PHOTOS: Dark Knight, Curious ComiCon return to Nanaimo

Knight time. The Dark Knight (Batman, a.k.a. Jay Smitka) and Moon Knight (John Clemens) chat at Curious ComiCon. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)Knight time. The Dark Knight (Batman, a.k.a. Jay Smitka) and Moon Knight (John Clemens) chat at Curious ComiCon. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Kasandra Greenwood in Inuyasha cosplay. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)Kasandra Greenwood in Inuyasha cosplay. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Chris Anderson came dressed as Dragon Ball Z Goku. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)Chris Anderson came dressed as Dragon Ball Z Goku. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Makenzie Alpen as Matsudappoiyo Utau. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)Makenzie Alpen as Matsudappoiyo Utau. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Conor Shillito, as a Mandalorian power tech. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)Conor Shillito, as a Mandalorian power tech. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Giovanni Calori as an AT-AT walker driver from Star Wars. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)Giovanni Calori as an AT-AT walker driver from Star Wars. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Members of the Mid-Island Lego Users Group were on hand. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)Members of the Mid-Island Lego Users Group were on hand. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Alex Carnegie, Deb Carnegie and Sam Carnegie, as Loki, Hela and Thor. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)Alex Carnegie, Deb Carnegie and Sam Carnegie, as Loki, Hela and Thor. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Taylor Norton as a Mandalorian. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)Taylor Norton as a Mandalorian. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

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.



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