CAPE CARTERET — In a bowling alley far, far away, cosplayers young and old gathered for the seventh annual Crystal Coast Con.
Each year, sci-fi lovers come to Mac Daddy’s to show off their costumes, browse through the vendor displays and share their love of the science fiction world.
Connie Nolter, general manager of Mac Daddy’s, said the events get better every year.
“Denise Crosby from ‘Star Trek Next Generation is here. We are pretty excited about that,” she said. “Everyone has been so friendly and kind and helpful.”
There were around 35 vendors set up throughout the event space selling items, from movie merchandise to homemade arts and crafts.
Maddie Cordio and Man Willis of Imperfectionz Art Studio came from New Bern.
Some of the artwork on display was nerdy 14th century paper quilling. Some of the creations looked like Cinderella, Harry Potter and…