I was rather shocked today to learn that Locus founder Charles N. Brown passed away yesterday. His obituary is here. I met him several times, and spent the most time with him at the Williamson Lectureship in Portales, New Mexico. He came several years, and was usually accompanied by Connie Willis, who kept him in line. He had a talent for winding her up, and one year she threatened to tie him to the roof of her car for the rest of the drive down to Portales.
He gave science fiction its trade magazine, Locus, and I'll miss seeing him at conventions.