I know there is a bunch of posts, not to mention vids on 2 The Ranting Gryphon. I might of even said something earlier myself. But having a chance to hear more of what people had to say who know more than me and learn a whole lot more, this is my opinion on this mess.
What I figured happened was this The Ranting Gryphon didn’t fit the plans of the new Director of Programming at Anthrocon. Who based upon previous statements wants the con to be more family friendly. Believe me given what I seen on social media of late. I can’t blame them…talk about Rainfurrest on steroids. Given all the hate we see everywhere of late, we need a safe haven. Really I don’t think it’s any pressure from either some media or some group. I think they just figured, Anthrocon is having problems. The same thing happened at MFF and they have really cracked down, especially on checking badges. The problems at Anthrocon really aren’t my opinion, I both seen and heard from furs on issues they have had there. Cons aren’t always what we think they are. They are huge events, and real people go to them and some have issues.
Given that 2 The Ranting Gryphon has been around for more than 10 years, I know his popularity has been fading. Take what he said his numbers vs. what others told me. I consider them both hear say as I don’t know the real numbers. I know they can be found on “2”‘s site…but can they be believed. The hell I know.
Like everyone, I think The Ranting Gryphon also overreacted to what happened. Although I won’t get into any detail, some of his Tweets like Trump’s don’t exactly make sense. I won’t quote any but it’s a simple matter for anyone to check them out for yourself.
I think it’s time to everyone to move on. Trust those who run our favorite cons…fingers crossed. And just enjoy them when we go.