Elkhart Comic Con exceeds all expectations in first year of event

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Dean Cain shows off Allen Stewart's Superman shirt (Paige Mallory/Elkhart Truth)

If you made it to the Elkhart Comic Con over the weekend, this isn’t exactly news to you, but it was a big success.

It was expected that the two-day event would draw 3,000 people. It ended up doubling that figure by the end of the first day, according to organizer Allen Stewart of the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum.

By the end of the weekend, Stewart said two things were certain: they drew three times more people than they were expecting and they need a bigger venue for next year.

He also says more volunteers are needed, but noted that Mayor Tim Neese was also hard at work all weekend, volunteering his time all weekend to help carry vendor items into the facility Friday and interacting with guests.

Stewart hopes to generate $200,000 in fundraising as a result of the success of the event, in order to move to the museum itself a bigger location near the Toll Road that will attract more tourism for the city.

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