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Chewbacca Chit Chat

By Shaya Rogers, Managing Editor | Photos By: Rene Thompson

“What is your favorite thing about the Albuquerque Comic Expo?”

 Ziek Carter  “The video games. I came for the tournaments. I’ve played in so many tournaments. I come to a lot of the big tournaments to try and get my name discovered because I’m an online player. I play for sport, literally.”   Alicia Bracken  “Getting away from El Paso for a little bit, even though it’s not that different from El Paso, it’s still nice to have a little vacation. It’s like a four-hour drive to get here.”

Ziek Carter
“The video games. I came for the tournaments. I’ve played in so many tournaments. I come to a lot of the big tournaments to try and get my name discovered because I’m an online player. I play for sport, literally.”
Alicia Bracken
“Getting away from El Paso for a little bit, even though it’s not that different from El Paso, it’s still nice to have a little vacation. It’s like a four-hour drive to get here.”

 Desiree Smith, CNM Nursing major  “Dressing up, all the way. I love dressing up. It’s incredibly uncomfortable, but so much fun.”

Desiree Smith, CNM Nursing major
“Dressing up, all the way. I love dressing up. It’s incredibly uncomfortable, but so much fun.”

  Nick Boucher  “The costumes, honestly. Seeing everyone dress up and have a good time is probably the best part about this. Seeing the stars that show up and meeting the comic book artists that, you know, I read all the time, is another highlight of this. But overall, it’s the costumes.”


Nick Boucher
“The costumes, honestly. Seeing everyone dress up and have a good time is probably the best part about this. Seeing the stars that show up and meeting the comic book artists that, you know, I read all the time, is another highlight of this. But overall, it’s the costumes.”

Olivia Webb “This is my first time being here, there’s this cute shop at the back with cupcake rings and everything, so that is my favorite part so far.”

Olivia Webb
“This is my first time
being here, there’s this
cute shop at the back
with cupcake rings and
everything, so that is my
favorite part so far.”

Melissa King  “The costumes, it’s really cool to see all of these people dressing up as their favorite characters.”  Chris Whyman  “The costumes, also the artwork. They have some amazing artwork here.” Jenny Ramsey  “A lot of it is the people who come out to it, the costumes people put together and the hard work everyone puts into it.”  John Ramsey  “The costumes, and the response we get from fans, especially the kids, they get so excited and terrified.”

Melissa King
“The costumes, it’s really cool to see all of these people dressing up as their favorite characters.”
Chris Whyman
“The costumes, also the artwork. They have some amazing artwork here.”
Jenny Ramsey
“A lot of it is the people who come out to it, the costumes people put together and the hard work everyone puts into it.”
John Ramsey
“The costumes, and the response we get from fans, especially the kids, they get so excited and terrified.”

  Christie Waldschmidt  “I love dressing up, it’s fun. And seeing people in costumes.”


Christie Waldschmidt
“I love dressing up, it’s fun. And seeing people in costumes.”

  Duke, Owner of Kaboom Test Labs  “That it’s on. ACE is the premier event, the one that we get the most excited about and not only that, it’s a chance for everyone to get the nerd inside of them to come out. Comic Expo is the best.”


Duke, Owner of Kaboom Test Labs
“That it’s on. ACE is the premier event, the one that we get the most excited about and not only that, it’s a chance for everyone to get the nerd inside of them to come out. Comic Expo is the best.”

  Gwen Orr  “Probably all of the costumes and all of the people walking around and seeing all of my favorite characters and meeting people that are like minded.”


Gwen Orr
“Probably all of the costumes and all of the people walking around and seeing all of my favorite characters and meeting people that are like minded.”

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