October 12th, 2006


David Stewart

A lot of people have mentioned David today. He was friendly towards me although I knew him hardly at all, and very helpful to conventions and conrunners. He did a lot for Octocon and other bits of Irish fandom, and he did a lot for Interaction, the most recent British Worldcon. He did lots of things, and he did them with skill and enthusiasm. He was, as I've said in a comment elsewhere, a "good bloke".

And he died this morning, at about half-three, following a good solid fight against cancer.

As I say, I didn't know him very well at all -- we probably met a single-digit number of times. But other people knew him better, and are more qualified to write about him. Examples are here/here/here, here, here, here and here/here. There will be other places. If you knew him, even if you only knew him slightly, read them and read the comments. Remembering is a good thing.

I'm of to Octocon tomorrow. Lots of things there to remember him with, including an auction in aid of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.

Too many people died this year.

Travelling tomorrow...

I'm walking to the station in the morning. I like walking, it's nice.

I'm on the train from Bracknell to Feltham. Travelling by train is good.

I'm on the bus from Feltham to Heathrow. Bus journeys are fun.

I'm flying from Heathrow to Dublin.

I'm on the bus from Dublin Airport to Connolly Station. I enjoy going by bus.

I'm on the train from Connolly to Maynooth. Trains are very pleasant.

I'm walking from the station to the hotel. I like walking, it's nice.

See if you can work out why the parallel sentence structures broke down in the middle of that journey.