Comic-Con

The comics arm of the Baltimore Book Festival creates space for the underrepresented

The comics arm of the Baltimore Book Festival creates space for the underrepresented

Once a year, superheroes, bounty hunters, and cartoon characters pose in front of McKeldin Fountain for a reality-bending cosplay family portrait at Baltimore Comic-Con. The fountain's unique (and soon-to-be-demolished, by the way) charm can readily stand in as a backdrop for a desolate urban wasteland or a space colony from the future. Now that the Baltimore Book Festival is making a permanent home downtown, we might find another kind of fanboy gathered near the fountain: the literature nerd.

This year, Comic-Con, held in the Baltimore Convention Center, is happening concurrently with the Baltimore Book Festival, stretched over a series of venues in the Inner...

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