Here’s the first batch of scans from Shel Dorf’s negatives from the 1974 San Diego Comic-Con, which was held at the El Cortez Hotel with Bill Lund as Chairman. (I received the negatives from Shel’s friend and cartooning partner Charlie Roberts. The first two negatives – which are of Shelf Dorf, action hero – were in poor condition but the rest were in good shape.) There are over two hundred pictures so I’m going to post them periodically in batches.
Where I was uncertain of a name, I just put down a question mark. If you would like to help identify these people in the pictures, so that the question marks can be replaced with names, please leave a comment or send me a message by clicking on the “CONTACT” tab at the top. I’ve numbered the pictures M001-M025 so you can easily specify which picture(s) you can identify people in.
Update 09/16/12: Thanks to Dan Whitworth for letting us know that photos M003 through M014 document the first meeting of F.O.O.M. (Friends Of Ol’ Marvel). Dan, a charter member, is in front, third from the left in the photos on the stairs with Roy Thomas.
Update 06/11/10: Thanks to 1974 Comic-Con Chairman Bill Lund for identifying John McGeehan in pictures M003-M10, and M013-M014.
Update 06/02/10: Thanks to James Van Hise for identifying Danton Burroughs, grandson of author Edgar Rice Burroughs and son of illustrator John Coleman Burroughs, and Camille “Caz” Cazedessus, publisher of ERB-dom, in pictures M020 and M021.
Update 05/31/10: Thanks to Jackie Estrada for identifying Russ Cochran in pictures M020 and M021.
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