Writer, editor, historian, Comics Buyer’s Guide, Toucan
When Maggie Thompson was 4 years old (in the Golden Age), her mom encouraged her to read—and collect—comic books. As a bonus, Maggie’s mom and dad were science fiction fans and introduced her to the world of conventions. In the decades since, she has pioneered in the world of comics fan publishing with her husband, Don, has co-edited Comics Buyer’s Guide for 30 years, and now writes online columns for Comic-Con International and Diamond Comic Distributors. She is delighted that kids today get to meet comics creators, attend comics conventions, and even see comics in their libraries.