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The York Expo Center was once again home to super heroes and villains as the Central PA Comic-Con kicked off its fifth year in York County last weekend.

Last year's event was at the Old Main Hall, while this year's event took place at the Memorial Hall East, which allowed for a little more space to move.

Like last year, many fans came dressed as their favorite characters, including Batman, Spider-man, Deadpool and the Ghostbusters. One person was even dressed as a dinosaur.

Fandom: On Saturday, the hall was filled with various booths selling things such as comic books, action figures, posters and jewelry.

Ricky and Sam Grey, of Red Lion, were dressed as Deadpool, the comic book character featured in the 2016 film of the same name, and Eleven, the character from Netflix's "Stranger Things."

Sam Grey said it was the first time the couple dressed up for a convention. They figured they would try it out after Ricky Grey won the Deadpool outfit online.

"We always wanted to do it," Sam Grey said.

The two were looking to find Funko Pop figures, which they collect.

Michael Crosswhite, of Hanover, wore a Flash costume based on the CW television series featuring the comic book character. It was his first year wearing a costume to the convention.

"My friends are into it," he said.

Crosswhite and Ricky Grey were looking forward to getting an autograph from David Yost, who played the Blue Power Ranger in the 1990s television show "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers."

Jimmy Consentino, of Lancaster, wore a Ghostbusters uniform. A member of the Lancaster PA Ghostbusters, a group that benefits the Pet Pantry of Lancaster, he said he doesn't buy much there, but he said he likes to see the familiar faces at conventions.

"We have a lot of friends that you only see at the cons," Consentino said.

Weekend: Brian Waltersdorff, owner of Comic Store West at 2111 Lincoln Highway in Springettsbury Township, said he he was happy with the turnout .

"This is really a bigger town convention in a small town," he said of the Central PA Comic-Con, which continued Sunday.

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It was the third year Waltersdorff's store had a booth at the convention. He noticed more people dressed up at this year's convention.

"I've never seen as many as this year," he said.

In addition to Yost, Kel Mitchell, of the 1990s Nickelodeon series "Kenan and Kel," and voice actress Erica Schroeder, who has appeared in animated series and video games, were there signing autographs.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

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