Comic-Con makes an Easter weekend stop in Kingston at Queen’s University

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Lots of vendors and people in costumes came out for comic-con today at queen's university – Mar 31, 2018

Lots of vendors and people in costumes came out for Comic-Con at Queen’s University Saturday.

The popular family-friendly event is hosted by Pop Culture Canada.

David Henning, who runs the Great Collectibles booth, looks forward to the kids that stop by his station at Comic-Con events, he said.

“Seeing a 10-year-old get excited about something I’m selling and [then] their parents buy it for them — it’s just ecstatic,” Henning said.

Over the years, the event has grown across the country. “It is growing exponentially, but you’ve got to stay current with what’s out there,” Henning said. “This particular event in Kingston has been one of my better ones.”

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But since the event takes place multiple times in a year, some vendors see it as a problem.

Artist and Comic-Con Kingston vendor A.Shay Hahn said, “I think it has grown to the point that there are too many shows, so we’ve sort of hit a point of saturation with them that lots of people can go to whatever shows they want.”

Some vendors say anime, video games and all the Hollywood superhero movies have helped keep the momentum going for the shows.

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Dale Kennedy was visiting the event with his two kids. “When I was a kid growing up,” he said, “you didn’t hear a lot of this type of stuff going on and it has boomed, especially since the movies started coming.”

Comic-Con made a quick stop in Kingston for the day. It will make another stop in Brockville on May 15 and Napanee on June 20.

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