Va. Comicon descends on VCU Commons over the weekend

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This weekend fans of comic books, video games and all things geek-dom have descended upon VCU Commons for the Virginia Comic Con.

There were costume contests all weekend and even a Mario Kart tournament for the chance to win a free Nintendo.

For many, the big surprise of the day was the arrival of two of the original “Power Rangers.”

8News caught up with Walter Jones and Austin St. John who played Zack and Jason on the classic kid’s show.

“The show had a very positive influence on people, so we meet people and they say that the show inspired them to do great things,” Jones said. “That’s always amazing.”

St. John agreed.

“We spend all day with people walking up and telling us they loved our work. How many people get job satisfaction like that?” St. John said.

If you missed out on Saturday’s fun, you’re in luck because day two begins Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

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