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02 August 2009 @ 09:00 pm
I Am Not Robert Reed  
I have no idea how long this has been going on, or how long it will continue, but John DeNardo just pointed out to me that Robert Reed's Wikipedia page features a photo of me instead of Bob!

Here's the page as it looks right now. (Click through to view a larger screen grab.)



I may have accepted Bob's Hugo when he couldn't make it to the Japan Worldcon, but as far as I know, I am not Robert Reed ... unless something supernatural happened unbeknownst to me when I touched his trophy.

Guess I'd better start packing my bags for that move from West Virginia to Nebraska!
 
 
 
~twilight~_twilight_ on August 3rd, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
"I am not Robert Reed ... unless something supernatural happened unbeknownst to me when I touched his trophy."

That sounds like the plot to a cheesy '80s movie. You haven't seen Judge Reinhold lurking about, or heard faint echos in the distance you could almost swear is Kajagoogoo playing?
(Anonymous) on August 3rd, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
Cory Doctorow took the photo, which he posted to Flickr under the technically correct, but in retrospect inadequate title "Robert Reed wins best novella at the Hugo award ceremony, WorldCon, Yokohama, Japan 3 3.JPG":

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37996580417@N01/1298614014/

It's been up on Wikipedia for the better part of the last two years, I believe. I'd thought about taking it down when I first saw it, but didn't quite have the time to document that it was, in fact, not Bob (on the perhaps exaggerated fear that someone someone single-minded and overbearing would notice and make an issue of it). Then I forgot about it, and when I remembered again, it just seemed a shame to take down an error of such long-standing.

F. Dreier
Looking for a good wordfixnwrtr on August 3rd, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
Do you think you can handle all that flat land after the mountains of WV?
scottedelman: BuhZurkscottedelman on August 3rd, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
I guess I'll have to!