Obituary: Ken Krueger

Comic Con founder Ken Kreuger (b.1926) died of an heart attack on November 21. Krueger was an attendee of the first World Science Fiction Convention in 1939 and was active in fandom throughout his life, including owning a bookstore in San Diego. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Golden State Comic-Con in 1970, which grew into the San Diego Comic Con. Krueger’s death comes in the same month as that of Comic Con founder Shel Dorf.

  1. Saskplanner — November 26, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

    Actually, he was born in 1933, not 1939, because he was 76. BUT, the math doesn’t work for me. How could he have been an attendee at the first World Science Fiction convention in ’39? He would have been 6 years old – His parents take him?

  2. Hinds50 — December 5, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    He was born in 1926. Yes, his parents did take him.