It's Melakon's fault.
So.. how 'bout that Ethan?
I did enjoy seeing him at a con, he was lovely. I have frequently met people who LOVE Neelix, the IRL opinion of the character seems to be at odds with internet. But I have had that happen with a lot of Trek.
So here's a Neelix question I've always been unsure of. Why/How did Barclay name his cat Neelix? How did he ever hear this name?