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Remember Karen Gordon?

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:30 pm
by Mayhem
No? Take a look at the cover of issue #28 and maybe then you'll recall. And very nicely she agreed to answer some questions :)

Still getting replacement hosting sorted so this temporary IP address based reference will do for now...

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:47 pm
by LeeT
Fascinating! - How did you realise it was Karen? - I presume she mentioned that her claim to fame when you were buying her stuff on eBay?
This excerpt puzzled me....
"I fell out with my C64 a few years back when I was nearly finishing writing my latest adventure game when my 16k Ram pack wobbled and I lost the lot."

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:58 pm
by Mayhem
Yeah, her eBay auctions briefly mentioned her claim to fame, so I followed things up :)

I was confused by that too... I'm thinking she may have meant Vic20 instead...

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:10 am
by SLF
Really nice interview, well done.

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:41 am
by LeeT
How about asking her if she would like to be involved (somehow) with 108?

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:02 pm
by Lloyd Mangram
Hey Mayhem,
that's really nice detective work!
A nice read too.

Shouldn't we also try and track the challengers to get some nifty inside information? :)


Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:15 am
by So Long Ago
try tracking down Debbie Marriage - think she turned up with one of the early challengers. The original Zzap groupie!

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:17 pm
by Ant
That's very impressive, Mayhem! I doff my weathered hat to you.

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:35 am
by PaulEMoz
That's a really good interview! Great to see something different every now and then. Well done that Mayhem!

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:58 am
by alexhighnumber
Yes a good read - I'm going to check out the cover next to see the ninja mystery too!

From a personal point of view I find it interesting how so many people like her once had games so dominate their childhood and yet now it's just a dim memory with no place in their lives today? Well, I suppose you could say that about many things - I often think people like us who 'never grew out of it' seem very much the exception!

[Edit] Oh I see on the cover, it must have been a picture of her that didn't look right so she got 'ninjad' and put on the knight! (another reason why she never got the original too no doubt)

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 12:47 pm
by CraigGrannell
Well, it's rather telling that she said she'd be holding Head and Heels, and they both look like they're looking upwards to someone. I agree - I reckon the original was her + those two characters, but Oli (who was one of the editorial team), probably didn't think such a cover would sell, and therefore reworked it.

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:20 pm
by alexhighnumber
In her interview she say's always wondered but I think she probably knows too! :wink:

Mayhem, indeed a good interview - interesting read and a good puzzle to solve too!

Caught you peeking!

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:53 pm
by Karen Gordon
HI it's Karen here - thank you for your comments.

Since the article I have been sent a copy of the issue to autograph plus have received numerous very very nice and sometimes slightly weird emails. But mostly nice and very interesting.

The 16k ram pack - well guys you obviously have not got the knowledge I have.... unless I have memory loss...maybe it was the one on my ZX81 hee hee! See, old age catches up with us all. :oops:

Be assured that I DO still love computer games and I DO play them at every opportunity, I have a dancemat even. Problem is as you all will know or may find out, little children and high scores do NOT go hand in hand.

All the best to you folks and keep in touch, its great to hear what you are all up to :D


Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:19 pm
by Iain
Welcome aboard! Love your "occupation" in your profile! :)

Em.. your signature on the cover of that issue... that could add a couple of £'s on eBay ;-)

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:09 pm
by Mayhem
Hi Karen :)

Glad to hear that my interview has had mainly good responses to it heh. Hope all is well for you there!