Look! It’s John Scalzi, interviewing some lady on the beach in Sarasota, Florida. When was I in Sarasota, you ask? Answer: I never was. So how could John Scalzi be interviewing someone on the beach there? Because not everyone named John Scalzi is me:
As it happens, I’ll in Florida in a couple of weeks, as a special guest at Oasis 21 in Orlando. The Sunshine State will have a surplus of John Scalzis! The mind reels. But even without upsetting the precious Scalzi Balance (“There can be only one! Per state!”), it’s a little odd to have another John Scalzi out there, and being so very publicly John Scalzi. Yes, I know if your name is Bob Smith, you live with this sort of thing all the time. Me, not so much. I also wonder if, when John Scalzi googles his name, he gets annoyed that he has to wade through all my listings to get to his. Sorry, John.