MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Originally scheduled for March, The Permian Basin Comicon held their annual convention in the Bush Convention Center in Midland this weekend. They are mandating masks, and virtually everyone is following the rules.
You know, a lot of people haven’t had a chance to interact on any level for the last 5-6 month so this is one of those chances where the environment is safe, everyone is following everything we ask them to do, it’s very safe so they can Get out of the house, see some stuff maybe spend their day with their kid, friend, whoever they would like to and do something that is part of the community.Chris Slatocsh, Permian Basin Comicon
Vendors and artists were also just as happy the convention could happen. Comic book Artist Joey Vineda says adapting to the pandemic has been a challenge for his work.
As a creator, it’s been different because we haven’t had that avenue or outlet to be able to get our creations out. So we’ve had to get creative – create websites have an online presence because we are lacking an actual physical event to appear at.Joey Vineda, Local comic creator