Farewell To San Diego Comic-Con's First Chairman

Ken Krueger, superfan and first chairman of the event that would become San Diego Comic-Con, died on November 21 from a heart attack. With Shelton Dorf and a group of young fans, Krueger organised the first Golden State Comic-Con, which was held from August 1 to August 3 1970. Krueger was an attendee of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1939 - the first of its kind ever held. He was also involved in the comics and science fiction industry as a retailer, publisher and distributor, and was responsible for releasing the first professional work of comics creators including Dave Stevens, Jim Valentino and Scott Shaw, as well as science fiction author Greg Bear.

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