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Austin Covello was a fanfic author who was most active between late 1998 and early 2001. He is best known for his ground-breaking portrayal of Stacy Rowe in "A Day in the Life of Stacy," but he established other elements of fanon that have persisted to this day. His works remain well regarded within the fandom.


  • "A Day in the Life of Stacy" first introduced the pairing of Stacy with Ted DeWitt-Clinton. Since then, this pairing has become one of the most popular in fanfiction and has been inserted into numerous fanfics.
  • Similarly, "Boy Fiend" bestowed the name "Tori Jericho" on "the popular girl" from "The Invitation." The name has since been widely used in fanfiction.
  • Covello had a rather unusual obsession over the character Akbar El-Salaam, the terrorist who hijacked Ami Mizuno's flight to Germany in Peter Guerin's first fanfiction story, "The Misery Senshi Neo-Zero Double Blitzkrieg Debacle."
  • Covello was a fan of the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion; this was reflected in his story "Stacy Rowe, Evangelion Pilot."
  • It was Covello's essay "The Stacy Phenomenon" that partly inspired Stacy-obsessive starmeshelion to become active in the fandom.


  • Bouquet Too
  • Boy Fiend
  • A Day in the Life of Stacy
  • The Death of Stacy
  • Fifteen Minutes of Frame
  • The Musician's New Muse
  • My Date with Daria
  • Otherwise Known as Quinn the Great
  • The Red Maid
  • Stacy Rowe, Evangelion Pilot


  • The Stacy Phenomenon