The Mad Writers keep referring to building your community and this week they are putting their money where their mouth is. They are joined by Crystal Huff who has been involved in ALL THE CONS. She also fights the kyriarchy professionally through giving workshops and for example consulting companies on creating a welcoming environment as well as dealing with Impostor Syndrome. The panelists cover how to deal with horrible situations, how to get new people without losing all of the old ones and how to make sure the community doesn’t die because the people who started it are tired. The entire episode is full of amazing content, you may want to have a notepad handy!
- Readercon 2012 incident summary
- Crystal’s consultation and training
- 4th Street Fantasy
- Worldcon 75
Crystal Huff is the Executive Director of Inclusion Through Innovation and former Executive Director of The Ada Initiative. She has a long history of professional and volunteer efforts in technology and geek culture, with a particular commitment to anti-harassment and impostor syndrome work. Crystal runs science fiction conventions in her spare time, most notably the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland. She speaks fluent English, rusty American Sign Language, and beginner Finnish cussing.
Crystal can be found online at crystalhuff.com and on Twitter as @arisiacrystal and @CrystalMHuff
Intro and outro music comes from “Cephalopod” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0