Michael O’Connor, known as Mick, passed away in a Dublin hospital on February 16. O’Connor was a member of the Dublin in 2019 Worldcon bid committee.
Comics scholar Padraig O’Mealoid and O’Connor started attending Irish Science Fiction Association meetings together in the 1990s.
James Bacon credits O’Connor for getting him involved in ISFA. They met when O’Connor was a curator of a comic shop where James was a customer, and they became friends.
Mick O’Connor was predeceased by his wife, Philomena, July 2014.
The announcement and funeral information is here.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]