Scott just called to tell me that Rory Root just died.
I am finding it hard to put into words what I feel. For those of you who don't know who he is, Rory was the owner of Comic Relief in Berkeley, which was one of the best comic book stores in the country. I know that for a fact. I have been to comic book stores all over this country and Comic Relief is easily in the top five, and the reason was Rory.
Rory loved that store, he loved the business, he loved the art and he loved the people, and we loved him. Whenever we were in San Francisco we always visited the shop, and spent far too much money there. In San Diego every year at con, I would always find Rory and hang out for a bit. Neither place will be the same without him.
I'm a bit freaked right now, I really thought that we would have him around for a long time to come.
Bye Rory, Scott and I will miss you so much.