I worked with Ben at that big financial company here in Richmond. I miss him, too. I will be bringing my family to our very first Comic Con in Baltimore next week. This was something Ben did on a regular basis, and he and I talked about it before he went each time. While not into cosplay myself, Ben and I shared computer and Sci Fi interests, and my kids are just getting into cosplay (Homestuck, mostly). Anyway, if you are going to be there, I'd love to meet you and discuss our missed friend (although it is way more than that to you)if you would like. At least two people that knew and loved him could share fond memories and grieve together...