The late Jay Lake will be honored with a Hawaiian Shirt Day next weekend on October 11 during Capclave in Gaithersburg, MD.
People who join in the occasion by wearing their favorite Hawaiian shirt are encouraged to promenade in the Con Suite starting at 9 a.m.
The committee noted —
We were extremely saddened by Jay Lake’s death in June at the age of 49, after a long battle with cancer. Jay wrote over 300 short stories and nine novels and won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction in 2004. He approached his illness with fierce determination, blogging about the experience, and finding ways to express what was happening to him with humor and courage, in order to demystify the experience for others. We are honoring Jay with a Hawaiian Shirt Day on Saturday.
[Thanks to Michael J. Walsh for the story.]