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Offline Weehawk

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Mystery Woman
« on: July 22, 2017, 06:27:46 AM »


Once upon a time, the woman pictured above made the news in connection to (now) classic arcade gaming.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to determine who she is and what her claim to video game fame is.

For the first person to answer correctly who does not already have one, I have a DK Forum t-shirt:



If you do already have one, you may PM me your answer and I will credit you in the thread. Others should post in the thread so we can laugh at their failed guesses.

I expect I will eventually have to provide clues on this one.

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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 06:32:09 AM »
Carol Shaw, and her fame is making burger time?
Or perhaps it's Anna Cram, and her fame is having the record on Wonder Boy at one time?
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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 06:36:16 AM »
Carol Shaw, and her fame is making burger time?
Or perhaps it's Anna Cram, and her fame is having the record on Wonder Boy at one time?

Okay, one guess at a time. I don't want somebody posting every phone book in the country.

But no, it isn't Anna Cram or Carol Shaw.

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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 09:50:07 AM »
Dona Bailey?  Centipede programmer? 
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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 09:54:55 AM »
Stephanie Shaver-Lead designer for Hero's Journey
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"Perception forged in delusion and refined by pain"

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"It's like we are able to play beautiful music out there, but no one can hear the instruments"

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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2017, 09:58:15 AM »
Dona Bailey?  Centipede programmer?

If you do already have one, you may PM me your answer and I will credit you in the thread. Others should post in the thread so we can laugh at their failed guesses.

Fortunately, no. It's not Dona Bailey.

And to everybody: Please read the instructions before posting.

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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2017, 10:02:18 AM »


And to everybody: Please read the instructions before posting.

Such a loser - I'm sorry.  I should be put on probation or something, wtf is wrong w/ me??
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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2017, 10:05:33 AM »
Stephanie Shaver-Lead designer for Hero's Journey




Separated at birth?

But no, the mystery woman is not Stephanie Shaver.

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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2017, 01:17:02 PM »
By way of hint, I'd say that Tim's guess was the "warmest".

This is Mystery Woman back in the day:


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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2017, 05:11:14 PM »
I might as well use up my guess.
Is it Ellen Gerstell? Voice of Princess Daphne from Dragons Lair?


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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2017, 05:17:29 PM »
I might as well use up my guess.
Is it Ellen Gerstell? Voice of Princess Daphne from Dragons Lair?




You can guess as many times as you like, as long as it is one at a time, and I respond to one before you give another.

No, it's not Ellen Gerstell.

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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2017, 06:16:44 AM »
Let's proceed by expanding this photo gradually:


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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2017, 06:28:52 AM »
Julie Winecoff as she was known back then.

Julie Scoggins now


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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2017, 06:34:45 AM »
Julie Winecoff


Looks like that did it.

It is indeed Julie Winecoff (now Scoggins), the runner-up to Ok-Soo Han in the 1981 Atari Centipede Championships.



I had actually wanted to find a current picture of Ok-Soo Han and use her, but I was able to find her married name, husband's name, and even address, but no recent picture, so I used Julie instead. Julie has led a more public life since 1981, actually doing stand-up comedy. Search Youtube for Julie Scoggins.

PM me your address and shirt size (S,M,L,XL), jospehjo.

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Re: Mystery Woman
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2017, 06:43:48 AM »
I remember reading about that contest awhile back.  Was the 3 minute track I think and she had said Han bodied her completely IIRC.   Is there any record of what Han's score was? 
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