When you saw the 1973 picture of Ken wearing a “Ken Krueger Fan Club” shirt, did you think to yourself, “That’s pretty cool, I wish I had one of those!”? Well, now thanks to Ken’s sons Gus and Pete, you can. Let Gus tell you all about it.
I (Mike Towry) have been scanning some of Shel Dorf’s old film negatives and came across two great pictures of Ken with the 1973 Comic-Con crew. In one, Ken is wearing a “Ken Krueger Fan Club” t-shirt. I’ve identified some of those pictured, but not all. Does anyone recognize the rest of them or where these pictures were taken?
At the ComicConMemories.com web site, you can listen to audio recordings of many committe members and guest speakers from the first San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Con, which was held August 1st thru 3rd, 1970 in the U.S. Grant Hotel. The list of those recorded includes the following: Ken Krueger, Shel Dorf, Barry Alfonso, Greg Bear, Ray Bradbury, Roger Freedman, Mark Hanerfeld, Earl Kemp, Jack Kirby, Scott Shaw!, and Morrie Turner.
The new online, Fall 2009 edition of the Comic-Con Magazine is available from http://www.comic-con.org/common/cc_magazine.shtml. It features very nice articles on San Diego Comic-Con International Founder Shel Dorf (pages 4-5) and Chairman of Comic-Con #1 Ken Krueger (page 6). There is also a great picture of Ken with some of the original Comic-Con crew at the 2009 Comic-Con on page 36.