March 17, 2008
News for T-MODE 2008:
Lawrence Stuckey, T-MODE chairman, passes awayby PatrickD
AnimeCons.com has just received word that Lawrence Stuckey, the chairman of T-MODE, has unexpectedly passed away. His wife, Sharvonique Renee Fortune-Stuckey, who is also the vice chairman of T-MODE, announced her husband's passing on the T-MODE web site.
"Lawrence was the heart and soul of T-MODE," said Sharvonique, "and he worked tirelessly for the convention to succeed and to grow into something truly unique and special."
At this time, the future of T-MODE is uncertain. The convention is currently looking for thoughts and support from anime and gaming fans in hope of keeping Lawrence's vision alive.
A memorial thread can be found on the T-MODE forums.
Lawrence was an active member of the AnimeCons.com Forums with his most recent post on March 9th.
Further details are not available at this time.