Chico-Con in town


Guests dressed up as their favorite characters. Photo credit: Guillemo Felix-Alvor

Chico-Con event was held over the weekend at The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

The three day event started in Chico to celebrate comics. Photo credit: Guillemo Felix-Alvor

In its fourth year, the event brings vendors with comic books and comic themed merchandise, a panel discussion, and cosplay contests for fans and non-fans.

Attendees Playing
Attendees enjoy Comic Con by playing video games. Photo credit: Guillemo Felix-Alvor

Shane Will, the event organizer and comic creator, created Chico-Con to bring the comic community together, similar to other cities across the US.

Will said he wanted to “share the comic culture to the community of Chico because there’s nothing here.”

For many, Chico-Con is all about fun, dressing on cosplay as their favorite characters.

Women Cosplaying
Many attendees dressed as their preferred super hero. Photo credit: Guillemo Felix-Alvor

Amanda Carrillo, an attendee, enjoys reading comics and cosplaying.“It [cosmics] take you to another place,” she said.

Fans like Amanda walked around the convention, where vendors sell goods and comics for people of all ages, that share the same interest.

Comic Books
A display of comic books. Photo credit: Guillemo Felix-Alvor

Guillermo Alvor can be reached at [email protected] or @FelixAlvor on Twitter.