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Photos: Colorful Characters At 10th Annual Boston Comic Con

Heindrich Kuhlmann, of Brookline, Mass., rides an escalator dressed as a Star Wars stormtrooper on Friday. The convention was held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center through Sunday, August 13th. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)MoreCloseclosemore
Heindrich Kuhlmann, of Brookline, Mass., rides an escalator dressed as a Star Wars stormtrooper on Friday. The convention was held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center through Sunday, August 13th. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Colorful characters took over the Boston Convention and Expo Center this weekend for the city's 10th annual Comic Con.

The convention floor was organized chaos, with vendors and celebrities signing photos. Among the many celebrities, famed comic creator Stan Lee, whose super heroes propelled Marvel Comics to a leading position in the comic industry.

People were dressed as time travelers and comic book heroes, and they were greeted by heavy security Saturday — even Spider-Man himself had to pass through the metal detector.

"You can talk to people about anything," said Matthew Kent, of Ayer, who dressed as a character from Disney's "Star Butterfly vs. the Forces of Evil."

"You can walk up to strangers and talk to them and normally these types of people are introverts and they don't like to talk, but at cons, everyone opens up and it's nice," Kent added.

More than 60 comic artists attended the show, including John Romita Jr. of “Suicide Squad,” David Finch of “Batman,” and Mike Zeck of “The Punisher.”

Artist Drew Struzan was also at the show. Struzan created more than 150 movie posters, including those for the “Indiana Jones,” ″Back to the Future” and “Star Wars” series.

With reporting by The Associated Press and WBUR's David Tanklefsky. 

Fans crowd the display floor on Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Fans crowd the display floor on Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Samantha, no last name given, dressed as Princess Bubblegum from the TV series "Adventure Time." (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Samantha, no last name given, dressed as Princess Bubblegum from the TV series "Adventure Time." (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Stan Lee waves to fans as he arrives for an autograph signing on Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Stan Lee waves to fans as he arrives for an autograph signing on Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Stan Lee signs autographs at Boston Comic Con on Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Stan Lee signs autographs at Boston Comic Con on Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
A woman checks out the remote controlled R2-D2s. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
A woman checks out the remote controlled R2-D2s. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Morgan Prittie, right, of Derry, New Hampshire, adjusts her costume in a booth. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Morgan Prittie, right, of Derry, New Hampshire, adjusts her costume in a booth. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Artist Jerry Pesce poses in front of a wall of his art in his booth. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Artist Jerry Pesce poses in front of a wall of his art in his booth. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
BT from Titan Fall 2, left, and its pilot walks on the display floor. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
BT from Titan Fall 2, left, and its pilot walks on the display floor. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Cody Nickerson, left, and Baxter Mattes, both of Marshfield, take a break dressed as Star Wars Jedi. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Cody Nickerson, left, and Baxter Mattes, both of Marshfield, take a break dressed as Star Wars Jedi. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

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