Re: [Girl Genius] How to impersonate Phil Foglio for Fun and Giggles
- --- In girlgenius@y..., fiawol@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 7/1/02 4:18:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,kedamono@a...
> > So at the next convention, don your Phil disguise and see how many
> > ravening fan boys you can fool. (Didn't meet any ravening fan girls,
> > drat the luck...)
> > --
> ... you'd
> be amazed at what people can think at conventions, especially if you
> them you're not who they think you are.On this subject, I think some caution is in order. Since Nick P was a
willing co-conspirator, and no harm was meant, it is probably OK, but
the Locus website has a letter from Tanya Huff:
"... there's a woman impersonating me in chat rooms -- she says
she has four kids, lives in NY, is a statistician and writes under the
name Tanya Huff. Fortunately she ran into someone who knows me.
It's easy to tell if you've run into the real Tanya Huff. I NEVER go
into chat rooms. Haven't yet, don't plan to. So if you run into anyone
in a chat room who says she's me, she isn't. And if you do, please
tell the room administrator.
"I'm remembering the trouble Diane Duane had a few years ago,
back before we were all linked electronically, and am having minor
"29 May 2000"
Shortly after Diane Duane married Peter Morwood and moved to Ireland,
a woman began showing up at conventions claiming to be Diane Duane.
This led to all sorts of confusion, and she was eventually caught and
received psychiatric treatment. The details were never made very
clear and the somewhat guarded version of the story is no longer
available on Diane Duane's home page.
I think some caution is in order about pretending to be someone
notable at a convention (or in other contexts too!).
- At 4:18 AM +0000 7/2/02, brooksindy wrote:
>In my case I can blame Nick. He started it by calling me Phil. I was
>I think some caution is in order about pretending to be someone
>notable at a convention (or in other contexts too!).
not dressed up as Phil, but as one of the droogs from Clockwork
Orange, including the one eye done up with false lashes, and a small
happy face mask you-know-where. That the fans thought I was Phil in
that getup either tells us how credulous they are or how little they
know of their cultural icons...
"Another one of them new worlds.
No beer, no women, no pool parlors - nothin'.
Nothing to do but throw rocks at tin cans and we got to bring our own
---- Ship's Cook, United Planets Cruiser C-57D