Published On: Wed, May 10th, 2017

50 thousand people showed up at CONQUE 2017 comic book fair in Querétaro

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Despite the cancellation of four “star” guests, CONQUE, one of the most important comic and entertainment conventions nationwide, took place in Querétaro, gathering almost 50,000 fans from May 4 to 7.

Jimmy Palmiotti, American writer of stories such as “Deadpool” and “Harley Quinn”; Alberto Montt, originally from Chile, comedian, artist and creator of the graphic novel “Achiote”; Amanda Conner, DC comics writer and artist featuring her new project by Harley Quinn, and Mark Brooks, current illustrator of Star Wars (Han Solo), did not make the appointment, situation that was announced only one day before the event’s inauguration.

These cancellations caused the indignation and disappointment of dozens of fans that expressed their anger on social networks, while the company reported that due to “causes outside Conque’s control, the “starters” could not make the event. However, the attendance was unexpectedly tremendous during the four days that the congress lasted.

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Dozens of attendees in CONQUE 2017 (Photo: El financiero)



 

By Sunday May 7, more than 47,500 people attended the event at the Querétaro Convention Center (QCC), reported organizing committee, exceeding the number of attendees expected.

The fair kicked off on Thursday May 4th with the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars, as a preamble to the formal opening ceremony, which was enjoyed by about 2,200 people.

On Friday May 5, more than 10 thousand people visited the comic fair, while on Saturday May 6, it was counted the largest number of attendees to the Conque, with the presence of more than 18,800 people. On Sunday May 7, 15,612 visitors arrived to the fair.

According to preliminary data from hotel associations in Querétaro, in the period from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 May 2017, the average hotel occupancy reached 90 percent, which exceeded the State Tourism Secretariat expectations by far.

Approximately, more than 14,600 tourists arrived to Querétaro, leaving an economic impact of $70 million pesos. This information was later confirmed by state authorities.

Among the big names, celebrities and special guests that attended the event were: Stan Lee, Tom Holland, Andrés Bustamante, “El hijo del santo”, Chumel Torres and Machine 501, the creators of the “Familia del Barrio“, Arturo Navarro and Sergio ‘Teco‘ Lebrija, among others.

Source: http://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/

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