I have been feeling very sad about Spoon for some days now.
I've been a quiet admirer of his work and was looking forward
to seeing much more because he was definitely a rising star.
He contributed in a number of areas that I am also keenly interested
in: perl-qa, Phalanx, CPANTS, WWW::Mechanize, Perl books,
The first ever YAPC::Australia is yet to be announced and may not happen this year, but it has certainly been discussed on the Melbourne.PM mailing list. If it does go ahead, Spoon will be sorely missed, as I'm sure he would have given several excellent talks there. I think it would be wonderful to see someone give a YAPC talk describing Spoon's contributions to the Perl community during his (too short) lifetime.