TUCSON (KVOA) – Tucson Comic Con returns to Tucson after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
“It’s amazing, it’s been two years,” said Teresita Olivares. Olivares and her husband are co-owners and co-founders of Tucson Comic Con. “It’s definitely a record Friday in terms of attendance.” Olivares said 7,000 tickets were sold Thursday night and they expect over 10,000 attendees this weekend.
The three-day event features immersive experiences, panels, photo ops with your favorite characters, and more. Thousands of people packed the TCC on Saturday, dressed as their favorite video game characters, superheroes, and more.
Brian Pulido is also the co-owner of Tucson Comic Con. He said he had been involved in the event for six years. “Tucson came out strong, they want to bring their geek up.”
Thousands of people packed the TCC on Saturday, dressed as their favorite video game characters, superheroes, and more.
And one of the big draws is the original 1966 Batmobile. “What really makes it super cool for me as a Star Wars collector is seeing the original bat mobile.”
Tucson Comic Con began in 2008 as a one-day event. “I love that it creates a community. So anyone who loves pop culture is welcome and they’re represented here,” Pulido said.