Former Comic-Con assistant executive VP
Barry Short attended his first San Diego Comic-Con in 1974, and he's been at every one since. In 1976, at the urging of Gene Henderson, he began volunteering, working first in security and running projectors. He directed the Masquerade in 1980, and then served as program director from 1981 to 1986. In 1983 and 1984 he served as assistant executive VP. He was also auctioneer for the Art Auction for close to 15 years in the ‘90s and beyond.
Barry was a comics retailer from 1986 to 2004, operating 21st Century Comics in Orange County, which was nominated for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.