He led the festival since 1986.
Saturday, November 10, in the United States died, the President of the international festival of comics and pop culture Comic-Con John Rogers. This was reported in Twitter of the festival.
Rogers died from complications of a brain tumor.
The organizers of the festival said that he was survived by his wife Janet Tate, sister Barbara and brother David.
“Instead of flowers (to the funeral – ed.) family offers to donate money to the American Association of brain tumors or the American civil liberties Union”, – stated in the message.
Since 1970, the festival Comic-Con is held annually in the U.S. city of San Diego. John Rogers became the President of the festival in 1986 and since then was annually re-elected.
Originally it was supposed to be a comics exhibition, but today it also includes topics related to serials, anime and computer games.
On 22 and 23 September on the territory of the Art plant “Platform” was held in Kiev international festival of Comic Con Ukraine. It was designed in the spirit of the classic American-style Comic Con, which was first held in the United States almost 50 years ago and has taken root worldwide.
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