Former Comic-Con VP and board member
Gene Henderson, a SoCal native, got his first comic at the age of six . . . and he has been collecting them ever since. He was at the first Comic-Con in 1970, and is very proud to be attending the 50th! Gene has been a board member, vice president, director of security, and archivist for Comic-Con. For over three decades he coordinated the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, and co-created the annual Will Eisner Hall of Fame display that’s a yearly part of the Art Show. He wishes his wonderful wife Mary, who worked for many years as Comic-Con's hotel liaison and banquet coordinator, could be with him to celebrate.