“One thing for everyone”: Atlanta Comedian Con brings fandom and enjoyable to Georgia World Congress Middle – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — Atlanta has been the house to a number of fan-focused conventions for a number of years. From Dragon Con to Momo Con, Anime Weekend Atlanta, and extra, there’s been a development of alternatives to nerd out, minimize free and fly your fan flags.

Beginning Friday, one other conference is bringing in followers, abilities and enjoyable to Atlanta, with the Atlanta Comedian Con on the Georgia World Congress Middle.

A Channel 2 Motion Information photographer was on the conference, displaying a various crowd of adults, youngsters and every part between, some dressed as their favourite characters. Folks confirmed up as characters from Marvel, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Demon Slayer and dozens of different collection and fandoms.

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Those that got here to the con have been there for a approach to get uncommon merchandise, meet the celebs of their favourite motion pictures and exhibits, and be amongst like-minded associates and followers, in addition to exhibit their tributes to favourite characters in costume.

One attendee, Shelley Carlisle, mentioned for her, it’s in regards to the ambiance. Her husband, Man Carlisle, got here dressed as Indiana Jones.

“Assembly like-minded people who find themselves simply right here to have a great time, and benefit from the ambiance and celebrities, see the distributors, it’s total an ideal ambiance,” Shelley Carlisle mentioned.

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Shelley Carlisle got here dressed up as “Barbie Beetlejuice,” combining her love of the 2 totally different collection into one distinctive outfit.

Nonetheless, entering into a dressing up isn’t a requirement to be there. Others weren’t dressed up, however have been having simply as a lot enjoyable.

Chatting with Channel 2 Motion Information, one other attendee shared what made him probably the most excited to return to the state capital and take part on the festivities.

“I’m right here for Atlanta Comedian Con. Right here to fulfill some celebrities, see some panels, trying out the superior cosplays right here. I’m a giant fan of anime and comedian books, it’s simply the proper place to be with individuals who have the identical pursuits, an ideal group of individuals,” Conrad Sims advised Channel 2 Motion Information.

“Truthfully, I by no means thought I might get the prospect to fulfill Robert Englund, you understand I’ve been to so many conventions, and I’d simply by no means gotten to see him earlier than, the visitor roster right here is unbelievable,” Sims added.

He mentioned the thrill for the conference tied into what he grew up watching and fascinating with as a child, and defined how the assorted motion pictures, exhibits and their proficient stars had impacted his life.

“I grew up with, watching my complete life, motion pictures and exhibits. They actually influenced my tastes in motion pictures and I’m massive into movie, that’s what I love to do, I’m additionally concerned in theater and performing they usually’re a giant inspiration to me,” Sims mentioned.

On the conference, Sims additionally mentioned that in the event that they’ve by no means been, individuals ought to take the prospect to go expertise conventions for his or her welcome and selection.

“When you have by no means been to a conference earlier than, I simply actually encourage you to exit and provides it a attempt. There’s one thing for everyone right here, and for those who haven’t been, you actually are lacking out and you need to give it an opportunity,” he mentioned.

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