I’ve been attending Autodesk University since 2004 but somehow never managed to meet Melanie, “The Mistress of the Dorkness”, Perry. I met her husband Mike last year (he’s the English Gentleman in the photo right) but AU2007 was the first chance to meet Melanie. I’ve known her virtually for a long time via the Autodesk Discussion Groups, AUGI, My Feedback, email and her world famous CAD blog: Mistress of the Dorkness. Meeting fellow Bloggers and blog readers is a highlight of Autodesk University. No matter how often it happens to me there is genuine surprise, and pleasure, that anyone actually reads all this stuff!
Last night, at the Subscription event, while Melanie & I were chatting one of her readers introduced himself. He was excited to meet her and said “I love your blog, you’re the next Lynn Allen”. Melanie was flattered and I was stunned when, with impeccable timing, the door near us opened and the current Lynn Allen walked in. I said “Melanie has something to tell you” and the story was told to an amused (real) Lynn Allen.
Mike has visited New Zealand before and I suspect Melanie is keen to see the land where they filmed “The Lord of the Rings” (which she loves). Maybe next time I see “The Mistress” it will be closer to home!
Mistress of the Dorkness
Melanie (Stone) Perry's [aka. Wanderer] CAD Blog! Well, this will mostly be dedicated to CAD/Technology (especially as it relates to Facilities Management [FM] and BIM), but, I'm sure other things will catch my fancy, and I'll share them here.