Prolific Convention Bookseller Larry Smith Has Passed Away

Prolific convention regular and bookseller Larry Smith reportedly died earlier today. Collapsing this morning, he was rushed to the hospital where Smith passed. Though we have yet to confirm it, the cause of death is believed to have been a dissected aortic aneurysm.

Smith, based in Ohio, vended at conventions all over the country, doing dozens of shows a year. His wife and partner Sally Kobee was setting up at Chattacon in Tennessee when when Smith passed, and is currently traveling back home.

Smith was a well known figure in the convention scene, and I know many people will be sad to see him go.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

One thought on “Prolific Convention Bookseller Larry Smith Has Passed Away

  • January 22, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    a sad loss for so many. He will be missed.


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