Second annual ETSUCon wraps up Sunday

Second annual ETSUCon wraps up Sunday

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This weekend characters and creatures from all over the world made their way to ETSU's campus.

ETSU's second annual ETSU-Con wrapped up Sunday.

People from all over dressed up like their favorite video game characters, and comic book characters.

Some real life characters also came to town this weekend.

Charles Marinet, the voice of the video game characters "Mario and Friends," Christopher Sabat from "Dragon Ball Z" and even some "Power Rangers" came to sign autographs.

But organizers say it's much more than just a convention.

"We have a lot of students that are a little bit more sheltered, more introverted, they're shy, so conventions are a good way for these guys with nerdy habits and hobbies to come and talk to each other and share their differences, and share their similarities and just have fun overall," organizer Zach James said.

"It makes it easier for people to come out, even the shyest people end up talking and having a great time," Rachel bell, who attended the convention for the second year said.

Organizers say ETSU-Con isn't about making a profit, but making enough to do it again next year.

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