Over the years, a number of people (other than the ones who have lived
here) have done things that helped make The Buttery what it is today. We
acknowledge some of them here.
Cariadoc of the Bow m/k/a David Friedman
Cariadoc is the Economic Advisor to The Buttery. He advised Marian on the
purchase of the house (including his all-important observation: "You should
buy this house. You will be happy here.")
Cariadoc is also a double-Duke, having been King of the East twice and
King of the Middle twice. These days, he is best known for running the
Enchanted Ground camping area at the Pennsic War, which is famous for its
nightly campfires with storytelling and song.
David Friedman is the author of numerous books on economics, both
texts (Price Theory) and popular treatments (Hidden Order:
The Economics of Everyday Life and Law's Order: What Economics
Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters), a classic treatment of
anarcho-capitalism, The Machinery of Freedom, and a fantasy
Eugenie de Bruges m/k/a Greer Gilman Eugenie is the Poet
Oleate. She wrote a wonderful song (I'm trying to find a copy of the
words), "Come to The Buttery", about our house. Greer is the author of
Moonwise, a fantasy novel originally published by Roc in 1991,
and republished by Prime Books in 2005.
Muriel is The Buttery's Floating Population. She spend a number of years
working as crew on sailing ships (wooden ones when she could), and would
come to stay for a while when she was between berths. Muriel also lived
here for a few months in 1986 during Marian's illness, helping take care
Florian of the Glen m/k/a Chip Hitchcock
Florian is one of the three people to have held the title of Associate
Butterer, and the only one still left. He has spent many long hours helping
to make our major parties happen, and he carves the turkey every Thanksgiving.
Florian is still a frequent visitor to The Buttery.
Chip is a well-known SMOF (Secret Master of Fandom) who has worked on
countless science fiction conventions. He chaired Boskone in 1980 and
1987, and co-chaired the World Fantasy Convention in 1999 with his
wife, Davey Snyder.
(What happened to the other two Associate Butterers? They both ended
up living here later. Mara is now a Butterer Past, and Pryder is one of
the current residents.)