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
19481958 Graduate of Northwestern University Writes Epic FantasyMilitary SF Large, Beard, Glasses Wears Black, Hats, Suspenders TaughtAttended Clarion WestAnd 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)