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First DBQ Con event a success

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The first comic book and gaming convention in Dubuque ended Sunday and organizers are calling it a major success.

The weekend-long DBQ Con event took place at the Five Flags Center.

It included top-gaming tournaments, a Cosplay contest, and even a few celebrity appearances. 

Organizers say there was a need for a convention like this.

"Just a local need, I kept hearing about them, but everyone kept having to go to Chicago and Dubuque's a pretty good centrally located city. Why are we not doing it here?" said founder of the convention John Ohnesorge.

Nearly 800 people attended the first day of DBQ Con.

Organizers say they're already looking forward to next year's event.

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