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Name: Coleen Sullivan-Baier
Alias(es): gizzie, XXXXgizzieXXXX
Type: Fan Hero, Fan Writer
Fandoms: The X-Files
Communities: ATX
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A prominent figure in X-Files fandom, gizzie is admired for her sense of humor, her loving personality, and her unparalleled ability to cheerfully and thoroughly tell people off. Gizzie was a prolific poster on, taking part in episode discussions, troll management, and a major force behind the creation of X-Ville. She also wrote fanfic and is best known for her Messenger series that focused on The Lone Gunmen's John Byers.

So well loved was gizzie that, starting in 1996, a series of mailing lists sprung up around her. These groups were invitation only and consisted of members who were fans of both The X-Files and gizzie herself. They were called CoGs, short for Cult of Gizzie, and were small, friendly groups of about fifteen members each. There were eight CoGs, each with their own nickname and motto.

A fan comments about Gizzie's "The Messenger Series":
The first installment was the first XF fanfic that I had read and was what led me to find this newsgroup way back when. I adore Gunmen and finding fic where they are not only the main characters but are written intelligently and not always for comic relief was a godsend. [1]

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  1. comment at Stories you never get tired of, post to, August 1999