Colorado Springs Comic Con (CSCC) started in 2016 at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center with about 10,000 attendees. From there, it moved to Chapel Hills Mall before settling in its current location at the Broadmoor World Arena. It has grown from its initial 10,000 attendees to over 30,000 in 2023.
For resident geeks, CSCC 2023 (August 25-27) was an opportunity to dress as their favorite characters, meet some well-known celebrities, and shop among a large and varied group of vendors. It is great that even less populous cities such as Colorado Springs can now host their own comic cons. This allows more fans to take part in this community.
On Sunday, the local Sheriff’s Department made a very surprised Lou Ferrigno an honorary deputy. His induction ceremony was broadcast on the overhead monitors.
Over the weekend, scores of families enjoyed the festive atmosphere and the many cosplayers. CSCC extended the cosplay contest (which was held on Sunday) to include a separate category for children, along with the adult cosplay contest. For the children’s contest, they divided the children into different age groups: 0 – 4 years old, 5 – 9 years old, and 10 – 12 years old. The children’s excitement was contagious as they paraded in their costumes for the audience.