Raleigh sci-fi ‘nerds’ enjoy Supercon

July 30, 2017 by  

Recently Raleigh fans enjoyed themselves for three days at Supercon, held in the city’s downtown.

Fans of comic books, cosplay (costume play), video games, and superheroes found their way to the Raleigh Convention Center to meet their favorite celebrities, take part in board game and video game tournaments, take photos and collect autographs, watch costume contests, and enjoy a variety of films. Despite a high of 97°F, attendees often wore heavy makeup and elaborate costumes for the occasion.

Conventions of this kind draw people from around the country, and of all different ages. Brittany and Tyler Shore, from Charleston, South Carolina, brought Jace, 6; Robin, 5; and Skyler, 3, all of whom love anime, cartoons, and superheroes. Jace impersonated Star-Lord, from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie franchise, while Robin dressed as Elsa, from the Disney hit Frozen.

Another attendee, Christine Leonard, came as Rey from Star Wars, while her companion Jordan Daratony played the villain Kylo Ren from the same film. Speaking to NewsObserver.com, they said it was fun meeting people who shared the same interests.

One highlight of the weekend was the announcement that Jodie Whittaker will be playing the ever-popular character of Dr. Who. She is the first woman ever to win the role.

Events like this can benefit if organizers create flyers that list the events, and where to find them.