UPDATE: Services for Paul will be held on March 30th, 3:00 PM, at the Clarendon Methodist Church in Arlington, VA. If you would like to send cards or other condolences, you may do so at the following address:
23 Hoornkill Ave
Lewes, DE 19958
Yesterday we learned our dear friend, Paul Edson, passed away. He was 51. Paul was the editor and co-producer of The Gauntlet Podcast, Fear of a Black Dragon, and Discern Realities. He was also a long-time member of The Gauntlet community and a friend to many of us.
We don't yet have a lot of details about his passing. His body was found in his home by a friend after he was unresponsive to calls and text messages. We're still learning about the situation, and will update this post as we get more information.
Paul touched many people's lives in our community. He was known to be a very caring individual, and always did his best to make our spaces welcoming to newcomers. If you are a long-time fan of our shows, you may remember hearing Paul's voice on The Gauntlet Podcast promo spots, and he can still be heard on the stinger for +1 Forward. Speaking for myself, I had the opportunity to work closely with him over the last few years on the three podcasts we co-produced together. He was a class act and a professional, and the popularity of our shows was due in no small part to his attention to detail. He was particularly proud of Fear of a Black Dragon, a show he co-created with Tom McGrenery and I, and for which we won a silver ENnie in 2018.
On behalf of The Gauntlet, I'd like to extend our condolences to his family at this time. If you are reading this and have thoughts you'd like to share about Paul, please do so in the comments.