Louisville fan Jack C. Young (b.1946) died on January 21. Young was a long-time science fiction fan and had worked as a projectionist for Showcase Cinemas until his retirement.
ConGlomeration, the annual convention held in Louisville, KY, has announced that the 2009 convention will not be held. The Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, where ConGlomeration has been held, is closed pending bankruptcy proceedings and the con has not been able to make alternative arrangements for a 2009 convention. They intend to resume the con in 2010. Members of ConGlomeration 2009 can contact the convention committee at POB 32095, Louisville, KY 40232 to either ask for their memberships to be held for 2010 or for a refund. The Conglomeration website is currently down and may not return until there is something to report.