The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con started on Saturday (6/15) and the overwhelming success of recent comic book-inspired movies is a big reason organizer Jimmy Jay brought the convention to Las Vegas.
Jay said he expects more than 20 thousand people to attend over the weekend.
He's hoping that in time his convention will rival San Diego's behemoth Comic-Con.
Local comic artist Jamie Tyndall has been to his share of conventions, and he was impressed with the turnout in Las Vegas.
The organizers have been putting on the Amazing Arizona Comic Con for the past three years.
They said that already more people and bigger names have shown up for the Las Vegas version.