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Day: May 22, 2008

R.I.P. Robert Asprin

I only encoun­tered him per­son­ally once, on a panel the first time I attended a con (Dragon Con, 1988 or so?). I thought he was an arro­gant jerk. I’ve heard from oth­ers that he could be quite nice, so maybe it was some kind of schtick. I did enjoy all the Thieves World books, despite their unre­lent­ing dark­ness.

He was sched­uled to be at Mar­Con this week­end, so it seems his death was sud­den and unex­pected. I wish the best to his fam­ily and friends.