Kate Hanna, one of the authors and producers of that game, died on Monday morning after a long and valiant battle against cancer. She died at home, surrounded by love and with her sister and friends by her side (and her most excellent cat on her lap). She is at peace now. She was a brilliant, witty, graceful and generous woman, and she will be sorely missed.
Paul Dwyer, her co-author and dear friend (and one of the GMs for the Intercon N run), was her devoted caregiver during her illness. He, Kate's sister Heather, and longtime friend Barbara Jackson (who some of you may also know) did an excellent job of caring for Kate in her last days. They all have generous friends and loved ones at hand and many offers of help; I don't think they need anything material right now. If it's the sort of thing you do, please keep them in your thoughts/prayers/good wishes/etc.
If you're so inclined (and it's certainly *not* necessary), donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Snow Leopard Trust: http://www.snowleopard.org/
Ave atque vale, Kate.