1996JordinKare

Worldcon 76 mourns the loss of Dr. Jordin Kare, real-life rocket scientist, musician, songwriter, and friend to many of us in the Bay Area.

Jordin could always be trusted to liven up the most serious panels and the most humorous music circles. His knowledge and wit will be missed.

Our thoughts go out to his wife, Mary Kay Kare, at this difficult time.

Jordin and Mary Kay Kare were two of the people I first met in convention fandom, back when I was actively joining music circles more often.

For a while, it seemed like every time Andy and I traveled via air, we would run into Jordin and Mary Kay in the airport, or, just as likely, already at our destination, and it was always a pleasant surprise. It seems unimaginable to me that can't happen any more.

Jordin, I will miss your ready smile and astonishing mind.

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