Fan Expo marks first Boston public convention since COVID-19 pandemic

From the new hits to the classics, dozens of displays are back at Fan Expo in Boston.

"It's amazing, it's good as it's ever been, and we're really enjoying this year," Chris Deluca, one of the attendees said.

This is the first public convention at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center since the pandemic began.

The event was canceled last year.

The Boston convention center space once served as a field hospital, but now it's resuming normal operations.

"I've been dreaming for Comic-Con to come back, and it finally has," Xander Chartier said.

Whether it's part of the costume or not, masks are required for everyone at this year's convention.

"This year, everyone is wearing a mask, so it's a little different, but everything else is pretty much the same," Michelle Rita said.

Folks we spoke with at the convention on Friday night said they were just happy to be back out with their community.

"There was a little hesitation, but we were happy to see that they required masks for everybody, and they were limiting the number of people who could come," Greg Chartier said. "It really sold us over."