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Comic Con hits the Central Coast

Comic Con hits the Central Coast

MONTEREY, Calif. - You don't have to wait until next Halloween to play dress up because Monterey Comic Con is underway in Seaside this weekend.

From costume clothing to sketches and toys, Friday, the Monterey Comic Con kicked off its second year on the Monterey Peninsula.  

About a thousand people came out to Comic Con in 2016 and attendance is expected to double this time around featuring stars like Rufio from the 1991 movie “Hook.”

"When we were younger, we were all told when we watch sci fi shows, we were the weird ones and we had to be pushed to the side,” said Comic Con goer, Sheldon Birch. “Now the super hero movies are sweeping the box office. The comic industry is taking off and video games, they are mainstream now. They rival Hollywood in some ways. And so we are bringing to the people what they've shown that they like."

"2017 started in New Orleans, went through Miami, up to Washington D.C., made it here, and I’ve still got 5 or 6 shows left to go,” said Gallbraith.

Comics and cartoons are not only exercises of one's imagination, there are some deep messages, too. Take it from Princess Ana of Arndell from Frozen.

"The heart is not so easily changed, but the head is,” said Pittman.

Comic Con goes until 8 p.m. Friday and will run Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are sold online and at the door.


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