Beginning in 1998, when Charles Brown suggested to Mark Kelly that Locus Online run an April Fool's issue, Locus Online ran a series of joke articles on its website on April 1. Of various cleverness and humor, the tradition came to an end in 2013 after Lawrence Person posted an article entitled "WisCon Makes Burqas Mandatory for All Attendees." According to Person, he selected his target as "a direct jab (in humorous form) at WisCon's previous decision to yank their Guest-of-Honor invitation to Elizabeth Moon for daring to voice (in the mildest possible form) politically incorrect thoughts about certain aspects of modern Islam."
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