The Centennial wrapped up the first century of Robert Heinlein’s life and legacies in grand style. However, for every aspect of that event that was an ending, another aspect was a beginning. Those of us who planned and staged the Centennial event deeply believe that our brief blaze of light was a marker between major eras in the ongoing history of Heinlein’s legacy, and that for all the wonders and delight of the first hundred years, the best is yet to come.
For a time, we thought that the Heinlein Centennial organization itself would be a carrier of that fire into the future. For one reason and another, though, we’ve found it best to let this organization retire from the scene, resting securely on its laurels and years of hard work, and let others take up the effort.