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It was a comic book fans dream. Dallas Comic Con wrapped up the weekend-long sci-fi expo Sunday, drawing thousands of devoted comic book fans and sci-fi lovers of all ages.

"I get to see somebody who made a wonderful memory for me as a kid and now I get to see her as an adult," says Gil Gonzalez who attends every year.

Gonzalez is a huge fan of the costumes and wears different ones for each day of the event at the Irving Convention Center. Sunday he sported a homemade Obi Wan Clone Wars costume.

 "Do I look like I'm self-conscious about dressing up at all? The answer is no on that one. I am not self-conscious."

 Getting to meet stars like Lea Thompson from the Back to the Future movie and comic was one of the many highlights.

 "Doc" a.k.a. Christopher Lloyd, inventor of the flux capacitor, was there. So was Edward James Olmos from the Battlestar Galactica TV series.

Actor Gil Gerard from the TV show Buck Rogers in the 2525th Century was surprised by the impact his show is having 30 years later.

 "They are showing the show to their kids or their grand kids, and I've got 10 or 15 year olds coming up and asking for autographs, which is wild."

Gonzalez says the best part of Comic Con is the like-minded people you meet, like Keisha Johnson of Bedford.

"The energy here is just so light and fun and happy. You show up excited and you stay excited the whole day and you leave feeling wonderful."

 The Irving Convention Center will hold another Comic Con expo in May.

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