WisCon which bills itself as a “feminist science fiction” convention has rescinded it’s Guest of Honor invitation to science fiction author Elizabeth Moon. The reason for the cancellation of the invitation was due to a blog post where she covered 9/11, religion and remarks about the Islamic community center in lower Manhattan. All pretty touchy subjects.
Organizers had expressed concern over the post but decided to rescind the invitation.
The convention will be held in Madison, Wisconsin in May, 2011.