Rose City Comic Con returned for 2022, the second year back since having to cancel as a precaution during the pandemic in 2020.

This also marked the 10th manifestation of the event. During the weekend of Sept. 22 – 24, thousands of fans showed up in ever-more elaborate costumes inspired by their favorite anime or super hero— and in most instances constructed with a flair for creativity.

Cory Elia and Lesley McLam at a Rose City Comic Con meet and greet with Lavar Burton.

Dozens of artists, craftsman, manufacturers, and others were selling their wares, and several informative panels were held over the course of three days. Also available were meetings and photo opportunities with such celebrities as LaVar Burton, Elijah Wood, and Sean Astin just to name a few.

Following are interviews by Lesley McLam with several individuals including artists and authors tabling during RCCC 2022:

Rose City Comic Con will return once again for 2023 and so will the fans.


Cory Elia is a journalist, photographer, videographer, documentary director & producer, radio personality & podcaster. His journalistic focus is on politics, protest, and poverty.

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