Fans young and old gathered at the Tyler Rose City Comic Con on Saturday.

As a guest judge of the event’s costume contest, Bill Necessary says that the greatest part about the convention is that everyone can be themselves.

“The creativity of all the costumes. the people you meet, people with a particular fandom and they want to be that character,” Necessary said.

Comic book collectors from around East Texas also participated in the event.

One of those collectors, Kevin Dutton, brought his collection of over 28,000 books to the venue.

Commenting on the turnout at the event this year, Dutton said “it’s been great actually, I’ve been pleased.”

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