Faces of New York's Comic Con

Masks and inventive face paint dominate the annual fan convention.
Faces of New York's Comic Con Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Comic Con comes to town once a year, bringing with it fans, stans and costumed enthusiasts from across the globe. This weekend, the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan has morphed into a playground for our culture's most nuanced and prominent fandoms, from Pretty Little Liars to Doctor Who and beyond. And, of course, the annual event lends itself to compelling portraits of convention-goers.

Mia Giordano attends New York Comic Con dressed as Jasper from "Steven Universe." Andrew Kelly/Reuters