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2011 Archon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention 

Science Fiction and Fantasy fanatics dressed up as their favorite hero (or villain) and took over the Doubletree Hotel and Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill. this weekend as Archon held it's 35th annual convention. Jon Gitchoff was there at Friday night's opening, catching it all for you in pictures. While you're at it, check out Mike Seely's 2004 RFT feature on Archon, "Geeks Gone Wild."
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee showing off his fangs in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees make their way to the Doubletree Hotel where more of the weekend's festivities are taking place.
Jon Gitchoff
"Make sure you get my good side" says an Archon attendee dressed up as "Two-Face" from the Batman comics on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees taking in the sights in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
"That isn't a Canon you're aiming at us is it?" Pirates have the best jokes.
A weeping angel from the BBC's Doctor Who was sighted in Collinsville Friday night.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee delivering a spot on Hunter S. Thompson in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee dressed as Doctor Who surveys the Doubletree Hotel lobby. He should avoid the weeping angel!
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee dressed as Link prepares to draw their sword on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee hanging out in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee hanging out in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee hanging out in the lobby of the Doubletree Hotel on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee posing for a quick photo in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee posing for a quick photo in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee posing for a quick photo in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee posing for a quick photo in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee posing for a quick photo in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee posing for a quick photo in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee posing for a quick photo in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees enjoying the dance floor in Doubletree Hill on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees hanging out in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees hanging out in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees hanging out in the lobby of the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees hanging out in the lobby of the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees hanging outside the Doubletree Hotel on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees on the first night of the convention at the Gateway Center and Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees on the first night of the convention at the Gateway Center and Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees on the first night of the convention at the Gateway Center and Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees posing for a quick photo on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees posing for a quick photo on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees posing for a quick photo on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees posing for a quick photo on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees posing for a quick photo on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee poses for a quick photo on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
These Archon attendees pay tribute to the Coen Brothers classic "The Big Lebowski" on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
This lovely Link from the beloved Zelda video game poses for a quick photo at the 35th Archon convention which took place in Collinsville, Illinois.
Jon Gitchoff
While Batman is away, the villans shall play at the 35th Archon convention in Collinsville, Illinois.
Jon Gitchoff
Who needs Batman? These Robins look like they can hold their own at the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
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Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee showing off his fangs in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
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