ConnectiCon 2011

ConnectiCon started on Friday and people from as far away as Canada had already arrived in Hartford. Some people spent weeks on elaborate costumes, other improved on their concepts for years.

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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The show is back in Hartford this weekend.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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More than 7,000 people attended ConnectiCon in 2010 and people from all across the country were expected this year. Many of the people at the convention center on Friday were from New England. Southington is represented in this group.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Amanda Hamilton, of Waterford, Katie Pereira, of Methuen, Massachusetts, and Therea Perira, of Lynn, Massachusetts, were among the early attendees of ConnectiCon 2011 on Friday afternoon.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Tyler Hall, of Marlborough, and Sara Leombruni. of Wethersfield, worked on their creations for two months.
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ConnectiCon doesn't focus on just one element of fandom, the convention's organizers are fans of a lot of different things, including web comics, anime, console games, board games, table top miniatures, science fiction, fantasy, comics books, roleplaying games, live action roleplaying, collectible card games and horror.
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Rachel Garafalo and Kayla Banks, both of Cromwell, were checkout out what vendors were offering at the convention.
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Justine and Christopher came all the way from Nashua, New Hampshire to attend the annual event.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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This trio posed fro photo after photo.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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This costume took a couple of days to make, but the people inside them said they had been perfecting the idea for years. A lot of sewing went into this series of costumes.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Caleidgh Bayer's mother made this dress.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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This heavy creation, made in part from hair extensions, topped off the outfit.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Sights from the 2011 ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
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Michael O'Connor made the trip from Canada to attend ConnectiCon with Samantha Peloquin, of Rhode Island.
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