Yesterday I got a phone call from none other than LilSmartAx, a.k.a. Muriel, who left the board a little while ago.
She's in possession of the Wasserstein Grail (!!!!!!!!), obtained from the sale of a storage unit belonging to Henry Wasserstein's widow (now deceased).
She thinks it's authentic judging by the Johnny Delta cover - her discovery. The bad news: soon after she brought the Grail home, she started seeing what others have report: the men in bowler hats. She lost her job, apartment, credit rating.
I expect she's pretty scared although - if you've never talked to her, Muriel's voice is pretty hard to get a read on. I can't honestly say we got much of a rapport going. She's being very careful about who she talks nowadays.
HERE'S THE THING she wants to offload that Grail before things get any worse. She's about the stubbornest person I ever met so this can only mean she's right at the end of her tether. She's talked to her own people - some of them on the board - she's comfortable enough to make the drop.
We agreed on a public setting - in fact New York Comic Con itself - details to be announced. Obviously we'll be setting ourselves up to the same danger she's facing. The good news is that there are more of us and that, well, we're the Yarnies.
Updates and plan to follow!