Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, a comic book shop that has fostered a community of nerds and artists for 25 years, closed its doors for good on Friday, March 30.
The community created over the years by this comic book shop is a tight-knit one. A few fans shared why they love Meltdown and what they'll miss the most.
Meredith Morris, "nerdtern"
Morris was an intern for Meltdown's events space, Nerdmelt. She says, even before moving to Los Angeles, she dreamed of visiting the iconic shop.
And then when I became an intern I thought, 'It's going to be nice to be just a little footnote into this thing that's been here for 25 years,' and now, being a part of its closing...it's an honor and it's going to be missed, and I think it's being missed already.
Ed Salazar, "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail"
"The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" was a live show, hosted from the event space for 6 years.
For Salazar, Meltdown was all about unifying all the different facets of the nerd spirit.
It wasn't just about comics, and I think the special thing about that store was it didn't just say you had to be into this one thing...caring about anything made you feel accepted there.
And it's that acceptance and support that Salazar said he'll miss the most, once Meltdown is gone.
I really hope everyone just remembers how rad it was to be ... nice to each other. How cool that can feel. How much creativity that can make. How great something can feel when everyone was supporting each other.
There's a little less chaos in the world now and maybe a little less energy, and that's sad to me. A little less opportunity for weird things to happen. There's not enough weird stuff.
Many fans took to Twitter to share their memories of the comic and comedy haven.
Farewell, Meltdown Comics. You will be missed.