People browsed through comic books, dressed up as their favorite fictional character and tried out magic wands at Mask-Con 2020 in the Lexington Cinemas parking lot in Lexington, N.C., on Saturday. Event organizer Stephen Mayer of Ssalefish Comics estimated that about 200 people attended the event where masks and 5 dollars were required for entry. “We could have accommodated a few more.” Mayer said, “We haven’t had any issues with space between people.”
Chris Prevette dressed as the Pokemon character Snorlax, a large bear and cat hybrid that just sits on the ground. As he set on the curb of the parking lot he was hit with a plush red and white ball and he rolled over on his side.
Robert Boden and friend Renee McGire came from Eden to attend the event. Boden said they normally go to 10 or 15 comic book conventions a year but said this was the first one they have been to in 2020. McGire made her way through box after box looking for comic books about female superheroes to add to her 200 plus book collection. Boden was doing the same pulling out G.I. Joe comic books to add to his 1000 piece library. “It’s outdoors and everyone is required to wear a mask so it seems pretty safe.” he said.