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Albuquerque Comic Expo transforms convention center into collector’s paradise

Created: 06/27/2014 6:40 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The Albuquerque Comic Expo has transformed Albuquerque's convention center into a collector's paradise.

It's like the world's largest toy and collector store, for kids and grown-ups.

Where you see Lego-superheroes, you'll find the Albuquerque chapter of the "adult fans of Lego" club. They're putting their creativity on display, and looking for new members.

The expo draws fans of comic books, sci-fi and pop culture and the money spent here is not kid stuff. It pumps about $3 million into the local economy.

Something Elizabeth Johnson from the local "Don's book store" is counting on.

“It's great exposure for us, without any advertising we get to stand here and tell people who we are. We get 15,000 people a day walking past us and we're excited about that,” said Johnson.

If you've ever wanted to meet the people who draw the comic books or write the stories, they're here, too.

Doors for the Comic Expo open at 2 p.m. on Friday and close at 6 p.m. The Comic Expo lasts from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information on ticket prices, visit abqcomicexpo.com.


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