Thousands of fans are gearing up for the annual ConnectiCon Convention in Hartford.

On Thursday, anyone who preregistered for the event could pick up their admission badges.

Throughout the weekend there will be hundreds of panels, workshops, and some special guests at the Connecticut Convention Center.

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ConnectiCon has become one of the largest costume and video game conventions on the east coast.

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