Thought this should be shared, considering how big Comic-Con is a part of the anime/manga/comic community not only in America, but globally.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Shel Dorf, the founder of Comic-Con International in San Diego, one of the biggest comic book conventions in the world, has died at age 76, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Dorf died Tuesday at a San Diego hospital, where he spent much of this year being treated for diabetes.
The first convention in 1970 was attended by only about 300 people, but this year Comic-Con International attracted more than 125,000 for what has become a gathering of comic lovers, movies and TV fans, and pop culture followers worldwide.
A fan of comic strips, Dorf for a time worked in comics and he was friends with many comic artists, including Jack Kirby. He created the comic convention with the help of friends, said David Glanzer, a spokesman for the convention.
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He may not have been involved the last few decades, but he's left a legacy for fans who came after him….