I had the pleasure of meeting him at PAX 2011, and the picture I got with him, which is my profile picture here, speaks for it all. Within seconds, I felt like he was just a good friend of mine. He ended up talking to me far longer than he probably should've, I know he had to have been busy. But no one was dragging it out, we were just both enjoying each other's company. So natural, genuine and truly wonderful to talk to.
And all of this was just magnified once he got some drinks in him at the after party. My night ended with him, my friend, and I, outside of the bar casually smoking and shootin shit like we'd known each other for ever.
The world has lost a genuine smile, and a truly proud figurehead in gaming. Thanks for everything Ryan.