Rory was a giant, not just in physical stature but in warmth of heart and in nature, kind. He always had a pleasant word for me personally and a gentle nudge for me professionally when he thought I might be headed off my course. I have a couple of choice stories I'm going to keep to myself, but Rory and I always had some laughs together whenever we met up, and I'm going to miss calling him up to get his advice on this or that.
He always wanted to work with us to get the word out, whether Mimi and I were arranging delivering Warren Ellis to his shop, or CR hosting a Brian Wood signing; but it was never about money or prestige or what we could do for each other. Rory always had an enthusiasm about pop culture, and he recognized kindred spirits and wanted to turn on the uninitiated to the stuff he felt they'd enjoy.
He was always a good man, and entertaining, and jovial, and kind. We are all worse off that he's not here with us any more, and the only reason we're not diminished is because we'll keep him in our hearts.