Unlike some other shows and conventions with “comic” in their name, The North Texas Comic Book Show is honestly and exclusively devoted to comic books. The primary focus of the convention is on professional comic creator guests and local artists over big-name celebrities and autograph hunters.

The show has also gained some fame for its unique cosplay contest, which emphasize the ability to act out the character as much of the craft and construction of the costumes itself.

This year’s show boasted an all-star list of creators, with legendary writer/editor Christopher Priest making his first appearance at the show. The convention also hosted a unique and truly touching panel on cosplaying as a form of therapy, with cosplayers discussing how their hobby allowed them to work through their respective traumas and, ironically, find themselves by becoming someone else.

Our own Matt Morrison was there to take pictures of it the convention and the after-party/cosplay meet-and-greet held by North Texas Cosplay.

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