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Rory Root, we'll miss you

I learned to great shock and sorrow this morning that Rory Root, owner and operator of Comic Relief in Berkeley, has passed away. Rory was a phenomenal presence in the comic industry, and I remember fondly being first introduced to him by Beau Smith as having "the best comic store anywhere" when I was still working for TMP at the ComicCon as a teenager. When Beau discovered I was going to go to