“I go to thirty cons a year, this is one of the best,” Chen said.
Another big draw was that fans met their idols in person. Like actor Lou Ferrigno, best known for playing the Incredible Hulk in the ’70s and ’80s.
“It’s a great city, I love the people, I love how they want to get out,” Ferrigno said. “Albuquerque is like a second home to me.”
However, COVID is still weighing heavily on people’s minds here. Especially after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham asked for these types of events to be postponed due to the current surge in cases. Albuquerque Comic Con’s Jim Burelson says they’re taking precautions.
“We’ve imposed a small capacity reduction on ourselves,” Burelson said. “We will only sell 7500 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 would be better than trying to take that policy line that gives New Mexico a chance to thrive,” Burelson said.
Albuquerque Comic Con will last through Sunday.