In my heart, I had a vision of the ideal response from Seven Seas. It would be respectful and friendly. It’s my pleasure to share with you that Seven Seas actually *bettered* my ideal response. :-)
They were sincere, respectful and friendly – and just plain nice about it all.
In turn, I responded by inviting Seven Seas to attend Yuricon 2007 and was told that if they can, they will come.
So, as I predicted, there will be no turf wars here in the yuri manga world – just an even larger body of folks committed to bringing great yuri manga to fans everywhere. And that can only be a good thing in my opinion. :-)
Incidentally, the thing that made me happiest was the fact that SS commented, quite specifically, on how polite and gentle the emails noting the mistake were. This makes me feel so good. I am, and have always been, convinced that histrionics and paranoia have no place in the fan community and can, and should, be replaced with passion, enthusiasm and mature dialogue.
I want to thank all of you who sent emails to Seven Seas, for your support – and for being so polite and reasonable about it. That says something about the folks who support us at Yuricon and ALC…something I feel quite proud of.
As I told Seven Seas, I look forward to both companies working together to promote yuri and I hope you will too! :-)