Fans and their Eriks
The Eriks shown are at last loved for themselves. Another 150 or so, however face a bleak future of loneliness, discomfort and isolation from the world, so please consider bringing your Erik home today. Click here to turn the scorpion.
Some fan names have been left out because I haven't obtained permission. Others have been left out because I have to go back through my email and pair up pictures with names. If you see a blank that should have your name (or first initial) in it, please email me. I'd also like to list country or US state, when possible. Thanks!
In late January, Erik finally arrived in Australia!
Erik as you've never seen him before at the home of D. after a shopping trip. Who knew Erik loved rainbows, bling, and shopping? Check out those earrings and wings, everyone!
Uh oh! Fans have reported that Erik has discovered Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to his version of Phantom of the Opera and is not pleased!
Not just a jumprope... that's a jumprope being made into a Punjab lasso. This happened RIGHT after Erik's discovery of Love Never Dies. Fortunately, Erik's new family was able to convince him not to fly to England to Punjab Webber.
Waiting for Christine, perhaps?
Oh dear. Look at our little Diva in his princess bed. (_ admits he was a bit offended when he woke up and noticed the headboard...)
Erik has made a few friends in his fan-dom at the home of his new family in __.
Perhaps Erik will be eating better now that he is no longer lurking beneath the Paris Opera!
Erik has made a new friend at the home of _ in _ and they are reading The Gaston Leroux Bedside Companion together. (The Gaston Leroux Bedside Companion??!)
Unfortunately, Erik has also made some enemies (or at least one) at the home of _.
A very happy Erik with his Christine at last!
Fortunately, it all worked out in the end. The group has found a common interest, and Erik is learning to be part of a family.
Somewhere in Texas, Erik met up with an alternate universe version of himself, the Universal Pictures (Lon Chaney-based!) plush. Here they attempt to decipher the mystery of...
The Phantom of the Teabag!
As Susan Kay made clear in her 1990 novel about Erik, animals have always been fond of him. Here Erik pets Pete, the dog of his new family.
This cat's name is Kaiser, and even though he's NOT a Siamese, Erik is absolutely convinced he is a descendent of Susan Kay's Ayesha.
Erik meets Ayesha in Georgia, USA. (And yes, that really is the cat's name.)
Ayesha bathes Erik. (LOL! What could be funnier?)
A few fans have reported that their Eriks are a bit reluctant to get out of the Tyvek envelopes, and a few more have found Erik hiding in a variety of other places once he does emerge. Here, recently out of the envelope, he's nervous to emerge from the bag he was carried home from the post office in. If this happens to you, please exercise extreme patience; Erik has had a hard life.
This Erik's new family has a huge collection of Phantom-related (and other) plush toys. Erik seems to be fit right in!
At the home of his new family in Sweden, Erik enjoys a pizza with a teenaged member of the family. Has he discovered yet that Iron Maiden has an album called The Phantom of the Opera? And what will he think of Iron Maiden's sound?
An elaborate device of torture? Well, not exactly....
Ah ha! Another elaborate device of torture! No, Erik... __ is just making a lace pillow!
As everyone knows Erik is an avid reader. But what will he do with what he learns from a book called Insults?
Erik likes NASCAR? Who knew?
Erik learns a little about modern music and the mp3 player at the home of _ in _.
Erik is oh-so-modern!
At the home of Jennie in Sweden, Erik settled down to reading about his Viking ancestors and how they robbed and pillaged--I mean spread culture--throughout the Western world.
Many of Erik's new families have reported chandelier incidents....And those who do not have chandelier's in their home are not exempt....
Erik settles in with a collection of stories about his birthday celebrations. When is Erik's birthday anyway?
In his travels, Erik has met Shakespeare!
Oh no!" says Cherie (who grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania). She sent Erik to HDKingsbury and HD turned him into a Cleveland Browns fan. ::cringe::
The Erik Twins party with for New Year's with LB in Illinois.
Erik reads a book (featuring himself!) by HD Kingsbury in his new home in Ohio.
Erik's first Christmas outside the Opera cellars. Yes, indeed, that stocking does have his name on it.
Erik explores HD Kingsbury's library.
New Year's at HD Kingsbury's place. Erik is right at home beneath the Christmas tree.
HD's dog gets acquainted with Erik. See? Animals love Erik!
Movie night with HD.
Such a modern fellow! Erik's already online at phantomoftheopera.com!
Erik in bed with Wolfie at the home of D in AZ