Back to action! Frederick Comic Con returns | WDVM25 and DCW50
FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) – Frederick Comic Con had an air of familiarity this year as cosplayers and casual comic fans alike browsed both vintage and modern comics from over 70 vendors, a huge leap from at the same event organized in March which authorized about fifty sellers.
Nick Schoff, the event producer for Frederick Comic Con, believes more people attended this weekend’s Comic Con because they felt more comfortable.
“It’s more of a normal show, and that’s it. I think a lot of people came out just because it’s more normal now, ”Schoff said. “They don’t have to wear masks if they’ve been vaccinated, and they’re just having fun.”
While Frederick Comic Con took place in March, it faced numerous COVID restrictions, limiting the number of vendors and guests, especially cosplayers. Schoff explains that many cosplayers did not participate in the latest comic because masks and other covid-related safety precautions made it difficult for cosplayers to complete their costumes as they would in the past.
Cosplayer Ahvenierose was more than ready to give DC’s Harley Quinn her turn at the event. She says meeting and interacting with kids and other cosplayers is one of her favorite parts as a cosplayer.
“It was really nice to come back and today and yesterday was my first time in almost a year and a half, almost two years in cosplay,” said Ahvenierose. “So just like being able to do it again, it’s really cool and I really missed it.”
The event encouraged attendees of all ages to consult with comic book vendors, and one family was especially happy to expand their children’s love for comic book characters. Denise Anders and her partner Nate took her kids to Frederick Comic Con as her three boys enjoy different comic book characters. His eldest, Riley, loves Pokemon and was delighted to meet other people who love the game as much as he does. Riley wore matching Pikachu jumpsuits with his younger brothers, Emerson and Atticus, who enjoy Sonic the Hedgehog and Transformers.
“They had a blast! They all kinda like their own thing, ”said Anders. “So it was a great place to take them where they can all see a little bit of everything they like.”
If you missed this weekend’s comic con, there’s another event coming up in November. For more information, go to Schoff promotions website.