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Not so Secret Masters of Fandom Mailing list. Topics include Hugos and other WSFS related discussions. All types of convention running including small first-time cons, specialty cons, large or focused regionals, National conventions, and Worldcons or larger.

"We've always been united on the important issues (in no particular order)–

  1. Worldcon is a fabulous thing and should be continued
  2. The Hugo Awards are fabulous things and should be continued
  3. Science Fiction and Fantasy are fabulous things and should be continued
  4. SF/F fandom is important to all of us, conventions are part of how we keep that going, and both are fabulous things and should be continued
We may quibble (and occasionally argue, perhaps with a side of strong disagreement) with each other on the how of continuing, but we've always been united by the core principles."
—Helen Montgomery, Chicon 7 Flying Monkee

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