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Burg Comics Con draws large crowd - from all over the universe

  • Junior heroes and villains line up in preparation for the 13 and under cosplay contest. See more photos on page 5.

    Junior heroes and villains line up in preparation for the 13 and under cosplay contest. See more photos on page 5.
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  • Zoey Brand of Harrisburg receives an award from 'Captain America' for her cosplay costume Saturday at the Burg Comics Con in Harrisburg.

    Zoey Brand of Harrisburg receives an award from 'Captain America' for her cosplay costume Saturday at the Burg Comics Con in Harrisburg.
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  • A very young Batman and Spider-Man wait for judging to begin at the Burg Comics Con cosplay contest Saturday in Harrisburg.

    A very young Batman and Spider-Man wait for judging to begin at the Burg Comics Con cosplay contest Saturday in Harrisburg.
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  • A junior cosplayer walks away with an award in a handcrafted Jawa costume.

    A junior cosplayer walks away with an award in a handcrafted Jawa costume.
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  • Spider-Woman, more popularly known as 'Spider-Gwen' and Spider-Man pose prior to judging for the cosplay contest at the Burg Comics Con Saturday in Harrisburg.

    Spider-Woman, more popularly known as 'Spider-Gwen' and Spider-Man pose prior to judging for the cosplay contest at the Burg Comics Con Saturday in Harrisburg.
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  • Rick Bradley of Harrisburg, cosplaying as 'Avengers: Endgame' Thor laughs while his hammer, Mjolnir weighs down Josh Givens of Eldorado at the Burg Comics Con in Harrisburg Saturday.

    Rick Bradley of Harrisburg, cosplaying as 'Avengers: Endgame' Thor laughs while his hammer, Mjolnir weighs down Josh Givens of Eldorado at the Burg Comics Con in Harrisburg Saturday.
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  • Alianna Bradley of Harrisburg portrays a tiny version of Wonder Woman Saturday at the Burg Comics Con cosplay contest in Harrisburg.

    Alianna Bradley of Harrisburg portrays a tiny version of Wonder Woman Saturday at the Burg Comics Con cosplay contest in Harrisburg.
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By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
updated: 9/4/2019 10:59 AM

HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg's annual comic book convention saw a large crowd show up for a day of comics, cosplay and gaming, all while raising money for a good cause.

Organizer Scott Reed said attendance was estimated at about 600 to 650 people, with about $350 plus two tables of food donations collected for Saline County 4C's food pantry.

Children and adults alike enjoyed the annual cosplay contest, featuring character portrayals from a wide variety of comics, TV shows and movies.

Reed said more than 1,500 comic books were given away, which is a regular promotion for the event.