Heroes and villains unite at Medford Comic Con
The streets of downtown Medford are packed as superheroes and villains gather for the 5th annual Medford Comic Con with everything hero and comic related.
"What's great about Comic Con is it brings all people from all walks of life, who are into things that are different," Central Art Supply's Adam Bunch said.
The estimated 15,000 visitors got to interact with some of their favorite heroes in person. The mission of the event is to encourage literacy and innovation through popular media, arts and literature.
With more than 60 vendors from comic books stands, art stations and food, 7-year-old Jyllan Schneider said this year's event is "bigger and better." Organizers said the amount of visitors continues to grow each year.
"Last year, we had so many people," Bunch said. "It has gotten bigger and bigger. This is like the 5th year."
There were some visitors who were dressed up in their full costumes, while other guests weren't.
"To see all the costumes and I wanted to see how many I knew," 11-year-old Rowynn Schneider said.
The two-day event gave visitors the chance to snap a picture with their favorite heroes for a memory that'll last forever. As an event for all ages, Comic Con has something for every member of the family to enjoy.
"I've always loved movies, comic books, anything that's kind of out of the ordinary outside the norm," Bunch said. "So that's kind of always been my focus in art."