February 13th, 2012


The George RR Martin Problem

I Knew This Day Was Coming

But when I got to ConFusion this year, as I entered the hotel from the parking elevator, two women looked at me and one said, "You look like George Martin." It's true. I've seen pictures of George R.R. Martin, best-selling author of Game of Thrones and more -- Time magazine named GRRM to their "2011 Time 100" list of the "most influential people in the world" -- and he looks very much like Dr. Phil, especially in hats.

I always figured that if I made it to a WorldCon, I'd probably have to wear a "I Am Not George RR Martin" hat or button. Well, getting confirmation of the resemblance seals the deal. After all, I intend to be at WorldCon 70 / ChiCon 7. And GRRM will be there, too. Maybe I'll order I AM NOT GEORGE RR MARTIN stickers for the name badges, so I won't be alone. (grin)

Separated at Birth?

Dr. Phil vs. George R.R. Martin

Born September 1948 1958
Graduate of Northwestern University
Writes Epic Fantasy Military SF
Large, Beard, Glasses
Wears Black, Hats, Suspenders
Taught Attended Clarion West
And attending WorldCon 70/Chicon 7

Even In The 80s

I hope George will see the humor in this. We really need to be on a panel together. (double-trouble-grin)

Dr. Phil