John Scalzi seems to have kicked up a hornet nest by announcing his run for President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. I can’t vote yet, but he would definitely have my support. From the little I know of the SFWA, it seems to suffer from a calcification of bureaucracy and Scalzi’s proposed platform may be the necessary kick in the balls the organization needs.
(For me, its website is unforgivably ancient-looking for an organization whose raison-d’etre involves the future. I want bells and whistles and shiny jetpacks, dammit!)
There is also a VERY interesting forum following the candidates (and SFWA members) discussing this election. (It keeps getting better and better! I am not getting any work done this week following all the twists and turns.)