Very excited to have best selling author Kevin J. Anderson on the SFFWRTCHT next Wed but Kevin’s got some haters. In particular, a group of hecklers who follow him around and try and make things very unpleasant for him and anyone who dares talk to him kindly. To avoid problems, I have blocked them, as has Kevin. Please do not attempt to converse with them under the #sffwrtcht hashtag no matter what they say at any time. If they show up in the transcript, I will edit them out. They are not worth the effort.
To see how nasty they are, here’s my post about their 4 day harrassment campaign against me just for asking Kevin about his craft: http://bryanthomasschmidt.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-am-victim-of-twithate-and.html
Here are the names of those you should block:
@Serkanner @RealDune @DuneSandChigger @SKKahl @DunesDreamer @Loteqs@IdunnAsynja
Folks, blocking people is serious. As moderator, I would normally deal with inappropriate behavior but this group is relentless and they might ruin chat if we don’t ignore them or just block them. I don’t want Kevin or any of you to have a bad time because Kevin’s got a lot of good advice to share I want to hear and I’m sure you do, too.
Anyway, your call on how to handle it but consider yourselves warned and please mention this post to anyone you know who plans to attend chat. Thanks!
I appreciate the support. You guys are why I started SFFWRTCHT and why it’s a success with guests and everyone else!
All I did was ask Kevin J. Anderson, bestselling author, a man I admire, how he records his books. He is known for writing into a tape recorder, you see, and I was curious about his tools.
The next thing I know I was being systematically harrassed by this Mc(idiots)Dune group of KJA haters(morons and jackasses–although Donkeys are smarter and have more class). The name list grows daily but so far they are: Serkanner RealDune DuneSandChigger SKKahl DunesDreamer Loteqs and IdunnAsynja. I use no “at” because I don’t want more attention from them than I already have.
I have blocked them in Twitter and on TweetDeck. I have reported them to Twitter. They continue reading my old tweets and saying flattering things. You know, suggestions like reasons why they think I have been jobless for 9 months. Insults on my writing, which they have never read, etc. Classy group of individuals.
In any case, Kevin will be on chat next month, and if you’re a regular, or even my friend, you might want to block these people. We will ignore them, and we will continue to chat in spite of them. But I won’t see their comments so you might not want to either, and please don’t respond. I’ll post update instructions and list pre-chat.
Meanwhile, if you’re friends with any of them, I suggest you rethink it. This kind of behavior does not represent free speech. It represents bullying. It represents being an ass. Attacking people who have never contacted you is not sensible behavior. It is not respectable or intelligent. In fact, I had never even mentioned Dune, the story they claim to own the right to approve or disapprove any related books for.
In any case, people acting like this makes me sick. Please join with me in praying hate can end. It doesn’t belong in a civilized society.