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At the biggest virtual comic convention ever, PBM one-stop augmented reality (AR) launchpad provided a way for comics fans to celebrate and share their fandom even as traditional gatherings were postponed.

Looking back over photos from past Comic-Cons, PBM took note of impressive staged scenes and backdrops where fans could take pictures of themselves in other worlds or next to their favorite comic characters.

Taking those opportunities for personal storytelling as inspiration, PBM envisioned an AR lens that would let fans take selfie group shots or videos alongside their favorite heroes and villains.

The Selfie Station and the 10 social AR lenses and 3 filters it housed were an instant success in providing fans a place to create shareable memories of the FanDome event.

During the short course of the virtual comics convention, over 6 million impressions and 250k shares were delivered, with fans, comics creators, and celebrities joining in on the fun. Credit: Pretty Big Monster music: bensound.com