In Memoriam



Olivia, aka Zazie Cosplay, was an integral part of Katsucon’s Cherry Tea Maid Cafe. Throughout her eleven-year tenure with the cafe, she helped build an experience within the cafe that was incredible and magical for all that attended. From seeing Olivia’s smiling face welcoming you to cafe and entertaining guests, to attending outreach events with Katsucon, she was there for everyone. She was extremely passionate about raising donations for Katsucon’s charity of choice, Relay for Life. Along with her time in the Maid Cafe, she was a prolific cosplayer who let her creativity show with the diverse number of characters she brought to life. Her experience in crafting her cosplays reflected the dedication and passion she provided to each one. Through her love of One Piece, Naruto, and Sailor Moon she contributed to the cosplay community and was beloved within it. In addition, Olivia established and orchestrated the creation of Luna Cafe, Blerdcon’s Maid Cafe. Olivia was a cornerstone of the local Black cosplay community and inspired many diverse artists to pursue their passions. She will be dearly missed within the cafe and the entire Katsucon and cosplay community.

Robert WilliamsRobert Williams

Robert Alan Williams, 45, Crownsville resident, died suddenly in his home on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Robert was born on June 18, 1978, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Charles Dwayne Williams and Cheryl Darlene (Arbogast) Williams. Robert graduated from Old Mill High School in 1996 and received his Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland College Park. He worked in Information Technology, most recently for a company specializing in cybersecurity. He was often found with a camera in his hand, taking pictures of nature, weddings, and at conventions he attended annually, including Dragon Con, Otakon, and Shore Leave. These photos and many others can be found on his Flickr account. He was a unique, proud nerd, who was kind, family oriented and generous, especially to animals. He was a member of the National Aquarium and an avid museum goer whose knowledge encompassed a wide-range of subjects from ancient history to cosmology to WWII battleships. You could often find him Monday nights having dinner at McGarvey’s in Annapolis. He will be greatly missed by so many.

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.

Mahatma Ghandi