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Games, movies, costumes, shows, and even girls at Gen Con 2013!

Shawn LeGrand and Eric Federonich from Dubuque, Iowa
Shawn LeGrand and Eric Federonich from Dubuque, Iowa

It is likely that most every motel within twenty the Indianapolis area had gamers arriving last night.  Many of the folks in line to check into the Indianapolis Northwest Days Inn had official Gen Con badges already and others were excited waiting to get theirs for Gen Con 2013.

Shawn LeGrand and Eric Federonich left their jobs and families in Dubuque, Iowa for the next for days of awesome gaming.  Check out the Gen Con eve interview.

While the gaming goes on around the clock at Gen Con there are many other great things happening including great opportunities to cosplay, a zombie walk Friday at 8 p.m., and the film festival.

The Costume Parade is Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the 28th annual Costume Contest following from 4 to 6 p.m.

9 p.m. looks to be a great time to catch a movie this weekend with the award winning indie science fiction film, “Found In Time” on Friday, “Death In Charge” on Saturday, both at 9 p.m.  Tonight at 9 p.m. is the world premiere of the new indie film “O.G. Original Gamester.”

Of course the beautiful but bawdy Damsels of Dorkington return to tickle your funny bone and many other great entertainers will keep you entertained between games.  More on that later!

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Toys, Games, Comics and Santa Claus came to town!

Santa and his sleigh arrive at the Branns on South Division
Santa and his sleigh arrive at the Branns on South Division

Saturday morning December 1st 2012 Santa and his sleigh arrived at the Branns Restaurant on South Division.

Cub Scouts Trooping
Cub Scouts Trooping

There were Cub Scouts in their troop, trooping down the street…

Lovely, young dancers
Lovely, young dancers

There were lovely young dancers, dancing to the beat…

Members of the Godwin Marching Band relax after their performance
Members of the Godwin Marching Band relax after their performance

The Godwin Marching Band needed no applause as down division they preceded Mr. Claus…

Sharing secrets with Santa!
Sharing secrets with Santa!

At the end of the Santa Claus Parade, the children had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Santa while their parents flashed pictures.

Christmas merriment!
Christmas merriment!

It was a delightful event by the Wyoming-Kentwood area Chamber of Commerce!

 

A sinisterly, spider suited spectator spied across the room...
A sinisterly, spider suited spectator spied across the room…

Meanwhile in another part of town…

Tina Smith shows her latest cosplay
Tina Smith shows her latest cosplay

The Grand Rapids Toy and Comic Expo had games, toys, and comics galore for the patrons, costumed or otherwise.

Scott Rosema, artist for Space Ghost, Tiny Toons, Batman
Scott Rosema, artist for Space Ghost, Tiny Toons, Batman

Scott Rosema, artist for Space Ghost, Tiny Toons, Batman, and more was on hand to do sketches and sign copies of his work.

The Killustrations Crew
The Killustration Studios Crew

The Killustration Studios Crew were also at the ready with pen in hand and a ready smile.

A hero to vanquish the villainous viewer
A hero to vanquish the villainous viewer

As one would expect at a toy and comic expo, a hero came to confront the villainous viewer who was spying over the crowd in his spidery suit.

Comic confrontations!  The Cosplayers unmasked each other!
Comic character cosplay confrontations! The Cosplayers unmasked each other!

The comic character cosplayers confronted in the corner and as one would expect, an epic battle ensued.

 

An epic battl... er, kiss
An epic battl… er, kiss

Well, maybe not, but they were just cosplaying and the couple that cosplays together?  Will probably have a lot of fun with their kids.

For more photos check out The Weird Review photo albums for the Santa Claus Parade and Comic Conventions.

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