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  • Matt
    *************************************************** Keith Parkinson (1958-2005) *************************************************** Dark Sword Miniatures
    Message 1 of 81 , Nov 2, 2005
      Keith Parkinson (1958-2005)
      Dark Sword Miniatures reports that fantasy artist Keith Arlin
      Parkinson passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2005. He had been
      battling Leukemia for the previous 16 months.

      A graduate of the Kendall School of Design in 1980, Keith worked 5
      years for TSR prior to starting a freelance career. His covers
      appear on books from Terry Goodkind, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott
      Card, C.J. Cherryh, and many others. His many awards including back
      to back Chesley Awards for best hard cover jacket illustration in
      1988 and 1989.

      Keith moved on to game design with the introduction of Guardians in

      Two books of Keith's art have been published, as well as screen
      savers and art trading cards.

      In recent years he produced art for the EverQuest online game by
      Sony and THQ's Summoner. He also painted an EverQuest piece that
      appeared on the cover of EM>TV GUide.

      Since 2002 Keith was Art Director with Sigil Games Online.

      Condensed from thebrief autobiography at keithparkinson.com/

      Posted October 29, 2005
    • Matt
      *************************************************** Michael Piller (1948-2005) *************************************************** TrekWeb reports that Michael
      Message 81 of 81 , Nov 2, 2005
        Michael Piller (1948-2005)
        TrekWeb reports that Michael Piller passed away on Tuesday, November
        1, 2005, following a long battle cancer.

        A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
        Michael started his career in TV news where he received two Emmys as
        a news producer. He went on to work for CBS for several years before
        writing full time.

        Michael was a creator of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek:
        Voyager, as well as screenwriter or producer on many series,
        including Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice, Star Trek: The Next
        Generation, and The Dead Zone.

        He is survived by his wife Sandra, daughter Brent and son Shawn.

        Posted November 1, 2005
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