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Comic book fans in Yuma County have options to attend nearby conventions, also known as comic-cons. The most famous is the annual event in San Diego and there are others in the Phoenix area. But for the past six years, San Luis has hosted its own comic-con.

Yuma-Three Yuma educators will host a panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, an event that is touted as the largest comics and pop culture event in the country.

The panel will discuss how nerd and geek culture has become mainstream and how it can help students succeed in the classroom.

Stephanie Sanchez

Phoenix-Despite record triple digit weather, thousands of people attended this year's Phoenix Comicon in full costume and put forward their best effort to showcase their creativity.

The four-day event which ended Sunday showcased TV stars, authors and comic-book creators including panel discussions on pop-culture.

It also attracted thousands of cosplayers portraying their favorite pop-culture icons.

As KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports, the event which grows larger every year is a great way for some local artists and cosplayers to showcase their work and network their way to organize future comicons in rural Arizona.