It’s with sadness that we note the passing of Dominic Postiglione, a partner at The Source Comics & Games serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area, and a driving force behind the Midwest Comic Book Association, who annually host FallCon and SpringCon. Postiglione died last Friday, August 8, at the age of 52. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 12 at Cornerstone Bible Church.
Most knew him as Nick Post, a larger than life and gregarious comic book guy who exuded enthusiasm for everything the medium offered. The Source is a tangible reflection of that passion, occupying a massive retail footprint with one of the best comics and games inventories I’ve ever encountered.
But Nick was a lot more than a canny businessman. He was deeply invested in a commitment to community – both in his local area and beyond.
With FallCon and SpringCon, Nick helped facilitate a home for local and national creators to join together in an atmosphere that shunned big box convention values in favor of a neighborly presentation. On the Remembering Nick Facebook page, many creators comment on how Nick was the first to show belief in their ability by inviting them to exhibit at the shows. Each year the MCBA would make a significant contribution to the CBLDF as a result of their activities – always humbly arriving with a note from Nick.
On my one visit to The Source, after I got done being impressed with the sheer scope of the place, I was even more impressed by how much of a community space it was. The back of the store was occupied by giant gaming tables, which were going to be used for a tournament later in the day. The endcaps of each graphic novel bookshelf were stuffed with small press comics from the local area and all over the country. I was there to shoot Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story, because Nick had generously lent us whatever we needed from the space to make our footage. That was a running theme with Nick – take what you need, let me know how I can help.
As the remembrances pour in from family, friends, and colleagues, Nick’s warmth, generosity, and humor are constant themes. What’s clear, for those who didn’t have the good fortune of Nick’s acquaintance, is that he was a powerfully positive force within his family, community, and profession. He’s already deeply missed.
Service Remembering Dominic Postiglione
The Service will be held Tuesday, August 12th at Cornerstone Bible Church. 735 10th St. E., Hastings, MN, 55033. Cross Streets between Progress Dr / Ravenna Tr. and Bailley St. 651-437-5458.
Visitation will be held from 10am to 11am. Service will be held at 11am. There will be a lunch at Tilden Community Center located at 310 River St, Hastings, MN.
735 10th St E, Hastings, MN 55033
Cross Streets: Between Progress Dr/Ravenna Trl and Bailley St