Last updateFri, 01 Aug 2014 4pm

August 2 & 3: Comictlan at Expo Guadalajara

Comictlan, held Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3 at Expo Guadalajara, is celebrating 18 years as Mexico’s top entertainment and comic convention.

It is a fiesta for fans and artists involved in comics, video games, anime, animation, vintage dress, toys, collectables and accessories, fantasy, Asian music, science fiction, film dubbing, writing, singing and much more.

Billed as a perfect balance between the cultural and commercial and the largest festival of imagination in the country, Comictlan is a sight for the eyes, with hundreds of kids, teens and adults decked out in their favorite animated character’s costumes.

Tiny tots attend hand in hand with their parents or grandparents, who bring out their own inner child while looking for that special something from a series or comic they were fans of decades ago.

Comictlan began as a search for a special edition of the Spiderman comic series in 1996 by a local rocker.

Planned for about 250 attendees, some 5,000 fans showed up to the first edition ... and the rest is history.

Comictlan opens at 10:30 a.m. and runs through early evening. Tickets are 75 pesos for adults and adolescents, 65 pesos students and children.