The AP is reporting that Charles Nelson Reilly passed away from complications of pneumonia on this past Friday. I’m sincerely sorry to hear that he had been ill for the past year. Reilly was a key part of the lighthearted joy that was “Match Game”… a cheerful and hilarious survivor, as well as someone who was “out and proud”.
Here’s a fun clip from when he “hosted” Match Game -
If you’re in the Southwest, or Mid-South, and a fan of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream) in all its forms, you might want to give ApolloCon a whirl. Between the Saturday night masquerade and costume contest, the writers workshop based on Clarion, panels and a 48 hour “Iron Director” indie film project, there are a lot of thrills here for your moolah.
Also, the conference doesn’t discriminate between literature, comics, anime, and favorite movies and TV science fiction, like Battlestar Galactica or Star Wars. Which guarantees a fascinating mix of people, for the panels, discussion and all-important con parties.