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Postby innovatao » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:16 pm

Thing is, I was reading "I Shall Wear Midnight" on my Amazon reading thingy on the way to London, and half way through one of the characters I noted was called Brian. Well, not unusual, rather chuffed as that is my name. And there it was again, so far so good, but then I came to a part and Tiffany shouted to this Brian character ... "Brian Roberts you put that down right now ...." or words to that effect.

I thought, thats clever. Kindle books can replace names, probably knows who I am though my registration and the book has placeholders for the First and Surname which get filled in.

Turns out I was wrong, the character does exist in paperback as one Brian Roberts, and as that's my actual really real name, I feel rather proud of that :)

http://wiki.lspace.org/wiki/Brian_Roberts
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Postby deldaisy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:19 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

How special is that!

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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:32 pm

Hi Bri and welcome! :D

The exact same thing happened to me! :shock:

I was reading Small Gods and my name's P'tang P'tang Newt-God. :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:35 pm

Welcome to the site, innovatao! :D

I'm not sure about this, but sometimes people bid at charity auctions to be included in the books. I don't know if this is the case with the other Brian Roberts. :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:44 pm

Welcome to the forum, innovatao, there was an aution at the 2009 DWcon to that effect,raised quite a lot of money.
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Postby deldaisy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:45 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Welcome to the forum, innovatao, there was an aution at the 2009 DWcon to that effect,raised quite a lot of money.


And the winner is....................... ????? and what book?
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:41 pm

Welcome ,innovatao. :)
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Postby meerkat » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:55 pm

WELCOME Innovatao!
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:00 pm

I think it was said just in a future book but Terry had just started the outline then for ISWM, but it's not the first time he has done that for the charity, and two years is quite a while to remember that through the alcohol haze of the con. :lol:
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Postby KarenM » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:21 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I think it was said just in a future book but Terry had just started the outline then for ISWM, but it's not the first time he has done that for the charity, and two years is quite a while to remember that through the alcohol haze of the con. :lol:


That *might* have been the one where John Hicks won but I couldn't be sure.

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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:16 pm

KarenM wrote:
Who's Wee Dug wrote:I think it was said just in a future book but Terry had just started the outline then for ISWM, but it's not the first time he has done that for the charity, and two years is quite a while to remember that through the alcohol haze of the con. :lol:


That *might* have been the one where John Hicks won but I couldn't be sure.

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Postby meerkat » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:59 am

Surely that should be Hicks with an X? :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:00 am

He changed his name to Hix to sound more evil, but he was born John Hicks :wink:
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:01 am

PS the character, not the bloke who won the auction :lol:
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Postby meerkat » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:23 am

:lol:
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