Rhode Island Comic Con sees more exhibits, better organization

Rhode Island Comic Con 2015 (WJAR)

The line snaked through the streets of Providence as people waited to enter Rhode Island Comic Con.

"It's impressive, Rhode Island Comic Con! It's massive. I can't believe how many people are coming here," said one attendee.

But organizers can after complaints last year that even some advance ticket holders couldn't get in. The venue this year is larger to include the Dunkin Donuts Center and the Convention Center and crowds are monitored closely, with each person's admission necklace being scanned in and out.

We set up a system where credentials are scanned as you come in and as you leave, so we know the crowds, where they are in the building," said Larry Lepore of the Dunkin Donuts Center.

This year they're sending out messages in real time on social media, for example just after 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, the message was sent that ticket sales for Saturday were already closed.

Comic Con fans find it's more organized than previous years.

But characters are still King at Rhode Island Comic which impresses even the seasoned of stars.

"Rhode Island Comic Con is so impressive I think it's on par with San Diego," coming from Debi Derryberry, better known as the voice of Jimmy Neutron, who also says she believes Rhode Island Comic Con 2016 will be bigger and better than ever.

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