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Photos and video: Fun and games at 2021 DuluCon

With vendors, panels, stage shows and wacky games, the three-day Duluth event provides plenty of room to geek out safely with others and celebrates everything nerdy. The 2021 DuluCon wraps up Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at Miller Hill Mall and the Encounter Youth Center. For more details, visit dulucon218.com.

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Noah Lesner of Barnum poses in a Master Chief costume from the Halo multimedia franchise while attending Day 2 of the 2021 DuluCon at Miller Hill Mall Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Noelle Krumbhaar, of Duluth, holds out the sword she uses for competing in armored weapons events with the Society for Creative Anachronism during Day 2 of the 2021 DuluCon at Miller Hill Mall on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The sword is padded at the tip for safety. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Finley Goulet, 11, of Cloquet, wears virtual reality goggles while playing a video game at the virtual reality station during 2021 DuluCon at Duluth's Miller Hill Mall on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Finley Goulet, 11, of Cloquet, plays a video game at the virtual reality station during 2021 DuluCon at Miller Hill Mall on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Ken Soch, of Ashland, Wis., left, and Lyle Koesterman, of Duluth, right, prepare to participate in a Society for Creative Anachronism armored weapons demonstration in front of a crowd during Day 2 of the 2021 DuluCon at Miller Hill Mall in Duluth on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Robert Wichman, of Duluth, waits before participating in a Society for Creative Anachronism armored weapons demonstration during Day 2 of the 2021 DuluCon at Miller Hill Mall on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Joshua Effinger, a DuluCon Council member, center, assists a customer at the DuluCon headquarters tent at Miller Hill Mall on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Talyn Teasley, of St. Paul, poses with a saber while wearing green paladin safety armor for the Saber Legion on Day 2 of DuluCon at Miller Hill Mall on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The Saber Legion is a league of sci-fi and martial arts enthusiasts. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Mimi Effinger, a DuluCon Council member, smiles while sitting in the DuluCon headquarters tent at Miller Hill Mall on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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