It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of John Rogers, President of Comic-Con.
John died on Saturday, November 10, 2018 as a result of complications from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. As our longest serving president, first elected in 1986 and re-elected every year since, John’s tenure saw Comic-Con grow from a select gathering of fans to the largest and most prestigious convention of its kind in the world.
John Rogers is survived by his wife Janet Tait, sister Barbara, and his brother David. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Brain Tumor Association or the American Civil Liberties Union.