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Large crowds attend first Central Texas Comic Con


The Heart of Texas Comic Con is an event for all ages. The young and young at heart.

"I have seen a 64-year-old lady walking around in a Catwoman young at heart is that? This is just amazing!" Waco resident Raul Trevino said.

People come out in costume dressed as Batman, Chewbacca, Waldo, and other fictional characters. Comic Con experts say for an event in its first year it was quite a success.

"For a first year convention, Waco has really blown things away. I am very very impressed. They have great crowd control. They have good thick crowds," Comic Con vendor Cody Glenn said.

"I know a lot of people around here have always wanted a Con in this city without going to Dallas or Austin. It being here makes it perfect because that brings Dallas and Austin here as well," Convention vendor Mark said.

More than 2,000 people showed up to the event. Fanboys and fangirls came in costume to check out some artwork, comics and cult favorites.

There was face painting, sword fighting, video games and comic books. For a first time event, it had a little something for everyone, and locals say a convention like this has been a long time coming.

"Either we had to go to Houston or Dallas or San Antonio, but it is nice to come to Waco and finally have what has been long needed in Waco. And you can obviously see that everybody is super excited about this," Waco resident Jayson Vanous said.

"It does make you feel young again. No body ever wants to grow when you see like the Power Rangers and stuff. Stuff that people grew up with. That takes you right back to memory lane," Trevino said.

On Sunday more special guests are expected to show up and the fun will continue. Event organizers and sci-fi fanatics say if you didn't have a chance to come out on Saturday, it is not too late.

"You need to experience it at least once in your lifetime. It is an experience that you will never know unless you actually do it," Vanous said.

"You don't want to be that person that is left out. You want to know what is going on in your hometown, then this is the place to be," Trevino said.

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