“I go to thirty cons a year, this is one of the best,” says Chen.
Another big attraction is that fans get to meet their idols in person. Like actor Lou Ferrigno, best known for playing the incredible Hulk in the 70s and 80s.
“It’s a great town, I love the people, I love the way they want to get out,” Ferrigno said. “Albuquerque is like a second home city to me.”
However, COVID is still weighing heavily on people’s minds here. Especially after Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham requested the postponement of events like this because of the current spike in cases. Jim Burelson with Albuquerque Comic Con says they’re taking precautions.
“We applied the power reduction ourselves a little bit,” says Burelson. “We will only sell 7,500 units a day.”
There are also temperature checks at the door and people are required to wear masks.
“I think the Governor is being cautious, but I think it’s better instead of trying to follow the political line that she gives New Mexico a chance to grow,” Burelson said.
Albuquerque Comic Con will continue through Sunday.
https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/albuquerque-comic-con-returns-to-convention-center-this-weekend/6359125/?cat=500 The 13th Annual Albuquerque Comic Con Returns This Weekend