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Old March 23 2015, 03:23 PM   #1171
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Re: Welcome Fellow Trekkies! The GTD Get to Know You thread

Okay, I'll play . . . although I honestly can't remember if I contributed to the original thread or not and am not going to click through 78 pages to find out!

Short version. I was born near the very tail end of the 1950s and genuinely cannot remember a time when I wasn't a fan of science fiction, monster movies, comic books, and, of course, STAR TREK. (I would've been around seven when TOS debuted on NBC.)

Grew up in Washington State, somewhere between Seattle and Tacoma. Discovered fandom and sf conventions in college back in the early eighties. Got a degree in Chemistry, but soon realized that I was better at science fiction than real science. (Truth be told, I was a pretty mediocre chemist.) Did the starving writer thing for awhile, selling the occasional short story to magazines like AMAZING STORIES and MIKE SHAYNE MYSTERY MAGAZINE, while working an assortment of odd jobs: busboy, skid-row phlebotomist, etc.

In one of my smarter moves, I attended the Clarion West SF and Fantasy Writing Workshop in Seattle, where my instructors included a few former STAR TREK writers and editors: Norman Spinrad, Vonda McIntyre, and David Hartwell. David convinced me to move to New York City and get a job in publishing. (The phrase "wasting your life" may have been uttered.) I ended up spending several years working as a book editor in NYC, while writing on the side. Started writing TREK books in 1995, around the time DS9 debuted, and have been at it ever since.

Eventually I segued from being a full-time editor who writes on the side to being a full-time editor who still does a little editing on the side. (Technically, I'm a Consulting Editor for Tor Books.) Eventually I moved out of NYC and relocated to rural Pennsylvania, just south of Philadelphia. And here we are . . ..

Don't get to as many conventions as I used, back when I was younger, but I still like to hit one or two a year . . ..

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Old March 24 2015, 05:30 AM   #1172
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Re: Get To Know You Thread, For Both New And Old Trekkies Alike!

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So let's hear about you guys. Write what ever about yourself you think is important or pertinent for other people to know. That when we come across each other on future forums we can have a little bit more background information about who we're talking to!

Since your thread was so similar to this one, I am merging the two. "Old" Trekkies can post in here as well as "New" ones...

Is there any way I could create a separate thread? Just since this ones been going on so long, like a nice refresher. I can change up the topic a bit, that way it's not so similar.
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Old March 27 2015, 08:22 AM   #1173
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Re: Welcome Fellow Trekkies! The GTD Get to Know You thread

I live on the West Coast of the US and I work in an office.
I've always been interested in science fiction, ever since I was a little kid. I enjoy the original Star Trek, as well as other classic TV shows such as The Outer Limits and Mission Impossible.
I used to post here a lot, and then I took a little break. Now I'm posting again.

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Old March 27 2015, 04:43 PM   #1174
Re: Welcome Fellow Trekkies! The GTD Get to Know You thread

Brie wrote: View Post
Are you sure? I could post photos almost instantly.

To do so find the picture you want and right click copy and paste
When you look that good, I don't think anyone would object to you posting pictures of yourself
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Old March 27 2015, 05:02 PM   #1175
Re: Welcome Fellow Trekkies! The GTD Get to Know You thread

I loved TNG when I was a kid, but never got to watching the other Star Trek's. Once Netflix started offering TNG, I began rewatching the whole series. After finishing it, I wanted more, so I went back and watched the TOS and finished watching all the other Star Treks. Just this week I finished watching Enterprise. I joined a few weeks ago but avoiding posting and reading too much to avoid any spoilers. I'll probably be posting more now that I've finished it all and still rewatch episodes here and there.
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