Dallas Comic Con held its annual eponymous convention the weekend of May 18 at the Irving Convention Center. This is the third straight year the Con has been held in Irving, and the more spacious accommodations seem to be paying off. Many convention veterans commented that they had never seen so many people there.
The event also demonstrated the larger mainstream appeal comics have developed over the years, with the Con opening its arms to fans of all genres and media. In turn, those fans embraced the traditional comics and characters that first inspired the event more than a decade ago.
“It’s gotten bigger every year that we’ve been here,” said Andy McMahan, owner of Duncanville Bookstore. McMahan was not only happy with the size of the crowd, but with its diversity.