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Nearly 5,000 expected to attend Comic Con event in Cape Girardeau

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - If you love comic books and costumes, the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau, Missouri is the place to be this weekend.

If you walk around the Comic Con event you will see an assortment of costumes including Batman, Assassins Creed and many more characters. 

Thousands of people came out to the 10 year anniversary Cape Comic Con event on Saturday.

People of all ages found an assortment of interests and vendors at the event. Inside you can find comic books, posters, figurines, magic cards, outfits and more.

Comic book lovers said it's great to see so many people interested in art. 

"I was interested in comic books and I never could find any friends I could have a common interest

with," Melanie Thiemann said. "Here though, there are tons of people like me that I can go up to and talk with and make friends easily." 

Artist Lorenzo Lizana says this is a great way for children to get interested in reading. 

"Reading comic books helps with their education and interacting with others with similar interests can help their social skills," Lizana said.

Included in the event were several costume contests and a drawing contest with the SEMO Arts Council for children and adults. 

Organizers say this year has been the best turn out yet at this event. 

They say there have been people come here from many U.S. states and including Canada. 

Organizers are excited to know there are so many people out there with an artistic interest.

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