Retraction Regarding Dragon*Con

May 5, 2008

I received the following via comment and email from the director of communications for NetWinner, Steve Goldberg. In this message, he requested that I issue a retraction regarding my incorrect characterization of the Dragon*Con conference. Here, in part, is Mr. Goldberg’s statement:
With more than 25 years experience as an investigative reporter/writer, and now under contract to NetWinner, I do my fact checking with great diligence. If you had done your research properly, you would have let your readers know that the annual Dragon*Con in Atlanta with more than 30,000 attendees does not have anything to do with “porn” but is actually, according to their site, “the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the U.S.” It’s a family friendly event with fans dressing as Klingons, Superman, Harry Potter, and other characters. More information can be found at www.dragoncon.org
And here is my response:
I’m not a journalist; I’m a stay-at-home mom. Although I do try to think like a journalist when I do the research for my posts, I did make a mistake on this one: I posted earlier that Dragon*Con was a porn convention. I was wrong. It’s a “science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film” convention. My deepest apologies to Dragon*Con and its many fans and attendees.

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