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While there's no proof of identity, I'm aware of at least one (Danny Rubin posted an answer to How long was Bill Murray's character (Phil Davis) supposed to be in a time loop in the film "Groundhog Day"? ) We can probably count @TangoOversway, who stated that he wrote scripts to be submitted to Star Trek (they were not used, but that's less ...


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Thaddeus Howze is a professional writer mainly in the Science-Fiction genre, see his website - Hub City Blues, read his own bio on Medium and check out his author's bio on Amazon. He may not have directly asked/answered questions on his own canon, but he is an active professional on this site. Recently, user SQB asked the question: Who are the architects ...


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Eliezer Yudkowsky, author of the famous Harry Potter fan fiction Methods of Rationality, contributed an answer to a question about his work. Another (unregistered) user had previously used the name "Eliezer Yudkowsky" to answer a MOR question.


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I'm not a moderator here, but I see no problem with this. This user sees him or herself as an expert on a specific topic relevant to our site. They've posted numerous answers that seem comprehensive and knowledgeable (at least on the surface; I haven't had a chance to read them in detail yet, and I likely don't know enough about Superman to accurately judge ...


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Let's look at their profile. Website: manofsteelanswers.com Nothing wrong here. That's exactly what the field is for. Bio: Welcome to the ManOfSteelAnswers.com where we endeavor to answer the questions, criticisms, and controversies raised by the 2013 film for Man of Steel fans and those excited by the anticipated DC Cinematic Universe. [snip] ...


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harry-potter The Sorting Hat


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Doc Brown "thinking cap".


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firefly Jayne's hat


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doctor-who The Doctor's cool fez.


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DavRob60's answer is basically right, but I wanted to take this opportunity to write up a more detailed answer that applies to more than just SciFi. What we've done before There are several different types of contests that tend to pop up on our sites. They often overlap, but in the most broad terms they are: What I like to call "internal contests" ...


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futurama Brain slug hat


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Elio Miguel Garcia Jr img src The co-author of the book The World of Ice and Fire and renown A Song of Ice and Fire 'superfan' and collaborator with George R. R. Martin, has made a couple of appearances on this site. Most notably: His answer to What is the in-universe title of Yandel's ‘A World of Ice and Fire’?. His answer to Which bastards in ...


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The following question: What's going on legally between CBS/Paramount and Axanar and how does it relate to Star Trek: Discovery (if at all)? attracted an answer from Sai, founder and former president of the Language Creation Society and the LCS's official spokesperson in the case. Not only is this an answer from someone professionally involved in the ...


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Hats will arrive at 00:00Z UTC on 19 December 2012! :D


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lord-of-the-rings King Aragorn Crown


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batman Batman's Mask


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Our first professional author sighting was, to my knowledge, Mark Jeffrey, in response to Tony Meyer's question about differences in the two versions of Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant.


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Assuming we focus purely on questions answered by word-of-god authorities where that question was prompted by a question asked on SFF:SE, then there are plenty to choose from. For example... Question About Fantasy Novels By F.J. Hale/Robert E. Vardeman - Robert E. Vardeman Do they have surnames in Stonewylde? - Kit Berry What exactly *were* the ...


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Wow, that's pretty cool. Maybe I CAN actually put that I'm a moderator on this site on my resume now... Hmmm...


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video-games or half-life Hat-Crab* * Headcrab hat


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The lack of severed Wampa heads seems to be unfair, particularly to Scifi.se :( Otherwise, I say this looks like great fun, and I think we should participate! After all, anyone who feels that such hat-related fun is ill suited towards our serious nature here on Scifi.SE can always use the "I hate hats!" button to opt out.


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star-wars R2-D2 Dome Hat


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star-wars Darth Vader's helmet


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alien Signs foil hat.


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from : Topic of the Week Contest [Updated August 29] Current Topic: INDEFINITE HIATUS At this moment and for the foreseeable future, I will not be able to run any Topic of the Week endeavors. That does not mean that the site can't have Topic of the Week contests, especially since people still seem very keen on them. These can still happen, they will ...


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