Richard Hatch Has Passed Away

We’re sad to report that earlier today actor Richard Hatch passed away in his Santa Clarita home. Hatch had been battling pancreatic cancer for some time.

Hatch is best known to fans for his performances as Apollo on the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica and Tom Zarek on the 2004 Syfy remake of the series. He also made regular convention appearances (and prior to Syfy’s remake attempted to revive Galactica on multiple occasions).

Richard Hatch was 71 years old.


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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