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Conan Tillman
Fictional Character
Shared Universe Story
"Topanga and the Chatsworth Lancers"
POD: March 17, 1998
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Nationality: Topanga (born in United States)
Date of Birth: 20th century
Date of Death: 2000s
Cause of Death: Lung cancer
Occupation: Shopkeeper
Spouse: Unnamed wife
Children: Jared Tillman
Relatives: Connor Tillman (grandson)

Conan[1] Tillman was a hippie who moved to a commune in Topanga Canyon sometime around 1970, and never left. He and his wife ran a shop which sold candles and pots, and occasionally marijuana on the side.[2]

When The Change transformed the world, Topanga's rustic nature allowed most of its population to survive the Great Southern California Dieoff. However, Conan Tillman was doomed by his addiction to tobacco, which had caused him to contract lung cancer. He consumed large quantities of marijuana and opium for comfort, and died in less pain than he would have without it.[3]

References[]

  1. The Desert and the Blade, by S.M. Stirling, pg. 398, HC. Harry Turtledove's "Topanga and the Chatsworth Lancers" leaves the character nameless.
  2. The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth, pg. 450, HC.
  3. Ibid.
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