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Terrificon comes Mohegan Sun this weekend

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Hartford native and actor Tony Todd poses for Channel 3 anchor Kevin Hogan at Terrificon. (WFSB) Hartford native and actor Tony Todd poses for Channel 3 anchor Kevin Hogan at Terrificon. (WFSB)
UNCASVILLE, CT (WFSB) -

Hartford native and actor Tony Todd was one of the many characters people can meet this weekend at Terrificon at Mohegan Sun.

Crowds of people were lined up on Friday afternoon to get into Terrificon. Many were in costume while waiting inside the ballroom of Mohegan Sun. 

"They want to get out of character and in character.  They want to dress up as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Wonderwoman," Mitch Hallock, who was the promoter for Terrificon, said. "It's like you're a little kid, but you're an adult and can buy stuff now." 

Vendors were at the event such as Norwich artist and author Jason Deeble, who was the creator of Monster Haiku. 

"Which is a comic strip that comes out each day on the Internet," Deeble said. "Each strip is a Haiku featuring little monsters." 

"I really didn't know what to expect...this is really exciting," Landon Ramsay, who was attending his first comicon, said.  

"Bonding experience, Friday end of summer..a friend of mine his son draws for Marvel," Marlborough resident Gordon Ramsay said. 

That's Marvel Comics and their characters were everywhere.

"Nerd fest. That's how I can describe it best," Marina Figueroa, of Hampton, said. "It gets me out of my little bubble of seclusion."

Terrificon also brings out some stars such as Flash Gordon actor, Sam Jones. Todd, who was also there, is known for the following films; Platoon, Candy man and Night of the Living Dead.
 
"I get to meet the fans, interact with people that appreciate my work," Todd said. "You know always working."  

Terrificon lasts all weekend long at Mohegan Sun. Children under 8 years old get in free.  

 For more information about Terrificon, click here.

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