Richard Alf, Co-founder of one the world’s most popular conventions for pop culture Comic-Con has died at the age of 59 from pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed with this cancer last month on December 10th and sadly and quickly past in the beginning of the New Year on January 4th.
Alf was known for helping Comic-Con when it was first developed in the 1970’s, he invested a couple of thousand dollars to help the event in being possible. Comic-Con is both the name of the annual event and the common name of the organization. Now several years later there are currently over 125,000 visitors to Comic-Con every summer, it’s amazing how many more people have become fans of Comic-Con. It is traditionally a four-day event, Thursday through Sunday, held during the summer in San Diego, California at the San Diego Convention Center.
Personally I hoped to one day go and visit the San Diego Comic-Con myself, because where I live, in my hometown, the event isn’t as big so it’d be nice to see all the different guests and booths they have there, I’d really like to see the difference.