Seth Killian's last day at Capcom was Friday. Community managers and PR types become well known to our readers because they're so frequently quoted, but their departures typically don't rate a news item because it usually amounts to no more than insider talk. Seth, whose title was "Strategic Marketing Director, Online & Community" wasn't really that. In his approach, honesty, and credibility in representing a community, not just a corporate brand, I always considered him something more.
We worked in the same neighborhood when I first started at Kotaku in 2008, as the weekend editor in addition to my day job. I met Seth at E3 that year. He noticed this Okami-themed post about a Trader Joe's in San Mateo, which was right across the street from Capcom's USA headquarters. Seth realized that his building was next door to mine, so we struck up a professional friendship over lunch, sometimes sushi or a burrito in town, then typically at the Sizzler in Daly City.