

Worldcon: sorry, the eejit has put you on the spot and a public statement is needed.
What’s up with these dirty old men? They’re taking all the fun out of being in the genre and not inspiring anyone with anything but horror and the urge to vomit and throw out their books.
No matter how Connie Willis feels (bemused? horrified?), Ellison needs to be censured. And/or, of course, never again invited to any public event where there are women.