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Steel City Con Returns To Monroeville Convention Center

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CRAWLEY Dave Crawley
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MONROEVILLE (KDKA) — The pop culture extravaganza called “Steel City Con” fills the Monroeville Convention Center.

“We used to just have half of the Monroeville Convention Center,” says emcee Michael Devine. “Now we have the whole thing.”

The convention’s unconventional emcee says there are 750 exhibitors.

“You know, it’s pretty much everything that anybody can ever remember about growing up and having fun and enjoying life,” he says. “Television, comic books, toys. It’s just everything.”

“I have all kinds of monster bunnies that I have crocheted,” says exhibitor Chris Rickert. “Here is Frankenstein bunny. And zombie bunnies that have lost the tops of their heads.”

There are 75,000 comic books to choose from. Costumed characters range from the familiar, to the inexplicable.

Speaking of familiar, celebrities like Lavar Burton of Star Trek: The Next Generation has several generations waiting for autographs.

“I really enjoy my life,” he says. “I enjoy what I do. I enjoy the fans. What’s not to like?”

Micah Humbert drove up from Baltimore for an autograph.

“I’m a Star Trek fan, obviously,” he says. “And this is a collection I’m working on, getting every living cast member from each of the six different series.”

Mindy Sterling had a role in the Austin Powers movies. She’s also there to meet fans.

Steel City Con continues through Sunday.

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