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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Farewell Brian

Today I learned of the passing away of my good friend Brian Glose.

I remember the first time I met Brian. It was during Weekend in Dyvers ’05 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. I had a car full of stuff and was moving to Colorado. Brian’s smile and friendly attitude really made me feel welcome in this new place. Ever before settle in to my appt, I knew I had a friend in the area.

Over the years he and I worked closely together, particularly during the days of Living Greyhawk when Brian would organize the “Big Two”: Weekend in the County in April-May and Brookfest in December. His tireless work allowed me to focus on other things and make the campaign what it was.

With the coming of LFR, we drifted somewhat apart (the fact that I live in Colorado Springs and he in Denver helped) but kept in contact on an irregular basis, thanks to modern technology. We’d talk through Yahoo messenger, through Facebook and even griped about a few things when we’d cross paths at one of the larger cons.

Today, I can truly say that the world is a sadder place than yesterday.

Thank you for being my friend. See you on the other side.

Farewell Brian.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dustin and all of Brian's family and friends in Denver and around the country. He will be missed.

  2. Do we know what happened? All I have seen is an email from a DMNS employee, who stated that he had gone to Florida to see the Space Shuttle launch.

    I saw him as recently as Thursday evening, when I had been volunteering at the Body Worlds exhibit.

  3. All I know at this time is that the causes are "natural" (as in, it was not the result of an accident or violence).
    His brother Keith told me that he believes Brian suffered a heart attack while resting after seeing the launch (he stayed up all night). He said, we will have to wait for the final autopsy report to know for sure.