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Comic fans are uniting at the Winnipeg Convention Center on Saturday.
Comic fans are uniting at the Winnipeg Convention Center on Saturday. Blair Malazdrewich / Global News

WINNIPEG — Comic fans are uniting at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

“There something here for everybody. If you’re a little bit older, it’s your childhood revisited,” said co-ordinator Shawn Marten. “If you have your own family, this is stuff I played with, this is stuff I read as a kid.”

Fans of all ages got in on the action.

“With my daughter, she got her My Little Pony comic and she is starting to read it,” said one parent.

So many Winnipeggers were at the Central Canadian Comic Con that lineups wound around the block and even filled nearby walkways.

The convention stopped selling tickets at 2 p.m., forcing some people to turn around and head home after they were turned away at the door.

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“We got a refund for our tickets. We can come back a different day, because we have to work,” one fan told Global News.

Organizers are happy to have a sellout and even though that may become a frustration, they are doing their best to keep up. If fans want the best experience, organizers suggest getting there early.

Comic fans are uniting at the Winnipeg Convention Center.
Comic fans are uniting at the Winnipeg Convention Center. Blair Malazdrewich / Global News
Comic fans are uniting at the Winnipeg Convention Center.
Comic fans are uniting at the Winnipeg Convention Center. Blair Malazdrewich / Global News
Comic fans are uniting at the Winnipeg Convention Center.
Comic fans are uniting at the Winnipeg Convention Center. Blair Malazdrewich / Global News