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JImmy Mac’s Comics and Games is bringing all your favorite comic books and costumed superheroes back to Morganton with its Spring Morganton Comic Con.

Comic Con will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 5 on both levels of the Collett Street Recreation Center in Morganton. The event will feature some of the top comic book dealers in the Southeastern United States. There will be a great selection of toys, games, anime, and other collectibles. Professional cosplayers from the Klingon Assault Group, 501st Legion, and Star Trek Independent Fleet will join attendees dressed as their favorite characters from the comics, movies, and TV shows. There will be life-size replicas of Yoda and other characters. Feel free to come in your favorite costume and participate in the costume contest.

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Local artists will be on hand, including Gregbo Watson, a professional illustrator and comic artist who has worked on projects for Upper Deck, Zenescope and Marvel. Attendees can browse artist prints and get an autograph or original sketch or a copy of an artists sketch on the spot.

Admission to the show is $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 4-13. Children 3 and under can participate for free. Visitors must report to the main entrance on the gymnasium floor to pay admission before viewing the exhibits.

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