Although I wasn't yet an MIT student, I came up to Cambridge for the MIT Mystery
I took little notice and was caught totally off-guard when the first issue
arrived in my mailbox. At the 2000 Mystery Hunt, I attached a lot of
faces to noms, and I've been renewing on my own ever since.
First Issue: May 1998
I initially chose the nom Splevin after playing George Spelvin
in Christopher Durang's “The Actor's Nightmare”; I figured it was
pretty unique last name and it had been a favorite role for me.
I only found out later that George Spelvin is actually a traditional
pseudonym for actors… making it even more appropriate for me, a
theatre person, to use it as a pseudonym in the NPL.