>My first introduction to UF was fall of 1997. (...) Well,
>not HERE here. The forum wasn't around then. I'm actually unsure if
>the website itself was either; I remember reading a lot of UF in it's
>r.a.a.c sub-group, but I don't know if that was by choice or not.
The website has existed since... sometime around that same time, I think, though it was originally a fan site. I don't remember when it came in-house. You're right about the Forum, though, it dates to early 2001.
>Gryphon and I spent like
>two hours arguing about Torpedo Spheres and DJ Croft at Katsucon once
>back around 2000, when they were still at Crystal City.
Heh, I remember the occasion, although I can't recall anything about the content of the conversation itself, except that I have the general impression that it was a fairly civil and productive exchange of views. (I don't, for instance, have a clue what a Torpedo Sphere even is now.) There may also have been some shuttle diplomacy by Phil to set the thing up in the first place; can't quite remember. I think that was 1999, and I may have been ill at the time. I usually was when I was fool enough to go to a con, particularly if I had to get on an airplane to get there. :)
>(He may remember me as the guy who went to the trouble of getting
>t-shirts decrying Eyrie's fanfiction hegemony made.
Heh, yes, I seem to recall not minding the having-a-beef-with-my-work thing so much, but rather taking exception to being described as "evil".
Anyhoo, nice to see you again; enjoy the site! New material coming soon, one hopes. Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho' we are not now that strength which in old days moved Earth and heaven, that which we are, we are. And so forth. :)
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