Fans come together for Yellow City Comic Con
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) —
The Yellow City Comic Con has taken over the Amarillo Civic Center Complex this weekend and people of all ages are flocking in.
"I love cons," said Alexandrea Ward. "I go to the ones in Dallas a lot and I live close to here and I found out about this place last year and so I decided to come back again. It's a lot of fun. I enjoy the people and all the artwork."
The fourth annual YC3 Comic Con event kicked off Friday afternoon and continues through Sunday evening.
"You can come and look at a lot of different booths," said Joanna Nidey. "There's a lot of cool kids. No one gets judged out here. It's just a really cool place to just hang out and have a good time."
Comic Con offers a wide range of activities for attendees to enjoy covering three different exhibit halls. The north hall is the vendor room where people can purchase artwork, take photos with some of their favorite characters, and meet celebrities. Celebrities at the 2018 event included stars from Star Wars, Power Rangers, and Archer just to name a few.
The south hall is dedicated to the gamers. Card games, video games, table top games, and tournaments are available all throughout the weekend.
And lastly, the Heritage ball room plays host to Comic Con panels where people can gather to listen to celebrities and local artists.
But perhaps the biggest draw for comic con's across the country are the costumes.
"I came out today strictly cause I love the idea of dressing up," said Nidey. "I love the idea of turning yourself into somebody that you're not.
Community is what led YC3 to start hosting comic con in the first place.
"We wanted to bring something not only for us, but for the community. To bring in that taste of their fandoms and really bring the community together," said YC3 co-creator and board member, Chris Anderson.
If you haven't made it out to this year's event yet, you have one more day to so.
“Seeing all the drawings, sometimes even sculptures, the things people collect, the way people dress. The whole experience itself is just worth the price of admission by itself," said Austin Heinen. "And then the things you can get and the memories you get here, they last a very long time.”
Sunday is family day at comic con with the main event being bingo. The days events will get started around noon at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex and will wrap up at 6 p.m.
A portion of all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network. A non-profit organization that is near and dear to the YC3 team.