I was thinking... are people really so naive to believe that they can live without magic? Once they persuaded it out from their minds, they began to yearn for it.
We live in time of science, materialism and logic, hard technology and "rational" thinking. It seems that we are fine with it. Are we? Surely no. People should be satysfied with this all due to teachings of atheists and rationalists.
Any yet masses are comming to comicon, taking on masks, meeting with gods, (not just Thor and Loki) dreaming about themselves being more that they are, wanting to be more. Bestseller of last 10 years? Harry Potter collection, I still think that it took much more people than 50 shades of grey. (I didn't read them, but I surely did read Potter) We have films that are full of power greater than what is described than just humans. Movies about Harry potter, my favourite Marvel films, LOTR and Hobbit trilogies, Narnia, Eargon, and more and more...
After all, just look at that excitement there...
Well they don't take it so seriously as times long past, but that energy there is overhelming, they get into altered state of mind even when not realising it, enriching their lives much more than some study, this was event to remeber for the rest of life.