Hal-Con returns with a bang at the Halifax Convention Center



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Hal-Con, a celebration of all things sci-fi, gaming and fantasy, is back at the Halifax Convention Center after a pandemic-related absence in 2020.

CBC’s Jeorge Sadi captured views of a scaled-down convention

A number of sci-fi, game and fantasy cosplay characters pose at Hal-Con on Saturday. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

A scaled-down version of HAL-CON – a celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming – returned to the Halifax Convention Center this weekend. It was canceled due to the pandemic in 2020.

CBC’s Jeorge Sadi provides the highlights.

Nick Hilchie flashes his lightsaber as Anakin Skywalker. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

Regan Bennett wields a sword as she plays Fate / Grand Order’s Saber Lily. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

Stephanie Alcock dresses as Samus from Metroid and Dan Morash as Nightwing from Arkham Knights. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

Michelle Caldwell plays Kitana in Mortal Kombat. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

John Laska is portrayed as Akali and Robin Laska as Ahri, the two characters from League of Legends. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

Lindsay Jurcina dresses as Junko Enoshima from Danganronpa. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

Kristina Gillis is portrayed as Asuna from Sword Art Online. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

Paige McMillan is Ghost Face of Dead by Daylight. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

Alexander Mullaly is cosplaying a Viking. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

Ryan Grabel has a modern take on a Star Wars TIE fighter pilot. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

Naomi Bumgarner plays Miruko from My Hero Academia. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)

Matt Ablett portrays Goblin Slayer from the Japanese fantasy novel series. (Jeorge Sadi / CBC)




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