Christian groups and faith-based events make an appearance at Comic-Con

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For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, July 12 2012 6:00 a.m. MDT

In this July 22, 2011 file photo, fans are seen outside the San Diego Convention Center during the second day of the Comic-Con International 2011 convention held in San Diego.

Denis Poroy, File, Associated Press

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Our take: Comic-Con, a massive pop culture event taking place in San Diego, draws thousands of avid comic lovers and people embracing the fantasy world of costumes and characters each year. For the 2012 event, the Christian Comic Arts Society will be present to not only promote faith-based products and facilitate networking, but it will also participate in several faith-based events like the annual "Spiritual Themes in Comics" panel to discuss topics relevant to all faiths that share a love for the spectrum of the comic book world.

The San Diego Comic-Con International is one of the largest pop-culture conventions in the entire world, and the Christian Comic Arts Society (CCAS) will be there later this week to offer a Christian presence at the event.

In addition to promoting various products, CCAS is also hosting a number of events at Comic-Con that are designed to engage Christian professionals and comic book fans alike. On Friday evening the organization is hosting its annual open mixer, where fans and professionals can gather together for the purposes of networking, fellowship and discussion about Christian comic books.

On Saturday evening the organization will host its annual "Spiritual Themes In Comics" panel. According to Buzz Dixon, a CCAS board member and writer of comic books, cartoons and novels, the organization has, in years past, invited panelists from a variety of faiths to discuss the topic.

Read more about Christians at Comic-Con on The Christian Post.

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