They couldn’t bear to hold ConQuest 45 without Tadao Tomomatsu. The con’s original choice for toastmaster was forced to cancel early this year because of family needs. Fans have found a way to let him preside over the weekend’s events anyway. Now that’s true love.
(Comparable tributes have been paid to popular fans from time to time. I remember friends of Vin¢ Clarke made a life-sized icon of him and took it to conventions in 1986.)