Bay Area fan Eric P. Scott was found dead in his apartment on January 16 by friends who had grown concerned they had not heard from him for awhile.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office said he died peacefully in his sleep (he was in bed) reports Lynn Gold. However, he had been battling a heart condition for some time.
Scott was a highly-regarded convention party-thrower, as Chaz Boston Baden emphasized in a moving tribute to Eric posted here.
Eric P. Scott (“EPS”) was my friend for twenty years. He (along with Lynn Gold) taught me everything he knew about hosting room parties at science fiction conventions. One of the things he was passionate about was raising the bar for room parties, for example at Loscon (the Thanksgiving weekend convention in L.A.)….
Scott also was active in the Bay Area Science Fiction Association.