Comic Con draws sci-fi and comic book fans

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Storm troopers, Dr. Who, and even Pikachu—they're all characters you could have seen wandering through the Mesa County Library Saturday.

Grand Junction’s second annual Comic Con was a comic book reader or collectors dream.

Over 1,000 people made their way out to the Mesa County Library to share their love of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, and just books and movies in general.

The library said they have seen a growing interest for events like Comic Con in our community, as well as a chance to get all sorts of readers in through their doors, as graphic novels continue to grow in popularity.

“Graphic novels keep being written by a more diverse array of writers and illustrators, and also more and more diverse stories are told are all ages—great graphic novels for kids, teens and adults,” said Trevor Adams, the youth services library assistant who organized the event.

There were multiple booths set up to showcase comic art, crafts and even movies that artists in the Grand Valley have created.

The best part of the Comic Con according to those attending? The chance to dress up as their favorite fictional star.

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