BY JAVIER ORTIZ
Saturday, October 7th Yuma hosted its third annual Comic Con in the civic center. The YumaCon was a good way to explore the world of comics and a nice way to geek out locally.
There were many great cosplays, including some celebrity cosplayers like Q-Ki and Amber Brite. There was a little bit of everything to geek out on. For the fans of supernatural, there was a replica of the famous 1967
Chevy Impala called “Charlie the Impala.” It was built to resemble the original car from the show called “Baby.”
To the fans of video games, Yuma’s Hidden Village game store had Super Smash Brothers tournaments as well as Magic Gathering tournaments and seminars on how to play the card game. Fan Quest was another vendor that displayed table top games like Dungeons and Dragons and card games like Pokemon Trading Card Game.
The Yuma County Library hosted the escape room, which was filled with puzzles to solve. The theme changed every two hours to make things more difficult. The biggest event of the night was the cosplay contest.
There were many vendors and comic stands where attendees could meet their favorite comic book writers and artists. Some gave free art for stopping by and having a chat. There was a lot of merchandise for anime fans who wanted posters or stickers or plushies of their favorite anime characters.
There were booths where attendees could buy art or request anime characters to be drawn on the spot. YumaCon had many things to offer to anime and comic book fans. It was a nice way to go and geek out.