HARTFORD – From the light side of the force, San Diego has Comi-Con, which is the largest science fiction function for fans of super heroes and comic books, but New England has another version of the popular event.
ConnectiCon returns to Hartford by popular demand, starting today and continuing over the weekend. The event takes place at the Connecticut Convention Center and opening ceremonies begin 10 a.m. on Friday. The event will involve a mix of pop culture, counter culture, and for some: culture shock.
Some fans dress as characters like Mario and Luigi from the popular video game, comic book characters Boba Fett and Vadee Harley Quinn, G.I. Joe, and Storm Shadow.
The first ConnectiCon was held in 2003. Since then, it has grown and now brings over 10,000 people to the Hartford Convention Center. Fanboys and comic book geeks will stay in the Convention Center Hotel and enjoy Hartford restaurants. The event runs from Friday through Sunday, and for three days attendees will browse the exhibits, play games, participate in panel discussions and mingle.
For more information, visit the website: connecticon.org