In Memory of Patrick Roberts

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Patrick Roberts.

For those that did not know him, he was the Art Show Director for Dragon*Con for a number of years. He was the high energy man that made the Dragon*Con Art Show what it is today.

From Dragon*Con Art Show Directors, John and Anne Parise in an e-mail to the members of

"Please remember Patrick and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Patrick has been a driving force for Fandom and the DragonCon Art Show these many years. He has always had big ideas and passion about all things Fandom and Art. The DragonCon Art Show is the Show it is today because of his hard work and dedication. We will miss his ridiculous analogies, his loud laugh and outrageous ideas. He lived life head on and never apologized for it. We will miss him. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

John and Anne Parise"



Patrick Roberts announcing the winners of the art show awards at Dragon*Con 2004.
Photo by Sandra Castle [SndCastie]



Renderosity Spotlight Interview with Patrick Roberts, by Dee-Marie

Patrick Roberts reviews "The Best of Renderosity" DVD

Patrick's Renderosity Homepage

Announcement on the Dragon*Con Art Show website.

The Renderosity Community extends our deepest sympathies and best wishes to Patrick's family and friends. He will be greatly missed. We welcome the Renderosity Community to post their farewell wishes, and, of course, share any thoughts or memories of Patrick. 

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Member Opinions:
By: MoxieGraphix on 2/6/08
Patrick was such a great guy. I remember him fondly from my very first DragonCon days when I had no idea what I was doing and he cheerfully answered all my 'newbie' questions and made me feel right at home next to the famous artists.

By: SndCastie on 2/6/08
I will miss pat very much and my prayers are with his family.

By: Hawkins-GraFX on 2/7/08
This is very sad news. Patrick was a wonderul person. I'm happy to have had the pleasure of working with him over the years.
My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family during this time.

By: 4udreamcatcher on 2/8/08
How terribly sad ......... my prayers are with his family! I did not know him but it looks like he left this world young (both body and soul) ........

By: DOAServices on 2/8/08
Only talked to him a couple of times at DC, and he had been a nice guy. He had done a good job there, and he'll be missed.

By: deemarie on 2/8/08
Patrick was a gentle soul, and he will be missed greatly.

By: Daio on 2/8/08
This is a great loss to Fandom. I remember him fondly. He did a tremendous job with the D*C artshow and was ready with a kind word and encouragement to new artists.

By: Angelwave on 2/8/08
Sorry to hear about his passing, he's on to better worlds of creation. Sympathy to his family. Linda

By: venerella on 2/10/08
Condolences to the whole family... Too bad to hear of this

By: kzarah on 2/10/08
I have to say...this was the last thing I was expecting to see when logging on today. It makes me very sad...

By: Wanda Burns on 2/11/08
As a particpant in the DragonCon Art Show for several years, I was always impressed with Patrick as a person, and the effort he put into making the D*C Art Show the absolute best. It's a sad loss.

By: Porthos on 2/11/08
Sorry to hear such sad news, my sincere sympathy to his family and friends!

By: lyma on 2/12/08
I did not knew him personaly, but it's always painful to loose a friend

Condolences to the family and friends..

By: ForbiddenWhispers on 2/13/08
I never knew him personally, but its a sad loss.


By: vshane on 2/14/08
My thoughts and prayers will be with Patrick's family and friends.

By: Isyl on 2/15/08
Again I am very saddened to hear of the passing of another who sounds like they were an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends to get through such a sad time. I wish them the best! May his memory live on.

By: ghost13 on 2/17/08
sorry for your loss

By: agstjohn on 2/17/08
I want to tell all of you how much it means to Patrick's family that so many people thought so much of him and took the time to express their condolences. While I can't speak for Felicia or Derrick, I can speak for myself by expressing a deep gratitude. patrick and I were brothers by the same Father. We did not grow up together, but I enjoyed the times he and I were able to talk "tech". He dedicated so much of himself towards his doctorate and was finally able to achieve his goal by going to JPL. I have always been proud of his accomplishments. We shared a love for the space sciences. He pursued it as a career. I chose just to watch and enjoy. His efforts towards making your events what they were have remained unknown to me until today. I must admit that I am a little surprised, but not totally. It seems like something he would enjoy.

Again, let me thank all of you for the expressions you have made. At this time arrangements for a memorial service have not been finalized. Those of you who know Felicia I'm certain will be advised.

Many thanks,

John Roberts

By: killerpumpkins on 2/19/08
I did not know him but felt compelled to give my condolences to the family for a man that left some fine memories to his peers, friends and family. God Bless him!

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