Shel Dorf, the founder of the San Diego Comic-Con, has passed away. I met him on a few occasions, and always found him polite and affable.
A few days ago, prior to Dorf's death, my friend Phil Yeh posted an essay on the Shel Dorf tribute site discussing what Dorf meant to his career. http://www.sheldorftribute.com/2009/10/27/phil-yeh-godfather-of-the-graphic-novel-about-the-positive-difference-shel-has-made/
Another loss to comics history.