MARQUETTE– Comic Cons have grown in popularity in the past few years, and a convention finally has arrived to the UP.
After a full year of preparation, fans of so–called “nerd culture” gathered at the John X. Jamrich building on NMU’s campus, to celebrate everything nerdy.
“So it’s my personal belief that everyone is a nerd about something,” says Emily Shirilla, one of the event coordinators. “And cons are a place to come and enjoy what you love, and share that experience with other people. There just aren’t really events like that up here, so I think it’s really important that we run this event to create that space.”
Cosplayers Unite planned the event, which included several other NMU clubs. Campus Cinema played Marvel’s Infinity War on a loop throughout the duration of the convention.
Many rooms included video games, card games, a discussion panel with a professional voice actor, and more.
This is the second year this event has taken place, which hopes to expand in the future.