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WGA's Strike Sci-Fi Themed Day

By T'Bonz
February 8, 2008 - 10:26 PM

WGA writers were recently supported by science-fiction fans, at a day set aside for sci-fi fans to come and to show support for the striking writers.

As reported at IESB.net, even though news of a possible settlement is in the air, the business of the Writer's Guild of America's strike continues. A Sci-Fi day was the latest themed day, a day in which writers, actors and fans could connect with one another.

"It's nice," said Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Angel). "It reminds us that we’re not alone in this because, occasionally, we tend to feel very alone."

Fans have been supportive. Some have turned out more than once in support of the writers. Others have driven long distances to appear on the picket lines with the strikers. Their efforts have been appreciated. "It really brings morale up when there’s a crowd like this," said Gillian Horvath, a writer for Sci-Fi Channel's Flash Gordon series. Horvath is a member of a group called the Pink Hat Brigade, built up exclusively from female science fiction writers who have united through e-mail.

Actors from various sci-fi shows have also put in an appearance to support the writers. Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Leeta) was there. "It's an issue of that which does not kill you makes you stronger," she said.

To read the full article and see photos from the strike, head to the link located here.

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