Comic convention draws fans, collectors

8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago Saturday, April 20 2019 Apr 20, 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:54:00 PM CDT April 20, 2019 in News
By: Blake Sammann, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - A comic convention brought comic fans and beer enthusiasts together for an afternoon of fun Saturday.

STL Comics hosted the convention for the second time in the Columbia area.  

Organizer Eric Meyer said with so many conventions out there, it can be hard for comic book collectors to find what they need.

"There's so many conventions now there's actually a hashtag #toomanycons," he said. "But too many of those don't focus on comic books; they focus on media movies and things like that. Our goal is to really focus on comic book and really bring something good for the collectors and fans."

Meyer said comics specifically emphasize the most important part of the super-hero genre: imagination.

"The fact that there's almost no limitations," he said. "A hero could be dead a year ago and we're going to bring them back through some weird loophole we're able to find in the universe." 

Convention visitors were able to browse comics, drink beer and enjoy a food truck.

Octavius Tyree, a soldier stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, said one reason he enjoyed the convention was all the old comics for sale.

"What we grew up on, we can't find now and sometimes we want to read those old things," he said.

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