Fictional characters do exist, not in our world of course, we’d be screwed if that ever happened. But in the world of our minds, they are the main population there. They bring colour and life to it, they are the little voices in your head telling you not to do something because it’ll end up bad.
People who don’t read and scoff at people who like reading, they will never have that. Their minds will be grey and boring, they’ll never know the pleasure and pain that it is to love someone so much, even though you can’t physically touch them.
So if anyone ever laughs at you for reading and being imaginative, pity them. Because they will grow old and boring, their lives will be sad and plain while yours will be full of the adventures you shared with the fictional characters in the books you love.
Really thrilled by this post and attitude from ECCC. It’s not a difficult stance to take, but it’s done so infrequently. This con has such a great reputation and I’m so excited to go - this is just another awesome reason to love it!
Wow, I think I might actually want to attend a convention again. This is amazing. I hope the policies are upheld and the people that report harassment are treated with respect and kindness.
This is going to be my “fun convention” goal for next year. ♥