Love Civic Heart was full of fandom and popular culture galore final weekend when the native convention, PTX Con was held. This was the second PTX Con that has been hosted; the primary was in October.
“About forty p.c of the individuals who come to the con are literally not from Lamar County, so we’re getting lots of people into Paris. Most of them have been right here earlier than, however for some, it’s their first time,” mentioned Paulyo Lay, the conference’s coordinator.
Particular company, like actors, skilled wrestlers, artists, cosplayers — and lots of others — made appearances on the conference.
Nonprofit organizations popped in, as nicely. Chester Johnson and Chris Uzzle of Ghostbusters: North Texas, a nonprofit, attended the occasion, and raised cash for charities.
North Lamar ISD artwork college students showcased and offered artwork items.
Cosplayer Kayla Phillips attended the conference dressed as Shego, a personality from Kim Attainable.
“I’ve been cosplaying for about two years now,” she mentioned. “For anyone who has lived right here all her life, I’m undoubtedly excited to see extra of the anime, nerd tradition come into Paris, Texas, and have conventions like this.”
The conference’s workforce relies in Oklahoma and is searching for an area coordinator. These can electronic mail email@example.com.
“We anticipate this to continue to grow, we’re hoping that somebody native goes to have the ability to take cost of it shifting ahead,” Lay mentioned. “The aim is that this stays a Paris factor.”