The day after announcing that the president of the group that runs the Arisia science-fiction convention had resigned and been barred from the event over a rape and harassment allegation, several members of the group's executive board have resigned as well.
At issue is not just the allegation - and new ones involving other women and other incidents during the convention in past years - but whether the volunteers who run Arisia tried to sweep incidents under the rug and in some cases allow attackers to continue to harass their victims at convention events.
The news comes three months before the annual convention - one of Boston's two main science-fiction conventions - at the Westin Boston Waterfront. The location could prove troublesome for another reason - it's one of the hotels being struck by Unite Here Local 26.
Recent days have seen some participants, such as Brianna Wu, calling for a boycott of the convention as being unsafe for women.
Elizabeth Leggett, an official "artist guest of honor" for the upcoming convention, however, explains why she'll still be attending. Two "writer guests of honor," however, have announced they will not attend.
Arisia, Inc. holds a public meeting and board elections at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. in Somerville.