Wikinews attends ComiCon in Tyler, Texas

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Wikinews attended the Rose City ComiCon comic-book convention in Tyler, Texas on Saturday. The event was held at the Lonestar Event Center and ran through Sunday evening.

Photo of the event's official t-shirt.
Image: Paul Budd.
Photo of a cosplayer depicting Umbreon, a Pokemon character.
Image: Paul Budd.
British actor Kevin McNally spoke at the event.
Image: Paul Budd.

Actor Kevin McNally, most notably recognizable for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, spoke at the event. Spectators offered up various questions, including: 'If you attended Hogwarts Academy, to which house would you belong?' and 'Which is your favorite Doctor Who era?' Australian actor Vernon Wells, who appeared in such notable films as Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Weird Science, and Commando was also present to chat with visitors and sign autographs.

Many attendees were present in various costumes, a practice often referred to as 'cosplay'. Noted cosplayer Knightmage was present, offering signed prints depicting him in various character costumes. He offered attendees the opportunity to voluntarily donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Comic collector Kevin Dutton was on hand, offering for sale his collection of 28,000 comic books. A broad array of 'geek-related' items were also available including: custom Lego mini figures, specialty knives, Pokémon merchandise, fantasy game merchandise and more. A caricature artist was also present, selling custom drawn caricatures of attendees.


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