Hundreds attend Roanoke's Mysticon convention

ROANOKE, Va. WDBJ7) - Sunday afternoon, dozens of vendors packed up after what they called a successful weekend of Mysticon in Roanoke.

Hosted at the Tanlgewood Holiday Inn, more than 1,500 people converged for a weekend of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

James Perry has a shop called A Steampunked Life in Surry. This is his second time attending Mysticon. He said it's a great weekend for art and business.

"We have our own shop where we build everything.," Perry said. "So having that and people enjoying it and actually just seeing something we make and ogling and 'ahhing' over that and enjoying having it as their own - I really enjoy that."

Mysticon first began in 1980 but was officially revived in 2010.