Out of this world

Ant-Man, Deadpool and Poison Ivy walk into a room. And no one gets hurt. This wasn't a scene from the newest superhero flick; it was live and in-person at this year's YukomiCon.

Ant-Man, Deadpool and Poison Ivy walk into a room. And no one gets hurt.

This wasn’t a scene from the newest superhero flick; it was live and in-person at this year’s YukomiCon held over the weekend at the High Country Inn and Yukon Convention Centre.

Hundreds of fans of all genres came to browse the extensive displays, attend workshops and panels, and brush up against a few big names in the comic world.

Star Trek’s Marina Sirtis, more widely known as counselor Deanna Troi, headlined the list of celebrities, signing autographs for a long lineup of Trekkers. Adrienne Wilkinson, who played Xena’s daughter in Xena: Warrior Princess, was also on hand providing autographs and pictures. Andy Rae, a professional cosplayer – someone who replicates costumes from the comic book world – wowed guests with her intricate outfits.

Serious gamers battled it out in the gaming room, holding tournaments for Settlers of Catan, Super Smash Brothers (on the classic N64 system), and Magic: The Gathering, among others.

One of the highlights of the weekend was the cosplay contest, with categories for youth and adults. A large crowd watched as Chris Gwynne-Thompson won the youth event for his incredibly detailed and home-made Ant-Man costume. Iron Man, played by Kevin Andrusyk, won the adult division, impressing the judges with his full-body, light-up suit.

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