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iN PHOTOS: Fans, artists, and collectors packed Kelowna Comic-Con

Cosplayers posing for a group photo at Kelowna Comic Con on June 23, 2024.

Kelowna’s annual Comic-Con was packed this weekend and featured extravagant costumes, local artists, and even sword fighting lessons.

Hundreds of attendees showed off their cosplay and took a look at all things comics, video games, and more at the MNP Place in Lower Mission.

Daniel Sims is a collector who was rifling through bins filled with $1 comics. He said sifting through discount bins at conventions is an affordable way to get into collecting comics, but it’s easier to find specific comics online.

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“The dealer is basically putting in the comics that they just want to move today, so it’s fun to grab some for cheap and see if you want to collect. If there's a specific comic that you're looking for the chances are they won't be in the dollar bin,” Sims said.

Sims said he has been collecting comics for years.

“My first comics would be 'Richie Rich' from when I was a kid,” he said. “I have a few thousand. . .collecting is a lot of fun, I think people should do it.”

For those who weren’t able to come down to the event, iNFOnews.ca has some photos of the fun.

Cosplayers taking a rapier lesson at the Ascalon Academy booth.
Cosplayers taking a rapier lesson at the Ascalon Academy booth.

The Okanagan’s sword fighting and medieval martial arts school Ascalon Academy was running lessons for those interested in learning how to swing around a sword.

READ MORE: How a swordsman is keeping historic martial arts alive in the Okanagan

Silverspire games ready to play a round of their card game
Silverspire games ready to play a round of their card game "Blank Me" with Comic-Con attendees.

The Kelowna based board game developer Silverspire Games had a booth at the convention to promote their game “Blank Me,” which is a party card game that plays like a mix of “Cards Against Humanity” and “Mad Libs.”

Cosplayer decked out in a gas mask with replica props.
Cosplayer decked out in a gas mask with replica props.

501st Legion posing as menacing members of The Empire.
501st Legion posing as menacing members of The Empire.

A cosplayer at MNP Place for Kelowna Comic-Con on June 23, 2024.
A cosplayer at MNP Place for Kelowna Comic-Con on June 23, 2024.

Cosplayer Draco Mac in a full suit of armour.
Cosplayer Draco Mac in a full suit of armour.

Hand designed, laser cut lights at the Fandom Fun Store booth.
Hand designed, laser cut lights at the Fandom Fun Store booth.

A cosplayer posed like the great Obi-Wan Kenobi.
A cosplayer posed like the great Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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