Saturday, December 19, 2009

Raul Rousset Jr Discovered

Embarrassing re-acquaintanceship:

I'll admit my ignorance, so I can learn, but it doesn't mean I won't be embarrassed inside.

That's what happened when Raul Rousset, Jr. found me on FaceBook. He remembered me from the SFS and another unconnected place, but I couldn't recall him. The mental blankness was so strong that I wondered if he was just crawling through my profiles and coming up with plausible stories. In other words, I wondered if he was trying to fool me.

He called himself a Dungeons and Dragons player, so I can understand not knowing him from there because I didn't play. The second contact story was much more interactive.

He said he struck up a conversation with me as I stood outside my electronic game room job as attendant for Rubus Gameroom on north State Street, off Rush Street. He said I told him that I was going to leave the job soon because I was joining the Navy. He even applied for and got my position, while using me as a reference during interviewing.

The one undeniable fact I had was that when I started the SFS website, his name was on one of the membership lists that I copied to the first webpage there. It was historic, primary source documentation, so I felt I had to believe him, even though I still can't find a single memory about him, inside my cabeza.

Now, I'm glad that we parted on good terms and I have the chance to get to know him again.

I wonder if you remember him and if you can share memories about him.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tesseract - Club Fanzine
Index of Tesseract, the club fanzine,
at the gathering place for those who
were members and friends of the
Science Fiction Society at the
University of Illinois at Chicago.