"Loathed and despised," he said with glee. "I will make sure I use that phrase often."
In fact, he threatened to shout it at me across crowded hallways for the rest of the con.
Later on in the weekend, he gave a small concert at one of the parties I went to - and I went to bed rather later than I wanted to, sitting up and fighting tiredness just so that I could be there and listen to him sing. and play his guitar.
He was so full of LIFE, dammit.
I cannot believe that a man so full of heart can be let down by his own, at such a young age.
I haven't known him well, or long. But I will remember him with affection and respect.