Tickets and a Book

Autobiography by James F. Phillips

Today my Dragon*Con tickets arrived. Physically holding the tickets is both exciting and a bit daunting. It’s my first year speaking at the con and I still have so much information to organize.

Speaking of more information to organize, I also discovered that my copy of Raising Kane: The Fox Chronicles has arrived. It’s the autobiography of one James F. Phillips who is more commonly known by his alter ego: The Fox. Phillips was an environmentalist in the late 60’s and 70’s who pioneered tactics that would later be used by groups like PETA.

The reason I’m so interested in The Fox is that he is often credited as being the first real life superhero. While I whole hearty disagree with this statement, I do see him as one of the precursors to the RLSH movement along with groups like New York’s Guardian Angels and The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Once I’m finished with the book I’ll write a full review and talk a bit more about the forerunners of the RLSHs. [Update: the more I read about Phillips the more I think that he could be considered a RLSH but more on that later.]

If you want to get your hands on a copy it is available by mail order from the Little White School Museum in Oswego, Illinois. All proceeds from the book benefit the Fox Memorial Fund. Don’t worry; I didn’t realize that mail order was still a thing either.

Has anyone read the book? What did you think?

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