This weekend in Lexington, KY, The Lexington Toy and Comic Convention opened its doors to a record 6,000 people on Saturday and approximately 3,000 more on Sunday, doubling last year's record.
The LCTC Con grew so fast last year that instead of a day convention, the owners decided to double the fun and make it Saturday and Sunday. They added pre con events on Friday night for those that made it in town earlier as well as panels and lots more events.
The swarms of people that came through the door were lined up from the Lexington Center's ticket window all the way around and out the building at times. There were lines to get into Jason David Frank's panels as well as lines to get many of the guests autographs.
There were so many children there and so excited. My 9 year old nephew, Kaden even came to the event and said
This was the best time of my life. I can grow up and tell my kids that I got to meet the Power Rangers in real life!
Many kids had that same sentiment. The stars were great as well as many of the cosplayers that stopped at took pictures with the children. There was a group of Star Wars Storm Troopers and others from the 501st Legion escorted a young boy in a wheel chair dressed as Darth Vader. They walked with him to each of the stars tables and took classes with him. It was very emotional.
The actors who played Bulk and Skull from the "Power and Skull" were teasing with the kids, performed a concert with their band, "The Ice Cream Truckers" and even made a showing the midnight "Rocky Horror Picture Show" viewing. They were so down to earth.
There were also many vendors and artists there and all were having a good time as well.
There was so much energy there and the convention was a huge success. For specific information about the stars please visit here.
I will definitely be returning next year and it has already hit as one of my favorite conventions so far this year.