April 8th, 2010

Conrunner Kevin

From the MythAdventures Past

Many of you know that I founded and ran for more than five years the MythAdventures Fan Club, originally inspired by Phil Foglio's comic book adaptation of Robert Lynn Asprin's novels. One of our active club members was a fan by the name of Matt Youngmark. During the second half of Match Game SF at Norwescon, the name "Matt Youngmark" came up in the contestant draw (although he had left during the break and thus didn't make it on stage), and I wondered if it was the same person. The following afternoon, while I was checking e-mail in one of the alcoves where wi-fi reached, I heard a voice calling my name. It was Matt Youngmark, and he introduced himself as the fan who had indeed be introduced to fandom through the pages of MythInformation, our clubzine. He got actively involved with a number of things, and he thanked me for having helped introduce him to SF fandom. he even gave me a copy of his book, Zombocalypse Now, a "Choose-o-matic" book (think the "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books) where you have to face a Zombie Apocalypse with the added challenge of being a stuffed rabbit.

I was pleased to finally get to meet Matt after all these years, and even more pleased to learn that the work that I and the others who worked to make the MythAdventures Fan Club a success for more than five years had such good effects.