Slagacon Founder Passes Away

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  1. AzT

    AzT Moderator News Staff TFW2005 Supporter

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    BotCon 2016 on Twitter

    Thoughts and prayers to the family of Chad Williams, organizer and founder of Slagacon. Very sorry to learn of his passing.

    :rip 
     
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  2. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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  3. AzT

    AzT Moderator News Staff TFW2005 Supporter

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    TFYLP on Twitter

    We at TFYLP are deeply saddened to say that our friend, colleague, and cast member, Chad Williams has passed away.

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    Our hearts, minds, and prayers go out to his wife Kristin, and sons Camden and Miles. He will truly be missed. Chad was 39.

    TFYLP on Twitter

    The upcoming week, we are dedicating our posts to things Chad loved, and also pointing to ways you can help his family. #ripchad
     
  4. Moroni Prime

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    It's been barely six hours, and it still doesn't feel real. So long "Transjazz", and thanks for everything, it was fun.
     
  5. moreprimeland

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    Very sad, rest in peace Chad aka Transjazz.

    Condolences to his family...

    :rip 
     
  6. Weirdwolf

    Weirdwolf TFYLP Podcast Founder TFW2005 Supporter

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    I will miss you, Chad. Not only were you a fellow fan, you were also one of my dearest friends. In the face of adversity, you taught me what a true hero is. Thank you for being there for me when I was down. For that, I will return your kindness towards me to your family to the best of my ability . #chadwilliams
     
  7. KnightHawkke

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    Damn, I met him at my first TF convention at the Indiana Slagacon (yeah I got into the convention scene a little on the late side.). He was a pretty cool guy, I wish I could have gotten to another Slagacon before it was over. Me and my cousin was there that weekend and we went with everyone who was setting up and had a fun time at Ryan's that night. Terrible news. Condolences to the family. :( 
     
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  8. Ikkstakk

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    I made it to all four Slagacons. The second one was the first time I ever set up a booth to sell toys. Actually glad it was a small show, a big one my first time would've overwhelmed me. And of course meeting Buster Jones at the last show.

    Bummed to hear about this. Praying for his family.
     
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    Damn Chad.......

    RIP, he was a good dude.

    I didn't realize he was sick until I was talking to Garry Chalk at TFCon.

    He was a good guy to everyone who met him and tried to do the fandom right thru Slag-A-Con.
     
  10. Aernaroth

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    Sad news, I hope he's at peace, and my condolences to his friends here and his family outside of the site.
     
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    Condolences and rest in peace.
     
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    Can we get someone to move this to the news section?

    Dude knew a lot of folks mad Slag-A-Con was well attended.
     
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    Man, sorry to hear about this. RIP
     
  14. Autovolt 127

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    :rip 

    That said it was really nice so many voice actors involved with the franchise payed tribute to him.
     
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    I recall that night at Ryan's. You all dared me to eat a pizza/steak sandwich, ended up turning the thing into a video review. It's little things like that I'll miss the most. <3
     
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  16. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    Just a fyi... for his contributions here, his profile page has been updated to award him a Veteran Badge:

    TRANSJAZZ
     
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