Bob Passovoy

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Bob Passovoy is active in science fiction fandom and filk music. He is credited with coining the 5-2-1 rule of convention-going, defining the amount of sleep, food, and showers convention attendees should include each day.[1] Passovoy is also a founding member of the Dorsai Irregulars, a group which provides security to conventions, and serves as the organization's Corporate Agent.[2]

He is married to filker and fan Anne Passovoy, and in 2000, the couple were the Fan Guests of Honor at Chicon 2000.[3]

At science fiction conventions, Passovoy often acts as an auctioneer and has helped create the style known in science fiction circles as Midwest style, which includes a lot of humorous schtick as well as straight auctioneering.[1]

Anne and Bob Passovoy were inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Bob ("Doc") and Anne Passovoy - 2008". Filk Hall of Fame. FilkOntario. 2008-04-05. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Crew". Dorsai Irregulars. 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Bob and Anne Passovoy". Fan Guests of Honor. Chicon 2000. 1999. Archived from the original on September 29, 2010. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 

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