Rochester’s biggest event is back this weekend, NerdinOut Con!

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(ABC 6 News) – So many comic cons have been canceled last year due to the pandemic but now they’re back and people are coming together and are having fun.

"I’m grateful for people to support me on that level, to help me keep going and to keep pushing for my dream life, this is my dream career," Avery Walker, a St. Paul artist said.

Walker is one of the artists at NerdinOut Con. He specializes in digital art. This is a full-time job for him. Last year he quit his job to follow his dream of being an artist.

"For people to come by and talk to me about it, whether they make a purchase or not, just sharing that moment and expressing how they feel about my art is enough motivation and inspiration to me to push even harder," Walker said.

Not only were there artists here at this con, but there were tons of vendors! One of them is called Cosmic Signs and Design.

"We’ve been every weekend at a different con. It’s great seeing people out, everyone’s being really respectful," Justin Jung, co-owner of Cosmic Sign and Design said.

Justin’s from Wakonda South Dakota, no, not Wakanda from Marvel, but pretty close!

He sells stickers, tumblers, aluminum signs, and more with a close friend of his. He’s having a good time!

"It’s been great and we look forward to coming back next year," Jung said.

"Cons are back and it’s fun to be in them," Robert Schubert, a member of the 501st Legion said.

Robert is a member of the 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costuming fan club. They make Star Wars screen accurate costumes and go to cons like NerdinOut Con, or they also go to community events.

He’s also involved in another organization called Droid Builders where fans build R2 and BB units!

"It’s one thing to be working on these projects at home and make something then you look at it in your garage and go yeah that’s cool, I did that! But then you’re bringing it out and sharing it with other people, it just takes that energy to a whole new level," Schubert said.

But even with all of this camaraderie, I had to ask Robert one important question.

"Is there anything you would like to tell the rebels?"

"We’re coming for the plans," Schubert said.

The owner of NerdinOut Brad Vigesaa said around 6,000 people are expected to attend NerdinOut Con this weekend.