Winnipeg Comiccon: Costumed fans took in post-pandemic convention this weekend

By News Staff

Winnipeg fans of comic books, video games, movies and anime converged on the RBC Convention Centre this weekend for Comiccon.

Hundreds of people – several of them dressed up in intricate costumes – gathered for the three-day event.

They met celebrity guests, got autographs, bought collectibles and posed for photographs.

“This year, we’re really really excited because Winnipeg has shown up,” said Winnipeg Comiccon spokesperson Jason Rockman. “And they’ve shown up and it’s just incredible to have all these people here to see the excitement, to have guests like Bruce Campbell here on Halloween weekend. It’s just blowing our mind.

“So the response from Manitoba in general, it’s just been mind blowing.”

CityNews spoke to several Winnipeggers in costume on Saturday.

“Just taking it all in just want to see everybody’s costumes spent a lot of time making some costumes. So just getting to see everybody out and see people having a good time.”

“Just like more so of the like hanging out with people who like the same stuff as you, the same fandoms, all that, just really kind of about community.”

“Yeah, my dad’s friend has a booth here. So we come every year to support him.”

“Seeing the costumes, seeing the characters, just enjoying the community of people who nerd out to things – which nerd is really just a word to describe knowing everything and immersing yourself completely in any one thing. And so we have a bunch of people here who are totally supportive of all that together.”

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