PHOTOS: Comicon Fans Descend On Downtown Durham

Nov 13, 2016

Fans of comics, superheroes and cosplay gathered in downtown Durham this weekend for the annual NC Comicon event.

The event, held at the Durham Convention Center, is in its seventh year in the Triangle and eighth year in the state. Some fans dressed up as classic superheroes, like Captain America and Spiderman, while others honored recent sci-fi hits like Netflix’s Stranger Things series.

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The gathering and all its related events over the weekend came down to one thing: fans’ love of comic books.

Note: This photo gallery is part of an occasional installment in collaboration with students and faculty at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Father and daughter James Reynolds and Lauryn Reynolds visit Comicon on Nov. 12, 2016 dressed as Eleven and Papa from the popular Netflix show, Stranger Things.
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Raleigh resident Hope Moore plays outside Comicon on Nov. 12, 2016 with her daughter in an interactive chess set.
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A crowd gathers outside Comicon on Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 to watch several event-goers act as Spidermen.
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Flash Chorus, a musical group that encourages audience members to sing along, performs at Comicon on Sat., Nov. 12, 2016.
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Lalezar Soyturk poses with her children dressed up as Star Wars characters outside Comicon on Sat., Nov. 12, 2016.
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Valerie Moran of Munchie & Me Face Painting in Greensboro, NC paints a client's face in the vendor section at Comicon on Sat., Nov. 12, 2016.
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