Here’s the third 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. There are over two hundred pictures so I’m going to post them periodically in batches. (You can see the first two batches here and here.
Guests, fans, and committee members pictured include Kirk Alyn, Ray Bradbury, Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger, Bjo Trimble, Chairman Bill Lund, Richard Butner, Ed Nizyborski, William Crawford, Bill Schanes, and Eric Hoffman.
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 M051-M075 so you can easily specify which picture(s) you can identify people in.
Update 09/16/12: Thanks to Jan Tonneson for the following photo identification: “Mo60 is a dealers’ table sponsored by Waldenbooks in Parkway Plaza in El Cajon (somehow I convinced management to agree to this folly). The dark haired fellow on the left is David Robinson and I’m the bearded degenerate on the left.”
Update 07/24/12: Thanks to Brent Anderson for identifying Steve Swenston and (tentatively) Steve Oliff in picture MO69.
Update 06/15/11: Thanks to David Watry for recognizing himself as the young guy standing front and center in picture M051.
Update 04/17/11: Calvin Slobodian wrote, “The picture MO55 shows me with my wife Donna Slobodian. We were newly married and this was our first convention together. We rented a U-haul and took tons of everything to the convention. Brings back memories.”
Update 06/28/10: Thanks to Robert Beerbohm for noting that photo M055 shows Calvin Slobodian from Canada, not Buddy Saunders.
Update 06/20/10: Thanks to Bill Lund and Greg Koudoulian for identifying Jean Graham (formerly Jeannie Peacock) in M054 and Bill Lund again for identifying William Crawford’s wife in M063.
Update 06/19/10: Thanks to Greg Koudoulian for identifying Tom French in picture M064.
Update 06/19/10: Thanks to comics and collectibles dealer Bob Beerbohm (who was there in 1974, as well as at every other Comic-Con since the first full con in August 1970) for making the following identifications: M051 – Irving Bigman and Dave Gibson; M053 – Bob Beerbohm and Dave Gibson; M054 – Gary Coddington; MO57 – Phil Seuling; M060 – Bob Beerbohm’s booth; M065 – Bob Beerbohm.
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