Thousands of fans of all shapes, sizes, colors and alien species packed the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center this weekend for the 2012 Wizard World Comic Con.
We dropped by to capture some of the sights in this slideshow, and to find out what keeps these superfans so engaged. For some it’s love of the art and stories, while for others, such as the Louisiana Ghostbusters—a fan group modeled off the popular movie franchise—it’s a chance to give back to the community.
“We’re spreading the word that comics are still relevant,” said Ronnie Prudhomme, Jr., owner of Media Underground Comics in Metairie. “It’s a love affair.”