Lawrence County, Illinois - Comic books and pop culture have always had a cult following, with devoted fans who will travel miles to big city conventions.
However a local convention is helping entertain the masses much closer to home.
Last year Crawford County Comic Con pulled in fans from local counties in Illinois and Inidiana.
And this year owner Michael Kasinger decided to shake things up with a new location, and a new name.
Kasinger merged his production company, Pwhack Productions, and his comic convention into one.
The result, Pwhack Con.
Pwhack Con is now held at the high school in Lawrenceville, IL.
But the name and location change hasn't stopped fandom fanatics, comic collectors and cosplayers from making an appearance.
Kasinger says he hopes his local convention can inspire creativity in kids in and around the community.
And for Terre Haute artist Miranda Bigler, this rings true.
"Its really exciting, its kind of like saying I'm a real artist now. Its pretty validating to be at that level with your art that you can start selling stuff" said Bigler.
Pwhack Con will continue on Sunday July 8th from 10 to 4pm Central Time at the high school in Lawrenceville, IL.
Cost of entry at the door is ten dollars.