by Shopify on November 27, 2011
The ArcanaCon in St. Paul (October) marked the memorial Wake for Philip Rahman. I was proud to be able to show photos (yes, we used a digital projector) of Philip from many of our Monster Hunts over nearly a 40-year span, from the dark and mosquito-infested Zumbro expedition, to the fog-shrouded South Nahanni River, to the summit of Mount Shasta, Lake Pepin, and beyond. The wine and malt whisky flowed, tales were told, and songs rang out to the tunes of the Irish Craic band. The Indian food from Gandhi Mahal was glorious, and the hour grew very late, as you might expect.
We also started negotiations with Alan Servoss for artwork for the proposed collection of Philip's fiction, and chatted with Roger Gerberding, Greg Ketter, and many others.
The hard work was two full days laboring over "archives" boxes from Philip's office. Great Cthulhu, what a mess he left us! But we were determined to "hook the electrodes and revive Fedogan and Bremer." (my apologies to Dr. Giki)