Cosplayers flock to Comic-Con after two-year hiatus

STORY: Visitors to the convention were required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter.

Corey Crowell, 28, from Los Angeles, who was in costume as Marvel villain Kang the Conqueror, said he was "excited but also kind of wary, but it seems like Comic-con International is checking their boxes, dotting their i''s and crossing their t''s so yeah, I'm happy to be here with like fellow nerds and just showing up and showing out."

Tori Finley, 30, flew in from Canada for the convention and said "I was here in 2019 so it's good to be back. It's the one time that all my friends from all over the world is in the same place so it's nice to be back with everybody and just see all these new faces and meet new friends. It's a big part of why I come, so it's good to be back."

San Diego Comic-Con goes all out with sci-fi and fantasy spectacles. TV and movie studios open up themed experiences, people dress up as their favorite fantasy characters and announcements are made about upcoming films and TV shows.

More announcements are set to be made as Comic-Con continues through to Sunday.

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