So, based on their statement (see my post from late last night
), it takes an apology to get Readercon to ignore their policies (and, in fact, it's only "recognition and regret" that influence the committee, who are otherwise totally capable of overlooking traits like cronyism and SMOFdom).
So I'd like to sincerely apologize to Readercon for my snarky post last night. I realize now that it was hurtful, and really regret it. Really. You can tell it's a sincere apology because I used the word "sincere."
And I'd like to ask for my $60 back. I know there's a no refund policy, but I'm really, really sorry, and that should be enough, right?