Mihm Not Attending Odyssey Con

Following the withdrawals of Monica Valentinelli and Tad Williams as Guests of Honor for Odyssey Con, Christopher R. Mihm has announced that he will not be attending the convention either. Mihm was the Media Guest of Honor for this year’s convention and his withdrawal leaves the con without any Guests of Honor two weeks before the convention. The decisions to leave stems from Valentinelli’s complaint that the con committee did not take her concerns about the presence of Jim Frenkel on the con com seriously. Frenkel was removed from the con com after Valentinelli announced her decision not to attend.
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Wiscon Bans Frenkel

Wiscon has announced that former Tor editor Jim Frenkel will not be permitted to attend the convention for a period of not less than four years. At that time, should Frenkel elect to do so, he may petition to be allowed to attend and the board will review his case. The decision comes following an investigation into charges of harassment stemming from an incident at Wiscon 37 in 2013.

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Frenkel No Longer at Tor

Patrick Nielsen Hayden announced via Twitter that long time editor James Frenkel is no longer working for Tor Books. According to Nielsen Hayden, works which had been assigned to Frenkel will be redistributed to other editors at Tor Books, but anything which had been submitted to Frenkel and not accepted should be resubmitted to Tor.

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