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The Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con returns this weekend

Published: April 9, 2014, 1:39 pm, by Terry Terrones

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Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con
When:  9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday – Apr. 12-13
Where: Embassy Suites, 7290 Commerce Center Dr.
Entry Fee: Admission is free but a donation to the Southeastern Colorado Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation is appreciated
Contact info: 913-961-4347, cospringscomicandtoycon.com

Grab your lightsaber, the Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con is back. The biannual show, now in its fourth cycle, offers would be Jedis and Vulcans a chance to congregate and hawk their wares. The most recent local Con, held in October, drew 1,500 patrons. This spring’s con will host 60 vendors and 100 tables filled with toys, memorabilia and comic books.

“I am teaming up with the Susan G. Komen affiliate of Southeastern Colorado. All donations to them will enter people for random door prizes,” said con founder Clint Randolph. “Also, the Brunswick Zone XL at InterQuest Parkway is hosting a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. both days just after the con.”

Adding to the excitement will be the 501st Legion, a well-known group of “Star Wars” aficionados who dress up as Stormtroopers, Biker Scouts, and Tusken Raiders and pose for pictures with visitors. Attendees can also participate in a “Call of Duty” video game competition, cosplay contests and Magic the Gathering contests.