Pensacon kicked off with a super packed first day


Friday kicked off the 2018 Pensacon in Pensacola. 

It’s the annual comic book convention that brings plenty of stars and fans alike to Northwest Florida. 

There were thousands of people came to the Pensacola Bay Center to meet their favorite stars from different film and comic book franchises.

News 5 got to catch some of these stars.  

Ian Beattie who played Ser Meryn Trant in Game of Thrones said, “You have a lot of fun playing bad guys. Maybe the last two episodes weren’t great fun but it was just the highlight of my life working on that show. It was just spectacular.”

Some of the costumes people wore were nothing short of jaw-dropping.

Seth Gilliam who played Father Gabriel in The Walking Dead said, “I haven’t seen much of Pensacola just yet but I’ve seen a bunch of fantastic costumes. It really rivals San Diego actually, people are just swarming everywhere it’s fantastic.”

Many stars got to explore Pensacola before the convention started.

“Well I’ve never been here before, great town great people hospitality great food the beaches are great. I got in on Wednesday night and I’ve had a chance to meet these people and I just really appreciate the hospitality,” said Lou Ferrigno, The Incredible Hulk.

To catch more of your favorite actors and comic creators, Pensacon continues Saturday and Sunday. 

For more information, click here to head to the Pensacon website. 

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