Cosplayers and comic book enthusiasts congregated at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo as Curious ComiCon made a triumphant return.
COVID-19 restrictions the past two years led to a cancellation of the convention and Mike Drummond, Curious ComiCon non-profit society president and event production coordinator, said the original plan was to wait another year before resuming, but popular demand dictated a Saturday, May 7 return.
“Everybody just kept coming into the store and calling and sending messages going, ‘Can you guys do something?’ ‘We really want something to feel normal again,’ and usually we start … in October to build for it, so basically five weeks ago we decided to go forward with this, even though a bunch of our board members had already made other plans,” said Drummond.
Three board members soldiered ahead and the event took place, he said.
Curious Comics teamed with the Nanaimo Child Development Centre this year to assist with fundraising, and there was a silent auction Saturday.
As of 2 p.m., Drummond estimated 2,000 people had attended.