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Infatuation With Tron Movie Led To Name Change

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Tronster Hartley isn’t just a nickname for a Baltimore area game designer. That’s the legal name of the Parkville resident so infatuated with the 1982 science fiction film as a child that he legally changed his name from Todd Hartley when he grew up.

Hartley says he’s wearing his name with pride as the sequel to the film, “Tron: Legacy,” hits theaters Friday. Hartley said he changed his first name eight years ago after his employer at the time said he couldn’t do business under a nickname.

Hartley said he came up with the nickname while signing up for an online bulletin board as a child and learning the screen name Tron was already being used. Hartley says he plans to watch the sequel many times.

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