The ven ARE relevant to my playing group. Now, after playing the game they are "into" ven culture. Started to talk like 'em, mimic 'em; go figure. Maybe we will "LARP it" later!
...About your resolute answer about the various ven research, et. al., book's authors: I know a real guy
named James Bond, is he a fictional character because his name's exactly the same as the fictional James Bond? How many livin' & breathin' Dr. Henry Armitages
are in New England, I wonder?
Do you think that these authors even know that their names resemble fictional characters' in obscure RPGs?
There are also pen names, like Richard Bachman. I bet that, when writing about stuff as unconventional/controversial as the ven, some will try to hide their real identity. & I'm not stoking the fires of the rumour that Jared Sorensen & John Wick are in reality Kevin Siembeda, no sir!
Thanks for the link, I hope it's not a Rick Roll!