Getting their geek on: Comic Con attracts thousands to Minneapolis

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Thousands of costumed characters are roaming the streets of downtown Minneapolis this weekend as they enjoy the fantasy land of Wizard World Comic Con at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The pop culture extravaganza is in its second year in Minneapolis, opening on Friday and running through Sunday evening. Many of the attendees dress in costumes of their favorite comic book or action characters to get in the spirit.

Comic Con regulars say Spider-Man is always popular, but the Avengers characters are a hot item this year with Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” movie opening this weekend, according to WCCO.

Attendees also get to mingle with a long list of celebrities, including Minnesota native Kevin Sorbo, Gillian Anderson of the X-Files, and stars of Star Trek, The Walking Dead, the Harry Potter movies and others.

The best way to appreciate Comic Con is to look at some photos. So here you go.

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Julio Ojeda-Zapata - tech blogger for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, spent the day there Saturday and put together a couple of videos, including this one.

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There was even a marriage proposal, which the Star Tribune caught on video.

You can see many more photos from the event on the Wizard World Facebook page.

It's not too late for you to get your geek on. Comic Con runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. You can find ticket information here.

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