GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) --- "It's comic con day! It's the best day of the year!" says Shana Wade, Associate Director for Mesa County Libraries.
For the past five years, people of all ages have embraced their creative side, dressing up as their favorite comic book character for Comic Con.
"We're celebrating all things fandoms, nerd culture, artists, authors, cosplay… It's so much fun here down at Two Rivers," Wade says.
The event that began with just a few hundred attendees now hosts more than 5,000.
Fans and creators enjoyed local artists, authors, and crafters as well as from tons of fun activities.
"Whether that's going inside and doing a VR game, coming out here and learning about Amtgard, seeing us fight, it's for whatever or anything you want to be," says Comic Con Participant James Harr.
Both young and old were clad in face paint and handmade costumes; celebrating the stories that enrich their lives.
"To us, it's a great group of nerds. It's really a group of anyone and everyone you can think of," Harr says.
While this event was free with a Mesa County Library card, donations were welcome. All proceeds will go to making this event even better next year.