Diversions

SC Comicon Brings Out Geek Community From Greenville and Furman

By: Sidney Dills, Diversions Editor

Last Saturday and Sunday you may have seen students leaving campus dressed in brightly colored spandex and capes, as they were heading to SC Comicon. Only the second year of the event in Greenville, SC Comicon is a comic book and pop-culture convention hosted by Borderlands Comics & Games.

The event was hosted at TD Convention Center, only a fifteen-minute drive from Furman. There were board game competitions, a Magic the Gathering card game tournament among other gaming tournaments, and hundreds of vendors and artists selling their geeky gear.

The vendors sold a variety of things from clothing and accessories to classic NES and PSOne games or collectible action figures. One of the coolest vendors I stopped by was a table that had hand-made steampunk designed guns and accessories, I was tempted to buy a pair of gold goggles complete with magnifying glass.

One of the best parts was the low entrance price for the event. The event only cost $10 for an individual day or $15 for the weekend.

Some of the highlights of the event included the outstanding costumes and cosplays that visitors were wearing and the film festival that took place with the partnership of The Film House. The famous guest attendees included the Flash from the 1990s television show and zombies from “The Walking Dead.”

Junior Eddie Fernadez, , said that it was “A fun, unique, and diverse experience, with a little something for everyone.”

Fernandez cosplayed as Wolf from the game “Payday 2.” He was asked for photos several times throughout the convention.

“Seeing all of the stormtroopers and lightsabers around made me excited to see the new ‘Star Wars’ movie coming out,” said junior Benjamin Mitchell.

The convention planners were estimating an attendance of around 10,000 people this year and added more events and panels in order to fulfill the desires of attendees. I think the event will be even larger next year, but just in case you cannot hold out for the comic book craze, consider visiting Borderlands Comics and Games’ store on Laurens Road.

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