San Diego Comic-Con

Victor Calderón/KAWC

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.

Comic-Con isn't just for big cities anymore

Mar 16, 2015
Christian Zaragoza

AZED-International comic-con conventions in metropolitan areas such as the one in San Diego tend to attract around 200,000 people.

Tickets badges for the celebration of popular arts sell out quick within an hour.

But for those who are into cosplay, but are unable to make it to the largest trade shows in the world have other opportunities.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez tells us why similar conventions in rural areas are becoming increasingly popular.